Barry Nelson Covert focuses his practice primarily in the following areas: New York... more
Barry Nelson Covert focuses his practice primarily in the following areas: New York State and Federal criminal trials and appeals;Constitutional law including First Amendment, civil rights actions, and Federal False Claims Act/Qui tam; Defending against allegations of scientific misconduct, scientific fraud, research misconduct, research fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence; ... view profile
My practice consists of trial, appellate and post-conviction matters, in all... more
My practice consists of trial, appellate and post-conviction matters, in all military courts as well as New York State courts. I also do federal appellate cases. I have been handling criminal, constitutional and military matters since 1975. I spent 5 years on active duty as an AF JAG, with 2 tours as a defense counsel. I then spent 22 years in the AF Reserves. I also spent 11 years in the Pu... view profile
I am co-chair of the Civil Rights Practice Group at Newman Ferrara LLP in New York... more
I am co-chair of the Civil Rights Practice Group at Newman Ferrara LLP in New York City. Our group handles cases involving employment discrimination, housing discrimination, voting rights, marriage equality, police misconduct, and land use. I am also a tenured law professor at Pace Law School where for over twenty years I have taught civil procedure, labor law, civil rights and New York prac... view profile
Constitutional law deals with the basic ground rules for our country's operation. A constitutional law attorney can help enforce and interpret these laws, if you believe someone has violated your rights. Constitutional law also deals with the rights we enjoy as citizens, such as freedom of speech and religion, the right to privacy, the right to assembly, the right to bear arms, the right to vote, the right to due process, and the right to be free from unreasonable searches, seizures, and cruel and unusual punishment.