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Andrew M. St. Laurent

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler LLP
40 Wall Street, 53rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646-741-0217
Fax: 212-202-6206
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed in New York Since: 1999
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Andrew M. St. Laurent is a partner at Harris St. Laurent LLP in New York, New York. Mr. St. Laurent handles business litigation, criminal defense and plaintiffs’ civil litigation matters throughout the New York City area.

Mr. St. Laurent has been a licensed attorney since 1999 and is admitted in all New York state courts, before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Over the course of his career, he has litigated many noteworthy civil and criminal cases. He has experience defending clients charged with fraud, DUI, larceny and various other crimes.

Mr. St. Laurent has received honors and recognition for his courtroom successes. He was named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York” by The National Trial Lawyers multiple years in a row and was also named one of the “Nation’s Top One Percent of Counsel” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015.

In addition to his practice, Mr. St. Laurent has authored various articles on criminal law topics. He is active in his legal community and belongs to the New York City Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.

Mr. St. Laurent received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and earned his law degree from Columbia Law School. Before joining Harris, St. Laurent LLP, he clerked for two federal court judges, practiced at a white collar criminal firm and worked as a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Non-Compete Agreements


10 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012

About Andrew M. St. Laurent

First Admitted: 1999, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro, 2013-2020
  • Nation’s Top One Percent of Counsel, Member, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York, The National Trial Lawyers Elite List, 2013-2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers, Member
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York
  • New York

Educational Background

  • Brown University, B.A., 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Open Source & Free Software Licensing, O’Reilly, 2004
  • Author, In Response to ‘Revisiting Law As A Confidence Game’ by Professor Gilbert Geis, Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 31, No. 1, 39-41, April, 2012
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Office Location for Andrew M. St. Laurent

40 Wall Street
53rd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 646-741-0217

Fax: 212-202-6206

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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