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Jay Russell Golland

Jay Russell Golland

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Debt Collection, Litigation, Real Estate

About Me

I am a solo practitioner with a general practice in Rockland County.

My areas of practice include Criminal Defense, Traffic Tickets, Debt Collection, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord Tenant matters and more.

I started my legal career as a prosecutor at the Rockland County District Attorney's Office.  As a Senior Assistant District Attorney, I gained experience handling a wide array of criminal matters, from petty offenses to serious felonies.  I also supervised drug cases and was the ADA assigned to the Rockland County Narcotics Task Force.

I left the RCDA to become a Special Agent with the FBI, where I was awarded the Fidelity Bravery Integrity award.  I investigated White Collar Crime in the New York City office.


In 1999, I entered private practice as a solo practitioner.  I have over 11 years of experience handling many different areas of law.

I can bring Experience, Integrity and Advocacy to your case.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Real Estate: 20%
    15 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    15 years
  3. Debt Collection: 20%
    15 years
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    15 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    15 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Brian Howard Berkowitz

    It is my pleasure to provide this endorsement for Jay Golland, Esq. Having worked with and known Jay for many years, I have found him to be an excellent attorney with a unique insight for the many issues facing his clients. As a criminal defense attorney, Jay brings to his cases a lifetime of experience earned while working as a prosecutor and F.B.I. agent. Together with his many years of experience in criminal defense, Jay is an attorney who consistently exceeds his client’s expectations and is an extremely well respected member of the bar.


    Brian Berkowitz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric William Zitofsky

    I highly recommend my colleague, Jay Golland. I have had the pleasure of referring several matters to Jay over the years, (criminal defense, as well as real estate transactions--commercial and residential) and I have always received extremely positive feedback regarding his work. I have known Jay for many years and I can say, without hesitation, that Jay is very honest, smart, and performs his work with the utmost diligence.


    Eric Zitofsky Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

222 Route 59 Ste 111
Suffern, NY, 10901-5207


NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity AwardFederal Bureau of Investigation1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Prosecuting AttorneyVillage of Montebello2011 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderRockland County Office of the Public Defender1999 - Present
Special AgentFederal Bureau of Investigation1998 - 1999
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Thomas Aquinas College1997 - 1997
Prosecuting AttorneyRockland County Office of the District Attorney1993 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Defenders AssociationMember2008 - Present
Rockland County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People of the State of New York v. Karen LampertDismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Reference Sheet for Criminal AttorneysCrimCribs2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJ.D.1993
University of DelawareCriminal JusticeB.S.A.S.1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Justice Section MeetingCrimCribs as a Tool for Criminal Attorneys2008
Rockland County Police AcademySearch and Seizure1995