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Bruce Barket is well known for successfully handling high-profile cases and for his many trial victories.  When the stakes are high, he has been the trial lawyer of choice.  He has been frequently covered by the national media, including CNN, USA Today, Court TV, Fox News, The New York Times, and PBS’ Frontline.

Mr. Barket has won numerous acquittals in high-profile cases involving such crimes as securities / mail fraud, murder, and racketeering.  Through grit, tenacity, and the use of his courtroom skills, he has put together an impressive string of both criminal and civil trial victories that span more than two decades.

He is also known for obtaining uncanny results in the appellate and post-judgment process for clients previously convicted. Based upon his energetic and highly skilled re-investigation of these “cold cases”, he has won motions and hearings resulting in the overturning of criminal convictions where prior attorneys had failed and the clients were serving a prison sentence.

Mr. Barket is a sought-after lecturer at Continuing Legal Education seminars where he teaches various aspects of trial practice and criminal defense to other lawyers.  He has spoken at bar associations and law schools on such topics as delivering effective summations, the art of cross examining government witnesses, cross examining law enforcement agents, and confronting and defeating eye witness testimony. He is also well known for his work and lectures regarding how to attack confessions taken by law enforcement personnel.

The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers bestowed upon him the prestigious Gideon Award in 2003 and 2008 for his outstanding work on behalf of his clients.  He was also named Practitioner of the Year in 2005 by the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association.

Mr. Barket was an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County from 1986 to 1991 and has been in private practice for nearly 20 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 1999 to 2008 and remains an active member of the Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Barket served as President of the Nassau County Legal Aid Society from 2005 to 2006 and has been a member of its Board of Directors from 2000 to the present.  He also served as President of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association from 2002 to 2003.

He represents individuals and businesses facing allegations involving all types of federal and state offenses.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    26 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%
    26 years


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Justin Christopher Olsinski

    I was lucky enough to have an externship under Bruce while in Law School. It was one of the most valuable experiences of my career and I use all of the knowledge I acquired during that time, in my practice today. Bruce is one of the best attorneys I have come across in my years of practice and I would highly recommend him for any criminal matter.


    Justin Olsinski Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Brad A. Schlossberg

    Bruce is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in New York. I have also had the pleasure of working closely with him on civil matters where he also excels. As a practicing attorney, if I ever need a criminal lawyer, Bruce is the person I would call. I have complete faith in him and his abilities.


    Brad Schlossberg Education Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Barket Marion Epstein & Kearon

666 Old Country Rd, 7th Floor
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gideon AwardNew York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys2008
Practioner of the YearCriminal Courts Bar Association2005
Gideon AwardNew York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarket Marion Epstein & Kearon2012 - Present
PartnerQuadrino Schwartz2009 - 2011
PartnerThe Law Offices of Bruce A. Barket, P.C.1997 - 2009
PartnerBarket, Insardi and Balletta1992 - 1997
Assistant District AttorneyNassau County District Attorneys Office1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Legal Aid SocietyPresident2005 - 2006
Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Nassau County Legal Aid SocietyBoard of Directors2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of New York vs. Martin TankleffConviction reversed and indictments dismissed.
People v. Amy FischerN/A
People of the State of New York v. Amy FisherSentence Reduction
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalA Hole That Needs Mending2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
False ConfessionsFalse Confessions2010
Touro Law to Hold Program on Tankleff CaseThe Tankleff Case2009