Gary M. Kaufman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Law Office of Gary Kaufman, PLLC
 | 377 Broadway, New York, NY 10013-3907
Phone: 347-855-9102
Fax: 212-202-7949
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Schools & Education (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Gary M. Kaufman is the founder and principal attorney of The Law Office of Gary Kaufman, PLLC, located in New York, New York. Licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey since 2007, Mr. Kaufman represents clients throughout both states who need solid, effective defense strategies against all types of felonies and misdemeanors as well as students who face suspension from school.

    Driven by a mission to help those accused of crimes, particularly those wrongly accused, Mr. Kaufman works hard to protect the rights and liberties of his clients. Whether at trial or during negotiations, Mr. Kaufman fights aggressively on his clients' behalves in order to achieve the most favorable outcome possible depending on their circumstances.

    A 2003 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Mr. Kaufman attended Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2006. He then worked for a year with the Office of the Public Defender for the 9th Judicial District in Orlando, Florida, before returning to the New York area.

    Upon his return, Mr. Kaufman served as a public defense attorney for Staten Island Legal Services as well as for the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. These experiences helped Mr. Kaufman hone his criminal defense skills and introduced him to working with students facing suspension. Now in private practice, Mr. Kaufman continues to use the invaluable experience he gained to provide the highest level of service possible to his clients.

    Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Kaufman is active in several professional legal organizations, including the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Defenders Association, among others. He is the past secretary and current chair for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Small Law Firms Special Committee and he is also a member of the Criminal Courts Committee.

    In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Kaufman teaches Fundamental Lawyering Skills as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Schools & Education
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Education, Schools


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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    About Gary Kaufman

    Admitted: 2007, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • New York County Lawyer’s Association, Member
    • New York City Bar Association, Chair of the Small Law Firm Committee and on the Criminal Courts Committee
    • The New York Criminal Bar Association, Member
    • New York State Defender’s Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • University of Maryland - New York Alumni Board

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Selected as one of only seven participants in the Eastern District of New York's Criminal Justice Act's Mentorship Program, 2018

    Industry Groups

    • Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers Of New Jersey
    • New York City Bar Association
    • New York County Lawyers Association
    • New York State Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • New York State Defenders Association
    • University Of Maryland-New York Alumni Board
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    Office Location for Gary M. Kaufman

    377 Broadway
    New York, NY 10013-3907

    Phone: 347-855-9102

    Fax: 212-202-7949

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2020

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