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Lance Fletcher

Lance Fletcher

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me


New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance Fletcher grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  After graduating from high school, Lance received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 2000.  While an undergraduate, Lance interned for the Supervising Judge of the New York City Criminal Court in 1998.  In 2001, Mr. Fletcher attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated and received his Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.). While in law school, Lance participated in moot court and a family law clinic, interned at the Department of Justice, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and clerked for a law firm in Hartford, Connecticut.


Upon graduation from law school in 2004, Lance was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, a position he held from 2004 to 2008. While at the District Attorney's Office, Lance prosecuted hundreds of cases involving violent and non-violent offenses, DWI and DUI cases, and was a member of both the Identity Theft Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit. Additionally, Mr. Fletcher conducted numerous jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to complex felonies.

Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, Lance has successfully represented clients in criminal, and DWI cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, and in Federal Court. Mr. Fletcher is nationally recognized as a criminal defense attorney and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.


In 2009, Mr. Fletcher secured a dismissal for a client accused of a Class B violent felony in Brooklyn, in 2011, Mr. Fletcher obtained a complete acquittal for a client accused of a home burglary in Manhattan, in 2012, 2013, and 2014, Mr. Fletcher has secured dismissals in many misdemeanor and some felony cases and has represented individuals accused of a wide range of offenses from petit theft to attempted murder.  He has defended corporations and individuals accused of violations of local, state, and federal law. Mr. Fletcher's notable criminal representations include the following.


Mr. Fletcher also believes that strong local involvement is an essential part of effective advocacy. To this end, The Law Office of Lance Fletcher is a Benefactor of New York Cares, New York City's largest volunteer management organization which manages volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools.  



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

The Law Office of Lance Fletcher, PLLC

800 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY, 10022


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Service PlaqueNY County DA2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Law Office of Lance Fletcher, PLLC2008 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyManhattan District Attorney's Office2004 - 2008
InternPennsylvania Supreme Court2004 - 2004
Legal InternCriminal Court of the City of New York1998 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Shoplifting Case at Saks Fith AvenueCriminal charges dropped, no jail, small fine
Violent Felony DismissedCase dismissed
Burglary TrialNot guilty on all charges - jury verdict

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of RochesterPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WNYCRadio Interview2011