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Benno & Associates P.C. is a New York City litigation law firm well recognized in the legal community for its experienced attorneys, high quality legal work, and excellent results.


  Our practice areas include criminal defense, civil rights law, and appellate litigation.


  Based in lower Manhattan but handling cases in state and federal court throughout New York State, our firm provides each client with individualized attention and compassion, and each matter with diligent preparation and meticulous attention to detail.


 As your attorneys, we will aggressively fight to serve you, protect your rights, and ensure maximum recovery for your case.


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 50%
  2. Appeals: 40%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%



Contingent (33-34%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Corey T. Lee

    It was a privilege to work with Ameer on several matters. He is a seasoned litigator that truly embodies the term "zealous advocate." He leaves no stone unturned and thinks many steps ahead. I continue to refer and work with Ameer on matters because I know what I am getting when I work with him- hard working, extremely knowledgeable, efficient (especially with legal research), and most importantly, caring. I highly endorse Ameer.


    Corey Lee Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Tudor F Capusan

    I worked together with Ameer on a matter that required extensive litigation skills. Ameer is able to make very rational and well thought out decisions when the strategy involves multiple moving parts. He always aims the discussion towards solving a problem, which is extremely helpful. On top of this, Ameer is very personable. It would be a pleasure to work with Ameer again.


    Tudor Capusan Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Benno & Associates P.C.

30 Wall Street
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Mineola Office

410 E. Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY, 11501

Buffalo Office

534 Delaware Avenue
Suite 425
Buffalo, NY, 14202

Albany Office

P.O. Box 8865
Albany, NY, 12208



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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo.com2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberBenno & Associates P.C.2009 - Present
AssociateShandell, Blitz, Blitz & Ashley, LLP2008 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorNew York Law School2006 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyNew York County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersBoard of Directors2016 - Present
Nassau Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember, Police Misconduct Litigation Group2014 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
New York Criminal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationVice-Chair, Civil Rights and Liberties SectionN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember, Civil Rights CommitteeN/A
American Association for JusticeMember, Civil Rights SectionN/A
The New York City Policing RoundtableMemberN/A
National Police Accountability ProjectMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Bill of Particulars (New York State Trial Lawyers Association)Interview with Judge Larry Schachner2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE PresentationCivil Rights Litigation Part II: Legal Ethics for the Civil Rights Litigator2016
CLE PresentationFederal Police Brutality Cases2016
CLE PresentationThe Times They Are A-Changing: State Medical and Recreational Marijuana Laws2016
Medical Marijuana Law in New YorkLegal Ethics and State Marijuana Laws2015
Medical Marijuana Law in New YorkFederal Responses to Medical Marijuana Laws2015
Litigating Unjust Conviction Claims and Other Post-Conviction ReliefLitigating Unjust Conviction Claims in New York2015
Litigating Police Misconduct CasesLitigating Police Misconduct Cases2015
CLE PresentationCivil Rights Litigation – Part I: Prerequisites to Suit and Choice of Forum2015
CLE PresentationAdult Entertainment Law: Legal Issues in the XXX World2015
CLE PresentationTaking on the Terrorists: How to Use Civil Lawsuits to Bankrupt the Bad Guys2015
CLE PresentationState Medical and Recreational Marijuana Law2015
CLE PresentationLitigating Unjust Conviction Claims in NY - Part II2015
CLE PresentationFederal Responses to State Marijuana Laws2015
CLE PresentationLegal Ethics and State Marijuana Laws2015
CLE PresentationLitigating Unjust Conviction Claims in NY - Part I2015
BK Live Daily Television ShowPlea Bargains and the Criminal Justice System2015
Police and Prison Litigation: Effectively Representing Your Client and the Public InterestLegal Ethics for the Civil Rights Litigator2014
BK Live Daily Television ShowUnjust Convictions and the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office2014
"Bridge the Gap" CLE SeminarYour Civil Rights- Police Misconduct Litigation2014
"Bridge the Gap" CLE SeminarPolice Misconduct Litigation: A Primer2014
Mothers Against Abusive Policing & Congo Square/El Barrio Community MeetingFalse Arrests and Vertical Patrols in the Projects2009