Attorney James O. Druker is the managing partner of Kase & Druker law firm in Garden City, New York. Nationally recognized as among the preeminent trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Druker has more than 51 years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Nassau County and the surrounding areas of Long Island and New York City who have legal needs involving any of the following:
· Federal and state tax law for businesses
· Tax controversies and tax-related criminal matters
· White collar criminal defense
Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Druker has served as master of the bench for the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court since 1987, and he has written extensively on matters pertaining to taxation, criminal procedure, legal ethics and other subjects. He has also conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics, and he has served as adjunct law professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Druker served as assistant district attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, where he was also chief of the Rackets and Narcotics Bureau. He has also served as assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York as well as deputy chief of the criminal division and chief of the Official Corruption Section. In addition, he has served as special attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Since entering private practice, Mr. Druker has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those who stand accused of serious white collar offenses as well as tax-related criminal violations, and he has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service. He has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with perennial designations as one of the top trial attorneys in his region.
A 1967 graduate of The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Mr. Druker obtained his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1969, where he won the Grimes Moot Court competition and received awards for Best Oral Argument and Best Brief. Among his other professional affiliations, he is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association's Taxation Committee as well as the New York State Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section.
Mr. Druker holds his license to practice in Massachusetts, New York and Florida. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the District of Massachusetts and the Eastern District of Columbia. In addition, he holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st and 2nd Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
*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 areasTax: Business, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Criminal Law - Federal, Tax Law, White Collar Crime
- 70% Tax: Business
- 30% Criminal Defense: White Collar
First Admitted: 1969, Massachusetts
Professional Webpage: http://www.drukerlawny.com
- Guest lecturer at Baruch School of Law, New York City 2012 - 2017
- USAA insurance, Wisser Petroleum, Rosenbaum Fine Art
- Member of Nassau County Bar Association since 1978
- University of North Carolina, 1967
- Grimes moot court winner, Boston College Law School Judges, 1969
Office location for James O. Druker
1325 Franklin Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
- Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023