I am both a passionate and compassionate attorney, two of the most important qualifications for excellence. I build a trust with my clients by listening to them and trying to understand who they are and what they need. Once that foundation is set, I will either push the DA for the best possible disposition for my client or I will dig for the truth and take a case to trial, forcing the DA to its burden of proof.
Having also been a prosecutor, I have a real understanding of how the system works. That experience has better helped me to understand what tactics and strategies someone can expect before, during and after a criminal arrest and/or charge. I fight with compassion but also with brute intensity. Whether you have been accused of possession of a controlled substance in Queens or domestic violence or any other crime or violation in New York, or would like to speak to someone about a case involving police brutality in New York, I can fight for your rights.
With over 24 years experience in New York criminal law, I have seen almost everything, and as a Queens County criminal defense attorney and owner of Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner I have handled almost every type of case. I have defended clients accused of the smallest infractions against the law to some of the most serious crimes that could potentially put someone in prison for a long time, such as narcotics charges. Call me today to schedule a free consultation.
Languages Spoken: Hebrew, English
Licensed since 1992
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Rochelle is a zealous, experienced, and highly ethical attorney. She is very highly regarded by clients, opposing counsel, judges, and other criminal defense attorneys. She is a true asset to the legal profession and one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the Greater New York City area. I unhesitatingly endorse her.
Eugene Girin Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Rochelle Berliner is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I know, and certainly the best I know for matters in the criminal courts of Queens, New York. In my civil rights practice, I often encounter individuals facing difficult criminal charges, and I regularly refer them to Rochelle for criminal defense. None of us have ever been dissatisfied with her performance and results!
Samuel Cohen Civil Rights Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Detectives Endowment Association||2005|
|Certificate of Appreciation||New York University - Office of Career Services/Mentor program||2003|
|Founder's Day Award||New York University - Washington Square||1981|
|N/A||Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner||2005 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Office Of The Special Narcotics Prosecutor||1993 - 2005|
|Assistant District Attorney||New York County District Attorney||1991 - 1993|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|NORML||Member||2008 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|Queens County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||2005 - 2007|
|PR Web||Clinics a Target in Medicare Fraud Investigations; Queens Fraud Defense Lawyer Discusses Recent Pleas in Major Fraud Cases||2013|
|PR Web||Polls Shows Opposition to NYPD Stop and Frisk Strong; Queens Civil Rights Lawyer Rochelle Berliner Says the Time to Change the Policy is Now||2012|
|PR Web||New York Legislation to Close Gun Show Loophole; New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Rochelle Berliner Explains the Bill and Effects on Gun Buyers, Sellers and Distributors||2011|
|PRWEB||New York State Suspends Participation in the Federal Secure Communities Program; Queens Criminal Defense Attorney Weighs In||2011|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|New York University||Journalism and Mass Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|University of Pennsylvania||Communications||1977-1979||1979|
|Interview w/ Laws.com||Rochelle S. Berliner Finds Satisfaction in Switch to Criminal Defense||2013|
|Interview on Eyewitness News||NYPD Undercover cop accused of bogus arrests||2010|