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I called Mr. Benno for consultation concerning a possible criminal appeal stemming from a felony case in NY County Supreme Court. I'm scheduled for a jury trial and wanted to consult with an appellate lawyer in advance. I called Mr. Benno after seeing his profile on Avvo and got a call back almost instantly. I spoke with him for quite some length pertaining to his experience, details and thoughts of the case, and appellate practice. He was very genuine, open-minded, attentive and friendly. It was easy to communicate with him and he was responsive to my concerns. Moreover, I was comfortable speaking with him and felt he could be trusted and had my best interest at heart. He felt like an old friend, not an attorney.
I also inquired out about his background as a lawyer. He's a former Manhattan DA with extensive experience in criminal and appellate work and has handled complex criminal appeals for the government and defendants alike; but now, he uses this experience strictly to benefit his clients'. He has worked on both sides of the playing field and can evaluate obstacles and legal maneuvers necessary to get the best outcomes. Additionally, he was an adjunct professor at New York Law School and taught countless students on legal reasoning, writing and advocacy.
Needless to say, I enjoyed my conversation with him and gained invaluable insight. I know if I was to ever need a criminal or appellate lawyer, which I hope I don't, I would not hesitate to retain Mr. Benno. I can tell you after speaking with him, reading other client reviews and reviewing his credentials that he is a top-notch defender for anyone in need of a criminal or appellate lawyer. I truly hope I do not need the services of Mr. Benno for an appeal, but if I do, I know exactly who to call.
Ameer Benno pulled off a miracle with my case, which involved the NYCMTA, the NYPD and the state. I was wrongfully stopped by police in the subway, handcuffed and humiliated. Benno stepped in with a wealth of knowledge regarding civil rights cases like mine. He was supportive, honest to me as his client, and very accommodating. He was able to get the city to settle out of court with us and I was very satisfied with the result. I already recommended him to friends, strongly suggesting to them that this is one lawyer who can deliver.
When I first met Mr. Benno, I immediately knew I was in good hands!I was right! Mr. Benno is an outstanding attorney. He was easily accessible, responsive, patient, supportive, clear and hard working! Besides being a great attorney, Mr. Benno is also a great friend. I highly recommend Mr. Benno!
He is a gifted laywer. His work ethic is remarkable and I felt so comfortable with him handling my case.
Mr. Benno is incredibly sharp and hard working. He committed significant time and energy to my case and performed in a most professional manner. I was extremely pleased with my choice.