Jeffrey H. Lichtman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman
 | 11 East 44th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-581-1001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

 

Jeffrey Lichtman is a prominent New York City criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled criminal trials and appeals on some of the country’s largest stages. His clients include those charged in the federal and state systems with white collar and non-white collar offenses. For 25 years, Mr. Lichtman's practice style has been marked by exhaustive pretrial preparation and smothering pressure inside the courtroom. His cross-examinations, in fact, have been described in the media as a "relentless pounding" in which witnesses were "put through the blender and shredded." Mr. Lichtman's appellate practice has also had great success, winning freedom for clients sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

A 1990 graduate of Duke University School of Law, Mr. Lichtman holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and is one of just a handful of Manhattan criminal defense attorneys to be recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is also a frequent lecturer at law schools throughout the country and an active member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  In 2015, Mr. Lichtman's office began representing individuals on Civil Rights/police misconduct issues as well as on sexual harassment and discrimination claims.  

Mr. Lichtman has recently been featured in People and Newsweek magazines and was profiled in the New York Daily News and in The New York Times as part of the "Public Lives" series. Mr. Lichtman can also be heard as a guest host on WABC Talk Radio, Fox News Radio and AM 970 The Answer in New York City.

*AV Preeminent and AV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Civil Rights (10%): Police Misconduct

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, 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

Civil Rights: Police Misconduct

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016

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About Jeffrey Lichtman

Admitted 1991, New York

Professional Webpage: www.jeffreylichtman.com

Honors and Awards:

  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Criminal Lawyer of the Year, Institute of Jewish Humanities, 2015
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2011
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2010
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2009
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2008
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2007
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2006
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2005
  • AV+ rated/Bar Registry for Criminal Defense, Martindale Hubbell, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Representative Clients:

  • State of Alabama v. John Doe (Tuscaloosa County, AL 2015) -- University of Alabama student investigated on allegations of Rape in the First Degree, punishable by a minimum sentence of 10 years to life; results of thorough investigation of victim supplied to the grand jury which then voted not to indict. A "no bill" result occurs in just 9% of all cases presented to this Alabama grand jury., 2015
  • People v. Deverman, Ind. No. AG-3-7030 (Albany County 2015) -- Client charged with Grand Larceny in the First Degree of over $6 million in connection with her position as Director of adult day healthcare center has indictment dismissed for insufficient evidence., 2015
  • United States v. Zhang, 12 CR 390 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) -- New York Federal Reserve Bank computer programmer and Chinese national convicted of stealing $9.5 million U.S. Treasury Department software as well as immigration fraud received a non-guidelines sentence of just six months home confinement despite lack of cooperation agreement with the government., 2012
  • People v. DeMentri, Dkt. No. 2010 NY 44538 (New York County 2011) -- WPIX TV reporter Vince DeMentri charged with assault quickly acquitted of all charges after trial.  , 2011
  • State of New Jersey v. Iadipaoli, Ind. No. 05-02-0441 (New Jersey 2010) -- Client convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault had his 27 year sentence vacated – and left prison a free man – after Mr. Lichtman successfully argued that trial counsel was ineffective. The Court took the unusual step of indicating its decision to vacate the conviction in the midst of Mr. Lichtman's examination of trial counsel.   , 2010
  • United States v. Gotti, 04 CR 690 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) -- After a nearly two month federal RICO trial, John Gotti, Jr.'s trial ended with the dismissal of three murder conspiracy charges, an acquittal on a $25 million securities fraud charge and a deadlocked jury on every remaining count. Just days after this stunning verdict, Mr. Lichtman secured Mr. Gotti's release on bail., 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Radio host, AM 970 The Answer NYC, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Emory University, B.A., Honors: Class of 1987
Office Location for Jeffrey H. Lichtman

11 East 44th Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-581-1001

 

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Last Updated: 2/2/2017

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