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Jay Russell Golland

Criminal defense Attorney at New City, NY

5.0   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.


I am a solo practitioner with a general practice in Rockland County.

My areas of practice include Criminal Defense, Traffic Tickets, Debt Collection, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord Tenant matters and more.

I started my legal career as a prosecutor at the Rockland County District Attorney's Office.  As a Senior Assistant District Attorney, I gained experience handling a wide array of criminal matters, from petty offenses to serious felonies.  I also supervised drug cases and was the ADA assigned to the Rockland County Narcotics Task Force.

I left the RCDA to become a Special Agent with the FBI, where I was awarded the Fidelity Bravery Integrity award.  I investigated White Collar Crime in the New York City office.


In 1999, I entered private practice as a solo practitioner.  I have over 11 years of experience handling many different areas of law.

I can bring Experience, Integrity and Advocacy to your case.



Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2012

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Jay Russell Golland
254 South Main St.
Suite 500
New City, NY, 10956


5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
Excellent Job
Got a speeding ticket which really was unfair. The officer gave completely inaccurate information. Jay represented me and was able to plea it down to parked on a curb with no points. He did a great job!
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2012
Great experience
He was great I live far from where I got the ticket he represented me and kept me well informed through the whole time. Emails sent from him were informative and detailed would recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
points reduction
Very please with the results. I got two traffic tickets in Suffern with 5 points on my license and Mr. Golland was able to negotiate a reduction in both of the charges. Each reduced to parking tickets. NO POINTS and NO MOVING VIOLATIONS in NY state. YAY!!!!
Posted by Shirley | October 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Communicating with Mr. Golland was great. He listen and offered solutions. My situation was handled with minimum stress. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Joseph | December 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Legal Services
Mr. Golland legal knowledge and excellent communication skills provided us with clear concise information through the buying and selling process . Friendly , Professional and always available we highly recommend Jay Golland and his legal expertise.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Violation
Got stuck with a traffic ticket where i was unable to attend the court date as I moved out of the area. Worked with Jay starting as a consult, and turned into him representing me at the court date. He made the whole experience painless and was able to plea down from my original moving violation to a violation that did not incur any points on my license. Would definitely recommend.
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Posted by Chris | May 16, 2015
Excellent Results
Received a sketcky speeding ticket, but who has time to go to court? I turned everything over to Jay and he plead it down to prohibited stopping. Best of all, no points.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2015
He's your guy
Jay is knowledgeable, helpful, responsive at any time of day or night. His patience with naive questions amazed me. Thanks Jay. We would definitely use Jay again.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2015
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Excellent results, very professional and everything was handled online or via phone. I completed the quick online intake form during the weekend and received a call back from him within the hour! He handled everything quickly and efficiently. After my initial conversation, he eased my concerns. He represented me in court so I did not have to appear. He pled my three tickets down to a parking on pavement with no points and a minimal fee! I am very, very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to do business with him again!
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Posted by Matt | April 23, 2015
Easy Professional Experience
I got a speeding ticket in NY state, for going 68 in a 45. I researched, called, and emailed several lawyers. Chose Jay Golland and I'm happy with my choice. Gave me clear explanations of what I was facing, and a realistic outcome(no lofty guarantees). I did not have to go to court, he went for me and got the 6 pt ticket reduced down to 2 pts. This saved me the $300 DRA charge, plus the higher fines and reduce the amount my insurance may increase. Thanks Jay!
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Posted by Viktor | February 11, 2015
Outstanding work
Mr.Golland represented us in court and got a speeding ticket reduced to no-point violation. He was very professional. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2015
Great work!
I got two tickets out of state, one for speeding and one for cell phone use, and Jay Golland got both of them reduced to no point violations.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2014
Does evictions well
I am a landlord and am very satisfied with the end result of my eviction proceedings. He was able to get my tenants out in a timely matter. I have used Jay for a number of evictions already, and will use him again if the need arises.
Posted by Thomas | February 16, 2012
Mr. Young of Montebello NY
Professional, knowledgeable, My son and I have obtained Mr. Golland's service many times, each time Mr. Golland gave us positive result. Look no further....
Posted by Tom | March 9, 2011
Outstanding and Knowledgeable Attorney
My experience with Attorney Jay Golland was a very pleasant one given the circumstances. Jay was extremely well prepared and knowledgeable keeping me informed every step of the way. I felt very comfortable and confident having him represent me. I highly recommend Jay to anyone in need of an Attorney.
Posted by Artem | March 8, 2011
Professional in every respect.
I've closed 2 houses with Mr. Golland. He did his job well in both cases. If I will need legal advice in the future I have his phone number and won't be looking for anybody else.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2011
Excellent attorney
Jay is a terrific attorney, he represented me twice in the last three years for real estate transactions. Jay was extremly helpful and knowledgable he took the time to explain everything in detail. I felt very safe with Jay. He was very professional and always prompt in his response. Jay definitely looked out for my best interest. I have even recommended him to other family and friends and he has never let us down. I highly recommend Jay.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Village of Montebello
  • 2011 - Present
  • Special Agent
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Rockland County Office of the District Attorney
  • 1993 - 1998
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 1993
  • University of Delaware
  • B.S.A.S.
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People of the State of New York v. Karen Lampert
  • Dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.


  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Law
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Liberty Bell Award
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • 2022
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity Award
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1998
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  • Reference Sheet for Criminal Attorneys
  • CrimCribs
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice Section Meeting
  • CrimCribs as a Tool for Criminal Attorneys
  • 2008
  • Rockland County Police Academy
  • Search and Seizure
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
Endorse Jay
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jay Golland. We have worked on a number of matters together and Jay is a very knowledgeable attorney who cares for his clients. He is an excellent attorney, I think so highly of him that I refer our L&T matters to him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is without hesitation that I endorse Jay Golland. He is an extraordinary attorney that possesses vast knowledge on the areas he practices. I have worked with Jay on many cases, and he handles the majority of my real estate matters. He is a top-notch attorney, who communicates well, and is very influential in our legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an excellent litigator and well respected attorney. His knowledge of the law together with his ability to address the needs of the client is outstanding. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay has a great understanding of the law, its procedure and how to work hard for his client's interests and fairly negotiate a resolution of a matter with opposing counsel."
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay Golland is an experienced, competent attorney. He is intelligent and can always be counted on to provide a thorough legal analysis of an issue. He also cares about his clients which is an important quality."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is an attorney with a keen attention to detail and a strong moral compass, which ensures that all his clients receive his very best. He is a top practitioner with a great reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and regularly refer clients to Jay because he combines detailed knowledge of his area of law with true compassion, making him a true asset for any client in need of his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Jay is hands down one of the top attorneys in his field. His level of experience is unmatched and is what brings me to endorse Jay without question."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an excellent attorney. He is well respected by both the bench and bar. A tenacious advocate both in the Courtroom and at the negotiating table. I would recommend him highly with total confidence in his abilities and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated professional committed to getting the best possible result for his clients. I have had cases against him when I was an assistant district attorney & he is not one of those attorneys that just accepts an easy plea- he fights for his clients! He holds the Prosecutor to their burden and gets great results for his clients. Mr. Golland is also well versed in civil litigation and I personally have recommended friends and family members to contact him for help!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay has one of the finest reputations in his field. He is universally respected, a fine advocate and a caring person. Should the need arise, you will be in extremely capable hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend my colleague, Jay Golland. I have had the pleasure of referring several matters to Jay over the years, (criminal defense, as well as real estate transactions--commercial and residential) and I have always received extremely positive feedback regarding his work. I have known Jay for many years and I can say, without hesitation, that Jay is very honest, smart, and performs his work with the utmost diligence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to provide this endorsement for Jay Golland, Esq. Having worked with and known Jay for many years, I have found him to be an excellent attorney with a unique insight for the many issues facing his clients. As a criminal defense attorney, Jay brings to his cases a lifetime of experience earned while working as a prosecutor and F.B.I. agent. Together with his many years of experience in criminal defense, Jay is an attorney who consistently exceeds his client’s expectations and is an extremely well respected member of the bar."
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