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Ameer N. Benno

Ameer N. Benno

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Appeals

About Me

Benno & Associates P.C. is a New York City litigation law firm well recognized in the legal community for its experienced attorneys, high quality legal work, and excellent results.


  Our practice areas include criminal defense, civil rights law, and appellate litigation.


  Based in lower Manhattan but handling cases in state and federal court throughout New York State, our firm provides each client with individualized attention and compassion, and each matter with diligent preparation and meticulous attention to detail.


 As your attorneys, we will aggressively fight to serve you, protect your rights, and ensure maximum recovery for your case.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Civil Rights: 50%
  2. Appeals: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%



Contingent (33-34%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Ali Abbas Ezzeddine

    Mr. Benno is a highly professional and extremely detail oriented attorney. His civil rights and criminal defense work is always of the utmost quality, and he makes sure to give full attention to his clients' needs and unique circumstances. Having worked personally with Mr. Benno, I can confidently state that he is also a pleasure to work with


    Ali Ezzeddine Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jeremy M. Saland

    I have known Ameer not only as a fellow prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, but also as an attorney in private practice. As a prosecutor, Ameer was respected for his diligence, intelligence and ethic. Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, I also worked with Ameer after he referred me a client whom he was working with in civil litigation. I know Ameer obtained the best result possible for the client and worked hard in doing so. In the event I have a conflict with a client that prevents me from representing them or multiple defendants come to me, I would not hesitate to contact Ameer to take the case or work along with me.


    Jeremy Saland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Benno & Associates P.C.

30 Wall Street
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10005


NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo.com2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding MemberBenno & Associates P.C.2009 - Present
AssociateShandell, Blitz, Blitz & Ashley, LLP2008 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorNew York Law School2006 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyNew York County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember, Police Misconduct Litigation Group2014 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
New York Criminal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationVice-Chair, Civil Rights and Liberties SectionN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember, Civil Rights CommitteeN/A
American Association for JusticeMember, Civil Rights SectionN/A
The New York City Policing RoundtableMemberN/A
National Police Accountability ProjectMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Bill of Particulars (New York State Trial Lawyers Association)Interview with Judge Larry Schachner2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Medical Marijuana Law in New YorkLegal Ethics and State Marijuana Laws2015
Medical Marijuana Law in New YorkFederal Responses to Medical Marijuana Laws2015
Litigating Unjust Conviction Claims and Other Post-Conviction ReliefLitigating Unjust Conviction Claims in New York2015
Litigating Police Misconduct CasesLitigating Police Misconduct Cases2015
CLE PresentationLitigating Unjust Conviction Claims in NY - Part II2015
CLE PresentationFederal Responses to State Marijuana Laws2015
CLE PresentationLegal Ethics and State Marijuana Laws2015
CLE PresentationLitigating Unjust Conviction Claims in NY - Part I2015
BK Live Daily Television ShowPlea Bargains and the Criminal Justice System2015
Police and Prison Litigation: Effectively Representing Your Client and the Public InterestLegal Ethics for the Civil Rights Litigator2014
Bridge the Gap CLE SeminarYour Civil Rights- Police Misconduct Litigation2014
BK Live Daily Television ShowUnjust Convictions and the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office2014
"Bridge the Gap" SeminarPolice Misconduct Litigation: A Primer2014
Mothers Against Abusive Policing & Congo Square/El Barrio Community MeetingFalse Arrests and Vertical Patrols in the Projects2009