Lloyd Epstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Epstein & Weil LLC
 | 225 Broadway, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-733-4855
Fax: 212-732-6703
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Lloyd Epstein is a cofounder and Partner of Epstein & Weil LLC, which is located in New York City.  He focuses his practice in a variety of areas for his clients who are located throughout the greater metropolitan area.

    In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Epstein has successfully representation to people who have been charged by the state or federal government with felonies or misdemeanors. The types of matters that he has handled have included drug possession or distribution, weapons violations, embezzlement, fraud, and other white collar crimes, sex offenses, and assault and other violent crimes.

    Mr. Epstein has been able to obtain successful results for his clients, both through acquittals and through the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the movie based on the autobiographical story of Lee Israel, one of this firm’s clients.  Lloyd Epstein represented Ms. Israel in the early 1990s.  Unhappy with her first attorney and facing the prospect of a jail sentence, Lee turned to Epstein & Weil to defend her on charges of forging “letters” from famous writers and stealing original letters from a rare document library.  Her case gained notoriety when she published an account of her crimes which included praise and gratitude for Lloyd’s work in keeping her out of jail.  See more about Lee’s story (and see Lloyd portrayed) in the film.


    Mr. Epstein also provides a variety of services for family-owned and closely held businesses. These have included the negotiation and preparation of contracts, business formation and planning, regulatory compliance, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation, and preparing nondisclosure and employment agreements. Other litigation matters that Mr. Epstein has handled have included breach of fiduciary duties, unfair competition, covenants not to compete and will contests based upon undue influence. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Epstein has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Epstein is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew.  He attended Williams College as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1974. His legal education was obtained at New York University School of Law, where he received the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1979.

    Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Epstein is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Litigation, DUI/DWI


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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    About Lloyd Epstein

    Admitted: 1979, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.epsteinweil.com/Attorneys/Lloyd-Epstein.shtml

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Assigned Counsel Plan, First Department, Member, Central Screening Committee (1989-1993, 1997-2006)
    • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 1987 - Present
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 1986 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1984
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2006
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1983
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1983
    • New York, 1979

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Instructor - Annual Presentation on Federal Sentencing, New York County Lawyers Association, 1995 - 1996  
    • Instructor - Investigating Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, National Association of Legal Aid and Defender Associations, 2000
    • Instructor - Voir Dire and Story Telling, Pennsylvania State Public Defender, 2001
    • Instructor - Testifying for Social Workers, National Association of Sentencing Advocates, 2002
    • Instructor - Writing Pre-sentence Reports for the Defense, Dade County Public Defender, 2003
    • Instructor - Seminar on Role of Mitigation in Death Penalty Litigation, Williams College, 2004
    • Instructor - The Defense Pre-sentence Report, Washington, D.C. Public Defender Service/National Association of Sentencing Advocates, 2004
    • Instructor - Closing Statements and Story Telling, Washington State Public Defender Office, 2007
    • Instructor - Opening Statements and Story Telling, Pennsylvania State Public Defender, 2009
    • A Crack for the Sentencing Guidelines?, The Mouthpiece, September, October, 1994
    • Choice of Defense and the Attorney Client Privilege, The Champion, November, 1994
    • Crack Cocaine Sentencing Guidelines Challenged, NYLJ, April 27, 1995
    • Pleading Guilty or Going to Trial? A Family Affair, The Mouthpiece, November/December, 2002

    Educational Background:

    • Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1974
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    Office Location for Lloyd Epstein

    225 Broadway
    Suite 1203
    New York, NY 10007

    Phone: 646-733-4855

    Fax: 212-732-6703

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    Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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