Howard Tanner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Tanner & Ortega, L.L.P.
 | 305 Broadway, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-962-1333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Howard Tanner co-founded the well-known New York City law firm of Tanner & Ortega, L.L.P., in 1998. As the firm's managing partner, he focuses his practice on protecting the rights of individuals facing criminal charges in New York state. In addition to his criminal defense practice, he also represents clients in matters related to labor and administrative law.

Mr. Tanner began his legal career in 1990 after earning his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and his approval to practice law in the state of New York. The following year, the state of New Jersey issued its approval for him to practice in its courtrooms, and he has represented clients from both states for the past 25 years.

Throughout Mr. Tanner's career, he has had a reputation as one of the country's leading criminal defense attorneys. In fact, he has appeared on all major television networks, and he served as a Court TV legal analyst. In addition, 48 Hours featured one of his cases, and Dateline NBC and a number of national newspapers have interviewed him.

Thanks to Mr. Tanner's excellent reputation as a skilled trial attorney and aggressive defense lawyer, he has earned a multitude of honors from the legal community. The National Trial Lawyers has twice listed him among the country's top 100 attorneys, and he has a "Superb" rating from Avvo.

When Mr. Tanner is not in the courtroom, he is likely at a legal function. He is an active member of the legal community, thanks to his membership in numerous organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Administrative Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Howard Tanner

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage: http://tannerortega.com/lawyer/Howard-E.-Tanner,-Managing-Pa...

Honors and Awards:

  • Avvo, "Superb" Rating 9.9, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Member
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District Court of New Jersey
  • Federal Courts for the Eastern District of New York
  • Federal Courts for the Southern District of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Federal Bar Council, Westchester Committee

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Frequently quoted in or interviewed by New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Journal News, Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal, the Associated Press and The Chief-Leader
  • Featured on the front page of the Miami Herald
  • Appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX and Legal analyst on Court TV
  • Interviewed on Dateline NBC and his case featured on 48 Hours, Investigation Discovery Channel, Anderson Cooper Live
  • Appeared on local cable news and radio stations such as NY1, News 12 Westchester, 1010 WINS and 880 WCBS

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, 1986
Office Location for Howard Tanner

305 Broadway
Suite 1400
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-962-1333

 

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Last Updated: 4/27/2017

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