Jeffrey Wicks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Rochester, NY

Wicks Law Firm
 | 36 W Main Street, Suite 101
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-325-6070
Fax: 585-325-6082
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jeffrey Wicks is the founder of Wicks Law Firm in Rochester, New York. Mr. Wicks practices in the areas of criminal law, family law and legal malpractice, serving clients in the Rochester metropolitan area and the surrounding counties.

A Rochester native, Mr. Wicks has more than 30 years of experience. He is committed to fighting injustice and provides dedicated representation to each of his clients. Prior to founding Wicks Law Firm, he served as a public defender at the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office and was a partner at a private firm.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Wicks is a former adjunct professor at the State University of New York's The College at Brockport. He previously served in many roles for the Monroe County Center for Dispute Settlement and on the board of directors for the Jewish Family Service of Rochester.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Wicks is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and the New York State Defenders Association. He is a multi-year recipient of the New York State Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award.

Mr. Wicks earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and received his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. He holds a license before all New York state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Civil Rights
  • 20%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Jeffrey Wicks

Admitted: 1984, New York

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  • Selected to New York Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association President's Pro Bono Service Award, 2008 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York, B.A., 1975

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Attorney Grievance Committee, Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, Member, 2000 - 2006
  • New York State Defender’s Association, Inc.
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Chairman, Ethics Committee, 1989-1991
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member, Ethics Committee, 1987–present
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member, Board of Trustees, 1998–2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1999
  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Temple B’rith Kodesh, Founder, Holocaust Project and Community Curriculum
  • Jewish Family Service Board of Directors, 1993 - 1995
  • Center for Dispute Settlement - Director, Board of Directors, 1988–1996
  • Center for Dispute Settlement - Chairman, Nominating Committee, 1989–1991
  • Center for Dispute Settlement - Chairman, Fundraising Committee, 1991–1993
  • Center for Dispute Settlement - President-Elect, Board of Directors, 1992–1993
  • Center for Dispute Settlement - President, Board of Directors, 1993–1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, State University of New York, College at Brockport, Criminal Justice Department, 1999 - 2011


  • Martinez v. County of Monroe in 2008
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Office Location for Jeffrey Wicks

36 W Main Street
Suite 101
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585-325-6070

Fax: 585-325-6082

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Last Updated: 10/15/2019

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