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H. Benjamin Perez

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   29 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    New York State and federal criminal cases throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including drug offenses, DWI, weapon possession, assault, robbery, homicide, fraud, counterfeiting, etc.

    16 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Contested and uncontested divorces throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

    16 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Misdemeanor and felony drunk driving charges in New York City. DWI charges involving Leandra's Law (DWI with children in the car) and DWI/DUI charges involving a death. DMV refusal hearings.

    16 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Child custody, child support and paternity issues throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

    16 years

H. Benjamin Perez began his career as a criminal defense attorney at a prestigious New York law firm, defending clients accused of criminal offenses. Since then he has expanded his practice to also cover divorce, and family law cases.  He is a proven litigator with exceptional trial and negotiation skills.

 

Throughout his career he has successfully defended hundreds of criminal defense clients in both state and federal courts, with charges ranging from violations to major felonies, including:

 

  • Murder / Homicide
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI and DUI)
  • International Drug Trafficking
  • Narcotics
  • Drugs
  • Assaults
  • Sex Crimes
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Firearms
  • Assault
  • Larceny
  • Grand Larceny
  • Fraud
  • Counterfeiting

 

In addition, H. Benjamin Perez has has extensive experience representing divorce and family law clients in cases involving:

 

  • Contested divorce
  • Equitable distribution
  • Uncontested divorce
  • High net worth divorce
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Relocation
  • Paternity
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Orders of protection

 

Always knowing he wanted to become a trial lawyer, H. Benjamin Perez obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the John J. College.

 

He graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law located in the heart of New York City.  Mr. Perez was thereafter admitted to the practice of law in New York State.

 

Throughout his career, H. Benjamin Perez has conducted and won both misdemeanor and felony criminal trials trials.  He has also negotiated favorable outcomes for his clients.  In addition, Mr. Perez has handled complex matrimonial cases from inception all the way to trial, litigating issues involving equitable distribution, child custody, orders of protection, visitation, spousal maintenance, child support, etc.

 

Once retained to represent you, H. Benjamin Perez is committed to providing you with the highest level of client service and doing everything in his possible to successfully defend your case and legal rights.

 

H. Benjamin Perez is a member of the New York State Bar Association - Family Law Section, Federal Bar Council, Dominican Bar Association, National Hispanic Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Licensed for 16 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 06/28/2022

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

Contact H.

H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.
111 Broadway, #706
New York, NY, 10006

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Service
H. Benjamin Perez & Associates provided the best family law service to me and my family. I faced one of the most difficult times of my life, and they helped make the process very smooth. They helped me feel confident about a positive outcome and helped minimized any anxiety I endure. I would recommend Benjamin Perez & his associate, Alexander Gutierrez, to provide legal services; you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Brittany | March 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Charges
Thank you Mr. Perez for your marvelous job with my case. He is the best in criminal cases. God direct me to Mr. Perez because I was so worried couldn't sleep at night, my family was worried, couldn't find a great lawyer in maryland so I search for one in new york Mr. Perez stood out from all the other ones. He's very reasonable, patient, kind-hearted, keep you calm during your worrying times he also kept my family calm as well. I had no problems returning my calls and emails. He is very best at what he does. I greatly appreciate all this hardwork down to the arraignment, the criminal charges dismissed. I will recommend him to anyone. Great And Marvelous Job Mr. Perez.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
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Divorce Case
Before I met Ben, I had a horrible experience with a lawyer/firm who I thought had excellent credentials. I did my homework by researching its beautiful website, nice office with coffee in Long Island, NY, etc., but to my surprise they were the worst service I have ever experienced (and I am in Sales/ Customer Service). They never picked up the phone, never replied to my emails and when I had someone one on the phone, I had to go over my case again and again. They overcharged me without having any court hearings and no advancements for almost 1 year in my divorce case, the second lawyer from the firm was worse than the first one. As a result, I decided to drop this firm and did not want them to represent me any longer. At the time my ex was harassing me, the courts were an unknown process for me, and the judges were unpleasant to deal with. It was a very stressful time. I found Ben through a friend’s reference, she said he ended complicated cases successfully. My ex was making everything expensive by stalling the process in any way he could, he had the money to play with because he was not paying child support. In a one-hour meeting with Ben, he did more than the other firm did in the one year they had represented me: • He quickly understood my case; • All assets involved • Custody of my daughter • Child support • He was realistic, not raising my expectations that we could end the divorce too quickly. Finally, Ben had a strategy that gave me a couple of options to deal with my ex’s unpredictable behavior. He made me feel confident he was taking care of my case, not like the other lawyers that did not even know my name after thousands of dollars wasted. He strategically got my ex in court by filing 2 motions. The result is my ex, after trying to escape his responsibility, settled the divorce case by signing the papers. I recommend Ben’s services because it is hard to find a lawyer that is considerate of your situation and really cares.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Happy client over here...
"Excellent criminal defense and divorce attorney! Very knowledgeable and very attentive to you as a client. I highly recommend Mr. Perez and his team."
Posted by Guil | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not easy prosecutor but excellent attorney
I decided to have Benjamin Perez to work on a case based on these internet reviews, English is my second language but I'll try to explain that if you're searching for an attorney in the same way I was by trusting these comments without knowing mr. Perez, without a friend's recommendation, you won't regret, he and his team went beyond, in my favor, what I wished for. It was extremely difficult to get this case dismissed because the prosecutor didn't want to give any chance, we were expecting experience fee/ community services for the deal/settlement, but he and his team kept fighting/ insisting and the case got dismissed without any court fee nor community service in exchange, It was unbelievable, I also would like to mention that Benjamin Perez is very polite and patient with his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
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The most down to earth and trustworthy attorney
Benjamin is an excellent attorney! He is always well dressed and speaks well in court. Do not let his calm demeanor fool you! He can be aggressive when needed and he also has the ability to work out favorable deals for his clients. I have known Benjamin for going on 5 yrs now. I have used him to represent me in my own criminal case and later successful lawsuit against the NYPD. He has also represented two of my family members in their criminal cases. His service has been exceptional since day one.The thing that I like most about Benjamin is that he is very easy to talk to and he his accessible. Most clients always complain about not being able to reach their attorney but I NEVER had that issue with Benjamin. He explains things to you in a way that you can understand, he follows up with you about what's happening with your case, he's always on time to court, and he gets you results. You will definitely feel as if you got your moneys worth if you hire him. He's the best!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
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Top Notch Lawyer
We retained H. Benjamin Perez for a family member who was facing 3 to 5 years in prison for a criminal case. We were totally devastated and didn't have much hope. Mr. Perez really came through for our family. During the whole ordeal, Mr. Perez was very sympathetic and supportive of our situation. He was informative and kept good communication throughout the entire case. Whenever we had questions or needed reassurance Mr. Perez and his assistant Maryory Baez was there for us. Mr. Perez did not make vain promises. He took a deliberate and realistic approach to the case, which helped us greatly. We were very ecstatic about the outcome. H. Benjamin Perez & Associates provided the absolute best legal service for our family. We would highly recommend using his service.
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Posted by Aland | September 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Stupendous lawyer
The best choice I made was going with H. Benjamin and associates, not only did they know the law but were efficient and effective. They were constantly on top of things and very communicative with me. As they said is as things happened, I'm very happy and grateful. Two thumbs up on top of the rating. I definitely recommend to all.
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Posted by K. Smith | November 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great, Excellent, and SKILLED Attorney
I had a legal issue with no where to go and no understanding what my next steps would be. Attorney Perez walked me through my case and clearly defined the next steps as well as my options in regards to resolving my case. Him and his very competent associate Miguelina was there for me through the entire process. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case as well as the job hired to be done. Kudos to Attorney Perez and his staff!!!!!
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Posted by Traci | July 28, 2015
Thank You!
I called at 8 am from NH to represent my husband at his arraignment in NY the same day. I had to put my trust in faith in Bejamin Perez and he did not let me down. He was by my husbands side in less than two hours and stayed in constant communication with me. He was able to secure my husbands release and we will most definitely retain his services in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Perez represented my family in a criminal case over the course of three years. In that time, he and his associate were thoughtful, hard working and dependable. I couldn't have hoped for a more caring individual to help us through an extremely difficult time. Mr. Perez was always accessible by phone or email.
Posted by Jamie | April 21, 2015
He saved my life!
Before contacting Mr. Perez I had 2 attorneys who told me they had to drop my case, I was desperate looking for a lawyer, when I found Mr. Hector Perez number through www.Avvo.com . I called out of business hours, he respond me right away. I told him what the charges were; reckless driving & child endangerment. In one phone called he explained what will happen even gave me a time-span. He would always keep me informed by phone calls or emails. He had all my charges dismissed! I will be eternally grateful I had Mr. Hector Perez representing me.
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Posted by David | February 19, 2015
Had a potentially serious legal issue
Mr. Perez handled it with "above-board" service. Would use him again. And I highly recommend his service. Had a few other attorneys I was to visit for their opinions - but after my initial meeting with Mr. Perez I realized there was no need to see others.
Posted by Patrick | November 20, 2014
Very skilled and knowledgeable attorney
Hector Benjamin Perez is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney. His office promptly returned all my calls and Mr. Perez went out his way to make sure that he was always available to answer any questions that I have. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2014
Light at the end of the tunnel
Respect, knowledge, and empathy for those in stressful situations are just some of the words I'd use to describe the experience I had in dealing with Mr. Perez. I would highly recommend anyone who has the misfortune to need legal advice or representation to contact Mr. Perez.
Posted by STEVEN.O | July 14, 2014
GREAT ATTY!
H. Benjamin Perez is an excellent divorce and family lawyer. The service this lawyer provides is fantastic. After discussing my case with him and hiring him I really felt comfortable and protected. I couldn't sleep at night because of these problems but he made things a lot easier. I hired Mr. Perez and he fought very hard for me. He listens and he learned everything about my case. My case went to trial for custody and I won. The other reviews for this lawyer seem to be all true. He is exactly like the reviews say. He communicated with me, returned my phone calls and explained everything to me. I would definitely use him again if I have another case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2014
Professinalism & Customer Service
As an attorney at law in the State of New Jersey I generally receive calls from friends and family members seeking assistance and/or advice. Generally I can offer some level of assistance and guidance. That said, I am not licensed in New York nor do I practice criminal law. As such, when I received a call from a close friend in the early morning hours of a recent Saturday explaining that he had been arrested I immediately called Perez & Cedeno. Much to my surprise, my call was personally answered by Mr. Perez despite the fact that it was after midnight. Mr. Perez explained the process to me in a calm and professional manner and appeared just hours later at central booking to enter an appearance and represent my friend. Throughout the entire process Mr. Perez kept me and my friend’s family members up to date regarding the situation via phone call and text message exhibiting confidence in a candid and professional manner. Ultimately, Mr. Perez was able to achieve a favorable resolution of the issue as the matter was ultimately dismissed. As an attorney I can tell you, the level of professionalism; dedication; compassion and customer service exhibited by Mr. Perez is not common in the industry. If the need arises do not hesitate to contact Perez & Cedeno, P.C., you will be in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2014
Outstanding
Mr. Perez was Outstanding during my case which started back on 2009, as i was placed on deportation procedding not only he save my life,but also my family with each time we spoke with him always calm us down. he is very profesional and knowledge about his job. Thank you for all you did!
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2014
Awesome attorney!
I highly recommend Mr Perez and his law firm. He is very knowledgeable in his field and got all my charges dismissed. Despite his busy schedule, I never felt like my case wasn't getting the attention it deserved. Throughout the entire case he was very easy to reach and kept me in the loop the whole time. Awesome lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2013
An exceptional, outstanding attorney. I highly recommend him.
I highly recommend Benjamin Perez as a criminal attorney. He is a true expert in criminal law. He responds quickly and personally to emails and phone calls. He gave me a free consult that exceeded all expectations. He is smart, compassionate, analytical, listens, and was capable of understanding the complexities of my case right away. He then outlined what needed to be done. He was fully involved and focused on my case and was not "going through the motions". I highly recommend him. I have dealt with other lawyers and he is in a different league. The best criminal lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Perez & Cedeno, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • President
  • Dominican Bar Association
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Principal
  • Law Office of H. Benjamin Perez, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Wilens & Baker
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Child custody trial victory
  • Trial victory on the issue of child custody
  • Child Sex Abuse Trial Victory
  • Not Guilty on all charges
  • Strangulation case trial victory
  • Not guilty verdict of Strangulation in the Second Degree
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Associations

  • Dominican Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Officer
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Blog Catalogue
  • Excellent Criminal Defense Blog
  • 2010
  • Admission
  • United States Distict Court - SDNY
  • 2006
  • Amission
  • United States District Court - EDNY
  • 2006
  • Admission
  • United States District Court - WDNY
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Undocumented Aliens and the Criminal Justice System
  • Important Steps to Take During the Criminal Arrest Process for Undocumented Individuals
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (13)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Mr. Perez. He is a top-notch criminal defense lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. A highly recommended attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Perez is a true professional. He is a diligent advocate with exceptional knowledge of criminal and family law. A great guy dedicated to helping those in need. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Perez is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer.Hector Perez is a talented and dedicated lawyer who enjoys an excellent reputation in the legal community. He really cares about his clients and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer for both federal or state crimes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Any time I have worked with Ben, he has been well informed and excellent in his approach to criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a tough litigator who works hard for his clients. He combines the legal know how with street smarts, a powerful combination; specially in criminal court in the 5 boroughs of NY, NY. I will continue to refer my NY clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In the five years I have known Mr. Perez, he has proven his expertise in the area of criminal defense, respect for his profession and dedication to his clients. You will be in good hands with Mr. Perez."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Count on Attorney Perez for an efficient and effective representation. I have had the honor to work with Mr. Perez on various immigration/criminal issues. I am impressed with his knowledge and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have closely worked with Mr. Perez for over seven years. I strongly recommend Mr. Perez for state and federal criminal matters in New York State. He is knowledgeable, dedicated, and with strong work ethics."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an honest and a hard working man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an excellent family law, divorce and criminal law attorney."
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