Priya Chaudhry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Harris, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP
 | 40 Wall Street, 53rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-785-5550
Fax: 212-785-5558
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hindi,
  • Urdu
Attorney Profile

A partner at Harris, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP, Priya Chaudhry handles criminal defense cases with professionalism and integrity. She represents clients in New York in issues such as regulatory investigations and enforcement, Title IX investigations and litigation, white collar crimes and murder.

In the nearly two decades she has been practicing, Ms. Chaudhry has taken more than 30 cases to trial. Fluent in Hindi and Urdu, she is proficient in high-profile matters and puts her exceptional preparation skills to work when constructing a strategy. Licensed in New York, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

When looking at her case results, it is easy to see why Ms. Chaudhry has earned the respect of her colleagues and adversaries. She has obtained acquittals on behalf of students involved in Title IX cases and successfully advocated for individuals in money laundering and drug crimes.

For her track record of exceptional representation, Ms. Chaudhry has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40; she has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; the National Association of Distinguished Counsel has named her in its “Nation’s Top One Percent”; and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has included her in its “10 Best Under 40” list.

After graduating with high honors and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Chaudhry went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Ms. Chaudhry is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct professor at several law schools and is a published author.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): 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, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

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, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Priya Chaudhry

Admitted: 2003, New York

Professional Webpage: http://sc-harris.com/attorneys/priya-chaudhry/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized Practitioner in the New York Litigation: White-Collar table, Chambers and Partners, 2017
  • Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Super Lawyer of New York in Criminal Defense, 2012-Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2013
  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2013
  • One of the twelve Super Lawyers “Top Women” in Criminal Defense in New York, 2012-Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State of New York
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  •  White Collar Criminal Law Committee, New York City Bar, Member
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Crimes of Dishonesty: Perjury, False Statement, and Obstruction of Justice” in White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses, 2017
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Cardozo Law School, Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Taught Intensive Trial Advocacy for Rutgers School of Law
  • Taught Intensive Trial Advocacy for New Jersey Public Defender

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, AB, High Honors
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Office Location for Priya Chaudhry

40 Wall Street
53rd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-785-5550

Fax: 212-785-5558

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Last Updated: 4/25/2019

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