Practice Areas

Jeffrey LichtmanVery few law firms in New York can honestly state that their practice areas encompass all aspects of criminal defense work, state and federal, trials, sentencings and appeals. Most firms have a criminal law practice area - but are also involved in civil litigation which can last for years and require significant attention from members of the firm. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman, we have decades of experience in all facets of the criminal justice system - and just practice in criminal law and criminal law-related civil areas. As such, we have experience in all facets of criminal law and have more criminal trial experience than large firms with just a small part of the firm dedicated to criminal practice, oftentimes headed by former prosecutors who rarely, if ever, represent clients in criminal trials. We are real trial lawyers and have represented individuals charged with serious, high profile crimes not only across America but internationally as well.

Our criminal practice includes every aspect of the state and federal systems and we have had success at the highest levels of each. Our clients are located in New York - including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, Westchester, and all throughout the state including Albany and Westchester. We routinely represent clients in federal cases not only in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York but also the Western District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the District of Connecticut where we are also admitted. In addition, we represent individuals charged with crimes in federal courts all over the country and have recently been admitted pro hac vice in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of North Carolina, Eastern District of Virginia and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - and have had tremendous success wherever we go on the biggest stages in the legal world, whether it be at trial, sentencing or appeals.

Our state practice takes us all over New York as well as throughout the country. The same dogged approach we take in major New York state cases is applied in state courts recently in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida and Alabama. In New York we handle every type of case contained in the New York Penal Law as well, from complicated Medicaid frauds to DUI/DWI cases. In addition, we handle expungement and sealing issues which help individuals convicted of crimes who want to move on with their lives and careers, without the specter of their criminal past haunting them. Every aspect of state criminal law is covered by us - and our staff includes a former state Assistant District Attorney.

Our appellate practice has also been hugely successful: we have worked tirelessly to vacate de facto life sentences for the wrongfully accused, and have won major federal appeals as well, cutting the prison time for our clients significantly. Simply put, when lawyers spend their times immersed only in criminal law issues appellate work is a natural extension.

Finally, our civil practice is limited to fighting for those who are victims of police brutality and in wrongful death actions, as well as those who are victims of sexual assault and harassment. We have settled cases against major New York Fortune 500 companies as well as against local employers who harass or abuse their employees. Regardless of the size of the case, we understand that for you, your case is the biggest one in your life. That mindset has helped us win big in the criminal courtroom as well as in settlements for the injured and abused.

Criminal prosecutions, wrongful death and sexual harassment cases involve high stakes, life-altering events. The experienced criminal defense and civil litigators at the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman can provide Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island and residents in the Bronx with sophisticated legal representation. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman today at (212) 581-1001 or contact us via our online form today to set up a free consultation.