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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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Service Plaque||NY County DA||2008|
|Attorney at Law||The Law Office of Lance Fletcher, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Manhattan District Attorney's Office||2004 - 2008|
|Intern||Pennsylvania Supreme Court||2004 - 2004|
|Legal Intern||Criminal Court of the City of New York||1998 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Shoplifting Case at Saks Fith Avenue||Criminal charges dropped, no jail, small fine|
|Violent Felony Dismissed||Case dismissed|
|Burglary Trial||Not guilty on all charges - jury verdict|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Rochester||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|