Practice Areas

  • Criminal-Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • White-Collar Crime

Admitted: 1952, New York; 1960, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 1962, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1970, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: New York University, LL.B.

Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Federal Bar Council; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Member, President, 1986–1988)

Biography: Author: “Defense Summations,” New York State Bureau of Prosecution and Defense Service, 1977; “Defense Strategy in White Collar Crime Case,” American Bar Association Litigation Magazine, 1983. Member, Board of Editors, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., Criminal Law Advocacy Reporter, 1984–. Lecturer in Law: Brooklyn Law School, Criminal Law and Ethics, 1976, 1977 and 1978; New School for Social Research, Course on Criminal Justice, 1977; National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Hofstra University Law School, 1978–2003; Fordham, Brooklyn and New York Law Schools, 1981 and 1983; Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, 1983–2002; Emory Law School, 1981–1989. Lecturer: District Attorney’s Office, Kings County Trial Program, 1979; District Attorney’s Office, New York County Trial Program, 1979–2003; Appellate Division, First Department – Continuing Education, 1979–1993; Eastern District Intern Program, 1989; Eastern and Southern Districts Federal Court Trial Advocacy Programs, 1983, 1985 and 1986; New York Trial Lawyers, 1984, 1985 and 1986; Legal Aid Society Trial Advocacy Program, 1991; County Lawyers Summation Demonstration, 1991; Texas University Law School, Trial Advocacy Program, 1992 and 1994. Honors: Practitioner of the Year Criminal Justice Division, New York State Bar Association, 1982 and 1997; New York Council of Defense Lawyers 1991 Norman S. Ostrow Award for Excellence in Criminal Defense. President, New York Council of Defense Lawyers, 1986–1988.


  • People v. Robert A. Altman, Sup. Ct., N.Y. City, 1993
  • U.S. v. Floyd Flake, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y., 1991
  • U.S. v. Hikind, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y., 1998