Staten Island, New York Civil Rights Lawyers

D. Maimon Kirschenbaum
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Free Consultation! Successful & Dedicated Civil Rights Lawyer! Skilled Advocacy!

I am an aggressive attorney dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of wronged workers. I provide zealous and skilled representation! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Edgar M. Rivera
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New York Civil Rights Attorney

Fordham University School of LawNew Jersey, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, New York, United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York, United States District Court of the Southern District of New York and...
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Grace Hyun Esq.
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Civil Rights Lawyer! Aggressive Legal Advocacy!

I am an experienced, skilled & dedicated civil rights attorney. I am dedicated to zealous and diligent advocacy to obtain the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for more information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jason L. Solotaroff
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Success and Experience Defending the Underdog! Call Today for Skilled Advocacy!

I am an aggressive civil rights law attorney. I will use a combination of analytic skills, experience, instincts, and toughness to fight for your civil rights! Visit my website for case results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michael Cirigliano
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Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 6 years experience
(718) 301-6855 404 Manor Road
Second Floor
Staten Island, NY 10314
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Michael E. Cirigliano, began his legal career in 2011 at the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office. While working as a prosecutor, Mr. Cirigliano developed his trial skills and learned the intricacies of criminal law and criminal procedure. During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Cirigliano handled thousands of Driving While Intoxicated prosecutions among other offenses. Mr. Cirigliano resigned from the DA’s Office in 2015 and formed the partnership of Rosas & Cirigliano.

As a founding partner of Rosas & Cirigliano, Mr. Cirigliano defends individuals charged with crimes ranging from driving while intoxicated and domestic violence to serious sex offenses...
Alexander O Bentsen
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Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 12 years experience
(917) 400-4686 135 Merrymount Street
Staten Island, NY 10314
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Seton Hall University School of Law
I provide no nonsense representation from retainer to resolution. I understand the difficulties built into the system and the realities faced by individuals when they wind up in court. I believe the best attorneys get the best results by personally getting to know all the facts and circumstances of each case. I am not selling the fight for you image, that many attorneys use to make it look like they are representing your interests. Nor am I pretending to be a big city firm. These two marketing methods are where the misleading begins. Almost every lawyer settles almost every case,...
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 36 years experience
(718) 816-0005 60 Bay St
Staten Island, NY 10301
Civil Rights, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 24 years experience
112 Roswell Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Civil Rights, Elder and Social Security Disability
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 27 years experience
(718) 816-0005 60 Bay St
Staten Island, NY 10301
Civil Rights, Bankruptcy, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 31 years experience
(718) 273-9000 732 Castleton Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
Civil Rights, Real Estate, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 44 years experience
(718) 390-5425 927 Castleton Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
Civil Rights and Real Estate
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 56 years experience
(718) 442-6262 350 St Marks Pl
Staten Island, NY 10301
Civil Rights, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 25 years experience
(718) 720-3900 206 Edgewater St
Staten Island, NY 10305
Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 28 years experience
(718) 761-5751 186 Merrymount St
Staten Island, NY 10314
Civil Rights and Employment
Catherine Anderson
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Aggressive & Dedicated Civil Rights Lawyer! Skilled Advocacy! Pursuing Justice!

I am an experienced civil rights lawyer advocating for wrongfully treated individuals. I am dedicated to defending and protecting your civil rights! Visit my website for case results or call today for a consultation. Read More »
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Mayo Bartlett Esq.
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New York Civil Rights Attorney with 27 years experience

Mayo Bartlett is an attorney who focuses on litigation. From 2003 to 2013, he was a partner at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP, a litigation law firm which focused on Criminal Defense, Civil Rights and... Read More »
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Staten Island, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 27 years experience
(718) 720-3900 206 Edgewater St
Staten Island, NY 10305
Civil Rights, Elder, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Patricia Scanlon
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Bay Ridge, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 26 years experience
(718) 833-2290 6915 5th Ave 2nd Flr
Bay Ridge, NY 11209
Civil Rights, Education, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
Edward Anthony Ruffo
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Brooklyn, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 26 years experience
(646) 330-1550 1957 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Mr Ruffo one of the Nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers as ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as well as a Top 100 New York Super Lawyer. He is rated Pre-Eminent By Martindale Hubble and maintains a perfect 10/10 AVVO rating. He has 23 years experience obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of negligence, specializing in Motor Vehicle, Slip, Trip & Fall , Workplace,Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence Litigation. Mr Ruffo helps victims in the NY and NJ metropolitan area. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of NY &...
Anthony H. Gair
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 39 years experience
(212) 943-1090 80 Pine Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a personal injury lawyer. The firm I joined in 1980, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf was founded by my father Harry A. Gair in 1919. Clients I have represented have found themselves needing my help with cases involving anything from defective products to medical malpractice to automobile accidents.In the city of New York, I am considered to be one of the most respected personal injury attorneys in town. My reputation is not limited to the city of New York however. I have a national reputation built in the area of civil rights where...
Bryan S. Arcé
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(877) 469-5297 45 Broadway, Suite 610
New York, NY 10006
Civil Rights and Employment
Brooklyn Law School
Bryan was born in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree. He obtained his Juris Doctorate law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Arce is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and Pennsylvania State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is admitted to the Federal Courts of those states. Mr. Arce is of counsel to the Derek T. Smith Law Group, P.C. Prior to...
Gerald Jay Resnick
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 29 years experience
(646) 867-7997 535 5th Ave
16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Civil Rights, Employment and Military
Western New England University School of Law
Derek T. Smith
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 24 years experience
(877) 469-5297 One Penn Plaza
Suite 4905
New York, NY 10119
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment and Workers' Comp
Dickinson School of Law and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
We are Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Workplace Discrimination, Wage & Hour, and Whistleblower Attorneys in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia & Miami. With decades of experience and over $135 Million recovered throughout this time, call now for free consultation. No fee unless we recover.
James Avery
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Manhattan, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 36 years experience
(866) 987-4368 41 Madison Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10010
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Denver
Nationally recognized trial lawyer with 30+ years experience in complex and catastrophic personal injury, insurance law and product liability cases.
Ben B. Rubinowitz
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 37 years experience
(212) 943-1090 80 Pine Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Peter E Brill
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 315-9841 306 Fifth Avenue
Penthouse
New York, NY 10038
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Georgetown University Law Center
I spend my days making sure that the Government lives up to its promises that police officers don’t lie, that prosecutors act with some semblance of honor, and that my clients get a fair shake, even if they have done something wrong.

Peter E. Brill is one of only two attorneys in all of New York State — and the only attorney in the New York metropolitan area — to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Law, a certification with rigorous requirements for legal knowledge and criminal trial experience. In his nearly 20 years of practice,...
Denise Schulman
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I am an experienced and determined New York City civil rights law attorney. I am committed to knowledgeable advice and aggressive advocacy! Visit my website to see reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Katerina Housos
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New York Civil Rights Lawyer

Queen Mary University of London and Fordham University School of LawNew York
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Alex Umansky
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Brooklyn, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 8 years experience
(718) 504-6090 517 Brighton Beach Ave
FL 2
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
New York Law School
Alex Umansky is a dedicated New York workplace discrimination attorney at Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. He works at the forefront of the fight for employee rights, and is committed to continuing his stellar track record of obtaining substantial and just verdicts for his clients. Among his career successes have been multiple six-figure verdicts and judgments, including one for $400,000 and a seven-figure verdict of $1,692,000 in a construction accident case, which was one of the top verdicts in New York that year.

Mr. Umansky’s commitment to fighting on behalf of those that have been wronged is reflected in his...
Erica L. Shnayder
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
(212) 248-0120 45 Broadway
#610
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
American University Washington College of Law
Adam David Perlmutter
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 26 years experience
(646) 742-9800 260 Madison Avenue
Suite 1800
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Wisconsin Law School
Adam Perlmutter brings an incredible track record of success, and attention to detail to every criminal defense case he handles. Through his unmatched DWI research, and extensive criminal defense experience, he has been able to achieve success at an admirably high rate. Some of his notable criminal cases include serving as lead trial counsel obtaining acquittals on six murders for reputed acting Colombo Family crime boss Thomas Gioeli, including the first charged Mafia killing of a New York City police officer in over a century. For a more complete bio, and how Mr. Perlmutter can assist you, please visit...
Alena Shautsova
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Brooklyn, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 14 years experience
(917) 885-2261 2908A Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Civil Rights and Immigration
Alena Shautsova was admitted to practice law in the United States in 2008. She comes from Belarus where she graduated with honors from one of the most prestigious law schools in the former USSR. Following her graduation in Belarus, she entered the practice of business law while pursuing a second higher education degree in Economics and Management. Her native language is Russian. In 2005 the US Department of State awarded Ms. Shautsova with a highly competitive Eduard S. Muskie scholarship that allowed her to obtain Master's Degree in Law from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After her graduation...
Michael Rose
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 22 years experience
(212) 779-0057 112 Madison Ave
10th Fl
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Construction and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Michael A. Rose focuses his practice on successfully obtaining financial compensation for accident victims throughout the state of New York. He has tried a substantial amount of cases which have resulted in seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements. Also, in 2012 , Rose secured the largest jury verdict in the State of New York for Construction Site Accidents. Aside from providing legal assistance to his clients, Rose is currently a member of professional associations such as the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Justice.
D. Maimon Kirschenbaum
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 14 years experience
(212) 688-5640 32 Broadway
Suite 601
New York, NY 10004
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment and Workers' Comp
Fordham University School of Law
D. Maimon Kirschenbaum represents employees in class action and individual wage/hour cases, individual discrimination cases and other employment matters, such as severance negotiations. Maimon has successfully taken on employers ranging in size from Fortune 500 Companies to "mom and pop" local businesses.

From an early point in his career, Maimon has been recognized in the media as a "wunderkind of the plaintiff's bar" and the "patron saint of stiffed waiters." Now a partner at the law firm of Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP, he is well known throughout the restaurant and hospitality industry and its lawyers as a dedicated and effective advocate...
Joel Silberman
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 889-3129 1370 Broadway, 5th Floor, PMB #585
New York, NY 10018
Civil Rights, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University
Joel prosecuted a wide array of cases at the Adult and Juvenile levels. Some of Joel’s most notable Adult and Juvenile cases involved charges related to Homicide, Gun Offenses, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Trafficking Narcotics, Fraud and Aggravated Assault. Joel also appeared and argued a number of matters before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
Duncan Archie Peterson
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 13 years experience
(212) 240-9075 233 Broadway
#1800
New York, NY 10279
Free ConsultationCivil Rights
Brooklyn Law School
Jonathan Weinberger
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 37 years experience
(212) 949-1001 217 Broadway
#505
New York, NY 10007
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Alexander Granovsky
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 15 years experience
(646) 524-6001 48 Wall Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
New York University School of Law
Experienced employment attorney representing individuals and companies in all aspects of employment law.
Zachary Alexander Margulis-Ohnuma
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Zealous, client-focused advocacy for people whose rights have been violated.

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Lucas Buzzard
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Advocacy! Dedicated to Justice for Employees!

I am a knowledgeable and experienced civil rights law attorney. I am committed to helping victims workplace wrongdoing achieve justice! Visit my website for client reviews and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Gregory Scott Hach
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 20 years experience
(212) 779-0057 185 Madison Ave, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Civil Rights, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Gregory Hach is a partner at Hach & Rose, LLP. His practice area focus is in representing members of organized labor unions in mass tort actions including prescription drug liability, personal injury actions, and asbestos litigation. Mr. Hach is admitted to practice law in New York, Washington, DC, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law in 1999. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 1996 from the John Jay College of Criminal...
Darnley D. Stewart
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(212) 245-1000 685 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
Civil Rights, Business and Employment
Northeastern University School of Law
DARNLEY D. STEWART is Of Counsel to Outten & Golden LLP in its New York office. She represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including executive and professional contracts and compensation, whistleblowing, discrimination based on disability, race, gender and pregnancy, and discrimination class actions.
Effat Hussain
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(888) 369-1119 230 Park Ave
3rd Floor West
New York, NY 10169
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
UCLA School of Law
Ms. Hussain is an associate at the Law Offices of Friedman & Houlding. She practices as an employment lawyer, advocating on behalf of those subjected to discrimination and retaliation. Prior to Friedman & Houlding, Ms. Hussain worked at Brayton & Purcell, LLP representing plaintiffs in their toxic tort claims and at the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project.
She completed her J.D at UCLA Law and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University.
Siobhan Klassen
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 5 years experience
(212) 248-7431 45 Broadway
#620
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Hofstra University
Siobhan Klassen is a New York City employment attorney at Phillips & Associates. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and made the Dean's List. She graduated from Hofstra University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2013. During law school, she completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Trial Techniques Course. She is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York. She also attended the MBA Institute, INSEEC in Paris, France, which has a curriculum focused on...
Bradley L. Gerstman
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New Yory, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 25 years experience
(212) 227-7070 747 3rd Ave
#4C
New Yory, NY 10017
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Anna Berezovski
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer
(347) 470-3707 233 Broadway
#900
New York, NY 10279
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Kenneth A. Goldberg
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New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 27 years experience
(212) 941-7845 488 Madison Avenue
Suite 1120
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Stockbroker Fraud
New York University
Having graduated with both an M.B.A. and a J.D. from New York University, Kenneth Goldberg understand the ways businesses work in relation to their employees. Goldberg has been practicing law since 1991, and is a member of a number of professional associations, including the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers' Association, and the American Bar Association. This extensive familiarity with labor laws and the cultures surrounding business makes Goldberg uniquely qualified to handle employment law cases.
Rebecca Joan Houlding
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(888) 369-1119 230 Park Ave
3rd Floor West
New York, NY 10169
New York, NY Civil Rights Lawyer with 23 years experience
Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
University of Minnesota Law School
Rebecca Houlding is a partner at Friedman & Houlding LLP. She represents victims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment and education, in federal and state courts, and in mediation and arbitration.

Ms. Houlding has been practicing employment law since 1996. Prior to becoming a partner at Friedman & Houlding LLP, she was Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC. After working with Josh Friedman for nine years, the two teamed up to form Friedman & Houlding LLP. Before that, Ms Houlding worked as an Associate with the former Beranbaum Menken Ben-Asher & Bierman LLP, in New York,...
Malcolm Anderson
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney
(212) 240-9075 233 Broadway
#1800
New York, NY 10279
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Angel Antonio Castro III
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New York, NY Civil Rights Attorney with 2 years experience
(646) 234-3177 60 Broad Street
24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals, Criminal and Education
Hofstra University
Mr. Castro is a dedicated attorney with a strong team of professionals around him. Angel's law firm, A. A. Castro C.L.A.N. PLLC, has attorneys available to represent clients all over New York State with Offices in Manhattan and Syracuse, New York. Hablamos Espanol!

Mr. Castro's focus is on Education (Special Ed., General Ed. and Higher Ed.) including issues surrounding educational placement, related services, accommodations, discrimination, discipline/suspension/expulsion, personal injuries, and criminal cases related to education institutions.

Admission in and experience with the NYS Supreme/Article 78 Courts, Administrative Impartial Due Process Hearings, Appeals to the Office of State Review and Federal Courts allows him...
Amy Robinson
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New York Civil Rights Attorney

City University of New York - Queens CollegeNew York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Josef Nussbaum
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Free Consultation!Dedicated Legal Representation for New York Workers’ Rights!

I am a determined and aggressive civil rights law attorney. I am committed to workers who suffer injustice in the workplace! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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