Attorney Profile

Professional Experience:

39 years litigation experience

Practice areas:

Civil appeals

Criminal appeals

Complex litigation


New York State Courts

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

United States District Court, Southern District of New York; United States Court of International Trade

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States Supreme Court


Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University, Juris Doctorate                                                             

Hofstra University School of Business, Master of Business Administration, Finance

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Bachelor of Arts, Economics


Appeals Panel, Appellate Division, Second Department, Assigned Counsel Defender Plan

Representative Cases

See “Representative Cases” page


See “Publications” page

Professional Affiliations:

Nassau County Bar Association

•  Appellate Practice Committee, 1984-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 •  Chairperson 2006-2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •  Vice Chairperson, 2011-2013           

•  Publications Committee, 1998-                                                                                                                   

•  Criminal Law & Procedure Committee, 1984-1989, 2014-                                                                           

            • Assigned Counsel Subcommittee, 1984 – 1989

•  Matrimonial Law Committee, 1991-1995, 2014-                                                                                           

            • Chairman, Child Custody Subcommittee, 1990-1992                                                                       

            • Legislation Subcommittee, 1985-1990)                                                                                           

   Family Court Committee, 1991-1995

            • Child Custody Subcommittee, 1990-1992)                                     

•   Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, 1984-1990

            • Legislation Subcommittee, 1985-1990)                 

•   The Nassau Lawyer, contributing author                                                                                                   

•   Task Force on Lawyer Advertising, 2007                                                                                                     

•   Moot Court Program, 1990, 2002-2006                                                                                                     

•  “Lawyer in the Classroom,” Speakers Program, 1984-1996                                                                         

•   Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1984-1992                                

Nassau Academy of Law

•  presenter, “Family Court Appeals,” 2007

•  presenter, “Evaluation of Professional Licenses and Practices,” 1991

Suffolk County Bar Association

•  Appellate Practice Committee, 2018 – 2019

•  Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2018 – 2019

•  Matrimonial Law Committee, 2018-2019

•  The Suffolk Lawyer, contributing author

New York State Bar Association                                                                                                                       

•  Matrimonial Section, 1984-1992

•   Legislation Committee, 1984-1992

•   Surrogate Parenthood Committee, 1986-1988

•   Criminal Justice Section, 2010-2011; Matrimonial Section, 2010-2011                                                 

Long Beach Lawyers Association

•   “Law Everyone Should Know,” Speakers Program, 1984-1992    

Christian Legal Society                                                    

Fellowship of Christian Attorneys

•  Founder and President, 1997-2009                                                                                                    

Public Service:

•  Commissioner, Zoning Board of Appeals, City of Long Beach, 1990-1992      





Service Area:

Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island), and all upstate Counties (Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton,  Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex,  Franklin, Fulton,  Genesee,  Greene,amilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe,  Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida,  Onondaga,  Ontario, Orange, Orleans,  Oswego,  Otsego,  Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady,  Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren,  Washington,  Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, Yates).