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Rochelle S. Berliner

Rochelle S. Berliner

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights

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

Licensed since 1992

  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

5 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leslie Miller Sammis

    I am familiar with Ms. Berliner's practice. She is an experienced attorney who fights for her clients. I am happy to refer her cases in the greater New York City area for both criminal civil rights cases.


    Leslie Sammis DUI & DWI 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 SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
New York UniversityJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
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