|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nominated Best Lawyer||Best of Long Island||2016|
|Best Law Firms in America||US News and World Reports||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer Rated||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Award of Excellence||Veterans Legal Assistance Project||2015|
|Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinction||Receiver of Taxes||2013|
|Access to Justice||Nassau County Bar Association||2013|
|Top DWI Attorney in Northeast||Arrive Magazine||2011|
|"Amicus" Attorney Award||NYS Fraternal Organization of Court Officers||2010|
|Top DWI Attorney in Northeast||Arrive Magazine||2010|
|New York Attorney Ace||DUI Attorney Aces||2009|
|Exercise Keris Strike Malaysia, Certificate of Appreciation||United States Army||2009|
|Distinguished Public Service Award||New York State Bar Association||2006|
|Army Commendation Medal||United States Army||2005|
|Excellence for the Future Award, Criminal Trial||St. John's University School of Law||2001|
|Partner||Raiser & Kenniff, P.C.||2006 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney's Office||2002 - 2006|
|JAG Officer||Judge Advocate General||2002 - 2009|
|Special Assistant Corporation Counsel||Administration of Children's Services||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nassau County Bar Association, Military Law and Veterans Committee||Chair||2015 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee||Committeeman||2015 - Present|
|Citizens for Veterans in Government||President||2013 - Present|
|Criminal Law and Procedure Committee||Member||2007 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2007 - Present|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County||Immediate Past President||2014 - 2015|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||President||2013 - 2014|
|People v. Kleen||Case dismissed after trial|
|People v. Cadell||Felony case dismissed. Disposed of with a violation.|
|People v. Isley||Aquitted of all charges after trial.|
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|Army Times, Military Times||A Military for Everyone||2008|
|St John's University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2001|
|Albany School of Criminal Justice||Criminal Justice||Bachelors||1994|
|Bail Reform in New York State: Moving Forward||Bail Reform in New York State||2016|
|Nassau County Veterans’ Court Where We Are & Where We’re Going||Veterans Court Nassau County||2015|
|Fox News||hand guns in schools||2014|
|The Constitutional Defense Attorney||Criminal Defense||2013|
|Fox News, Studio B||Jury Selection Moves to Facebook||2011|
|Fox News||Terror Charges for al-Awlaki?||2010|
|Fox News||Pentagon to Press Charges Against Wikileaks?||2010|
|Fox News||Terrorism Suspects - Apprehended too Early||2009|
|Fox News||Segregation in prisons||2009|
|CNN||Treatment of Sex Offenders||2009|
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Steven Raiser is a special breed who think quickly on his feet, and who can break down a situation and a person in real time. He applies specific values that I truly believe in when dealing with my case and I. Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Integrity, and professionalism are the five main values that sticks out when Mr. Raiser put in 100% of his time when dealing with my case and I. Well at least he made me feel that way. He is a trail attorney you don't want to face, but you'd definitely want on your side.
Posted by anonymous
This review was a long time coming and I am writing this to the benefit of anyone reading who might be in the position I was in- panicked during a late night Google search with a Suffolk County DUI charge complete with damning blood results during a terrible time in my life. I had never been in any kind of trouble before and had a new nursing career to worry about. If you find yourself in a position like this, take it from me. It is worth it to you to reach out to this attorney and have the conversation you need to have about your circumstances.
Steve Raiser was able to get my charges completely dismissed and I ended up with a speeding ticket instead. Unbelievable.
I did a lot of research and interviewed a number of people when looking to hire who I felt was the best lawyer. Its the one thing you have a say in when something like this suddenly happens to you. The strong reviews here on Avvo led me to Mr. Raiser and his firm and after meeting with him - I made one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself and hired him.
Some of the things that I found to be consistently true throughout the year+ that my case took: Steve was very transparent about the entire process and what I could expect. I never had to contend with that feeling of being "sold". There were no lofty promises of legal salvation. We discussed facts, possibilities, and strategies. I was able to trust him to present the strongest options and follow through on them.
He was very patient with my bastion of questions; many of which I would ask repeatedly because to be frank it was very hard for a lot of this to sink in at first.
I appreciated the clarity, the steady management of my expectations which I felt empowered me to be prepared for whatever the outcome may have been (which is saying a LOT because I was an anxious mess!), and the ease in which I could get in touch with him at any point throughout the year. He always returns calls and emails quickly and you get the sense that your case matters well after the checks clear. This is not to be taken for granted in any industry. He was on the ball.
I am still floored at the phenomenal results Steve Raiser was able to achieve on my behalf - hence the long review. Having my charges ultimately dismissed was better than I dared to hope for. I'm grateful that Avvo exists because when it's your life on the line, it is not the time for vague suggestions on who might know what to do in front of a judge. This is why I am not mincing words.
Finally, I think it says a lot when you look to hire someone in a field like this where many of us are going in blind and are at the mercy of the attorney's work ethic, competence, billing schedule, and all sorts of intangible variables that equal significant amounts of funds. They cannot promise you any outcomes. This is an attorney who actually loves what he does and is excellent in his chosen field. It showed in every facet of this entire ordeal and it's why I was able to get through it.
Steve Raiser is worth every red cent and then some.
He has my highest recommendation and I am grateful for his excellent work on my case.
Posted by Jenine
Steven Raiser went above and beyond for charges that could have ruined my life. I was so glad he was able to get the true finally? Unfortunetley I was accused of some things I didn't do, but thanks to Mr. Raiser all was resolved.. I am VERY GRATEFULL....
John Rivas, Health care Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Raiser and continue to be impressed with his knowledge of the law, his ability to find solutions and above all his professionalism. I would recommend Steve to anyone who has a criminal defense issue.
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