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Robert Steven Gershon

Criminal defense Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.7   9 reviews

also known as Rob Gershon

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I represent people in NY State who are charged with felonies, misdemeanors, violations and traffic infractions. I am a former Assistant District Attorney. I have been appointed as a Special Prosecutor numerous times. I am the former President of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association. I sit on the Advisory Committee to the Presiding Justice on the Assigned Counsel Plan for the Second Department. I am a member of the Judicial Screening Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association.

    28 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Family

    28 years, 2,500 cases

I am solo practitioner with offices in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The main areas of practice are criminal defense, matrimonial law and family law. I have been a member of the Bar in New York since 1992. I am also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.  My first job out of law school was as an Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office.  After four years there, I went into private practice.  


I am committed to providing outstanding legal services to my clientele.  My clients get the personal attention that they so deserve.  Phone calls and emails are always returned promptly and I make all of the court appearances myself.  



Photos and videos

Robert S. Gershon being sworn in as 
School Board Trustee, May 2013


Law Offices of Robert S. Gershon
142 Joralemon Street Suite 5A
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Posted by [email protected] | September 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
First of all I must say that God had bless myself and my mother with meeting Mr Robert Gershon. He is hardworking patience, very easy to talk to. He always took time to explain everything to myself and my mother. He was never at anytime aggressive compare to other lawyers that I have heard about. Mr Gershon is a sweetheart. He is one in a million. No one recommended him to be. Oh yes someone did, that's God The Almighty. I was looking for a good divorce lawyer for my mom so I decided to pray and go through the internet. I contacted a few Attorneys. After praying on it I was directed to Mr Gershon by God. After meeting with him I told my mother we will stay with Mr Gershon and that was the best decision I made for my mom. He was always on time in court. He always came prepared with his paperwork and I must say always dressed fresh and professional. My mom always said what a handsome man he is. (Had to put that in) He never pushed for his payment. He is one in a million. I always had faith in him. In the beginning my mom commented that he was too young, but when she saw what he had to put out she was convinced that he was the right choice. My mom case was very lengthy and even though I know he felt a little tired he never showed it. He is a decent man. His parents raised him well. So easy to talk to. I will recommend him highly to everyone. He is very sympathetic. He is.a friend. He treats you as though you are his family. Thank you Mr Gershon. God bless you and your family.
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Posted by Sonya K. | September 2, 2018
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He is our Hero! Thank you a million times over!
Words cannot express the amount of gratitude, appreciation, and ultimately indebtedness our family has and feels for Mr Robert. I have been in a heated custody nightmare for over a decade, and our last experience with a local lawyer was an utter joke. I was referred to Mr Robert office by two relatives of mine when circumstances once again turned negative, and he and his staff were both amicable, and VERY knowledgeable. From speaking to him during the initial consultation I saw more passion, empathy, strategy and experience then I saw in my previous lawyer during the whole time he represented our family. I knew immediately that he was the one to represent myself , my son, and ultimately our entire family as this has been a nightmare for everyone. Having had such a horrible prior experience, I was hesitant, emotional, and to be honest so exhausted from the years of negativity my son and I as well as our family had endured. Mr Deller took his time and asked questions, and kept me calm throughout the entire process, he broke down the case and our situation, and he and his staff followed up in a timely manner to ensure I had the latest information. They took my hundreds of pages of ten years of reports and documents, and turned it into an amazing stipulation that had my son and my best interest front and center. Mr Robert was nothing but honest and forthright and it was much appreciated, I was left with no false hopes or expectations. My only regret is that I did not hire Mr Robert Gershon sooner, we all will be forever in his debt, and forever humbled by his service! He is our Hero! Thank you a million times over!
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2018
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best lawyer his not out there to take your money
Robert clearly laid out a plan that helped me through this difficult and unexpected divorce. I was able to be in a situation where I could keep my home which was all I had left at this late stage of my life. He was patient and tolerant. His experience was exhibited in his clear understanding of the law and the courts.
Posted by Darius | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My Son's Defense
Mr. Gershon is very professional and caring when it comes to defending his client. He defended my son on several cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. Mr. Gershon persistence and hard work helped my son during this difficult time and everything worked out for the best. He always kept me posted on the cases and took time to talk to my son on what he has to do to say out of trouble. I would definitely recommended him to anyone in need of an excellent attorney.
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Posted by William H. Wilson | December 20, 2016
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The most gifted Lawyer in Brooklyn
Criminal Case Lawyer, Mr. Robert Gershon, represented me for my criminal case. He was the best on time, punctuate, precised, skilled lawyer I ever seen. He, personally gets involves with his clients case whole heartedly. This was my first time ever hiring an attorney to help me out of a rough situation and he did. Mr. Gershon, is educated in the law. He is very,very, verbally articulated as well. I highly recommend Mr. Gershon, to anyone having any type of court matter that is needing the immediate attention of a lawyer (accidents, injuries, divorce, criminal case, law suit)- Mr. Robert Gershon, is the man you need to hire for the job. Robert Gershon equals = A (5 ***** star rate). Mr. Robert, may God continue to bless your practice. 12/6/2016
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Posted by Lizbeth | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Forever thankful
I just wanted to express my greatfulness for all his help, support and professional work. He is always willing to listen, help and answer questions. He is an honest, patient, bright, understanding and dedicated lawyer. From my first meeting with him I knew I had the right attorney. He is the best. I would recommend him to all. From the bottom of my heart thank you very much Mr. Gershon. God bless you and your family.
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Posted by Marla | March 5, 2015
trustworthy and reliable
I am so pleased with the way Rob Gershon handled my case. He explained everything and was so patient. He was always on time for court and prepared. I have recommended him to other family members and friends.
Posted by Lukian | March 3, 2015
Positive experience
I had a very positive experience working with Attorney Gershon. He was more than willing to answer my many questions and truly took the initiative to familiarize himself with my needs. His plan of action from start to finish was professional and effective. I am very pleased with the results and would highly recommend his representation to others.
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Posted by Krystal | August 16, 2023
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Krystal Charles former Assistant Deputy Warden for the NYC Department of Correction
I hired Rob Gershon prior to hiring Michael Mueller . He had my case from October of 2022 until August of 2023. A total of 10 months. Initially prior to highering him I filed my own custody visitation child support paper work with the courts and uploaded my documents into the Edds and wrote my own acs appeal letter. Rob did make several court appearance and file motions and petitions after I hired him however , I was not pleased with his performance because the case was not progressing. I reported him to the bat association as well however he charged $4,500 and in his invoice he did do more work and he refunded me $700 for the work that I did and that he did not do. Therefore, he was fair because he refunded me what was owed to me with Michael Mueller I have to go to the bar to dispute my refund for him robbing me and charging me 10,000 unnecessarily when majority of the work was already completed by Rob and myself . So I will say Rob is fair but I wasn’t pleased with either of them now I am seeking a 3 rd attorney .
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Robert S. Gershon
  • 1996 - Present
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Robert S Gershon
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1996


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Maria B. v. David B.
  • Final Order of Custody to my client
  • People v. John G.
  • All charges dismissed


  • Appellate Division: Second Department
  • Advisory Committee member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Judiciary Committee member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2013


  • New York Law Journal
  • A Judge's Exercise of Discretion
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • BLS law clinic
  • Running a Solo Practice
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have been arrested in any of the five boroughs of New York City, and are looking for a top notch criminal defense lawyer, I recommend Rob Gershon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert Gershon professionally since 2007. I have referred many family law clients to his practice. He is a knowledgable, thoughtful, and intelligent. He is well regarded in the legal community. He has held prestigious leadership roles including President of the Kings County Criminal Bar. He is a great lawyer. I endorse him without hesitation"
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse my colleague and my adversary Rob Gershon very, very highly. He is the epitome of modern lawyering. He has all the important credentials the system can bestow which few of the rest of us can get. For example, he is at the top of Avvo having a '10' rating with three endorsements, three client reviews and twenty six (26) answered questions. His aura is galactic and visible from a distance. His experience is as varied as his wardrobe. He prosecuted and he defended! As a family lawyer, his legal strategy is nothing less than bright: a bright idea from a lawyer in a bright suit. When retaining counsel, remember that a great attorney knows the law but an even better lawyer knows the judge. Rob's credentials speak of the greatest recognition in the industry and don't take your chances with a lesser lawyer. Retain Rob now."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is an excellent attorney who is well-respected by judges and other attorneys. He always advocates strongly on behalf of his client. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Robert Gershon for over 20 years. He is an outstanding attorney. He is caring and professional in every way. A client would be very well served to work with Robert."
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