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Richard Ware Levitt

About Richard Levitt

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 Richard W. Levitt is an acclaimed criminal defense lawyer with a national reputation for excellence, whose practice has spanned more than three decades. Focusing on trial and appellate advocacy and post-conviction relief, he is also the author of numerous articles on criminal law-related topics, and lectures frequently for several organizations. Mr. Levitt’s wide-ranging practice includes the defense of individuals charged with political corruption, RICO, money laundering, capital crimes, drug distribution, fraud, tax evasion and other offenses. He is a past board member of the New York Criminal Bar Association and a past honoree of that organization, as well as a Life Member of the NACDL. He is a partner in the New York City law firm of Levitt & Kaizer. Together, Mr. Levitt and Mr. Kaizer are the proprietors of the nationally popular judge-rating site, The Robing Room ( He is also the author of the 1500-page Second Circuit Criminal Law Sourcebook (North Law Publishers 2016). Mr. Levitt received his J.D. from the University of Miami and his LL.M. from New York University.

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