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Scott B. Tulman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Scott B. Tulman & Associates, PLLC
230 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, The Helmsley Building
New York, NY 10169
Phone: 212-867-3600
Fax: 212-867-1914
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1984
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Appellate
Attorney Profile

Highly regarded for his diligence, dedication, civility, integrity and compassion, Scott B. Tulman has successfully represented individuals and entities in state and federal courts for over 35 years.

As an assistant district attorney in the Queens County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Tulman was assigned to the prestigious Homicide and Investigations Bureau. His skills as a prosecutor were repeatedly recognized through awards from the New York City Police Department's Honor Legion and the Detectives' Endowment Association.

In 1992, Mr. Tulman opened the Law Offices of Scott B. Tulman & Associates, PLLC, in New York, New York, where he focuses on criminal defense, civil litigation and appeals. Tulman & Associates have established an impressive track record of success, including a multimillion dollar civil verdict, and numerous acquittals after jury trials in serious criminal cases and reversals of convictions on appeal. On many occasions, Mr. Tulman has also successfully persuaded prosecutors and law enforcement officials not to file criminal charges, or to drop pending criminal charges, based on his thorough factual and legal analysis of the case.

In addition to a successful law practice, Mr. Tulman devotes time to writing for publication and lecturing in continuing legal education programs, such as the Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education (MICLE). He recently authored a chapter entitled "Understanding Ethics in Criminal Defense Case" for the "Inside the Minds" series, a publication providing readers with the perspectives and strategies of leading legal practitioners.

Mr. Tulman has been listed for the past decade in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Theft, Appeals

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

About Scott B. Tulman

First Admitted: 1984

Professional Webpage: http://www.tulmanlaw.com/attorneys.htm

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, New York Criminal Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1989 - Present
  • Sustaining Member, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1988 - Present
  • Member, American State Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 1984 - Present
  • Member, New York State Defenders Association
  • President, New York Criminal Bar Association, 2001 - 2003
  • Vice President, New York Criminal Bar Association, 1999 - 2001
  • Director, New York Criminal Bar Association, 1996 - 1999
  • Sustaining Member Federal Bar Council, 2012
  • President, New York Criminal Bar Association, 2000 - 2001

Honors/Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2004
  • Honorary Member, Detectives' Endowment Assn, NYC, 1988
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Detectives' Endowment Association, NYC, 1988
  • Special Award for Bringing Killers of PO Edward Byrne to Justice, Police Benevolent Association, NYC, 1988
  • Continued AV Rating as Preeminent for fifteen years, 2015
  • Avvo Rating of 10/10 "Superb", 2017

Representative Clients

  • People v. Chou, 203 AD2d 299, 2d Dept., 1994
  • People v. Bentz, 232 AD2d 498, 2d Dept., 1996
  • Sau Thi Ma v. Xvant Lien, 260 AD2d 258, 1st Dept., 1999
  • People v. Malik, 81 AD3d 980, 2d Dept., 2011.  Client, represented by other counsel, was convicted and sentenced to five years incarceration.  Following reversal of conviction in 2011, with Tulman as appellate counsel, indictment was dismissed in 2012.
  • People v. Tunit, 149 AD3d 110, 2d Dept., 2017.  Client, represented by other counsel, was convicted and sentenced to jail and over $650,000 in restitution.  Following reversal of conviction in 2017, with Tulman as appellate counsel, indictment was dismissed in 2018.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Interpersonal Communication and Persuasion
  • Authored chapters on suppression of statements, physical evidence, and intercepted communications in "Criminal Trial Advocacy",  Appellate Division, First Department's Publication
  • "Sentencing Considerations in Computer Crime Cases" in Mathew Bender's "Criminal Defense Techniques."
  • Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of NYS Grand Jury Practice, New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Speaker, Practice Tips from the Past Presidents, New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Speaker, Civility & Professionalism in Criminal Defense, MICLE
  • Speaker, Ethics in the Practice of Criminal Defense, MICLE
  • Speaker, Negotiating the Disposition of a Guilty Plea in NYC, MICLE
  • Speaker, Handling the NY State Felony Case, MICLE
  • Speaker, A Modern Look at Federal Sentencing, MICLE
  • Speaker, Effective, Zealous & Ethical Criminal Defense, MICLE
  • Speaker, Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction, MICLE
  • Speaker, Interviewing the Client in a Criminal Case, MICLE
  • Authored Chapter on Ethics in Criminal Defense Cases for the "Inside The Minds" series, a publication providing expert analysis by leading legal practitioners., Understanding Ethics in Criminal Defense Cases, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2015
  • Faculty Member, MICLE Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015

Educational Background

  • M.A. Rhetoric & Communication (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA), 1980
  • Brooklyn College, B.A., in History with cum laude, 1978

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Multi- Million Dollar Verdict in Client's Favor in Family Real Estate Dispute., 2019
  • 8.3 million dollar jury verdict (Ma v. Lien), 1998
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Office Location for Scott B. Tulman

230 Park Avenue, 18th Floor
The Helmsley Building
New York, NY 10169

Phone: 212-867-3600

Fax: 212-867-1914

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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