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Scott began his legal career as an intern in the Major Offense Prosecution Bureau of the Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Office in 2001. He regularly tries criminal and civil rights cases throughout New York City winning numerous jury verdicts. Scott is a tireless advocate having handled some high profile criminal cases and he has an extensive amount of litigation experience, including: a recent jury verdict in federal court on a police brutality claim (Garcia v. Cabello, 11CV2284-EDNY); arguing various appeals, including a homicide, before the appellate division; cross examining state expert in felony DWI case (minutes now used in training class for prosecutors); and obtaining favorable results in numerous other civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts. Panelist: "Can Justice Be Had: Vehicular Homicide Symposium," Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY, 2009. Scott enjoys an excellent reputation among the bench and bar owing to years of competent and ethical advocacy on behalf of his clients.


Reported Cases:


Semenov v. Semenov, 98 AD3d 962 (2d Dept, 2012); Mack v. Brown, 82 AD3d 133 (2d Dept, 2011); People v. Borgella, 2009 NY Slip Op 51226(U), 24 Misc 3d 1202(A), (Crim Ct, Kings Cty, 2009); People v. Rodriguez, 19 Misc.3d 1128(A), 866 N.Y.S.2d 94 (Crim Ct, Kings Cty, 2008); People ex rel. Cerbin ex rel. Montes v. Warden, 43 A.D.3d 415 (2d Dept, 2007); Castleton Holding Corp. v. Forde, 15 Misc.3d 1111(A), 839 N.Y.S.2d 432 (Sup Ct, Kings Cty, 2007).






Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
  3. Appeals: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Lois Margaret Brenner

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled Criminal Defense Attorney.


    Lois Brenner Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Danielle Marguerite Muscatello

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cerbin is a true trial attorney. He is experienced, he wins excellent results for his clients, he knows how to negotiate, and he is not afraid to litigate.


    Danielle Muscatello Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

16 Court Street,
Suite 2901
Brooklyn, NY, 11241


NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ASullivan & Cromwell, LLP2003 - 2005
N/ALegal Aid Society 2001 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Catholic Lawyers GuildMember2010 - Present
Kings County Criminal Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. RomanJury verdict - not guilty all counts
People v. CalesJury verdict - not guilty all counts
People v. PineiroJury verdict - not guilty all criminal charges - guilty of red light
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Audrey Cohen CollegeN/ABPS1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - New YorkPanelist: "Can Justice Be Had?" Vehicular Homicide Symposium2009