Criminal Law – Serious Felonies, Misdemeanors & DWIs

Joel A. Brenner has practiced criminal law exclusively for the past forty (40) years and has argued hundreds of appeals and motions on behalf of his clients. Mr. Brenner started out as a staff attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society, then went to work as Chief Law Clerk to Presiding Justice Samuel Rabin at the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, before going into private practice. He was also and adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School where he taught Appellate Litigation. His has extensive expertise in both New York State and Federal criminal procedure, and the rules of evidence applicable to both jurisdictions.

Richard M. Langone and Mr. Brenner have been working together for the past 20 years. Together they have won numerous appeals and motions for their clients.

Mr. Langone also represents criminal defendants during pre-trial and trial proceedings. His years of appellate experience have helped him acquire vast knowledge in criminal procedure and the rules of evidence. Mr. Langone has the added advantage of having Mr. Brenner available on a moment's notice to research complex legal issues that may arise during trial, and to prepare motions and memos for Mr. Langone's use during trial. Having an appeals specialist researching the legal issues enables Mr. Langone to stay focused on the evidence presented at the trial. Together, they are the "complete package," as is demonstrated by their many successes working together over many years.