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  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    24 years, 200 cases
  2. Appeals: 40%
    24 years, 100 cases
  3. Litigation: 15%
    24 years, 100 cases

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  • Richard D. Willstatter

    Mr. Fernich is one of the finest appellate lawyers in New York.


    Richard Willstatter Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert G. Wells

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fernich is undoubtedly one of the most skilled and intelligent lawyers I have encountered.


    Robert Wells Federal Crime Attorney
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Contact info

810 Seventh Avenue
Suite 620
New York, NY, 10019


NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2014
Criminal Lawyer of the YearInstitute of Jewish Humanities2014
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDirector; Amicus Curiae Committee CoChair2012 - Present
New York Council of Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boyle v. USN/A
US v. GottiAcquittal/Mistrial
US v. PerrottaConviction Reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalU.S. v. Burden: An Errant Exercise in Evidence Law2011
New York Law JournalEvidence Rule in Second Circuit: Inclusionary Approach Under Fire2011
New York Law JournalSkirting the Stone Bar: Hybrid Fourth and Sixth Amendment Claims in Federal Habeas Practice2010
New York Law JournalMoney Laundering After Santos: A Supreme Mess2008
New York Law JournalMinding the Personal Knowledge Gap: Expert and Lay Opinion Under Federal Rules of Evidence2007
New York Law JournalFederal Rules of Evidence 608(b): A Modest Amendment Proposal2006
MouthpieceUnited States v. Booker: Miracle or Mirage?2005
MouthpieceBlakely v. Washington: A Selective User's Guide2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of PennsylvaniaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Choate Rosemary HallN/AHS1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brooklyn Law SchoolAdjunct Associate Professor2014
Brooklyn Law SchoolAdjunct Associate Professor2013
Brooklyn Law SchoolAdjunct Associate Professor2012
Brooklyn Law SchoolAdjunct Assoicate Professor2011
Brooklyn Law SchoolAdjunct Associate Professor2010
Brooklyn Law SchoolAdjunct Associate Professor2009
Brooklyn Law SchoolAdjunct Associate Professor2008