Aaron M. Goldsmith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Law Office of Aaron M. Goldsmith
 | 225 Broadway, Suite 715
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-256-9434
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of The Law Office Of Aaron M. Goldsmith, PC, Aaron M. Goldsmith is committed to defending people against criminal charges, including federal white collar crimes, DWI, sex offenses and drug violations. Working with clients in the five boroughs of the New York City area, as well as in Westchester County and on Long Island, New York, Mr. Goldsmith develops compelling arguments that have time and again proven successful in the courtroom.

Among his achievements, Mr. Goldsmith secured an acquittal for a client charged with distributing CDs and DVDs that were counterfeit, which is a white collar crime. When a client was charged with stabbing someone, Mr. Goldsmith was able to obtain an acquittal of all felony charges.

These accomplishments and numerous others are the reason that clients turn to Mr. Goldsmith for honest and reliable representation. He has taken on high-profile cases, defending companies, brokers and clients who were allegedly involved in organized crime. No matter how big or small the issue may appear, Mr. Goldsmith devotes the same unrelenting work ethic to every case.

Having practiced law for more than a decade, Mr. Goldsmith has earned a reputation as a fierce litigator. Building a comprehensive legal strategy demands the use of cutting-edge tools and current case law. Through membership with organizations such as the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Goldsmith has these resources at his fingertips.

In 1999, Mr. Goldsmith received a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 2002 from the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%)

Business Litigation (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017

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About Aaron Goldsmith

Admitted: 2003, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.primetimelawnow.com/PrimeTimeLawNOW/About_Aaron_G...

Honors and Awards:

  • Trial Advocacy Certificate, NITA/Pace University School of Law, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003
  • New York, 2003
  • NYC Assigned Counsel Plan, Felony Panel, 2006 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, Southern District of New York, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005 - Present

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • First Chair, United States v Tsirilina, 13 Cr 305 (RJD)(EDNY) verdict, 02/14
  • First Chair, United States v Cedeno, 09 CR 339 (RWS)(SDNY), verdict 03/15
  • First Chair, People v Santiago, 2289N/2013 (New York) verdict 05/15
  • First Chair, Carmona v NHA, Inc., 14 CV 6060 (FM)(SDNY), verdict 03/16

Representative Clients:

  • First Chair, People v Linley, 1337/11 (Queens), verdict, 10/12
  • First Chair, United States v Rabinowitz, 11 Cr 230 (GLF) (S.D.Ohio), verdict, 08/12
  • First Chair, People v McMikle, 5000/11 (Kings), verdict, 07/12
  • First Chair, People v Samuel, 8903/11 (Nassau), verdict, 06/12
  • First Chair, People v Rosa, 4928/09 (Bronx Supreme), verdict, 11/10
  • First Chair, People v Goldman, 843/08 (New York Supreme), verdict, 12/10
  • Co-Chair, United States v Fenza, 03 CR 921 (ADS) (EDNY); verdict, 03/08
  • First Chair, People v Farrell, 10619/06 (Bronx), verdict, 05/07
  • Co-Chair, United States v Colombo, 04 CR 273 (NRB) (SDNY); partial verdict, 02/07
  • United States v Joseph, 05 CR 1075 (RO) (SDNY); mistrial - hung jury, 04/06 - verdict, 07/06
  • First Chair, People v McKoy, 8038/04 (Kings Supreme), verdict, 03/06
  • United States v Archuleta, 02 CR 1060 (LAP) (SDNY), verdict, 08/05
  • United States v Garcia, 04 CR 218 (RPP) (SDNY), mistrial, 02/05
  • First Chair, Calabro & Fleischell v Clohessy, 31268/03 (NY) bench-trial verdict, 04/05
  • Co-Chair, Flores v Parkchester, 24500/99 (Bronx), verdict, 10/04
  • First Chair, Quilan v Quinn's Saloon, 85 RTS 2002 (Richmond), mid-trial settlement, 09/04

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected to the Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2013
  • Selected to the NYC Assigned Counsel Plan, Felony Panel, 2006
  • Have the CJA panel dates read, 2013 - present

Educational Background:

  • Brandeis University, B.A. in Theatre Arts, cum laude - University / magna cum laude - Department, 1995 - 1999
Office Location for Aaron M. Goldsmith

225 Broadway
Suite 715
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-256-9434


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Last Updated: 5/26/2017

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