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Bruce Allen Yerman

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Bruce Yerman, Attorney at Law

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

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

About Bruce

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    As a criminal lawyer, I defend clients accused of DWI, DUI, DWAI, domestic violence, shoplifting, theft, larceny, forgery, sale and possession of cocaine, heroin, meth and marijuana, juvenile crime, sex offenses, prostitution, assault and homicide. I represent clients who are already arrested, as well as clients whom the police seek to arrest based on warrants and "wants". I represent clients from pre-arrest through sentencing, and at and at all Criminal Court proceedings in between.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    30 years

  3. Domestic violence

    30 years

  4. Family

I defend people who are accused of crimes. After your free consultation, you will leave my office understanding your case – and prepared to fight the charges against you – far better than when you arrived.

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Bruce Yerman, Attorney at Law
160 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY, 10038


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Posted by Cristy | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Order of Protection
Mr. Yerman was by far the most professional lawyer/human being I've ever met. He handled my case with such professionalism and kindness. He was able to get the Order of Protection vacated with such ease. He answered all of my questions and phone calls in a timely manner, was never judgemental for my wrong doings (HAVING AN AFFAIR). Thank you Mr. Yerman as you are a man of knowledge and I respect you whole heartedly.
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Posted by Kevin | June 27, 2020
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Highly Recommend #1
Bruce is amazing I have worked with many lawyers through out my life and bruce is one in a million my family case was extremely difficult and bruce made it happen he never gave up even with everything going on with covid19 he stayed positive walked us through all the processes we had to go through me and my family would highly recommend bruce to anyone in need of a strong attorney
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Posted by Tara | April 9, 2020
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Impeccable Services
I highly recommend Bruce Yerman on his impeccable services!. He is extremely thorough and professional. He pays attention to details and very knowledgeable. He also makes you feel at ease in a stressful situation. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Yerman.
Posted by Paula | April 24, 2018
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Look no Further!!
Bruce is fiercely competent. His professional experience, intelligence and character are above the rest. One phone call and I was sold. Searching for a lawyer I consulted with about 5 lawyers. No contest! Bruce is knowledgeable and has an excellent demeanor. Others were arrogant, intimidating, impatient and greedy. Bruce thoroughly explains every possible scenario throughout a cruel, unpredictable criminal court system. I received a timely response to my every inquiry. I was falsely arrested; the prosecutor was relentless. Bruce meticulously prepared for trail issuing subpoenas, gathering evidence such as videos, documents, hiring investigators, etc. He made an unbearable process almost pleasant. He’s strategic and sensitive to the opposition. Bruce went above and beyond. One evening he hand delivered a subpoena, ensuring a reluctant party turn over valuable video evidence. The results speak for themself. We were victorious! My case was DISMISSED! I have NO criminal record. I can happily move on with my life. It truly makes all the difference having an advocate who cares, keeps you informed and fights for you. I've recommended Bruce to friends. They can't thank me enough. A better lawyer you won't find!
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2017
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Great Communication and Helpful
I contacted Mr. Yerman for advice on a case that involved two states. Attorneys in both states were pulling at us to hire them and unfortunately, we didn't have money for that. I sought advice from Mr. Yerman and the advice he gave was honest, detailed and valuable. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2014
I have been in practice for over 50 years, and remain in active practice although I have given up handling criminal matters because of the time and effort that they usually require and the activity, dedication and emotional input (not to mention legwork) that must be given for each case. I recently had occasion to refer a matter to Mr. Yerman, calling him in the evening and getting his input and ideas concerning the matter. He immediately attended to the case, getting me all of the relevant information and the status of the proceeding (the client had recently been arrested and was in police custody)) within minutes, and advising me of his strategy to defend the matter. He also advised what the total cost would be to the client, and the probable outcome based on what I had informed him. All of this occurred well outside business hours. Mr. Yerman then went far beyond what was required, doing substantial work over the weekend, and successfully obtained the release of the client on a Saturday. I intend to use Mr. Yerman for all my future criminal matters, and to refer his services to my associates and colleagues. I feel confident that he work is up to the best, and that his fees are fair and reasonable. His skill, knowledge, experience and dedication is rare today in a world of rush, inattention and carelessness, and any client facing charges of wrongdoing would be well served to consider retaining him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2013
Bruce Yerman is very professional, competent and reliable. Mr. Yerman had my charges dismissed.
Bruce Yerman is very professional, competent and reliable. Mr. Yerman had my charges dismissed. He will fight for your rights and help you in your legal matters to achieve the best possible outcome. If you need a confident, reliable, honest and professional lawyer please call Mr. Yerman. I retained Mr. Yerman to defend me against Disorderly Conduct charges in New York City. I should not have been charged with Disorderly Conduct and the police were acting maliciously. Mr. Yerman was prepared to defend me in every possible way to ensure the furtherance of justice while working with me to understand other immigration implications. Receiving this charge as a tourist in New York it was very overwhelming to defend myself against the charge. I originally found a good review on Mr. Yerman so I decided to give him a call along with some other lawyers. He was the only lawyer that promptly returned my call (within 24 hours), all the other lawyers returned my calls a few days later and by then I returned to my home country. I spoke to Mr. Yerman further in detail again and received his legal advice. His legal counsel was honest and professional without any “salesman pitch” or even the slightest feeling that he was trying to grab me as a client. Further to that, and the American justice system being completely foreign to me, I spent approximately 2 months researching various lawyers and legalities. I could not meet any of these lawyers so I had to judge them based on telephone conversations and internet searches. After speaking to at least 20 lawyers, I found Mr. Yerman as the most sincere and honest. Some other lawyers I spoke to also seemed honest and competent but the reason I chose Mr. Yerman is because he returned my call while I was in New York, he understood what I was going through, and did not take advantage of my situation. He was also very knowledgeable and was adamant on my rights and defense; whereas, some other lawyers (and lawyer websites) were advising me that my only option was an ACD. I came to learn that many lawyers are quick to advise ACD as the only outcome. Apparently this is because it is quick money for them and they ignore other options for your defense. An ACD is not a terrible thing and many times if a lawyer can arrange that for you it is a great option; however, a sincere lawyer will explore all options with confidence before advising you that an ACD is your only option. I trusted and relied on Mr. Yerman to represent me through Power of Attorney and he appeared in court on my behalf as I do not live in New York City. It was daunting to not be present in court but Mr. Yerman made the process very comfortable. I can personally assure you that you are in good hands with Mr. Yerman; he is very competent and trustworthy.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bruce A. Yerman, Attorney at Law
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cromwell & Yerman, Attorneys at Law
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Staff Attorney
  • Nassau County Legal Aid Society
  • 1993 - 1996


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Vassar College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Teenage Murder Trial
  • Proved no intent to kill.
  • Domestic Violence
  • Acquitted at trial.
  • Arson
  • Negotiated “youthful offender adjudication” and no jail.
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  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Cum Laude
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 1992


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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Bruce Allen Yerman
Bruce Allen Yerman
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 30 years
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