The Pursuit Of Justice Through Criminal Defense And Civil Rights Representation

We protect the rights of individuals charged with crimes and we fight for compensation for the wrongful conduct of police and prosecuting attorneys.

A History Of Success

Law Offices of Joel B. Rudin, P.C., is a leader in criminal defense, overturning wrongful convictions and obtaining substantial financial compensation for clients injured by police and prosecutorial misconduct.

The firm’s principal, Joel B. Rudin, has practiced criminal defense and civil rights law for more than 35 years. His successes range from obtaining acquittals at trial, to successfully arguing appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Rudin’s office has obtained more than a dozen recoveries of $2 million or more for victims of wrongful prosecutions. These cases have been brought under the Federal Civil Rights Statute as well as the New York State Unjust Conviction Act. Our Office has succeeded in recovering damages for victims of prosecutorial misconduct, even though normally prosecutors have immunity from being sued.

We Handle Criminal Cases And Appeals

Our firm is often retained to represent state and federal criminal defendants on direct appeal, or to reinvestigate criminal cases to find a basis to overturn the conviction through New York State “440” motions or federal habeas corpus petitions.


Criminal Law

Criminal Law Overview

Civil Rights

Criminal Law Overview

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. A leading journalist, Tom Robbins, recently called him “an attorney for lost causes. His diligent lawyering has produced remarkable triumphs.”

Act Promptly If You Face Criminal Charges Or Your Civil Rights Have Been Violated

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. To consult with our firm about the possibility of retaining us in your case, contact us online or call 212-752-7600.