Keith I. Braunfotel began his legal career at the Kings County District Attorneys office in Brooklyn, New York. After leaving the District Attorney's Office he began representing Police Unions, including the New York City Policemen's Benevolent Association and the Rockland County Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. During his tenure representing police unions he was able to provide legal assistance to members on various legal issues; including personal injury, workers' compensation, criminal defense, and real estate.
Mr. Braunfotel continues to make time for his community. Mr. Braunfotel is the Chairman of the Assigned Counsel Plan of Rockland County, which provides underprivileged people with legal assistance. He is a member of the New City Rotary Club and an Executive Committee Member of the American Heart Association. Mr. Braunfotel is also General Counsel to the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Mr. Braunfotel is member of the Rockland County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Braunfotel graduated from New York University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business. He graduated from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1994 with a Juris Doctorate. He is admitted to practice in The State of New York including the Eastern and Southern Federal District Courts.
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Keith Braunfotel and his law firm have distinguished themselves as the preeminent general practice law firm in Rockland County. Keith Braunfotel has not only earned the respect of the members of the Rockland County Bar Association and Jurists on all benches, but the admiration of those involved in civic, community and charitable endeavors. Keith is learned in the law and skilled in its practice. He has an abiding loyalty and commitment to his clients that is second to none. Always available and always ready. We are fortunate to have Keith Braunfotel practice law in New York State.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Committee Chair of the Year||Rockland County Bar Association||2007|
|Forty under Forty||Rockland Economic Development Corporation||2006|
|Proclamation Keith Braunfotel Day||New York State Assembly||2006|
|Senior Partner||Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC||2006 - Present|
|General Counsel||Rockland County Solid Waste Managment Authority||2003 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||SUNY Rockland Community College||1999 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Kings County District Attorney||1994 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rockland County Bar Association||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Haverstraw PBA v. Town of Haverstraw||Major wage and benefit increase|
|People of the State of New York v. Thomas Cabot||Dismissal|
|Rockland County District Attorney Criminal Investigators Assocation v. The County of Rockland||Major wage increase|
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|Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Practice||Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Practice||2016|
|Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|New York University||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|New York University||International Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Rockland County Bar Association CLE||Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Practice||2016|
|IDV Training||Update on new court Integrated Domestic Violence Court||2007|