Nassau County Criminal Defense Attorneys Skilled Former Prosecutors with 70 Years Of Combined Legal Experience

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Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Charged With a Crime? Do Not Wait to Contact Us

Whether you face a misdemeanor or felony, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled many similar cases.

The father-daughter attorney team of Richard Lerner and Kimberly Lerner is here to help. We are both former prosecutors and have more than 70 years of combined legal experience. We know the best way to approach prosecutors when defending individuals against criminal charges.

Why Choose Us?

  • Experience that matters: We are former prosecutors with more than 70 years of combined experience.
  • A trusted legal resource: Attorney Kimberly Lerner has been a featured legal correspondent on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and many other networks.
  • Award-winning representation: Our AV Preeminent rated lawyers have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers.

Using our unique legal insight, we provide clients across Long Island with high-quality representation by fighting for the best possible outcome, whether it is a dismissal or acquittal, lowered charges, alternative sentences, treatment programs or reduced jail time. There are almost no types of criminal cases we have not resolved, including:

We are also strongly equipped to help clients address legal issues in disability law, including New York State Disability Retirement, Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation. We represent many law enforcement unions and are here for you if you are hurt.

What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

A defense attorney is a legal professional entrusted with the responsibility of defending individuals accused of committing crimes. Their primary objective is to uphold the principles of justice by ensuring that their clients receive a fair and thorough legal defense.

Defense attorneys begin their work by investigating the charges against their clients. They meticulously review the prosecution's evidence, search for inconsistencies, and explore any potential violations of their clients' rights. They may also interview witnesses, gather additional evidence, and formulate a strategic defense plan.

During a trial, defense attorneys play a pivotal role in challenging the prosecution's case. They cross-examine witnesses, question the reliability of evidence, and present their own evidence and arguments to create reasonable doubt about their clients' guilt. Their ultimate goal is to secure an acquittal or negotiate favorable plea agreements when appropriate.

Outside of the courtroom, defense attorneys provide crucial legal counsel to their clients. They explain the legal process, potential consequences, and available options, empowering clients to make informed decisions about their cases. Additionally, defense attorneys are unwavering in their commitment to protecting their clients' constitutional rights, including the right to a fair trial and the right to legal representation.

In essence, a defense attorney serves as a steadfast advocate for their clients, working diligently to ensure justice is served and their clients' rights are preserved.

High-Quality Representation

At Lerner & Lerner,  our firm is available 24/7 to assist you with your legal needs. We also provide unique and effective strategies  to work towards the best outcome in your case. 

How Are We Different?

We Provide Non-Judgmental Support & Personal Attention
  • Proven Track Record

    Our attorneys are well-known for helping clients identify realistic legal goals and obtain them. We have successfully handled thousands of cases for our clients and will fight tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected.

  • A Trusted Source

    Kimberly Lerner is widely recognized in the news media as a trusted authority on numerous legal topics. She is a featured legal correspondent on a variety of national news programs.

  • Award-Winning Lawyers

    Both Richard Lerner and Kimberly Lerner hold the AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest distinction given to lawyers in this prestigious peer review.

  • Former Prosecutors

    Our experience as Former Prosecutors allows us to understand the prosecution’s position against our criminal defense clients and leverage practical solutions. We are also backed by 70 years of combined legal experience.

 The Opinions That Matter Most

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Hear It From Our Clients

We Are Dedicated to Client Satisfaction

Regardless of our clients’ specific legal needs, we always focus on two very important aspects of service: doing everything in our legal power to help our clients achieve positive results while providing superior client service.

  • Kim was patient/understanding and easy to work with.

    “Professional and knowledgeable, she dissected the situation and researched everything she needed in a matter of minutes. Within an hr after my initial call, she was my representative.”

    - Dan
  • There is simply no one else to trust with DWI or other criminal charges in Nassau County than this attorney.

    “Kimberly told me she thought I could get my DWI reduced and and the other charge dismissed or reduced. I was skeptical, but I hired her because I thought she was my best shot at getting out of this alive without a criminal record. She did just that. Months”

    - Rob
  • Guided me every step of the way. She's very caring and understanding

    “I was tight on money but she was very patient and never gave up on me. She's a great lawyer and fought for me until I got the lowest penalty. She's extremely informative, reliable and respectful”

    - Yurman
  • She is so smart and well respected in the courts.

    “Ms. Lerner handled my situation with such compassion. She is so smart and well respected in the courts. She was able to show the DA the situation without going to trial and my case was dismissed. She does not give up.”

    - B.
  • She is so reasonable and will really listen. I strongly recommend her.

    “Kimberly really cares about her clients. She represented me on a DWI case and she really knows her stuff.”

    - Jennifer
Father & Daughter Team Backed by 70 Years of Combined Experience

Richard Lerner & Kimberly Lerner, both Former Prosecutors, personally handle all of their cases to ensure their clients receive the representation they deserve.

In the Media

Watch Attorney Kimberly Lerner Featured on National News Programs
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We're Here to Help

While our lawyers are known for their aggressive approach to legal advocacy, they are also known for their welcoming approach to client service. We run a family business, and every client is treated as one of our own. The first step in protecting your freedom starts with a call to our law firm.

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