Robert Schalk is a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney experienced in all aspects of criminal law. Prior to forming the law firm of Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC he spent five years as a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney. There he tried numerous cases to verdict, including a number of high profile media cases. During his tenure in the office he was appointed to the position of STOP DWI Prosecutor where he prosecuted serious Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases. In that position he was trained by law enforcement in DWI protocol including the administering of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s), accident reconstruction and police procedure. Thereafter and until his departure from the office, he prosecuted cases in the Major Offense/Homicide Bureau. There he prosecuted and tried serious felony cases, including murder and vehicular manslaughter, while gaining tremendous insight into a wide variety of criminal law cases and courtroom proceedings.
As a long-time Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, he spent years working closely with law enforcement in investigations and is thoroughly familiar with police tactics, investigation practices – and has familiarity with prosecutors and judges, as well as court personnel and law enforcement officials.
Upon leaving the District Attorneys Office and entering private practice he has zealously represented and defended the rights of his clients accused of a wide variety of criminal charges that include but are limit to – Driving While Intoxicated, Assault, Drug Possession and Drug Sales, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Forgery, Robbery, Burglary, and Murder. Robert has successfully litigated numerous cases at the pre-trial hearing stage and trial stage on behalf of his clients.
Robert has been asked to be a guest lecturer at his alma mater, Hofstra University School of Law, on the topics of trial advocacy, trial theory and case management. He is also a member of their faculty at the yearly National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Program. He has been interviewed by the media on numerous criminal topics where he has been quoted in newspapers such as the NY Times, NY Post, Newsday, and Wall Street Journal.
Robert is also a regular guest Legal Analyst for Fox News Channel where he has commented on a wide variety of legal topics in the fields of Constitutional, Criminal, Civil and Labor Law.
Licensed since 2006
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Bob Schalk gets tremendous results for his clients because he is one the premier criminal defense attorneys on Long Island. Bob is a skilled negotiator and talented trial attorney. He cares about and works tirelessly for his clients. Previously, I worked with Bob when we were both prosecutors in the Nassau County District Attorneys Office. He was relied upon to handle and try murders and serious crimes by the District Attorney. He has brought those skills and experience to the private sector as a criminal defense attorney. I endorse Bob Schalk without reservation.
Brendan Ahern Criminal Defense Attorney
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Mr. Schalk is an experienced criminal defense attorney with a stellar reputation. He is knowledgeable, personable and always strives to achieve the best results for his clients. It is without hesitation that I endorse Mr. Schalk.
John Campbell Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Contributor DUI||Avvo||2014|
|Rising Stars - NY Metro Area||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Top 100 DWI Attorneys in NY||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Partner||Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Collins, McDonald & Gann, PC||2010 - 2014|
|Assistant District Attorney||Nassau County Attorney's Office||2005 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County||N/A||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Former District Attorneys' Association of Nassau County||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Scranton||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Nancy Grace Show - HLN||Webcam Murder Trial||2014|
|Legal Analyst Fox News||Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial||2014|
|Legal Analyst - Fox News||Legal Issues for Legalized Marijuana Businesses||2014|
|Legal Analyst||Michael Dunn Murder Trial - Fox News||2014|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Trial Advocacy Clinic - Hofstra Law School||2013|
|Legal Analyst||Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial - Fox News||2013|