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Julie Rendelman

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   97 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC


Licensed for 29 years

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About Julie

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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.

    27 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Sex crime
    20%

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Violent crime
    20%

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  4. White collar crime
    20%

    27 years, 1,000 cases

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.

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Client's Choice 2021
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Top Contributor 2017
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Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 07/09/2022

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

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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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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Julie received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
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 Id | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
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The absolute best!!
We were referred to Julie by a family friend who was represented by her in the past and we are all extremely Thankful!!! The entire team was caring and responsive and had my case dropped and sealed within a few months. Thank you Julie!!
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2019
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The best defense lawyer in nyc. Hands down
Julie was a great help and source of calm from the very first call. I had never experienced a false accusation before but I knew I just needed to shut up and call a lawyer. She took my call directly and immediately began working on my case (outside of normal business hours!). Her experience as a prosecutor can’t be overstated and it was clear that she knew just how to handle all aspects of my defense. Once she got a handle on the facts she assured me I had nothing to worry about and as she predicted the case was quickly dismissed. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for solid reliable legal representation.
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Posted by Dionne, | November 26, 2019
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Thanks you. We appreciate all you did.
When our son called us to say he needed a good attorney, we as parents were concerned and afraid, we needed to get him a good and experienced attorney. We went online and looked for an attorney with a diverse background, one with experience as a trial lawyer and also a former prosecutor. We chose Mrs. Julie Rendelman of the law Offices of Julie Rendelman LLC, because of her experience. After meeting with her and discussing our son’s case, Mrs. Rendelman put us at ease with the way she went over the process, sharing with us what she could do and couldn’t do for our son. Mrs. Rendelman advised us that she would move for a full dismissal as her first choice, and it made us feel positive about moving forward with her and the way she would represent our son. Mrs. Rendelman kept our son informed at every step with what she was doing on his behalf, and was there with him at his court appearances. If she had another appointment she informed him well in advance that she would be sending her assistant Ms.Kristen Epifania, in her place, and if there was a rescheduling of appointments by the court, she updated him. This case was quite an experience for us, but having Mrs. Rendelman as his attorney, made it a successful experience. I would gladly recommend Mrs. Rendelman to anyone in need of a good criminal attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2019
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The Murphy's
We are from out of state and needed a lawyer in New York. We looked on line and found Julie. Julie impressed us because of her background and the versatility of her cases. Julie made us feel at ease during a very stressful time. She was very attentive to our needs and answered every question we had. Julie was very professional and extremely knowledgeable and was able to resolve our case without us having to go back and forth to New York. Hiring Julie was the best decision we ever made!! Thank you Julie! The Murphy’s
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Posted by Mary | October 23, 2019
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A True Inspiration And A Lifesaver
We want to thank Julie Rendelman and her firm from the bottom of our hearts for believing in our son and working his case so brilliantly. We appreciate the questions you asked, the research you did and the interviews that you conducted. Of course, we all knew the truth from the start but as you saw, many people who are appointed to uphold the law justly rushed to judgment without looking at the facts. We felt from the beginning that you and your firm wouldn't allow this injustice to happen...you circumvented our son from being just another statistic in the legal system. He's has been an awesome well mannered, trustworthy and hardworking person all of his life. He was taught to treat others the way he'd want to be treated but don't let anyone walk over him or mistreat him. He was also taught to be a leader...not a follower. He's worked hard to earn his Master's degree and my dream for him is that he continues to propel upward and live the life that God has destined him to live. Thank you, Julie, for keeping our dream and our son's future alive. On behalf of our entire family and friends, we love you and we are forever grateful.
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Posted by Petra | September 13, 2019
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Absolutely the best
Julie is kind, compassionate, tough and, most importantly, she's an incredibly effective advocate. She doesn’t just fight hard, she fights smart. She is a skilled former prosecutor with a deep and invaluable understanding of how the district attorney's office works. I was facing a stressful and difficult situation involving a family member. During our first meeting Julie clearly explained my full range of options and the likely course the case would take. She recommended an approach that immediately set my mind at ease. I felt for the first time that things would be okay. Julie quoted me a very reasonable price and then proceeded to completely resolve the case with amazing efficiency. Whenever I had a question or concern, she responded quickly by email or phone, no matter what the hour. I cannot imagine going through this process without her by my side.
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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

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

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 (16)
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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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 29 years
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Virtual consultation available