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Julie Rendelman

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   103 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Former Deputy Chief of the Kings County District Attorney's Office. Rated Nation's Top 100 trial attorney in criminal defense. Handles both state and federal crimes, from violations to violent felonies. Lead attorney in over 60 jury trials.

    29 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Sex crime
    20%

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Violent crime
    20%

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  4. White collar crime
    20%

    29 years, 1,000 cases

RATED NATION'S TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYER IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE. FORMER PROSECUTOR. 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE.

As a former Deputy Bureau Chief with the Kings County District Attorney's Office, my background and experience in criminal law and investigations is both diverse and extensive.  I have handled thousands of criminal cases and was lead attorney in over 60 jury trials, including homicides, sex crimes, drug offenses, and white collar crimes.    I handle both Federal and State cases in all boroughs of New York.  I am a tenacious litigator who has a reputation for being fearless in the courtroom.   

I was voted Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel,  Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and the 2018 award for Lawyers of Distinction.   In addition, I received the Distinguished Service Award from my  former colleagues at the Kings County District Attorney's Office Alumnae Association.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2021 2019 2018 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2017,2016,2015,2014
Top Contributor
2017 2016 2015 + 1 ...

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Location

The Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
535 5th Avenue, Suite 2525
New York, NY, 10017
Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
32 Court Street, Suite #408 A
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Law Offices of Julie Rendelman
5036 Jericho Turnpike Suite 306A
Commack, NY, 11725
Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
1371 Virginia Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10462
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2014
Excellent!
Having Julie as my attorney was the best decision I've made. She was assuring, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Julie made the process very comfortable which allowed me to trust that she would get the job done. I was kept informed throughout the entire process and always clarified any questions I had. My only regret was not hiring her earlier. If you're in need of her services, I would 100% recommend Julie as your attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
Outstanding
Got pulled over by two police for no reason (saying that I did not stop on a stop sign). In the end, they didn't even give me a traffic ticket but instead handed me a misconduct for being "rude" and having an "attitude." I never argued but I was not submissive as well- I'm a citizen, not your inferior. I was cooperative, yet these NYPD think they can just hand out tickets to their liking. I was mad, but also worried because my career does not allow me to have any blemish- not even a violation. Luckily, I found blanch law firm. They were wonderful. I met Mr. Blanch, and he explained how ridiculous the whole event was and how they can help me. Later, Ms Julie contacted me and stated that she will be following my case. She gave me her personal contact info- in case if I ever needed to reach her during off hours. She kept me calm and informative the whole time- giving me constant updates as to the progress of the case. She was always reachable- either by phone calls or text message and will answer you back in a timely manner. During the initial court date, my case was dismissed with the help from Ms Julie. She is very nice and professional. Definitely recommend her to anyone who needs the help.
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Posted by PAT | February 21, 2024
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BEST OF THE BEST
Julie Rendelman, is the " BEST OF THE BEST". I had the honor of her representing me ! She is all business, and gets' right to work on your case. As I expected, she produced a positive result. If you want the "BEST", outcome then Ms. Rendelman, is the obvious choice.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
LOOK NO FURTHER
We all navigate this society against a barrage of pressures and peril. Many of our cities have become overrun with criminality. As we endeavor to keep our families safe, the victims can sometimes be falsely perceived as the victimizers. It is in these moments where the practice of criminal defense provides it’s most necessary function in our society, by ensuring that law abiding citizens are protected by our constitution, as opposed to becoming further victims of its’ inaccurate application. After tirelessly researching my options, I put my faith in Julie’s character and record. Her commitment, diligence, and transparency helped my family weather the storm. She ensured my families protection and delivered the best possible outcome with clarity and calming attentiveness. I am truly fortunate to have Julie in my corner and remain grateful for her deep expertise and exceptional work. There are many uncertainties to be faced within the criminal justice system, your attorney should not be one of them. If you find yourself reading this review, please take away from this that Julie’s excellence is undeniable and her work ethic is unquestionable. Be honest and forthcoming, listen to her perspective, heed her council, and you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2024
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An incredible lawyer - highly recommend!
I hired Julie for legal assistance, and she exceeded my expectations in every way. Julie's professionalism, friendliness, and accessibility made the entire process smooth and reassuring. With her expertise, I achieved a fair outcome, allowing me to leave the country and restart my life back home. As a client, I highly recommend Julie for her exceptional service and commitment to delivering positive results.
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Posted by benji | August 1, 2023
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A good lawyer knows the law
In a situation where we weren't sure how to resolve the problem, we met Julie Rander. God was gracious enough to give us the services of a distinguished New York City criminal defense attorney.instantly, we felt secure. Julie is compassionate, and the court will likely fall in love with her charming smile.
Posted by Dan | July 5, 2023
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The best possible outcome!
My minor stepson got in a little trouble last year, and we needed a lawyer fast. From a bench in the lobby of the police precinct I went on Avvo to look for the best defense lawyer, and Julie's name came up. I called the number (this was maybe 7 am) and got a text and call back from Katie Fernandez in less than 5 minutes. We explained what was going on, and she immediately called the precinct to let them know she was representing my stepson and to get more info on his arrest from them. Later that day she was able to get him released to us, and worked to build his defense case. She argued to get the case moved to family court, and ultimately all charges were dropped and his records sealed after a 3 month period with the only condition being that he didn't get into any more trouble. Julie and Katie were fully invested in the best possible outcome for my stepson, even checking in a few times afterwards to see how he was doing. We're so, so happy with the work they did, and can't recommend them enough.
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Posted by Jeff | February 14, 2023
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Help When Needed
She did excellent work in a Title IX case. Justice was served. Great representation!
Posted by Id | May 26, 2022
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A Great Defense Lawyer
I thank my family and I thank the wonderful people who helped me hire an amazing defense attorney - Julie Rendelman. She's a determined, strong, and knowledgeable lawyer. She and her people were there for me at all times and helped me enormously. I highly recommended Julie.
Posted by Anuj | March 12, 2022
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DUI
Julie was excellent. Her guidance and advice were on point. The case was dismissed because of her experience and knowledge. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Maxwell | November 4, 2021
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Best Lawyer
Julie Rendelman Is The Reason Why Am Walking Freely After Fighting Vigorously For Me Getting My Felony Charges Dropped If You Looking For A Good Lawyer Then You Are At The Right Place
Posted by Michael | October 27, 2021
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Fantastic Criminal Defense Lawyer!
Julie was extremely communicative, laid out all of my options and took the time to really understand what was going on with not only my case but with me as a person. Julie and her team are great and I would highly recommend.
Posted by Michael | June 5, 2021
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Got the job done AAAAA+++++
After hiring two previous attorneys that failed to perform I had decided to step it up and hire Julie's firm.The best decision of all. Three shining stars worked on my case: Julie Rendelman,Kristen Epifania and Katherine Fernandez. My misdemeanor could have put my professional license in jeopardy. The charge was reduced to disorderly conduct and my license is safe. Thank you so much for an outstanding job. Look no further if you want to be in the best hands. Thank you Julie!
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2021
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Best in the business
Julie and her team represented me in an exceptionally complex case that required an understanding of not just criminal charges but civil charges as well. From my first interaction with her in person, I knew from the very start that I was in confident, steady, knowledgeable and empathetic hands. Through her experience and unwavering commitment to representing me in a truthful light, the grave criminal charge that was falsely charged against me was ultimately dismissed, closed and sealed. I will eternally be in debt to her, as her help truly changed the trajectory of my life for the better. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking the best representation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2021
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A Great, Attentive Defense Lawyer
I was facing some fairly serious criminal charges and, having never gone through the system and the entire process being entirely alien to me, I was terrified and did not know what to do. I reached out to Julie based on her Avvo reviews and it was one of the luckiest decisions I’ve ever made. I called her on a Sunday evening with the intention of leaving a voicemail in the hopes she would call me back on Monday. Keep in mind this was shortly after my arraignment and release from the Manhattan Detention Complex and I was in a state of mild panic. To my surprise, she called me back a few minutes later (again, on a Sunday evening) and I got the sense almost immediately that she was the advocate I needed. She spent a lot of time on that first call asking me to walk her through what happened, asking questions to understand more about my overall story, etc., and then giving her initial thoughts and ideas. I never felt as if I was being rushed off the phone, nor was there any pressure or discussion of an agreement, and she patiently and thoughtfully put me at ease simply through her patience, demeanor and obvious expertise. Throughout the entire months-long ordeal, this level of service and advocacy continued. Whenever I had a question, concern, moment of panic, etc., Julie and her associate Kristen were always prompt to reply with answers and advice. I never felt like I was being told what I wanted to hear, but I was comforted by always having the feeling they were being forthright, and were on my family’s and my side. From the beginning, Julie had a sense that her odds were good of securing me a favorable outcome, and she and Kristen did just that: the charges against me were dropped and I’ve been able to put this entire episode behind me. I *fully* recommend the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman to anyone finding themselves on the business end of the criminal justice system in New York.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
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She is Amazing
"Thank you" is not a strong enough statement to relay the absolute appreciation and gratitude I have for Julie in all of the help she has provided. She literally saved my life and given me the opportunity to have a happy future. Julie was always there to answer my calls and emails while we were dealing with a criminal case against me. Julie is an expert in her field and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Gabriel | January 29, 2021
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Tenacious and no-nonsense
I can't recommend Julie Rendelman's services highly enough. Not only was she hyper-responsive and quickly made herself available whenever I had a concern; she is a skillful, masterful negotiator who went to the mat for me and resolved my case quickly. She is a straight-shooter, yet sensitive and empathetic. I felt confident and assured having her intelligence, experience, and tenacity on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
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False allegation of sex crime
I was falsely accused of a sex crime, a nightmare situation that any dating man (or woman) can find themselves in today. I hired Julie Rendelman because of her extensive experience in criminal law as a former prosecutor and defense attorney. Julie is knowledgeable and responsive (answers her phone even at 830am). She helped me understand what I was potentially up against. Julie is respected by the police and prosecutors for being thoughtful, competent, and ethical. I recommend Julie Rendelman highly.
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Posted by Shahid | June 6, 2020
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A True Virtuoso
By the conclusion of my initial consultation with Mrs. Rendelman, I left her office noticing her amazing character which in short can only be described as trustworthy, generous, caring, professional, humble, strong, assertive, encouraging, passionate, and confident. Mrs. Rendelman successfully helped me through one of the toughest moments of my life. She has an innate ability to understand and connect with those around her and formed strong bonds with my family throughout the case. She has a natural gestalt to picking up on social cues, making connections, analyzing information, and formulating strategies from the heart. Mrs. Rendelman does her research on the information/individuals surrounding a case and uses this as a foundation to find creative solutions to any problems that arise. She is the antithesis of a quitter and does not give up even when situations get tough; she saddles up and pushes through. Mrs. Rendelman went to great lengths to advocate for me further highlighting her resilient character. She is eloquent both orally and in writing. Mrs. Rendelman is nurturing and made me feel like not just another client, but part of her family.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2020
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Client
Ms Rendelman and her staff were wonderful in helping my son in his legal matter. They responded to my inquiries immediately and were very helpful in their explanations. I felt relieved because I knew he was taken care of. I recommend them highly for any legal need. They were amazing.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Julie Rendelman LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Deputy Bureau Chief/Of Counsel Homicide Bureau
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 2000
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Business
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. John Doe (name excluded to protect client's anonymity)
  • Dismissal of all counts
  • People v. John Doe
  • Dismissal of all counts
  • People v. John Doe
  • Dismissal of all charges after aggressive defense of client

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York Cares
  • volunteer
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Criminal Court Committee
  • 2014 - 2017
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Government on Ethics Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Lead Counsel Rated in Criminal Law- State Felony and Misdemeanor
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2019
  • 2019 Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Criminal Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Accredited Business with A+ rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Kings County District Attorney Alumnae Association
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Second Circuit Appellate Brief
  • Appellate Brief: People v. Barry McCrae
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Law and Crime Network
  • Host/Trial Analyst
  • 2018
  • New York City Bar Association Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court Competition Judge
  • 2014
  • Kings County District Attorney CLE
  • Effective Use of Cross Examination
  • 2013
  • Kings County District Attorney CLE
  • Voir Dire
  • 2013
  • Columbia Law School College Competition
  • Moot Court Competition Judge
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (45)
Given (17)
Endorse Julie
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie Rendelman is an outstanding criminal defense attorney whose ability is unparalleled. I have worked with Julie on a number of matters and have been impressed with her knowledge and strategic decision making. I highly recommend Julie as a defense attorney who is dedicated, without reservations, to the interests of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As fierce an advocate as one could ever hope for. Simply put, one of the best around."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Rendelman's answers on this forum indicate extensive knowledge of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Julie is a well respected former prosecutor from Kings County, and her knowledge and application of the law to help defend her clients is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Ms. Rendelman. She is a top-notch criminal defense lawyer and a zealous advocate for her clients. A highly recommended attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Julie for many years. She is a zealous fighter for her clients and I strongly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Rendelman is a highly talented and skilled criminal defense lawyer who has deep knowledge of her practice area and is an outstanding advocate for her clients. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is an extremely competent and experienced trial attorney. I recently consulted her on a homicide case I was trying and she quickly parsed the facts and spotted the issues. Her insight was very helpful."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Other
"I have been privileged to have observed Ms. Rendelman and observe the quality of her contributions to those of us who have a passion for contributing on Avvo. She has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else, and above all very knowledgable. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for her clients."
Federal crime Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Rendelman. You can tell from her thorough responses to questions on Avvo and sage wisdom that she has the passion and compassion necessary to be a fine advocate. She spends his own time giving advice to the Avvo community and that is something worth noting."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2017
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Julie earned significant contribution points in 2017.

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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 30 years
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