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Rochelle S. Berliner

About Me

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

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    24 years
  2. Civil Rights: 15%
    8 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Eugene Girin

    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

  • Samuel Benjamin Cohen

    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

Contact Info

118-21 Queens Blvd. Suite 504
Forest Hills, NY, 11375-7207


NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationDetectives Endowment Association2005
Certificate of AppreciationNew York University - Office of Career Services/Mentor program2003
Founder's Day AwardNew York University - Washington Square1981
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Rochelle S. Berliner2005 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyOffice Of The Special Narcotics Prosecutor1993 - 2005
Assistant District AttorneyNew York County District Attorney1991 - 1993
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)Member2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
NORMLMember2008 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2005 - 2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawN/A1991
New York UniversityJournalism and Mass CommunicationN/A1981
University of PennsylvaniaCommunications1977-19791979
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Interview w/ Laws.comRochelle S. Berliner Finds Satisfaction in Switch to Criminal Defense2013
Interview on Eyewitness NewsNYPD Undercover cop accused of bogus arrests2010