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Mehdi Essmidi

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   94 reviews

also known as Mehdi

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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
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About Mehdi

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SOLVING PROBLEMS FOR CLIENTS AND PROVIDING FIRST CLASS REPRESENTATION.

Mehdi is admitted to practice law in all New York State Courts as well as Federal Court (Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and Northern District of New York). Mehdi believes that each case must be treated individually and must have their own approach. Mehdi prefers to personalize the handling of cases with hands-on treatment. Mehdi believes in showing clients that their cases are a priority. Mehdi truly believes that every client deserves the best and most skilled representation has handled cases of every variety to the satisfaction and benefit of his clients. Mehdi handled cases in federals courts such as: federal conspiracy, RICO, drug, wire fraud, bank fraud, trafficking, aggravated identity theft, bribery and more… Mehdi’s criminal defense practice in Westchester County and New York City (all five boroughs) is centered around one key concept, THE CLIENT’S RIGHTS COME FIRST. Mehdi does not lie down just because the other side pushes back and his clients have benefited from rigorous, honest, and reliable representation from a New York City attorney that has worked on all sides of the Court and is passionate about fighting for his clients.

 

Why hire Mehdi Essmidi?

  • Mehdi was trained in Kings, Queens, New York, and Bronx County to handle Criminal cases. Mehdi knows the playbook and uses it to benefit his clients.
  • Mehdi is a hands-on reliable attorney that makes client goals a priority.
  • Mehdi is tough enough to stand up to the police, the feds, the district attorney’s office, and the Department of Justice to ensure that his client’s rights are protected.
  • Mehdi is a Moroccan and a Muslim raised in NY City that understands the challenges of being a minority in the U.S.A. Mehdi is passionate about the civil rights and freedoms that should extend to all people and he will fight for your rights.
  • As a Muslim son of immigrants Mehdi is sensitive to the needs of immigrant communities that are seeking to build a life in the United States.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
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Location

The Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi, P.L.L.C.
One Grand Central Place
Suite 4600
New York, NY, 10165

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Leonel | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MEHDI WILL DEFINITELY SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM
Mehdi is super professional, I'm extremely satisfied with the help he gave me with my case. I love the fact that he answered me some quick questions over the phone or text. He's a very punctual guy. I honestly felt like I was talking with a friend instead of a lawyer. Mehdi will definitely take care of your case beyond your expectations, and really mean that.
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Posted by Claudia Alvarez | March 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente service
When we hired the lawyer Mehdi Essmidi from the first moment we felt the support we needed, and above all the confidence that he was going to do the best for us, the results were more than good and he gives us confidence if we need help in the future, without a doubt. We would hire your services again.
Posted by Akbar | November 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal
My criminal case dismissed in a sort time and went Smoothly , mehdi was really nice and kind , I Highly recommend to go him for help. Thanks for all the help
Posted by Damion H | October 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding‼️
Attorney Mehdi Essmidi represented me in a trial and from the start I could tell that he knew exactly what to do. He was knowledgeable and prepared on the law.. Thanks to Mehdi the jury found me not guilty. More importantly thanks to his work, Mehdi helped me prove my innocence when the police wrongfully accused me and the prosecutors refused to help me find Justice. If you're accused of a crime and you need an attorney that can actually help you, you need to call Mehdi. He's definitely worth it.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2021
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The G.O.A.T.
I came to New York for a day and ended up arrested for the rest of the weekend. Once I was released I called Mehdi and explained my charges. The way he explained everything to me really calmed me down knowing how serious my charges were. Mehdi helped me get the best results and now I move on from my mistakes.
Posted by Jamie | January 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
2020 was a rough year for everyone. But for me it was even further burdened with my first arrest and being charged with multiple felonies. Thankfully I found my amazing lawyer, Mehdi. From our first sit down I knew I was in good hands. This man literally (and metaphorically) held my hand through almost a year of court appearances, charges, and eventually my plea deal. He told me one Day 1 that the best case scenarip would be a Disorderly Conduct but it would be a long and hard road to try to get that. Word to the wise: do NOT admit all your guilt at time of arrest! Somehow this magical lawyer did it, he got a plea for Disorderly Conduct! He worked tirelessly and hard for it. He calmed my anxiety and called me to give me updates as soon as he got them. Even though I know he had other clients, I very much felt like a priority. I was heard and understood. I can not express enough gratitude and thanks to Mehdi for, honestly, saving my life. Going through a criminal charge is very stressful and very scary. But Mehdi not only helped me but made me happy. I am overjoyed with how my case turned out. Highly highly recommend if you find yourself in a situation where you need a lawyer.
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Posted by Cher Du | November 15, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer you can find!!!
Mehdi is definitely the best lawyer you can find in the city!!! The most patient, calm and knowledgeable, just consult him for your case, and you will know!!! I feel very confident and secure having him help me. He will be the first person I go to for any future cases.
Posted by Fatima | May 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
The best lawyer NY has to offer! Hire him! He is the best of the best. I’ve dealt with many many lawyers and non are like Medhi. He truly cares about all his clients and goes above and beyond. He answers all calls, texts, emails all the time, morning, noon, evening. He is persistent, communicates well, and make sure you get justice. For many many months, medhi has been working with me on several cases. He understands the system and knows what is needed while supporting you. I feel he not only was a lawyer but a therapist, friend and family. I didn’t get no help, or answers from anyone besides Mehdi. I feel very safe having him as a lawyer. All I can say is hire him now, today, tomorrow and forever. Thank you, medhi for all you did and are doing for me! Thank you for going above and beyond
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Posted by George | May 6, 2024
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Beat defensive lawyer there is!
This lawyer went above & beyond for my case before even contracted. He took the case as if it was his own family member. Clear communication & completely honest. The pricing was amazing. I highly recommend Mehdi Essmidi!
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissal of a summons
Explained very clearly. Mehdi was very professional. I highly recommend him
Posted by Yeimi | March 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed & Sealed
I am extremely grateful for Mehdi Essmidi’s professionalism, honesty & hard work while working on a criminal case against one of person I love the most in this world . My spouse had been wrongfully arrested based on the lies of the mother of eldest child and Essmidi Mehdi went on and beyond to prove His innocence. The case was dismissed and seal and my husband’s name & integrity was cleaned. I would highly recommend Mehdi because of his knowledge, professionalism, honesty, hard work, & fairness. If you need a criminal lawyer who you can trust make sure you hire Mehdi Essmidi. Once again Thank you so much Mehdi Essmidi!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2024
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would recomend.
Mehdi is very professional up to the point no bs and honest. He wont be having you come back and milking you for cash like other lawyers, would highly recomend him.
Posted by Richard | March 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer very attentive
I had a custody case in regards to my daughter, Me. Essmidi went the extra mile. Always answered my text no matter the time and gave me all the information needed and necessary.
Posted by Marcia | October 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
I was given a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian. I was at loss. In one day, I called six attorneys who did not listen or were not interested in my case and gave me wrong information. By the end of that day, I found Mehdi and sent him a message that he replied promptly. He called me the next day, took his time explaining everything to me. I was impressed by his knowledge, confidence and care. I hired him and my case was dismissed. During the process, Mehdi was very attentive and kept us posted. I highly recommend Mehdi to anyone who needs an attorney. He’s exceptional.
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Posted by Clement | September 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Genuine Lawyer
Mr. Mehdi was very professional and gave great, honest advice for our case. He has a genuine concern for his clients and not only dealt with our case with great detail but also provided us with a better understanding of the law in general. We don't have much experience with the law nor being prosecuted against and Mr. Mehdi was fantastic for someone like us.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2023
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Best Lawyer in NY
Mehdi Essimidi is best of the best . Mr.Essmidi communicates really well with the people he represents. Very straightforward and honest . He’s very determined to get the best outcome for everyone of his clients.
Posted by Edward | August 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer with the heart of gold.
In times of trouble, you have a lot going on in your mind and are very concerned about all the moving parts to consider. The one factor that was constant through it all was Mehdi, the lawyer, whose care and compassion exceeded all imagination. We are so much grateful for his attention to detail and his constant assurance of the best outcome. Mehdi was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Lawyer Mehdi's calmness and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to me and my family. My family and I are externally grateful for his service and we hereby recommend Mr Mehdi without reservation.
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Posted by Roselind | August 25, 2023
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A lawyer who cares
Medhi was amazing with my son. He was with us through this entire ordeal. He made sure we understood everything and was so caring and kind and best of all made sure we had a positive outcome.
Posted by Shana | July 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Mr.Mehdi
I highly appreciate Mr. Mehdi's legal services. His patience, responsiveness, and expertise helped navigate my case with ease. His professionalism, coupled with his kindness, truly sets him apart. I confidently recommend Mr.Mehdi for his excellent work and dedication to his clients.
Posted by Steve | July 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mehdi is outstanding!
Mehdi is everything a person could hope for when seeking the services of a Criminal Defense Attorney. He is knowledgeable, professional, patient, reliable, and unwaveringly assertive in pursuing the best possible outcomes for his clients. His consistent guidance and reachability were instrumental in helping me navigate a very sensitive and serious situation, and he was ultimately able to steer me clear of all the charges being brought against me. Particularly invaluable, throughout the entire process, were the insights Mehdi was able to bring from his experience as a Prosecutor. I was impressed by Mehdi from the offset of our initial consultation and would recommend him without hesitation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi
  • 2022 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Greco Neyland P.C.
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx County District Attorney’s Office
  • 2014 - 2019

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Forcible Touching on the Subway
  • Case dismissed because the DA couldn’t meet their burden of proof without using impermissible character evidence.
  • Arrest for Drinking and Driving: Black male that doesn’t drink alcohol
  • Jury trial to a verdict acquitting him of all DWI charges.

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Law
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 2021 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Continuing Prof. Ed. Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • ALI-ABA
  • 2014
  • Service Award
  • New York State Courts
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Asian Americans for Equality Career Fair
  • High School Career Fair
  • 2023
  • Muslim American Society of New York Career Building Event
  • Legal Careers and the Practice of Law
  • 2019
  • Asian Americans for Equality Career Fair
  • Legal Careers in Government and Criminal Justice
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Mehdi
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mehdi is able to bring his experience as a former prosecutor to his defense practice whether it is at trial, in motions, or plea negotiations. He is a zealous defender of his clients with his ability to apply the law to real world situations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mehdi is an incredibly talented attorney. I trust his judgment and often get his insight on my cases. I wholeheartedly recommend him for any criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Other
"I have had an opportunity to watch Mehdi practice on both sides of the criminal law spectrum. First as a prosecutor and now has a defense attorney. His confidence in the courtroom is an invaluable asset that has provided benefit to both the State, and now his private clients. Should I find a friend or family member in need of help, I would rest easy that Mehdi would be able to provide them the same compassionate and effective representation that he has shown time and time again."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Other
"Mehdi is a very good trial attorney and advocate for his clients. He was a very respected prosecutor and is now an asset to the defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the fortune of working with Mehdi on several matters and watching him in action. Mehdi is an incredibly talented attorney with the necessary passion that clients look for in hiring an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mehdi cut his teeth as a New York City Assistant D.A. in the Bronx DA's office. He handled 100's of serious felony matters of all sorts. His transition to the defense bar was a seamless one, and he immediately began the arduous task of fighting against the machine that chews up and spits out criminal defendants each and every day. Mehdi is a compassionate advocate for the criminally accused, and he takes pride in helping every one of his clients. Having someone like Mehdi in your corner is something you will be glad you did when you hire a lawyer to actually fight for you. You can't go wrong with Mehdi by your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Essmidi is an intelligent, passionate, and extremely effective attorney. His experience as a former prosecutor, combined with his extensive knowledge of criminal law, makes him a powerful advocate to have in your corner. He sincerely cares for his clients, and I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Essmidi is an exceptional criminal defense attorney. I routinely refer criminal matters to him and my referrals have always been pleased with the results. I thoroughly endorse this attorney for criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mehdi is an excellent attorney, and he will do everything in his power to make sure his clients have the best defense possible. Mehdi is an accomplished former Assistant District Attorney who thoroughly knows the ins and outs of prosecuting and defending a case. I have known Mehdi since the first day of law school, through his internships at the Manhattan and Queens DAs' offices, his clerkship with a Kings County (Brooklyn) criminal court judge, and his eventual career with the Bronx DA's office. If I was ever accused of a crime, I would not hesitate to call Mehdi to handle my case."
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Mehdi Essmidi
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 7 years
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