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Unparalleled experience

  • 30 Trials: including A-I felony of Murder in the Second Degree
  • 50+ pre-trial Hearings
  • Record of Success
  • Former Public Defender
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Investigated Hundreds of Cases
  • Negotiated Thousands of Plea Bargains
  • Evidence Suppressed Dozens of Times
  • Skilled in Every Aspect of Criminal Law
  • Client Centered Representation
  • Case Strategy Mapped Out At the Beginning of the Case
  • Experience With the Entire Penal Law
  • Represented Thousands of CLients
  • Superior Knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Law and Evidence
  • Persuaded Judges to Release Client Being Held Unlawfully
  • Client Dedication and Loyalty
  • Above and Beyond Representation


Chad has got soul, and his soul is deep.The fear of facing double digit upstate time disappeared whenever we spoke. I wasn't just a client to him. He went through the case with me, like he was the one facing time. We went through it together. But man, seeing this guy in court is something else. When he walks into the courtroom the atmosphere changes. It's like time stops. That's soul. But when the judge and prosecutor were speaking he just stood there silent. His face was neutral. The judge asked Chad if there was anything he wanted to add and that's when the real magic happened. It was like he ripped out a tommy gun from his briefcase. No one saw it coming and the power of his words won the case. Yeah, my man has soul."

- MJ

My brother in law lied to the police. He said that I threatened him when I was walking with my 4 year old son. Chad had enormous patience with me. He explained the process and the impacts of my decisions in a way that was easy to understand.But I wouldn't take any plea. So we went to trial. Chad cornered my brother in law to admit he lied! It was amazing. I was acquitted thanks to Chad.


I don't know where to begin. Chad fought harder for me than any other lawyer I've had. When I told him the police were making it up he went out right away to get evidence. He got video showing that the police were lying. He always responded immediately to my calls, and met with me whenever. Sometimes I would just drop in. Chad always greeted me with a smile. When the prosecutors still didn't drop the case he fought even harder. During the trial, Chad destroyed the cop on cross the judge told the prosecutor if they didn't dismiss the case it would not end up well. So They did. Years later, when Chad wasn't even a public defender anymore, he testified for me in federal court. He even had the transcripts from our case. That's how much he cares. His talents as a trial lawyer are equal to his compassion. He is one of a kind.

- DA

I guess I really did not get a good look at the shooter

- eye witness

So many questions, I'm confused

-case detective

That's not a punch, I can show you what a punch is if you would like

-Defendant Lawrence Etah on cross examination

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