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Scott Glen Cerbin

Scott Glen Cerbin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Appeals

About Me



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

Licensed since 2003

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

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • 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

  • Neil Steven Ruskin

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an excellent , dedicated , hardworking lawyer that gets terrific results for his clients.


    Neil Ruskin 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