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Andrew M. Stengel

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   25 reviews

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Former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Andrew M. Stengel provides aggressive representation for misdemeanors and felonies in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and the surrounding counties.

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Licensed for 9 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2022
Updated 11/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Law Firm of Andrew M. Stengel
11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004
District Attorney of New York
One Hogan Place
New York, NY, 10013-4308
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by David | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing talented criminal lawyer
Andrew is an amazing talented criminal lawyer, one of the best in New York City. I hired him when I was falsely charged of sexual assault, and prosecuted by the Manhattan DA. A jury found me not guilty of all charges after he fought for me with all his heart, experience and intelligence. He presented my side of the story in a very clear way, supported by evidence that he got (such as videos, text messages), and prepared me perfectly for the trial. He successfully showed how the police officers lied, and I was not guilty of anything. My wife and I always trusted him completely because he is a very responsible and ethical person and aggressive defense attorney. At the end, he was not only the person who saved me, but he became a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy, Highly Recommend
I never needed a lawyer and I never was in any troubles before. But then one day I was falsely accused of a sex crime. I found Andrew online. I was so nervous and scared, but Andrew's positive demeanor put me at ease from our first conversation. He is very professional, sharp and supportive. I couldn't have asked for a better criminal defense attorney. He keeps you updated throughout the whole process, explaining every step. He is always available to answer questions and discuss the case. Andrew is the one you can trust. And he really fights for you! Andrew got my case dismissed and sealed. I am so thankful and highly recommend him. He is the lawyer you want on your side.
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Posted by Ryan | December 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Defense Attorney
I hired Andrew Stengell in 2019 to represent me in a case that the DA brought against me. Andrew was a former prosecutor in NYC and I thought that was a good start in choosing a defense attorney. After meeting with him for the first time, my fiancé and I had no doubt he was who I should hire. He was smart and direct. He told me all my options and what he recommended. I felt at ease knowing he was representing me. My case lasted about 3 months until it was settled. Andrew was in touch with me through the entire process. Everything that he said would happen, happened. He got me the best outcome possible. I highly recommend Andrew to represent anyone that needs a defense attorney. Hopefully I’ll never need his services in the future, but if I do, it’s a no brainer. Sincerely, Ryan W
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best sex crimes/DV lawyer
I was falsefully accused of a sex crime that was classified as domestic violence, Andrew came highly recommended. He is a professional, trusting, and empathetic lawyer. His vast knowledge of the law and his aptitude to explain in lay terms gave me the hope and ability to make clear decisions. He is smart, aggressive and diligent, exactly what you need in a criminal defense attorney. Andrew became a guiding light of hope to me at a time when my options seemed limited. Andrew took the time to listen to me and understand me and was able to have the case dismissed and sealed. If he needed a kidney, I would give him mine.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Andrew was a beacon of hope to me at a time when my options appeared limited as time was ticking ever closer to my first court appearance and the possibility of an acceptable resolution was approaching impossible. Not only was he able to defend me from false domestic violence charges, his calm, empathetic attitude and laser like focus offered emotional relief and support to me at a time when my world felt as if it was coming unglued at the seams. Because of his smart approach to me case, Andrew was able to get the charges dismissed. Andrew provided excellent service, yes; But he also became extension of me, a true partner by taking time to know me and my case. His ability to listen and discern the needed details from me in order perform at the highest level on my behalf was remarkable and comforting all at the same time. I am eternally grateful for his service and I wholly recommend Andrew for any and every criminal case without reservation.
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Posted by Joan | January 9, 2019
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Defense
I referred a case to Andrew that required the ultimate in discretion. He was able to resolve the matter without any criminal or civil action taken against the client. I recommend Andrew for any and every legal matter. He is knowledgeable, aggressive and always available to his clients.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
I hired Andrew to defend me against a DWI charge in New York City. There is no better DWI attorney in New York. I refused a breathalyzer and due to his work he got the case completely dismissed. I don’t mean an ACD—I mean dismissed in court. Andrew is aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond and saved me from a criminal conviction. I give Andrew my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
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So grateful
My first impression of Andrew left me completely at ease, so much so that I cancelled my appointments with other potential attorneys. He is confident, intelligent, supportive and very personable. I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. I was charged with larceny, and he had my case dismissed and sealed, which is exactly what we were aiming for. This whole process was a breeze thanks to Andrew. He has my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2017
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Very worried Client
I am an international professional and was being accused of petit larency. I was very worried about my case. Andrew guided me thoroughly about my case and represent himself as a strong advocate on my behalf. He kept his words of helping me to his maximum capabilities and got my case dismissed and sealed. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Frankie | February 26, 2017
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I highly recommend Andrew for serious cases! Andrew is the man!
I was facing a violent felony for assault with a 3-year mandatory minimum sentence. Andrew got the case completely dismissed. Andrew is swift, professional, sincere and a resourceful attorney. He was always available to me to answer questions or discuss my case. He was honest from the beginning and told me the possible and likely outcomes. I highly recommend that hire Andrew for assault or any other crimes.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
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Saved My Career
I've never gotten into any kind of trouble before nor did I ever need a lawyer. Then one day I was accused of a sex crime. Since I am a teacher I realized I needed a lawyer. Not just any lawyer but one that would get me out of trouble and would save my career. I called a few lawyers and wasn’t impressed. Then I met Andrew and I hired him immediately. He developed a case strategy and in the end, thanks to Andrew, I was able to avoid a criminal record or counseling, which would have ended my career. During my case. I would call Andrew and constantly ask questions. He answered all of my questions always making sure that I was comfortable with the answers. Andrew was always available to me and answered every question at every step of the way. Andrew cared for me not only as a lawyer but like a good friend. I hope that I won't need Andrew again, but I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer who is honest and a friend.
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Posted by Reya | August 10, 2016
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So Glad That I Hired Andrew
I was never in trouble before and then I was arrested after being accused of shoplifting in New York City. I was really worried about my criminal case, but when I met Andrew he put my mind at ease. He was very kind, explained every step of the process in ways that were easy to understand and he was available to me whenever I needed anything. Andrew got my case dismissed. I would trust Andrew to represent me for any legal problem.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2016
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Client
I was arrested for larceny and Andrew got my case dismiss and he was so kind and answer all my question because i never got in trouble before. He will give you 100% of his time. I will recommend him to anybody that is in trouble.
Posted by Paul | March 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If You Are in Any Time of Criminal Trouble Call Andrew Right Away!
Andrew represented me on two domestic violence cases in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn DA declined to prosecute the first case because of Andrew’s hard work and knowledge. During the second case for assault, Andrew managed to get the full order of protection dropped during the case and the case was eventually dismissed. Again, due to Andrew’s hard work and skill. Andrew is professional, trusting, knowledgeable about the law, explains the details of the case well, is easy to contact and always available to answer questions. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
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Reliable, Persistent, Sharp Lawyer
Mr. Stengel is the most honest, diligent and professional attorney I have ever worked with. As a former prosecutor for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, I already knew I was getting an intelligent and experienced attorney. However, I was surprised to learn how diligent and attentive he was regarding my DUI case. Mr. Stengel offered a level of personalization that I have never experienced with any other attorney. He was prompt to respond to all my inquiries and he took it a step further and educated me on complex legal matters through simple layman’s terms. Additionally, Mr. Stengel was reliable and trustworthy through my entire process and it was clear that he always had my best interest at heart since he knew how stressed I was about the potential impact of a DWI on my professional career.
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Posted by Alex | September 11, 2015
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Outstanding outcome!!
Andrew is smart, aggressive and diligent, exactly what you need in a criminal defense attorney. I am a professional who holds licensure in multiple states. I was facing a potential felony and Andrew ultimately got the charges entirely dismissed and sealed. He explained the process to me in clear and simple terms at every step of the way. I highly recommend him without any reservation in for any and every criminal charge.
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Posted by Justin | August 12, 2015
An Attorney that stands out!
Andrew is a professional attorney with excellent communication skills. Bringing him on my case was very helpful as it provided me with clear insight as to how the situation was evolving and the options that were available to me. His expert knowledge of the law related to my judicial proceedings, was crucial in defining a strategy that helped me make the best decision. This was also possible due to his ability to explain complex legal matters in understandable terms. In all instances, Andrew always proved to work with integrity and honesty; He is clearly somebody that I can trust. His Hands on attitude stood out in his personal involvement – I could tell that he didn’t only care about the case but also the client. The defining moment in my case was our ability to discuss the ongoing matters with the district attorney. This was possible thanks to the numerous contacts within the justice system that Andrew has gained over his career. Finally, Andrew’s perseverance and relentlessness enabled us to reach a successful outcome. For that reason and the ones mentioned above, I would strongly recommend Andrew’s legal services to anybody in need of criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by William | July 27, 2015
Great lawyer!!!
I never have been in trouble before and needed representation for a misdemeanor. I contacted many lawyers about my case and Mr. Stengel provided me with answers to my questions right over the phone. His aggressive representation not only got my case dismissed but sealed as well. Very pleased with the outcome and I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Lawrence | July 22, 2015
Honest, hardworking, professional, and trustworthy
Andrew is an intelligent attorney with a commanding presence that works to his client's advantage in a courtroom. He has experience handling a wide array of criminal matters including violent crimes, DWIs and weapons possession--and he has a dozen trials under his belt. As a former prosecutor he knows the best deals he can get for his clients. Andrew's phone number is one that I would give my clients if they had a criminal matter arise.
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Posted by Wasn't me | July 20, 2015
BeTtEr CaLl StEnGel!!!!
My license was revoked a few years ago after a DWI that was bs. I got arrested in both the City and on Long Island for driving without a license and was facing jail time. Andrew got me out of trouble with violations and fines in the City and Long Island instead of criminal convictions and jail. I recommend Andrew for any criminal charge. He was available to talk and explain things and fought really hard for me like a champ. Better call Stengel!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense
  • The Law Firm of Andrew M. Stengel
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney Of New York County (Manhattan)
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Editor-In-Chief
  • Albany Government Law Review
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • Albany Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • People v. [NAME REDACTED]
  • Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Operations Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Legal Referral Service
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety Issue Day
  • Bail Reform
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (6)
Endorse Andrew
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a professional and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his extensive knowledge, experience, and contribution to the Avvo community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. As an immigration attorney, sometimes my clients need criminal defense representation, and I completely trust Andrew to help my clients with these matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"His knowledge and diligence is unprecedented in this field. I give my highest praises to Attorney Stengel."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is an intelligent attorney with a commanding presence that works to his client's advantage in a courtroom. He has experience handling a wide array of criminal matters including violent crimes, DWIs and weapons possession--and he has a dozen trials under his belt. As a former prosecutor he knows the best deals he can get for his clients. Andrew's phone number is one that I would give my clients if they had a criminal matter arise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrew Stengel is a confident and smart person. He is articulate and cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an extremely skilled and qualified attorney. He has done impressive work in the NYC metro area criminal courts, is intimately familiar with evidentiary rules, and maintains a strong professional rapport throughout the legal community. Andrew's knowledge, professional skill set, and strong sense of justice make him a particularly zealous and effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is an incredibly smart, dedicated, experienced and creative lawyer. Andrew understands how crucially important it is to have effective and aggressive criminal defense counsel to protect one's rights. As a former NYC prosecutor, Andrew probably handled cases similar to yours and can, as a result, better advise you of your options. He is an astute practitioner who does well in identifying key pretrial issues and issuing motions that can improve your situation or maybe even get your case dismissed. I strongly endorse Andrew M. Stengel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew and I were classmates and colleagues in law school. He is an exceptionally skilled advocate, has a firm grasp of the law, and is one of the most effective and articulate litigators I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew and I worked together a few years ago. He's very smart and hard-working. As a former Assistant District Attorney, he is well suited to provide excellent criminal defense services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Stengel is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Andrew when I represented a client he prosecuted. He was professional, intelligent and fair in his handling of the matter. These qualities will serve him well in private practice. I highly recommend him."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Andrew M. Stengel
Andrew M. Stengel
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 9 years
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