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Carla Marie Sanderson

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 12 years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Carla

Learn Carla’s areas of practice.

Carla Sanderson is an outspoken advocate for her clients, many of whom are experiencing the most difficult times in their lives.

Carla’s litigation experience includes jury trials in the Southern and Eastern District of New York, New York Supreme Court, and representing clients at every stage of a criminal proceeding from arraignment to sentencing. Cases Carla has worked on include complex charges such as multi-year racketeering, securities violations, organized crime, fraud, money laundering, sale of prescription narcotics by physicians, and conspiracy, as well as narcotics trafficking, firearms possession, robbery, and murder. Carla also represents individuals whose rights are violated due to discrimination by their employers or who are wrongfully arrested and prosecuted.  

Carla is currently a member of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court, the New York Criminal Bar Association, and the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.

Carla is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, the Second Circuit, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.



Carla Sanderson Law
260 Madison Avenue
Floor 22
New York, NY, 10016

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Posted by Richard | January 10, 2024
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Ms. Sanderson went above and beyond to not only get to know her client, she also got the full picture of her clients family life. This proved to be a crucial part in my sentencing. Her extensive research not only into the statutes but also into programs and updates to the laws made a difference. She put all the pieces together to allow for an alternate option to prison to be considered by the sentencing judge.
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Posted by Darlene Viera | September 5, 2020
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Darlene Viera
Carla Sanderson is an exceptional attorney who I feel completely confident with. She was there for me at a very difficult time and always showed that she cared by keeping in touch and explain with details ultimately winning our case. She’s efficient responsible and professional. I would recommend Carla to anyone who wants to get real results. She is fantastic.
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Posted by Sarah | April 19, 2019
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I had an employment law legal emergency. I was wrongfully accused of theft and about to be terminated. I was hysterical, traumatized, and needed legal assistance asap. THANK GOD my friend introduced me to Carla. Carla quickly solved my situation. But even more importantly, she was sympathetic and an outstanding listener. It was very clear throughout the entire process that Carla was invested in my personal journey and supportive. Once Carla resolved my very complex situation (in just a few business hours), Carla was there to hug as I was crying in relief and celebrating. So genuine, as if we were friends forever. This was one of the worst experiences in my entire life and i will never forget Carla's outstanding due diligence, professionalism, and character. I cannot say enough good things of Carla. I would refer all my loved friends and family to Carla. I would hire Carla as my lawyer again in a heartbeat. I am so grateful my friend connected me with Carla. Additionally, I would like to note I was in a hysterical, desperate and time sensitive situation. Carla did not take advantage and was extremely fair priced.
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Posted by Francesca | March 9, 2018
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The best experience I could have asked for
Carla, is an extraordinary asset to the legal community. Not only, is she well versed in her practice and knowledgeable, she is a complete pleasure to work with. She asks the right questions, to find the best possible solutions. Most important she listens,and helps you really understand what is taking place. Going through any legal situation may be terrifying, however I felt very confident that I had her to guide, and work with me. So much so I have hired her twice, which have both worked in my favor. I would completely recommend if you want the best, Carla is it!
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Posted by Alberto | January 3, 2018
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Great experience
Carla is a very competent and passionate young lawyer. She was interested in my case (great listener!), and helped me to find a resolution within the shortest possible time. Communication was prompt and clear. Very fair and well-deserved fees.
Posted by Anthony | March 24, 2017
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My wife immigration status
Carla, was a huge help in the entire process. She was very on point on getting the paperwork in order. She will never give us or you the wrong answer, she will go to her resources and get us or you the correct answers. Carla, is very professional and I will definitely recommend Carla to my network of people. :)
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2016
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general Practice
Carla is the most wonderful, reliable and honest lawyer I had never met, she devoted her sweet time and knowledge to help anyone that came to her for help. Carla had helped my friends and I in every step through law and I cannot be more grateful to know her as a law. THANK YOU
Posted by Jennifer | October 25, 2015
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Highly skilled lawyer...
I recently retained Carla Sanderson to defend me in a very sensitive case. My career and reputation were on the line in my community. Carla worked very hard for many months. Her knowledge and determination set her apart from anyone else that I consulted with. I felt confident knowing that she was in my corner. The outcome of my case was in my favor. I highly recommend Ms. Sanderson.
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Posted by Francisco | October 4, 2015
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Couldnt have asked for someone better.
She was always paying attention to me and my case. Would always keep me up to date with my case, and kept me well informed. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She's great and has a great personality.
Posted by Raul | October 1, 2015
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Dedication, passion and professionalism
I was recommended a list of Lawyers for me to contact for legal advice. I made few calls form that list before I contacted Carla Sanderson. But they all felt business as usual. The moment I spoked to Carla Sanderson over the phone, I knew this is the person I wanted to represent me. She showed dedication over the phone and passion asking me right away key questions about my case. Her interest over the phone and in person showed determination. This was the reason I decided to have Carla Sanderson represent me in legal matters. Carla was always realistic about my case and she kept digging deep and never giving up during the entire process. As a result of her knowledge and determination. We ended up finding enough information and evidence resulting in a good outcome for me and my case, and a favorable settlement. Carla also showed me that the most important thing was me, my state of mind and my health. Then business as usual. Carla Sanderson goes above and beyond any expectations and she is very passionate and wise about her career and that is the key element to succeed. I will always thank her for my favorable outcome and if I ever need legal advice or anyone asks me for a good lawyer, Carla Sanderson is the lawyer you want to represent you.
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Posted by Anthony | October 1, 2015
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Fantastic attorney
Carla was awesome. Really no other way to put it. I was told that winning a habeas corpas action was next-to-impossible, yet Carla won and I regained my freedom. Not only did she secure an against-the-odds favorable outcome, but her continuous support really helped me through this dark period. Excellent attorney, better person.
Posted by Cheryl | September 29, 2015
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An Attorney with a Great Mind and a Heart to Match...
There are many words one can use to describe an attorney, but empathetic and compassionate are not among the first that come to mind! However, Carla Sanderson personifies what a lifetime, law abiding citizen like me, who was wrongfully charged with a crime, hopes and prays for in a lawyer. In a system where justice isn’t always swift, and can often be unjust, Carla passionately does her due diligence in balancing those uneven scales for her clients. By using her intellect, intuition, extensive and exacting research skills, and her clear knowledge of the law, Carla goes to bat for her client(s). She never forgets that human frailty is in us all, and THIS is where her empathy and compassion set her apart from the rest. This rare combination of attributes serve her clients well and will take Carla all the way to the bench, if she so chooses! Carla’s legal skills, keen mind, and humanity made her my counsel of choice, a choice that won my case. Thank you, Carla.
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Posted by teresa | July 7, 2015
Great to work wIth
I worked w Carla a few years ago on a very personal and emotional case. Not only was she there for me professionally, but also used her skills and expertise to ease my fears and help me through the process.
Posted by Luis | July 6, 2015
Very professional, capable and excellent lawyer.
Im very grateful with her cause she won my inmigration case of asylum. She is awesome!!! Muy ordenada y puntual. Con gran dedicación a su trabajo. Hace muy buen uso de sus habilidades y conocimientos como abogado. Maneja muy bien los recursos y la información. Y sobretodo tiene gran caracter y personalidad para llevar cualquier caso.
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Posted by Sean | July 1, 2014
Strength, Knowledge, Perseverance and Personal Commitment
Ms. Sanderson recently worked with me in a civil case regarding employment discrimination. The case was complex, involved multiple states, and was against a very large corporation. Carla could not have been a better fit for my counsel. From our first connection, she was on point with every question and her attention to detail was only surpassed by her passion to help me fight what looked like an uphill legal battle. She was in constant communication with me and was available at all hours to discuss questions and scenarios that would arise throughout the case. Her fervor to not only succeed, but to help me understand how all aspects of the legal proceedings would affect me as a client, an employee, and most of all a person, is what makes her an incredible attorney.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Rubinstein & Corozzo LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • New Jersey Judiciary
  • 2010 - 2011


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla is an excellent attorney. She is thoughtful, careful, and gets great results for her clients. I have seen Carla navigate the most complicated legal and appellate issues, and plea negotiations, to achieve results far exceeding expectations. I highly recommend her."
General practice Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla is a fantastic lawyer! She's smart, thorough, and really advocates for her clients. If you're looking around for an attorney, stop now and hire Carla."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. She is highly regarded in her field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carla is an incredibly skilled attorney who cares about her clients and consistently delivers outstanding results. Unlike most attorneys with her track record of success, Carla is grounded and continues to exhibit tremendous compassion, patience and understanding—recognizing that many of her clients are at the most difficult times in their lives. Don’t be deceived by her gracious nature, though, as she is also a fierce and unrelenting adversary!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A simply outstanding attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Great attorney who works hard to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Sanderson is articulate, smart, aggressive, and a highly skilled negotiator. She is able to dissect complicated fact patterns, distill them, and formulate legal strategies tailored to each and every client's individual interests. Ms. Sanderson is one of the few attorneys I can consistently rely on to provide excellent advocacy via her thorough research, persuasive writing, and keen ability to think on her feet. She is also tremendously dedicated to her clients and cares deeply about the outcome of each case. I fully endorse Ms. Sanderson and anyone who retains her services can rest assured they are in good hands."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Carla Marie Sanderson
Carla Marie Sanderson
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 13 years