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Keith Ian Braunfotel

Criminal defense Attorney at New City, NY

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Keith I. Braunfotel concentrates in issues arising from vehicle stops. DUI / DWI, drug offenses, and traffic tickets top the list of cases that we regularly handle.

    30 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    25%
    Keith I. Braunfotel has extensive experience representing police unions, including the New York City Policemen's Benevolent Association, Rockland County PBA, Haverstraw Village PBA, Town of Haverstraw PBA, and the Rockland County District Attorney Criminal Investigators. He provides legal advice and assistance to members on various legal issues, including violations of collective bargaining agreements, disciplinary proceedings, and GML 207-

    27 years, 250 cases

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Keith I. Braunfotel represents those injured as a result of car and truck accidents. In most cases human error (negligence) is at the root of auto accidents.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

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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Location

Braunfotel & Frendel LLC
49 Maple Avenue
New City, NY, 10956-5014

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2023
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Legal Excellence Guaranteed
I highly recommend Keith. He was very professional and knowledgeable. I was extremely happy with the outcome relating to a violations dispute. His office was very diligent and personable.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2023
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Excellent service
Attorney Broanfotel and staff have been a joy to work with. They are very empathetic and understands clients needs. They set your mind at ease with their professionalism. I would highly recommend them !
Posted by Yan | April 18, 2023
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10/10 Recommend!
I cannot recommend Keith Braunfotel enough! He is an exceptional attorney who goes above and beyond for his clients. His attention to detail, expertise, and strategic approach to criminal defense is unmatched. From the very first consultation, Keith took the time to listen to my concerns and explain the legal process in a way that was easy to understand. He kept me informed every step of the way and always ensured I was comfortable with our decisions. Thanks to Keith's hard work and dedication, we achieved a fantastic outcome in my case. If you're in need of a criminal defense attorney, look no further than Keith Braunfotel. He is the best in the business! Keith, thank you for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2022
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The best attorney
My family member hired Attorney Keith Braunfotel to handle a serious legal matter. I honestly thought that there was no hope in resolving this case. Keith used his intelligence and resolved the legal matter. If you are in a situation that you may think there is no hope, do not hesitate just call Attorney Keith Braunfotel. He is very intelligent and knows how to do his job well. The outcome will make you hopeful that justice still exists. Keith Braunfotel is a phenomenal Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2022
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
If you are looking for the best lawyer to handle your case look no further. Keith is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I am completely satisfied with the efforts and results, worth every penny!
Posted by Aown | August 2, 2022
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Great experience, highly recommend
If you need an attorney, look no further. Very responsive, extremely professional and the results speak for themselves!
Posted by Eric | January 27, 2022
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Amending my Will
I had a difficult time amending my will after losing my Wife. Keith and Eloisa had the patience to work with me over several visits to help me in making difficult decisions.
Posted by Marina | December 20, 2021
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MRS.
The law firm of Keith Braunfotel and & Frendel handled a Landlord - Tenant issue for me. They did an amazing job. They are friendly , effective, and great advocates for their clients. They handled everything and briefed me throughout as to what to expect. Keith made sure all evidence was in order, and his confidence in my case was assuring. The case was resolved in my favor . I strongly recommend him. He is an expert . The service provided by Keith Braunfotel and his firm is second to none.
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Posted by John | December 18, 2021
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Way beyond the call of duty
A young immigrant friend, purchasing a first home, found himself navigating not only a foreign language, but a totally unfamiliar business and legal environment. Accompanying him on this challenging voyage, I steered him to Keith Braunfels’ firm. Where Eloisa Polanco went way beyond the call of duty, as she professionally, patiently and humanly took the time to help him understand each new step of the way. Which unexpectedly became vastly more complex than anticipated, due to need to navigate the regulatory, environmental and legal responsibilities surrounding an oil-tank removal prior to closing.
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Posted by David | October 8, 2021
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Terrific law office
Their law office handled a closing on the sale of our house. They were professional and protected my interests throughout the process . I highly recommend them. Eloisa is amazing .
Posted by Ron | September 28, 2021
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Did a great job on a last minute case
I am a lawyer. I asked Keith to handle a case for a client of mine. I literally called him a few minutes before the court appearance. His office was very close to the court so he ran over and handled the matter a few minutes later. He got a great outcome!
Posted by Robert | September 23, 2021
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Great experience, highly recommend!!
Eloisa was consistently in touch with me about my cases. Keith Braunfotel did an amazing job and managed to get better outcomes in all cases than I could have possibly imagined. I’d HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
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Keith Braunfotel Wants To Win!
I had a consultation with Keith Braunfotel and decided to hire him to defend me in my case. Keith had come highly recommended. It was at my first court appearance when I knew I had made the right decision. It was there that I realized that Keith wanted to win more than I did. Keith takes on each case as if they were his own. He knows the law, is always prepared, and you will have the utmost confidence in him. After a lengthy battle in the courts, Keith was able to get my case dismissed.
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Posted by Michael | September 15, 2021
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Highly Recommend
If you need an attorney, look no further. Very responsive, extremely professional and the results speak for themselves!!
Posted by Miguel | March 22, 2021
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Excelente
In the times of today, it is rare to find a lawyer that cares for their clients in the way the lawyers and staff at Braunfotel and Frendel do. Keith Braunfotel is an exceptional lawyer that cares deeply for those he is advocating for. In my personal experience, they completely turned my legal case around when it seemed like there was no solution. Passionate, kind, and very knowledgeable, there is no one else I would rather turn to seek help. Also, the staff and Assistant Eloisa Polanco are very caring people who will find any way to accommodate their clients. If you are in need of a professional, knowledgeable, with experience, and caring lawyer, then this is the law firm for you.
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Posted by Jill | December 7, 2020
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Great practice - excellent outcome
Keith supported us through the whole process and made a difficult situation manageable.
Posted by Lisa | December 4, 2020
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Keith Braunfotel review
Keith and Eloisa did a great job handling the successful sale of my condo. I really appreciate that we were able to avoid the closing and sign all the documents the day before. Eloisa did a great job!
Posted by Gionna | October 19, 2020
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Highly Recommended!
Keith and Team have been wonderful in representing me for a personal injury case! I was kept abreast of everything going on with my case. My questions were always answered thoroughly and timely. The level of customer service is 100%. Either my calls were taken right away or I received a call/email back within the day. The office is in a convenient location and easy to get to. I felt comfortable working with all the staff from day one and highly recommend Keith and the Braunfotel office.
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Posted by Aryeh Katzin | April 30, 2020
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Keith Ian Braunfote
Thank you for your great help! Negotiated with the judge, reached a great deal. You did a professional service and exactly what promised in a timely fashion.
Posted by Jonathan | January 27, 2020
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Great Firm!!!!
I called the firm to help a friend out with an automobile violation. We do not live in the area. Eloisa, Keith assistant, went above and beyond to make the whole process absolutely painless. Communication was great. And there was no need for my friend to take a day off of work for court. They handled everything. He was also extremely happy with the outcome as well!!! Do not hesitate to call them...
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Rockland County Solid Waste Managment Authority
  • 2003 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • SUNY Rockland Community College
  • 1999 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorney
  • 1994 - 1997
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • New York University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991
  • New York University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • 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
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2018 - 2019
  • New City Rotary
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Sterns Award
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • New City Rotary
  • 2018
  • Alumni of the Year
  • Rockland Community College
  • 2016
  • 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
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Publications

  • Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Practice
  • Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Practice
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Rockland County Bar Association CLE
  • Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Practice
  • 2016
  • IDV Training
  • Update on new court Integrated Domestic Violence Court
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith in a excellent and experienced attorney who I would not hesitate to send any friend or family member. His reputation amongst both his colleagues and judiciary is outstanding. Highly recommended"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeharedly endorse this lawyer. Keith is an extremely able and competent attorney. His reputation is impeccable. All of the Judges and lawyers have a mutually respect for him. On top of that, he is affable and one of the finest people I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is the consummate professional. We have referred clients to each other and I have always had a positive experience working with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Keith Braunfotel over the past several years and have always received very positive feedback on his work. Keith is a well respected member of the legal community in Rockland County who displays the highest levels of ability, courtesy and integrity. I would not hesitate to recommend and endorse him to anyone seeking experienced and intelligent counsel."
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New City Criminal defense Lawyer Keith Ian Braunfotel
Keith Ian Braunfotel
Criminal defense Attorney
New City, NY
Licensed for 29 years
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