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Benjamin J Lieberman

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   27 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 22 years
    New Jersey - NJ 22 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

I am admitted to the federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey. I have spent many years as a prosecutor in both New York and New Jersey where I tried a wide range of cases including violent street crimes, hate crimes, weapons offenses and white collar crimes. Now, I devote my time to protecting the interests of our clients no matter what they may be charged with.


Lieberman Law Firm PLLC
1419 Coney Island Avenue
New York, NY, 11230-4137

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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
I spoke to Benjamin Lieberman about a recent minor criminal issue that was causing me tremendous anxiety and sleepless nights. He gave me exceptionally thoughtful and knowledgeable advice that put my mind at ease, offering me a more realistic view of my situation and the legal ramifications. His compassion and kindness really shine through. If I should have need to hire a lawyer, it will be Mr. Lieberman.
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Posted by Juan P. | February 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
criminal defense
Benjamin was extremely honest about my situation.He was very pacient with me and give me the rigth answer and his answer was the rigth. Listen to me for more tham 45 minutes, help me a lot a without charge me one cents. I recommend mr. Lieberman 100%. Thank you. Benjamin
Posted by Chaim | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best of the best, is an understatement !!!
Benjamin got a criminal summons dismissed and handled it with utmost professionalism very quickly.
Posted by Jane | January 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear and knowledgeable
I called Benjamin on behalf of a friend who was arrested for "ripping one" on the street. Benjamin was clear on the process and likely outcome and did a lot to reassure me that a first time offense will 99.9% of the time receive a MACD (Marijuana Adjourned in Contemplation of Dismissal). He further explained that a motion could be made, with good cause, to ask the judge to consider immediately sealing the file rather than wait the full year for it to be automatically sealed (assuming no further offenses). In all, Benjamin is someone you can speak to and be heard and who will guide you appropriately.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best of the Best
I needed some legal advice and came across Mr. Lieberman when searching for answers to a legal question. He stood out as an attorney who really cared. I thought it couldn't hurt to give him a call. He exceeded my expectations and was so comforting in helping me with an issue that has affected my life for quite some time. He will spend time with you, he will research the matter at hand and be honest and sincere. Let's just say I don't have anymore sleepless nights due to a legal issue because Ben set the record straight. If you need an attorney, you will get a great one and then some. He is truly o e of a kind.
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Posted by Christina | June 23, 2014
Great criminal attorney
Benjamin was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and very honest about the potential outcomes available in an open container matter. He laid out all the pros and cons of the different options available, providing first-hand examples of how those could be achieved, the realistic potential of achieving a favorable outcome based on the specific court, as well as the long-term impact (if any) of each scenario. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services for any criminal matter.
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Posted by P&O | March 27, 2014
Absolutely very impressive. Thank you Benjamin!
I totally recommend Benjamin. He is very quick to respond to calls and emails and he is extremely professional. Unlike most other lawyers, he impressed me by spending a lot of time going through my case and options both on the phone and in person even before I decided to hire him. Benjamin did his best to expedite my case so it took only 2 days from the day I walked into his office to the day the case was dismissed. I can't appreciate him enough. A very nice and professional lawyer. My wife made absolutely the best choice to choose him for my case. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Larry | December 18, 2013
Honest, Trustworthy, Responsive and Cuts to the Chase
I live on the west coast. My son, who is living in NYC, got arrested on possession after a police "stop and frisk." As a corporate lawyer, I knew nothing about the drug laws in New York, but was deeply concerned that once in the justice system things could potentially go sideways and cause my son lasting problems. I did a search online and found Benjamin on this site. When I called his office, he answered the phone (another lawyer I called had his underling call me back...when you call Benjamin, you get Benjamin). He quickly displayed a deep knowledge of the law and how these specific matters were handled. He was also very clear about what could be expected in terms of a result - which eased my mind considerably. He went on to explain (unlike most lawyers), that it was possible to obtain the same result w/o hiring him, though having him involved would speed things along at the courthouse. End of day, things went exactly as Benjamin predicted they would. From the get-go Benjamin was a no BS guy, who was expert on the law and the process, he didn't oversell himself, he simply told it like it was. He delivered the result he promised at a very, very reasonable rate. And was always responsive throughout - answered the phone, returned calls and answered emails. I highly, highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves on the wrong end of a possession charge. This is a great lawyer who also happens to be great guy.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2012
Peace of mind- thanks to Benjamin Lieberman
I hesitated to contact a lawyer over a petty incident that happened to me recently, but I am glad that I did decide to seek legal advice. When I called Benjamin Lieberman, I was able to speak to him immediately. He listened carefully to my situation, and was so reassuring that it really put my mind at ease. Rather than imagining the worst case scenario, this phone call gave me a more realistic view of what I have gotten myself into. I recommend contacting Benjamin Lieberman for legal advice. He keeps it real!
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2012
I am dealing with a civil claim / shoplifting issue and was really concerned about the repurcussions of such a case. I saw Mr. Lieberman had left advice on a couple of legal forums for other such cases and that he offers a free consultation for anyone with questions so I felt compelled to call him based on feeling comfortable with his advice I was reading that he had given to others. I have to say that I am so grateful that I came about finding his name. He called me back quickly after I left a message and assured me in a most genuine and compassionate manner about my situation. As I mentioned to him, I hope that I am never faced with the law and in turn having to hire a lawyer, but I will definitely keep his name in case anyone I know needs an attorney. What a great example of a human being. Made me feel like I could trust him and gives solid advice. Thank you! -Century 21 incident ($30 tag issue)
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2012
Consulted Benjamin about a Shoplifting charge -
I called Benjamin J Lieberman's office to ask for a free consultation on a legal matter regarding Shoplifting charges. I was told he would call me back soon. Two minutes later, I have Benjamin on the phone, listening to my issue asking for specific details that would assist him and me, in the understanding of my case. The legal advice he offered me was extremely beneficial, and if I wasn't financially unable to hire him for his services, I would in an instant. He comforted me on the matter and answered all my questions. He delivered options to me in a way I could understand and trust. Hopefully there is no "next time", but if there should be, Benjamin will be the first to receive my case. Answered quickly, matter-of-factly, and clearly. His sense of humor is on point as well.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2012
Informative Lawyer
Answered all my questions in a clear fashion. Gave me solid legal advice.
Posted by Arsid | May 14, 2012
Excellent lawyer!!
He provided me a lot of useful informations about my case. I'm sure that I would come back here if I have any problem. Highly recommended!!
Posted by aichaabdallah39 | April 2, 2012
a grateful person
He is a very good lawyer he was very helpful with all my questions he called me back within mins of me calling him he took his time in answering my questions with out a problem and willing to guide me the best way possible i'm very very grateful to have found him may good bless him and people please call him he will help you to
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2012
Great Counsel and Knowledgable
I am relatively new in this country and was desperately seeking legal advice on a criminal matter from a trustable lawyer. He comforted me a lot with his deep knowledge. He was thorough and made me feel that my rights were very well protected. If I have a problem again, I know whom to call now...
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2012
Great Counsel Highly Recommended
Ben was very upfront in terms of setting my expectations from the outset of my case and was extremely thorough in his examination of the facts.
Posted by Israel | January 7, 2012
Surprising depth in one so young
Mr. Lieberman explained all the options and the applicable law in plain terms so my wife and I could understand how to structure our wishes.
Posted by Saralee | January 6, 2012
Knowledgeable and professional
Ben was professional at all times, always taking the time to keep me up to date on my case until its conclusion. Definately an attorney I would use again.
Posted by DS | January 4, 2012
Efficient and knowledgable
I very much appreciate the professionalism and quality services that Benjamin Lieberman is offering and found him very polite. He is always available to provide support and advice. He guided me in every detail.
Posted by Sam | November 24, 2010
Worth every penny!
I recently used Benjamin Lieberman, and felt the whole time like i was in good hands!
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Essex County Prosecutors Office
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Touro College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Brooklyn College
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. E.H.
  • First Degree Gang Assault No Jail


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Admission
  • United States Supreme Court
  • N/A
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • N/A
  • Ranked Excellent
  • Avvo
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Interview
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (60)
Given (11)
Endorse Benjamin
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most tenacious, knowledgeable and well prepared attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with. I would highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well admired lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Benjamin for years. First as an opponent when he worked for the District Attorney's office and later as a colleague. I trusted Ben as an ADA (not a statement I make lightly) and have continued to trust, and enjoy working with, him now that he is on the defense side. It is my pleasure and honor to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A review of Mr. Lieberman's efforts on Avvo demonstrate his great skill set. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Violent crime Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. What a nice pool of answered questions. Thanks for all the work you do."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lieberman has excellent attorney skills and is highly knowledgeable in all areas of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer.Benjamin Lieberman is a talented and dedicated lawyer who has an excellent reputation in the legal community. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent attorney in New York."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lieberman has earned a position of trust and confidence in the Avvo community. His answers are thoughtful and helpful. I endorse Mr. Lieberman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are many lawyers on Avvo who are prolific in answering questions and volunteering their time. There are only a select few whose quality of answers is readily apparent, simply by looking at their profile. Attorney Lieberman is one of those select few. Avvo awards points not only for contributions, but also for quality of answers, as judged by other lawyers. Attorney Lieberman's quality points are more than half of his contribution points, which tells you that he not only knows his stuff, but the legal community recognizes that and agrees with his answers. Attorney Lieberman has one of the highest quality ratings of any lawyer on Avvo. He is a resource to the Avvo community and anyone needing services in his areas of practice would be well-advised to contact him. James Frederick"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lieberman is an elite, highly respected attorney that I would not hesitate to recommend"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have followed Mr. Lieberman's advice given here on Avvo. His recommendations are always on point and well thought out. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Lieberman because of his thoughtful answers to legal questions of all kinds. He reflects the intellect and compassion that I admire in a colleague."
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