Julie Rendelman

Top rated criminal defense attorney in New York, New York

The Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
Julie Rendelman
The Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, White collar crimes, Family law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1993

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

The Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC

535 5th Avenue
Suite #2525
New York, NY 10017 Visit website


Attorney Julie Rendelman is the founder of The Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC, in New York, New York. Ms. Rendelman dedicates her practice to criminal defense at the state and federal levels. She serves clients in Manhattan and the surrounding town, boroughs, and counties.

Ms. Rendelman has more than 25 years of experience. Before opening her criminal defense firm, she spent several years as an assistant district attorney at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. She developed her litigation skills and served as lead counsel in dozens of felony jury trials. She went on to become a senior level trial attorney and the deputy bureau chief of the Homicide Bureau.

Using this knowledge and experience to her advantage, Ms. Rendelman opened her own practice dedicated to defending individuals in criminal defense matters. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in many high-profile cases and appeared on radio shows, television shows, and in various publications.

Ms. Rendelman is listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from The National Trial Lawyers and is included among America’s Top 100 Attorneys. She is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and Lawyers of Distinction.

Involved in her legal and professional communities, Ms. Rendelman is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She engages in fundraising efforts with the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Ms. Rendelman earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is committed to helping those accused of or charged with a crime and offers free consultations.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: white collar, Family law

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, False accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Sex offenses, Theft, Criminal domestic violence, White collar crime, Criminal law - federal, Domestic violence

  • 60% Criminal defense
  • 30% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 10% Family law

First Admitted: 1993, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.rendelmanlaw.com/about-julie-rendelman/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Government on Ethics Committee, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2019
  • New York State Bar, 1993
  • New York City Bar Association member from 2014 to present
  • 18B panel, felony and misdemeanor, 2015
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014-present, 2014
  • Host and Legal Analyst,  Law and Crime Network 2017-2019, 2019
  • New York City Criminal Bar Association, 2018
  • Represented client falsely accused of animal neglect
  •  Reduction of felony sexual abuse charges to non criminal resolution, 2017
  • Dismissal of sexual abuse charges, 2018
  • From 1994 to 2014, Lead prosecutor in 100s of criminal investigations and trials,  including Murder 1, Manslaughter,  Sexual Abuse, Robbery, and Grand Larceny. Cases include  the conviction of Levi Aron for the murder of 9 year old Leiby Kletzky, the conviction of Horace Moore for the murder of bus driver Edwin Thomas, the murder for hire conviction of Ragene Powell Dickerson, 2012
  • Dismissal of indictment on felony assault charges, 2017
  • Negotiated an agreement with the New York County district attorney's office to dismiss Rape charges, 2016
Educational Background:
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Major: Political Science and Business Administration, 1989
  • Kings County District Attorney’s Office Alumnae Association’s Distinguished Service Award, 2012
  • Top 100, America’s Top 100 Attorneys 2018, 2019
  • Top Contributor, Avvo, 2015
  • Top 1%, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Distinguished lawyer award nominated by peers, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Award given to attorney providing superb legal assistance, AVVO Client's Choice Award, 2017
  • Superb Rating 10/10 AVVO, Superb Rating, AVVO, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted to Southern District of New York, 2014
  • Admitted to Eastern District of New York, 2014
  • Admitted to Western District of New York, 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest Lecturer:  Brooklyn Law School, Panel on Business and the Law/Brooklyn Law School, Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School Students, 2016
  • Adjunct Law professor, Brooklyn Law School, Criminal Procedure
  • Analysis of confirmation hearings, Expert Legal Analysis of Supreme Court Senate Hearings, Law and Crime, Expert Analysis, Legal Community, 2018
  • Provided expert  legal analysis regarding Conor McGregor arrest, USA Today, 2018
Representative Clients:
  • Represented teacher in false allegation of sexual abuse of two students. Case dismissed and sealed., 2017
  • Won acquittal in felony sex abuse jury trial, Manhattan Supreme Court, 2019
  • Representation of client in federal court on drug related charges, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Internship program with Brooklyn Law School, 2017
  • Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research fund, Active Fundraiser
  • Internship program Bronx Leadership Academy II High School, 2018
  • Pro-bono representation of criminal investigations,  including juvenile indicted for gang assault in which case was ultimately dismissed, 2017
  • New York Cares Volunteer, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York City Criminal Bar Association

Office location for Julie Rendelman

535 5th Avenue
Suite #2525
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 646-978-5116


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

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