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NYC Criminal Defense Lawyers

New York City Civil Rights Attorneys

The Law Offices of Joel B. Rudin provides fearless, imaginative and deeply caring representation for individuals in State and Federal courts charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses. In his 30-year career, the firm's principal, Joel B. Rudin, has had great success handling criminal trials and appeals, including before the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. His skill at reinvestigating and uncovering flaws in old convictions has enabled him to win freedom for many wrongfully convicted criminal defendants through 440 motions and federal habeas corpus petitions. The firm has an extraordinarily talented, caring and dedicated staff devoted to obtaining the best possible results for its clients.

In addition to their criminal practice, Mr. Rudin and his staff have become leaders in recovering money damages from prosecutors, police officers and municipalities for false arrest, malicious prosecution, the wrongful manufacturing or withholding of evidence, and other forms of abuse by government officials. Mr. Rudin has won two of the leading federal and state appellate decisions in New York recognizing the right of wrongfully convicted criminal defendants to recover monetary damages for prosecutorial misconduct, and he has recovered several of the largest monetary settlements ever in New York State for such abuses.

Mr. Rudin's work on behalf of the wrongfully convicted, and in exposing misconduct by prosecutors, was recognized in 2011 when he received the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Justice Thurgood S. Marshall Award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Practitioner. Click here to see his acceptance speech. A leading journalist, Tom Robbins, recently called him "an attorney for lost causes. His diligent lawyering has produced remarkable triumphs..." Mr. Rudin has submitted amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court on important civil rights and criminal law issues on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("NACDL"), has written and spoken widely on such matters, and has become a leader in efforts to reform our criminal justice system.

Our Practice

We offer thorough, effective, honest and caring counsel to individuals with legal concerns involving:

  • The defense of criminal charges — We protect the rights of individuals being investigated for or charged with violations of state or federal criminal laws, including various forms of fraud, money laundering, and other white collar crimes, sex offenses, Internet crimes, drug possession or trafficking, and violent offenses such as murder, assault, and unlawful possession of firearms. We handle state and federal criminal appeals and represent individuals seeking post-conviction relief in State "440" and coram nobis motions and federal habeas corpus proceedings.
  • The violation of civil rights — We fight for the rights of people who have been victims of police or prosecutorial misconduct, helping them obtain financial compensation in the State and Federal courts, including the New York State Court of Claims, for the serious injuries they have suffered. We also handle civil appeals in civil rights and other cases.

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Law Offices of Joel B. Rudin

200 West 57th Street,
Suite 900
New York, NY 10019

Local: 212-752-7600
Fax: 212-980-2968
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