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Ezra C. Levy

Criminal defense Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Ezra C. Levy, Esq.


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Rare is it to find an expert trial lawyer at the Legal Aid Society. Rare is it to find an expert on the law at the trial division of the Legal Aid Society. Rarer is it to find a Legal Aid attorney who is considered by his colleagues and fellow criminal law practitioners as a master trial attorney and expert in legal matters. For over 18 years Ezra C. Levy served as a resident expert litigator and point-man on legal issues in the Brooklyn office of the Legal Aid Society. Now, Ezra C. Levy is in private practice, offering his unparalleled expertise to all who get up in the Criminal Justice system within the State of New York.

Upon receiving his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1998, Ezra C. Levy joined the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division’s Brooklyn Office. Almost immediately, Ezra demonstrated an unparalleled ability to litigate complex issues in a clear-cut manner, enabling both judges and laypersons to understand what was involved. At the same time, Ezra made sure to learn from a myriad of excellent experienced attorneys who appeared in the Brooklyn courts. Realizing what worked and what didn’t work, Ezra honed his craft so that he quickly became recognized by all as a trial attorney to be reckoned with. Ezra’s expert cross-examination and summation skills, as well as his non-textbook trial style has left lasting impressions on all who watched his performances. More importantly, it resonated with the jurors who acquitted Ezra’s clients.

Ezra’s trial skills were not lost upon his supervisors. Ezra was quickly felony-certified, and almost just as quickly, homicide-certified. Indeed, Ezra may be the youngest attorney in the history of the Legal Aid Society to be handpicked to serve as lead defense counsel of a client charged with Murder in the First Degree. During Ezra’s tenure at Legal Aid, Ezra secured full acquittals for clients improperly charged with: Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Robbery, Burglary, Rape, Assault, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and many other charges. Many of Ezra’s victorious clients had serious criminal records, some facing potential life sentences, but with Ezra’s help, these innocent men and women are free today. Now you too can benefit from Ezra’s expert trial skills by calling the Law Offices of Ezra C. Levy at for your free 30-minute consultation.

Ezra understands the risk of trials, so he reviews every document filed by the prosecutor’s and files the appropriate motions to dismiss. Sadly, not every trial attorney knows the law, and even those who do, may miss some issues. Ezra, on the other hand, is an expert on the law of the grand jury and sufficiency of indictments, as well as many other topics. For nearly a decade, Ezra’s lecture on the grand jury and felony motion practice was an integral part of the felony-certification program in the Brooklyn office of the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division. Ezra has also lectured senior attorneys on the law and ethics of discovery as well as answering hundreds of questions from other lawyers at to fact-specific applications of the law of the grand jury or trial issues in their cases.

Ezra’s legal skills has saved many clients from unwarranted or overcharged indictments. On more than one occasion, among Ezra’s victorious motions were those for clients who improperly charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree, a crime that carries a potential life sentence. Ezra’s brilliant legal mind and written advocacy skills proved integral in reducing the charges to where these clients were no longer facing a life sentence.

More than his trial or legal skills, Ezra is proudest of the reputation for integrity he has with judges and senior prosecutors who he has dealt with. When Ezra says something to a judge or prosecutor, they listen, because they know that while Ezra is a hard-as-nails litigator, he is also an honest Member of the Bar. This reputation for honesty, has served Ezra’s clients over the years in: having the appropriate cases dismissed on his word alone; having prosecutors consent to clients’ release based on Ezra’s representation of facts, and in having prosecutors and/or judges consenting to reduced jail sentences or even alternative to incarceration programs based on Ezra’s application when appropriate.

Ezra C. Levy has nearly two decades of criminal defense experience that he is now proudly offering to the greater New York community at-large. At the Law Offices of Ezra C Levy, every client is promised individualized attention from Ezra C. Levy himself. No case is too big or too small for the client facing the charges, and neither is it too big or too small for Ezra. At the Law Offices of Ezra C. Levy, we understand that anyone can make a mistake. We also understand how overwhelming the criminal process can be. Let Ezra guide you and be by your side throughout this process. Ezra’s goal is to help each and every client to the best of his ability so that at the end of the day there are as few, if any restrictions, on the client’s liberty or civil interests as possible.

Call the Law Offices of Ezra C. Levy today at for your free 30-minute consultation, and meet with Ezra. Our office is located at 911 Avenue U in Brooklyn, minutes away from the B, F and Q subway stations. Same day arraignment representation available.

Education: J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1998

Admission to Practice : New York State

B.A., Brooklyn College, magna cum laude, 1995

Membership: New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Law Offices of Ezra C. Levy, Esq.
921 Avenue N FL 2
Brooklyn, NY, 11230-5719

Reviews

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Posted by Michael | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you need a good criminal defense lawyer he’s the guy to go too
Mr. Levy was very professional and just a genuinally great guy. He cared about my case very much and I recommend him to anybody that is looking for a criminal defense lawyer. I will be recommending him to all of my friends if they ever get into trouble with the law. He helped me get out of a jam and I will be going back to him again if I ever get into trouble again.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Ezra was very detailed in my case when I first met with him and assured me everything would be fine and it was. He made the process of my situation easy and worked with me through my stressful situation, I would definitely recommend him to others
Posted by Kevin | October 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
DWI
Ezra help me throughout the case, while working a job that I was entitled to go from state to state, he made sure I received the best offer.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer for your case!
I fully recommend E.Levy. If you are an individual that has no experience with charges against you, and you are not sure what is going to happen or what to do, E. Levy is the best choice! He is going to analyze your options and guide you through the process. He handled the whole issue with discretion, listened carefully, paid attention to details, and achieved the desired result effectively! You are in good hands!
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Thanks
He got the job done. My husband was falsy accused. Eza got the case thrown out and seal.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Ezra Levy fought hard to recover money stolen from my business. He was calm, straightforward, professional and very attentive to all my questions and concerns. I used him again on a small matter shortly after and he was just as helpful. I recommend him to anyone in need of a great lawyer.
Posted by Bernard | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Needed a lawyer
My son was falsely accused but they still issued a warrant for his arrest. We do not live in New York but needed to hire an attorney. Mr. Levy was there when we needed him and all chargers were dismissed. It gave us peace of mind knowing our son was being well represented.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who provided hope in a grim case.
First off, When I first met Ezra he definitely had a good presence about him. He came off as someone I knew I had to hire due to his honest work ethic. Secondly, he was handling a case which isn't easy (sex crimes are pretty difficult to manage but accepted it nonetheless) he came across as confident and also considerate of my feelings. The case ended up with me taking a sex program which ultimately had me attending every week until they felt I took responsibility of my actions and also a misdemeanor. I would absolutely recommend Ezra Levy because of how he handled the case. He came across as very professional and anytime I needed him, he was there without no avail.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2018
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Great Lawyer
my license was suspended, ended up getting arrested, had to go to court. Hired Mr. Levy and he took me through the process, All in all very smooth and good experience.
Posted by Anthony | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
This was my first and hopefully last time I needed a lawyer for anything but I want to give a big thank you to Ezra Levy. He’s constantly working for you and the most down to earth guy I’ve met in my life. He looks at his clients with respect and sticks his neck out for you. Great man, would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thank you again for your services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2018
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Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Honest Attorney
Mr. Levy proved himself to be both very informed and very intelligent, and also displayed a high level of integrity. As an attorney for me, he explained how he could not promise outcomes, however he would leverage his considerable experience to the best of his ability. Although his office is in Brooklyn, he is clearly equally comfortable in Manhattan courtrooms. I can recommend Mr. Levy as he did deliver the best possible outcome for me, through his efforts on my behalf, as promised.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
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Great Lawyer, and understanding Human!
Due to some unexpected events in my life this year I had to hire Ezra Levy for not just one case, but two cases back to back. One was a third degree robbery that I was falsely accused of which he managed to get resolved very quickly. Another is an on going case of a DUI. I am grateful to have hired Ezra because of his knowledge in these cases, his professionalism and the ability to explain all the details to me. Making sure I am aware of the specifics surrounding my case and how we can resolve them. I would highly recommend Ezra to anyone in need of a great lawyer in his field!
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Posted by Julie | February 15, 2018
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Best Lawyer!
Hi! I would like to recommend Ezra to anyone! I called Ezra around 8pm to help a family member that was being held by the police on a family related matter. I knew that there was a slim chance that anyone would be working this late but Ezra picked up the phone. I told him the situation and he was very nice and attentive. I asked him if he could please meet me at the precinct and he immediately responded sure, and was there within 15 minutes. It was unbelievable. He arrived promptly and he couldn't have been more kind and knowledgeable. He met with my family member's and put their mind at ease. He discussed the situation, possible outcomes, he knew the law and he was willing to stay and help no matter what. I would recommend Ezra to anyone. You will get a top notch attorney who will be there for you through your difficult times. He was amazing and really calmed everyone down. Thank you Ezra!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2017
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Best and very professional!!!
Very professional and confident! I’m glad that my close friend recommended Mr. Levy! He really did miracle! My case turned from felony to misdemeanor! I still can believe, how’s that happened! I will definitely recommend to anyone who has problems with law, he is the best!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answered my question quick and fast
Answered my question quick and fast. I would recommend him.
Posted by Sarah | September 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Defense Attorney - was very happy
I needed a lawyer to help me out with a moving violation ticket Ezra Levy was recommened to me. I was glad that I contacted him because he did a great job in cross-examining the cop in your case and got my ticket dismissed. Others in the room who and violations quickly approached him as we were leaving in order to get his expertise and hire him. Ezra Levy is a great attorney and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a defense attorney.
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Posted by Aida | September 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent trial lawyer
I worked with Ezra for six years and watched him win right from the defense table. He is compassionate with clients, charming with jurors, and puts a serious fight on when it comes to legal issues. He is efficient, effective, and trustworthy. I would not worry about any client who hired Ezra. They're in great hands.
Posted by David | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First class
With his deep connections with the courts through his time as public defender Ezra was able to speed up my process conisderably, Professional , honest and prompt.
Posted by michael | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER AROUND
Ezra Levy is a terrific lawyer. He listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. He made himself readily available to me and kept me informed of the developments in the case. Throughout my interactions with Ezra, he demonstrated a real concern for what happened to me and provided me with sound advice on how to best deal with my legal situation. I would not hesitate to recommend Ezra to anyone else who needs a great defense attorney
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Principal
  • Law Offices of Ezra C. Levy
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • The Legal Aid Society Of New York
  • 1998 - 2017

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • People v. Harris
  • Full Acquittal
  • People v. Boley
  • Acquittal of all counts, but for a misdemeanor which was dismissed by Appellate Division for reasons argued by Ezra Levy at trial.
  • People v. Nicholson
  • Full Acquittal
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Arabic
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney - New York
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Thurgood Marshall Award
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Refresher Course on the Law of the Grand Jury
  • A Refresher Course on the Law of the Grand Jury
  • 2013
  • Felony Motion Practice
  • Felony Motion Practice
  • 2012
  • Rosario and Damon Obligations in Criminal Practice
  • Rosario and Damon Obligations in Criminal Practice
  • 2010
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • 2010
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • 2010
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • 2009
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • 2009
  • Open File Discovery Practice
  • Open File Discovery Practice
  • 2008
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • 2008
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • 2007
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • 2006
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • Discovery Practice in Supreme Court
  • 2005
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • 2005
  • Suppression of Identification Testimony Workshop
  • Suppression of Identification Testimony
  • 2004
  • Felony Motion Practice
  • Felony Motion Practice
  • 2004
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • Discovery in Kings County Criminal Court
  • 2004
  • Motion Practice
  • Motion Practice
  • 2003
  • Motion Practice
  • Motion Practice
  • 2003
  • Felony Motion Practice
  • Felony Motion Practice
  • 2003
  • Motion Practice
  • Motion Practice
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Ezra Levy has extensive expertise in the field of Criminal Law. He has worked tirelessly for the Legal Aid Society as a trial attorney for many years. He devotes himself to clients and achieves great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ezra Levy is a talented and exceptional criminal defense attorney, and one of the finest trial attorneys that I’ve ever known. Ezra and I worked together for eighteen years in Brooklyn, where he tried many serious felony cases resulting in acquittals and extremely positive results for his clients. Ezra is an aggressive and dedicated advocate and a talented negotiator. Ezra strongly believes in justice for his clients, and fights relentlessly to protect their rights. Ezra is a trusted attorney in the legal community, with an outstanding reputation among his colleagues. If I should ever need an attorney, I wouldn’t hesitate to retain Ezra. You can’t go wrong having Ezra Levy in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"“I have known Ezra for close to two decades and we have served as co-counsel together on many cases. Ezra is truly a zealous advocate for his clients. Additionally, Ezra would be one of the very few attorneys I would consider if a member of my family needed legal assistance.”"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I supervised Ezra for about 20 years. He always worked diligently for his clients, was extremely dependable, and was respected by his colleagues and peers."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. - "In the 18 plus years that I have had the honor to know and to practice law along side Mr. Ezra Levy, I have seldom encountered a more dedicated, ethical, and qualified attorney. His vast knowledge and abilities are matched, as well, by his advocacy skills making him the consummate professional that other attorneys would rely upon. I practiced law for 37 years before retiring and I know Mr. Ezra Levy to be one of the best of the best, and someone any client would be fortunate to retain as their attorney." Vincent J. Romano, Esq. Retired Supervising Attorney & Senior Trial Attorney, The Legal Aid Society"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have both worked with Mr. Ezra C. Levy as a former colleague, and have also observed him in Court as an independent observer. He is an excellent attorney. His entire practice in the field of Criminal Law is top notch. His written work is praised by all, and his trial skills are some of the best i have observed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I cannot say enough about Ezra Levy. As a prosecutor in Brooklyn, I tried a case against Ezra and handled multiple other cases against him as well. Ezra is the consummate professional. He is courteous, but as zealous (and skilled) an advocate as they come. Speaking from experience, prosecutors listen when Ezra speaks. Prosecutors know Ezra can evaluate and dissect a case quicker than almost any other. Call Ezra and discuss your case with him. I'm sure you'll come away thinking the same."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ezra has now joined the world of private practice after a storied career at The Legal Aid Society. I have been a private practitioner for 30+ years both in New York and now Texas and know that Ezra will add to the quality representation of clients in need of assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I KNOW EZRA LEVY FOR ABOUT TWENTY FIVE YEARS.I HAVE ONLY POSITIVE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIM EZRA IS AN EXCELLENT LAWYER WITH A TERRIFIC REPUTATION HE WORKS VERY HARD FOR HIS CLIENTS AND GET GREAT RESULTS. EZRA IS ALSO A VERY NICE GUY"
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