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Roger Stavis is one of New York’s most experienced and respected criminal defense attorneys. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict in the state and federal courts-many of which were high-profile, complex, multi-defendant cases. Mr. Stavis has also argued more than 100 appeals in various courts around the country. He is a former prosecutor and is the former Chairman of the Criminal Courts Committee of the New York City Bar. He also lectures widely and is a faculty member at the Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. Litigation: 10%

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Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP

845 3rd Ave Fl 8th
New York, NY, 10022-6601


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iona College, Department of Political ScienceAdjunct Professor2012 - Present
Cardozo Law School, Intensive Trial Advocacy ProgramAdjunct Faculty1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York Council of Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New York State Bar Association (Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation)MemberN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Council on Criminal JusticeMember2010 - 2012
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Criminal Courts CommitteeChairman2007 - 2010
JFK Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North CarolinaGuest Lecturer1995 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Class, 494 N.E. 2d 444N/A
Associated Press v. Bell, 510 N.E.2d 313 (N.Y. 1987)N/A
United States v. El Sayyid Nosair 854 F.Supp.251 (S.D. N.Y. 1994)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Times“Perspective on the Finale of the Strauss-Kahn Case"2011
New York Law JournalFederal Plea Agreements Leave Open Risk of Prosecution In Other Districts"2010
New York City Bar Association“Report on the Merger of the Bronx Supreme and Criminal Court”2009
New York Times“The New Man at the Justice Department"2007
Matthew Bender PublicationCriminal Defense Techniques1991
Queens Bar Bulletin“Jury Selection in the Robert Chambers Murder Trial: The Successful Use of An Individual Voire Dire"1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
City University of New York, Queens CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York City Bar Association"New York Criminal Practice 101"2012
New York City Bar Association“New York Criminal Practice 101,”2011
American Bar Association“The Proper Role of the Courts in National Security,”2011
New York City Bar Association“New York Criminal Practice 101"2010
New York City Bar Association"The NEW New York Rules of Professional Conduct and Their Impact on Criminal Practice"2009