Gerald B. Lefcourt is a past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a founder of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A past President of the New York Criminal Bar Association and one of the nation's best trial lawyers, he is head of a four-lawyer firm in New York City, Gerald B. Lefcourt, P.C., specializing in the defense of criminal cases. Long considered one of the defense bar's leading spokesmen and most passionate advocates, he has defended clients as diverse as the Black Panthers, Abbie Hoffman, Harry Helmsley, Michael Milken’s co-defendant and former New York assembly Speaker Mel Miller.
Mr. Lefcourt is a lecturer, panelist and author of publications on a wide variety of legal subjects including asset forfeiture, legal ethics, wire-tapping, plea bargaining, subpoenas to lawyers, and representation of grand jury witnesses. In 1983, he was named by the NY Law Journal in "Who's Who in Criminal Defense Bar" as among the finest NY trial attorneys. The NY State Bar gave him their "Outstanding Practitioner" Award in 1985 and again in 1993. In 1993, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers gave him the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award their highest honor. The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Lefcourt in 1997.more » « less