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Lee A. Koch

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   50 reviews

also known as Lee Koch

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Lee

Learn Lee’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    When you have been charged with a crime, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 855.463.2204 today for a free consultation, stop worrying today.

  2. Domestic violence
    20%
    I personally speak with witnesses, comb through police records and thoroughly examine the alleged crime scene, if necessary. I also bring in experts who challenge the prosecution and help me prepare my trial strategy.

  3. Immigration
    20%
    Se Habla Español. Whether your goal is to live permanently in the United States or to work here temporarily, whether you are an undocumented worker, refugee, victim of human trafficking, an executive, or marrying your foreign fiancé, I can help you.

  4. DUI and DWI
    15%
    A DWI can be terrifying. If you have been charged with a DWI in NYC or the State of New York, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Call today for an aggressive approach to defense you deserve.

  5. Federal crime
    10%
    I go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. I have taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that I am dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and firm attention to detail, I am always focused.

  6. Sex crime
    5%
    Being charged with a sex crime can stigmatize a person merely from the accusation without any concrete evidence. When you are the person accused, you will very likely face hostility from everyone involved in your case including friends and family.

  7. Violent crime
    5%
    If you are accused of a violent crime, such as a weapons crime, murder, assault, rape, or more, call me now because you can't afford to wait. Get the tough defense you will need in New York today.

CLIENTS FIRST, JUSTICE ALWAYS. NEW YORK STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY.

As a veteran of the United States Air Force, I hold the same core values of "Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do" as I did when I served.  My training and expertise were in handling highly sensitive matters, computer systems, and developing technology to complete my mission.  My Clients First, Justice Always approach to handling cases means I will be there for you when you need me the most.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2018 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2017
Top Contributor
2017

Location

Koch Law, PLLC
Koch Law, PLLC
3296 Waterbury Drive
Wantagh, NY, 11793
Koch Law, PLLC
203 E Post Rd
Suite 5624
White Plains, NY, 10601
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and friendly
Koch Lee was really helpful in terms of giving me advice on my case and he was super personable!
Posted by Jonathan | July 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest lawyer of all time!!!!!!
There is a saying about attorneys that goes like this " God created snakes before attorneys because he needed practice first" I write this because with Lee you're getting a spectacular human being who happens to possess the title lawyer. When I came to Lee I was facing false allegations and had no hope. Lee's compassion and sympathy towards my situation helped me remain calm. When dealing with false allegations of abuse it is simple to have people question your character. Lee and his team never doubted me, they went above and beyond to make me feel at ease and to ensure that I fully understood each step of the process. Anytime I called Lee or his team I would get a response. When I say that he went above and beyond this is an example... my accuser used the order of protection as a sword and lied on the police report. I was arrested and told Lee about what actually happened. Lee is a named partner at his firm!!!! He could've sent someone else to collect footage to help prove my innocence!!!! Lee spent the entire day with my parents canvassing the neighborhood and pulling footage. At my arraignment Lee joked about having battle scars because of me.He had bruises and scratches from having to be in awkward positions to pull footage. Again he is a named partner, this man did not have to do that!!!! He could've sent another attorney or a paralegal !!!! This is the level of dedication you get at Koch Law!!!! Lee fought and fought until everything was dismissed and the truth came out!!!! More on Lee, as I mentioned earlier he is an incredible human with the title lawyer. He also secretly carries a second title.... you heard it here first, stand up comedian lol. In addition to the amazing legal advice and the fight he will put up for you.... the man will have you laughing and forgetting the issues you're facing. Sometimes you will need that escape from reality. I worked with Lee, Patrick, Edith and Natalia. All are amazing people and willing to do whatever to insure the best outcome for your case!!! Thank you Edith for dealing with me texting you evidence at annoying times!! Thank you for your patience. Natalia thank you for the important reminders. Patrick thank you for always picking up the phone, fighting for me, making me laugh and forgeting the issue at hand. Lee thank you for going above and beyond and making me forget my problems. You guys have a life long friend that is knowledgeable in mathematics and is willing to help you guys in anyway !!!
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Posted by Doreen | July 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
STUDENT
Koch Law is absolute the best.They are super responsive, excellent on getting all the paperwork organized, keeps track of everything, and you will not miss any details on any case. They are real, honest, caring, diligent, relentless, passionate, very efficient and timely. The best experience that I could have possibly asked for. I would definitely recommend Koch Law for any services.
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Posted by Ryan | April 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Lee is a straight up guy hands down. He is always available for his clients. Walks you through the whole process and fights to get the job done for you.
Posted by Wilson C | March 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Experience
Koch Law and their team are GREAT! This team is a perfect mix of knowledge, humor, compassion, and get it done. It has been a complete pleasure to have this team on my side. They make me feel as if they care. They are responsive, professional, experienced, and detailed oriented. With so many options out there, I am happy I chose Koch Law and its team.
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Posted by Mikheil | January 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
To Lee and Natalia, Thank you!
I will always be very grateful for the help I received from Koch Law. In the three years since I started needing their services, they have always exceeded my expectations. Whenever I need them, they were always available to help with a fast response, and their level of professionalism was always top notch. It was great to work with Lee and Natalia. They will explain everything in detail, and they made the process a learning experience for me. If you need an attorney, these are your guys. To Lee and Natalia, Thank you!
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Posted by Pamela | February 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY!!!
I am a professional in a high level position with a large corporation that requires a license. Last August I received a letter that caused me to experience a level of fear I’d never felt before. I needed legal assistance ASAP or risk losing EVERYTHING I’d worked so hard to earn. I faced possibly losing the license that ensured I had a job, could pay my bills and one day retire. I don’t have anyone paying half of the bills - my income is the only income. To lose it would be devastating so I needed to find the best attorney practicing in NYC - 8 states away from where I live. I spent days researching attorneys and finally found the one I wanted to retain. This was on a Sunday but I decided to call him anyway. I get multiple interruptions throughout the day and did not want to risk forgetting to call the next day. I was shocked to receive a return call that same day - a Sunday afternoon - from the owner of the firm himself. Not because the firm isn’t successful with plenty of people available to contact me the next business day. I received that call quickly because Lee is so passionate about what he does. He becomes invested in his client to a degree I found very surprising removing any doubts I may have had prior calling his firm. I was terrified because I was in an extremely uncommon legal situation. I had a warrant since 1994 that suddenly was electronically entered sometime in 2021. When the licensing board became aware of it they sent me letter outlining what they required from me to avoid losing absolutely everything. I had no clue why there was a warrant issued for my arrest until I read the attached background report now showing the warrant that included both misdemeanor AND felony charges. I hadn’t committed any of the crimes outlined in the report and they were very serious to say the least. With Lee’s assistance I was able to fly to NYC and return home with one warrant vacated. I still had to appear again several times but after meeting Lee for the first time and spend the day watching him maneuver effortlessly through the system all fears were removed and I could breathe again. Several things that stand out the most include communication and honesty. If I sent a text, an email or left a VM I received a response before the day ended. The great communication I received coupled with the excellent communication between Lee and his team demonstrated an excellence in customer service rarely found these days. The honesty I appreciated so much included both best and worst case scenarios in addition to the most likely outcome. Despite learning both warrants were issued because I failed to appear as a witness (I had no knowledge of this for 27 years) brought some relief as well. Lee and his team kept me updated every step of the way and ensured I felt as comfortable as possible appearing in front of the judges despite the fear of trepidation I was feeling walking into the courtrooms. It was apparent both judges respected Lee as a professional and as a person. His calming demeanor, sense of humor, his high level of knowledge and expertise in his field make me wish I could give Lee and his firm much more than 5 stars! There was no way of knowing the outcome however after speaking with Lee my overwhelming feelings fear and
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Grateful for Lee!
Lee was an absolute pleasure to work with! I searched through so many lawyers to try to find someone who understood internet libel specifically as well as the nuances of the case that was being threatened against me, yet Lee got it right away. I knew he always had my back no matter how I wanted to proceed, and he was patient with me as I dealt with my own emotional journey through the process. He knows his stuff, isn't afraid to fight, and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of his clients.
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Posted by Tatlyn | March 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A RARE GEM!!!!
Mr. Lee Koch is indeed a rare gem. His persona is not one that is taught but one that is innate and that's what sets him far above the rest. He values your time and make you feel important. He's never too busy for you. Mr. Koch attributes is world class finest.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Help
Great Help with getting my case solved was very open and understanding to what results I needed and worked on my behalf from start to finish if your looking for a fair price and great representation you found it
Response from Lee Koch July 21, 2020
Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad we got you justice with the gold standard of a dismissal. Feel free to call me on my cell phone if you ever need anything in the future.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer
Lee was an outstanding lawyer and we were lucky to have found and hired him. He spent an extensive amount of time with us informing us of our rights and presenting possible outcomes. He was a great listener and his professionalism was reflected in court, where we had a positive outcome. We will be forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Terrific Attorney and Very Generous With His Time
Lee Koch is a wonderful man and attorney. We spoke at great length regarding my criminal case and it was clear that he knows his stuff and is a very decent human being to deal with. The only reason I did not retain Mr. Koch was because I was already being represented by another attorney. I hope there isn't a next time, but if there is, I will not hesitate to hire him.
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Response from Lee Koch August 30, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. It is always my pleasure to help when looking for a second opinion. I know that I take the time for my client's to understand their situation more so than other private attorneys. When someone hires me, that person gets direct access to my personal cell phone, and around the clock attention from me or my personal paralegal. It is always my pleasure to serve those who need it most. Now that you have my personal number, feel free to call me if you ever have a future issue.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lee You are the man!!!
I first contact Lee Koch two days before my court hearing. I was misinformed about the severity of the summons I received and only after doing some research did I find out that I was facing a big fine, possible jail time, and my record being ruined. I found Lee with a quick google search and after having a conversation on the phone with him, I knew that he was the lawyer I needed. With such a short time of preparation, Lee was able to get my case dismissed and he handled it with me even stepping foot into the court house! Thank you so much Lee, you are indeed the man!
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Posted by Genevieve | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defamation Defense
I didn't even realize I had a court date coming up until the last minute. I found Lee after lawyers told me I needed someone specifically familiar with defamation. He got onboarded immediately and fought for me. He's very easy to work with and I was very satisfied with the outcome.
Response from Lee Koch June 6, 2019
Genevieve, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad you trusted me on such short notice, allowed me to go through all the documents very quickly, and we were able to nip this issue in the bud. As always, you have my cell phone number should you have any issues in the future. Thanks again for allowing me to take such an interesting case.
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Posted by Jade | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best!
First of all.... Thank you Mr.Koch for your premium service. You are an amazing attorney, there nothing more i could have asked for. I would highly recommend Mr.Koch if you are looking for someone to represent you. 친절하게 상담해주시고 도움 많이 주셔서 감사드립니다.
Response from Lee Koch March 29, 2019
It was a pleasure working with you, and thank you for trusting to me to provide the help you needed. I appreciate the kind words.
Posted by Johnny | January 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Lee was able to get my case resolved with the results i wanted very quickly!
Response from Lee Koch January 20, 2019
It was a pleasure working on your case. I think your case was the fastest case that I have ever resolved when working with another attorney. I am honored that you trusted me to appoint and direct the legal team involved in getting this resolved. You have my cell phone, so please call me if you ever need my help again.
Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and caring
I highly recommend Lee Koch. I was in need of legal advice regarding sponsoring an intending immigrant, and decided to seek out professional help. I found Lee to be an intelligent, articulate and personable attorney. He is knowledgeable about immigration laws and patiently helped me understand the complex aspects involving sponsorship and potential liability under a contract. During the consultation, he took the time needed to explain my rights and responsibilities as a sponsor, often providing further clarification on certain aspects of the law, and sharing several real-life examples to describe possible outcomes regarding the case. I am very grateful for the quality consultation I had with Lee, and would definitely reach out to him again should I ever need legal advice in the future.
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Response from Lee Koch December 27, 2018
It was a pleasure speaking with and advising you, and I am glad that I was able to help you make the right choice. I was worried that you could find yourself in a tough situation and a true financial hardship that could bankrupt anyone. Do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone if you need anything in the future.
Posted by Marissa | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!
He supported me from day one. I didn't get to meet him until later on and it was all worthy. I will always be thankful for all his support and help.
Response from Lee Koch December 27, 2018
Since you left your name, I will keep this just a bit vague. Thank you for trusting me to handle your issue. I know how pushy that agency can be when trying to tell them something they did not want to hear. I am glad we were able to work together via cell phone and e-mail, and it was a joy to meet you in person. I truly appreciated your kind words to me, and allowing me to help you through such an emotional time. I am overjoyed that we were to get this quashed before it got out of hand. If you need anything in the future, please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone. Have a Happy New Year!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Swift, fast and efficient
Lee was able to have my case dismissed in 2 days after speaking with the DA. After asking me a series of questions, and reading through my case files, Lee got to work once we decided to engage in a formal legal relationship.
Response from Lee Koch November 5, 2018
It was a pleasure working with you. Your case is the gold standard when it comes to preventing continued charges, and I always try to vacate the arrest for the federal government's reporting requirements for those working in financial institutions. I strive to make sure that there will be minimal to no lasting effects from a wrongful arrest. I appreciate your trust in allowing me to handle this case with so much on the line from investors and regulators.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lee is exactly the lawyer you want
I had an intersecting criminal/immigration matter that I needed counsel on. I called Lee's office and was connected to him in less than 20 minutes. Lee is kind, thorough and empathetic. He unpacked my case and explained the various factors thoroughly. I feel better after having consulted him because I know that I spoke to an expert. One, who on top of being incredibly knowledgable about the law, is also a decent person. I'm so happy I spoke to him and would recommend him to anyone.
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Response from Lee Koch September 12, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad that there is nothing to worry about with your case. If there had been, you definitely called the right attorney. Since you have my cell phone and e-mail, please feel free to update me on your case. Thanks again!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • Kids In Need of Defense - KIND
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate, Pending Admission
  • Greco Neyland
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Stampur & Roth
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Clinic Student
  • Post Conviction Innocence Clinic
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Program
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Safe Passage Project
  • 2012 - 2015
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Jane Doe
  • The client was found to be unfit to stand trial.
  • Jane Doe
  • No formal charges were brought against the client.
  • People v. Amaury Villalobos
  • Exoneration

Associations

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)
  • Co-chair Law Student Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Service Award
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Unified Court System Service Award
  • Unified Court System of New York
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (24)
Endorse Lee
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lee is a tenacious lawyer - he will make sure all aspects of your case are looked at with a microscopic lens. Lee is personable, and will go above and beyond, to obtain a good result in your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is one of the most honest and hardest working lawyers I know. He will make sure that no stone goes unturned in defense of you or your loved one. If you need a criminal lawyer in NYC, give Lee Koch a call."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Other
"Lee is an excellent attorney and is one of the most zealous attorneys I have met. When it comes to caring about clients' matters, he is second to none! I endorse Lee for his strong lawyering."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for immigration and Criminal Defense. Lee Koch has been running a successful criminal defense and immigration firm for nearly three years. He is an impassioned and capable attorney with an excellent record in immigration matters. His work with Safe Passage has allowed him to help many people that really needed his expertise. He uses that same expertise and talent to help people stay out of prison and stay in the United States. Lee is extremely capable."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lee helped me out on a case and was very professional, knowledgable and all around great to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee truly cares about his clients and will go above and beyond for them. He is hard-working and committed to providing quality service, and takes great pride in his work. If you find yourself in need of help, Lee will be there for you every step of the way."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Lee for any immigration matter. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field, and has educated me on several immigration issues. Lee specializes in the intersection between criminal defense and immigration defense, and understands the nuances in the interplay between them. Finally, he genuinely cares about his clients and zealously advocates for their interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing law in New York for many years, and I am very impressed with Lee Koch's work ethic, and his excellent ability to analyze legal issues and represent criminal law clients. His great personality is an added plus!"
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a diligent, hardworking, and a caring advocate in a system that lacks the human touch. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"Lee Koch devotes himself to his client's cause. He thoroughly collects and reviews all pertinent evidence and makes sure that he fully understands all issues before appearing in court. He is a great resource."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend Lee Koch to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee Koch aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. He is thorough, detail-orientated, and works tirelessly to protect his clients rights. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Koch's answers on Avvo indicate a high degree of knowledge in criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lee works hard for his clients, and is ready to handle whatever is thrown at him. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leroy fights relentlessly for his clients. He is good at identifying legal issues; is spot on with his research and a tenacious advocate in Court."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Lee A. Koch
Lee A. Koch
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available