Logical and resourceful trial attorney who effectively anticipates and evaluates legal issues to protect clients and resolve cases. Attorney equipped with excellent persuasion techniques and the capacity to remain objective and civil during court proceedings. Dedicated trial attorneywith an extensive background in litigation and legal research. Expertise in case analysis, strategic planning and negotiations. Attorney adept at developing positive rapport with clients. Presents evidence in a clear and straightforward manner and practices sound and thorough case analysis techniques. Attorney adept at predicting defense arguments of the opposing council and addressing important concerns or questions in an articulate manner.
Personal injury trial attorney
Trial Attorney, 12/2006 to Current Jacoby & Meyers, Finklestein and Partners – Newburgh
Personal injury attorney managing the Dutchess County, NY office for Finkelstein & Partners.
Conduct and defend depositions; Conduct arbitrations and mediations
Manage all trial preparation for case litigation.
Formulate trial techniques that specifically pertain to each case.
Develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
Criminal Defense Attorney, 09/1998 to 12/2006 The Legal Aid Society – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Represented individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including assault, attempted murder, drug possession, drug sales, buy and busts, burglary, robbery and weapon possession.
Participated in arraignments and prepared clients for grand jury testimony.
Worked with forensic social workers in evaluating client needs.
Negotiated pleas and proffer agreements.
Conducted legal research and drafted and responded to motions.
Conducted pre-trial suppression hearings, oral argument, and trials.
Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout the course of trials.
Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.
Explained available courses of action and possible repercussions of cases to clients.
Legal Intern, 01/1998 to 04/1998 Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda.
Accompanied attorneys and investigators on pre-trial investigations.
Assisted with trial preparation.
Legal Intern, 09/1997 to 12/1997 Legal Aid Society's Capital Defense Division – New York, N.Y.
Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on various legal issues.
Provided immediate legal research to capital defense trial team.
Drafted statements of the case and witness lists.
Legal intern, 07/1996 to 01/1997 New York City Law Department – New York
Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on rights of probationary employees.
Prepared answers for Article 78 proceedings.
Assisted in generating pre-trial memoranda and participated in pre-trial strategy sessions.
Argued Article 78 motions in New York Supreme Court.
J.D.: Law, 1998 Brooklyn Law School - Brooklyn, N.Y.