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About Me

Mr. Goldberg has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the leading criminal defense lawyers in NYC.  He has maintained the highest peer ratings for ability and ethics for over 10 years.  Goldberg & Allen, LLP  has been fighting for accused New Yorkers' rights and futures since 1996 obtaining acquittals, dismissals or favorable plea bargains for people facing felony and misdemeanor charges.  Both partners, Jay Goldberg and Gerald Allen also excel in reperesenting victims of false arrest and police brutality. 


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    35 years
  2. Civil Rights: 40%
    19 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M O'Brien

    A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goldberg & Allen, LLP

49 West 37th Street 7th Floor
New York, NY, 10018


NYCurrently registered 198303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV peer rating [highest for ethics and ability]Martindale Hubble2012
Top Criminal Defense Attorneys, NYCSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGoldberg & Allen, LLP1996 - Present
First Deputy Bureau ChiefKings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney1986 - 1996
AssociateGoldman & Hafetz1983 - 1986
AssociateWeinberg & Green1980 - 1983
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kings County Criminal Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
New York Criminal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. P.misdemeanor plea; no jail; no fine
Johnson v. City of New Yorksettled for $650,000
AS v. Citysettled for $300,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
George Washington Law ReviewThe Criminal Court Reform Bill and the Peril of False StatementsN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
High Intensity Drug Trafficking AreaSearch and Seizure1996
NYPD Academy TrainingTrial Preparation1995