Cary London, Esq.
Cary London is a premier trial attorney who has handled over 10,000 criminal matters in his career, and taken over 100 cases to jury verdict. Mr. London is a graduate of University of Virginia and New York Law School. He was recognized by the New York Law Journal as one of their prominent Rising Stars of 2013. He has previously worked for the NYPD defending Police Officers accused of misconduct, Brooklyn Defender Services as a trial attorney, clerked for Supreme Court Justice Richard Lee Price in Bronx State Supreme Court, and worked for the Trial Bureau 30/50 in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Mr. London has quickly become the “go to” attorney for all five boroughs of New York City. He prides himself on making sure clients get the aggressive legal representation they deserve.
Brian Wagner, Esq.
Mr. Wagner is a former prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office turned criminal defense lawyer. At the Brooklyn DA’s office, he tried many cases in court and took several cases to successful verdicts. He was a prosecutor so he knows how to think like one and will work to point out all of the flaws in the prosecution’s arguments against you. Mr. Wagner is a seasoned trial veteran with the skill set and experience necessary to protect your rights. National TV and Radio shows often feature Attorney Wagner as an expert commentator to provide his insights as a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor.
John Paul Deverna, Esq.
Mr. DeVerna was an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. During his six year tenure as a prosecutor, he achieved success both as an Investigative Attorney and as a Trial Attorney. During his time in Major Narcotics Bureau, Mr. DeVerna gained extensive experience negotiating pleas, conducting pre-trial hearings, conducting investigations, and presenting cases to the Grand Jury.
McCarthy Hawkins, Esq.
Mr. Hawkins is a former Kings County Assistant District Attorney who has vast experience in all areas of criminal law.
David Hazan, Esq.
Mr. Hazan concentrates his practice on civil rights litigation, specializing in the areas of Wrongful Arrest, Constitutional Law, Children’s Rights, Class Actions, and Free Speech/ First Amendment Litigation. Mr. Hazan spent six years of his career as a dedicated public servant at the New York City Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division, where he was responsible for litigating complex civil rights cases and supervising and training younger attorneys. During those years, Mr. Hazan successfully represented the New York City Police Department and the City of New York in several high profile class action lawsuits, wherein plaintiffs claimed that the New York City Police Department had an actual policy and practice of violating individuals’ Constitutional Rights. Mr. Hazan now vigorously and aggressively protects the rights of individuals and the public at large from the violation of their civil rights, including police brutality and prisoner abuse.
Stuart Jacobs, Esq.
Mr. Jacobs concentrates his practice on complex civil rights cases, specializing in the areas of Wrongful Arrest, Excessive force, and Constitutional law. Mr. Jacobs vigorously and aggressively protects individuals and the public from civil rights violations, including cases involving false arrest, police brutality and prisoners’ rights. Mr. Jacobs previously worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department, Special Federal Litigation Division, where he specialized in defending the City of New York, New York City Police Officers, and New York City Correction Officers against lawsuits filed by individuals pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated. These claims included, but were not limited to, false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force, and denial of medical treatment. Mr. Jacobs’ unique background of having represented citizens, as well as police officers and correction officers, has provided Mr. Jacobs with the necessary perspective and understanding that only comes from litigating cases from both sides.
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Scott Ruplinger, Esq.
Scott has over 15 years of experience forensic science having been trained in multiple disciplines by three state crime laboratories. He has consulted on over 500 cases involving DNA analysis, controlled substances, blood alcohol, forensic protocols and expert testimony limitations. He has testified in state and federal courts as well as lectured on a variety of forensic issues and disciplines including legal and ethical obligations of experts as well as discipline specific testimony. Mr. Ruplinger currently handles cases of possible wrongful conviction based on bad or faulty forensic science.