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Yan Katsnelson, Managing Attorney of the Law Office of Yan Katsnelson, P.C., represents individuals in Criminal Defense. Mr. Katsnelson, a licensed attorney, is a member of the New York and New Jersey State bars, as well as the Federal Courts in New Jersey, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Mr. Katsnelson’s legal experience includes positions with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the United States Pretrial Office.

Mr. Katsnelson launched his legal firm to better serve individuals in New York and New Jersey that required customized service and personalized attention. As Managing Attorney, Mr. Katsnelson provides strategic counsel to all clients and prospective clients. Mr. Katsnelson began his law career at a New York firm where he assisted with all aspects of Criminal Defense including DWI, Drug Cases, Domestic Violence and all cases involving violence.

Mr. Katsnelson earned his Juris Doctor at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, New York, where he served as Vice President of the Criminal Law Society.


Languages spoken: Russian, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Jacob Zev Weinstein

    I endorse this lawyer. Yan is honest, intelligent and passionate. He is an asset to any client.


    Jacob Weinstein Civil rights Attorney
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  • Michael Iakovou

    I have referred many criminal defense matters to Mr. Katsnelson. I have always received great feedback from prior clients who I have referred to him for the aforementioned. Mr. Katsnelson' s grasp of the substantive law and overall ability to confidently convey it for the benefit of his clients makes him not only a great asset for his client but also for the legal community as a whole. I highly recommend Mr. Katsnelson.


    Michael Iakovou Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

60 Bay Street, 7th Floor
Staten Island, NY, 10301-4221


NYCurrently registered 201107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients Choice AwardAvvo2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo PractitionerThe Law Office of Yan Katsnelson2011 - Present
Legal InternKings County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2010
Legal InternUnited States Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Richmond County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Brooklyn Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. John DepietroDismissed
People v. Jeffrey PernickaProbation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
John Jay CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006