I have been a criminal lawyer for 30 years and have practived in Buffalo, New York City, Niagara Falls, and many other cities in New York State. I have handled some of the most high profile cases in the state throughout my career, often appearing in newspaper articles, television news shows, and as a legal commentator. I was the first lawer chosen in Erie County by a panel of judges for capital murder case trianing in New York City and have handled over 50 murder cases in my career. I have been a CLE criminal law instructot for more than 20 years and have a criminal law blog that reaches thousands of clients every month with free legal advice. I handle cases in state as well as federal court and have extensive appellate experience. My offices in Buffalo and Manhattan are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to better serve my clients and their families. We offer free consultations and low flat rates with affordable payments plans for most cases so that you will know the total fee up front and avoid any surprises later. This allows the client to compare our fees to other firms and decide if they are able to afford our services. I do not believe that a client should have to sign a retainer agreement without knowing what the total fee that they are responsible for will be. That is a problem for many people who are asked to pay an hourly rate of $300-$500 to their lawyer with no idea how much the total fee will be. With a flat rate fee you are able to choose an attorney that is right for you and who you have confidence and trust in right from the beginning.