Juris Doctor, Fordham University 1979 New York, N.Y.
Bachelor of Arts, New York University 1976 New York, N.Y.
1980 – Present, Partner, Lewis & Fiore, Esqs., New York, N.Y.
2003 – Present, Counsel, Member Services, NY State Senate
2002 General Counsel, State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr.
2001 Chief Counsel, State Senator Roy M. Goodman
2000 Assistant Legislative Counsel, State Senator Roy M. Goodman
1990 Special Counsel to New York State Senate Select Committee on Arts and Cultural Affairs, Roy M. Goodman, Chair
1979, 1980-1983 Chief Counsel, New York State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore, William F. Passannanate
1980 Law Secretary to Honorable Gabriel Krausman, Civil Court Judge sitting in New York City Criminal Court, Kings County
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND TRAINING
National Criminal Defense College, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Regents, Faculty Member 1988 - present.
Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Faculty Member.
Panel member New York State Office of Court Administration Training for Judges, Summer 1999 concerning Daubert and Frye as to expert evidence in the courtroom.
Adjunct Professor, Clinical Law; Pace University School of Law, Trial Advocacy, Spring 1992.
Fordham University Continuing Education Program for Attorneys, Criminal Defense Techniques, May, June 1992 and 1993.
New York State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, Brooklyn Technical High School, Coach 1985-1993.
Over 100 professional Continuing Legal Education presentations on Evidence, Trial Techniques and Storytelling in the Courtroom to Criminal Defense lawyers in over 45 states.
BAR AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Admitted to the New York State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Member: Board of Regents of the National Criminal Defense College, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia. Member, Advisory Board of Directors, Center for Justice in Capital Cases, College of Law, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
Member: American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member; New York State Bar Association, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President & Life Member; New York State Defenders Association,
Member Board of Directors; New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Brooklyn Bar Association, New York Criminal Bar Association.
Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel, Southern District of New York; Member New York State Capital Defense Panel;
Member, Federal Capital Defense Panel. Member, Advisory Board, Criminal Practice Manual, Pike & Fischer, Washington D.C.
Member, Board of Directors, Center for Community Alternatives, Syracuse & New York, Alternative to Incarceration Programs.more » « less