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Todd Douglas Greenberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Forest Hills, NY

5.0   48 reviews
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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1978
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Todd D. Greenberg is a well known and well regarded trial lawyer, who concentrates his practice in criminal defense and personal injury law.

As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Mr. Greenberg has significant experience in Criminal Jury trials, as Lead Counsel in over hundreds of felony trials, including over 50 homicide related trials. He is frequently involved in high profile criminal cases involving homicide, hate and bias crimes as well as alcohol related charges. Mr. Greenberg has experienced success both at the pre-trial level as well as the trial level and has helped hundreds of clients during his decades of practice. Here are some examples 



  • Acquittal for Tenant in Dispute with Landlord
  • Probation in NYC Golf Course Caretaker’s Death
  • Manslaughter-Vehicular-Homicide-Charges-Dismissed-Prior-To-Trial 
  • Federal Sentence of Time Served (16 Days) Based Upon Collateral Consequences of Conviction
  • Queens County Gun Indictment Dismissed After Suppression of Evidence
  • Probation in NYC Golf Course Caretaker’s Death
  • Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg Successfully Defends 21 Year Old Involved in Armed Robbery of Caesars Atlantic City Casino   
  • "Date Rape” Indictment Dismissed After Production of a Roommate Who “Heard” The Entire Encounter
  •  Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg Obtains Federal Deferred Prosecution Of Fraud Charges In SDNY
  •  Nassau County Jury: “Not Guilty” DWI
  • "Not Guilty" Verdict On Possession Of Gun With Intent To Use Avoiding Mandatory Minimum 3 ½ Year Sentence
  • "Not Guilty" Verdict For Client Charged With Felony Possession Of Fifty Pounds Of Marijuana
  •  "Not Guilty" Verdict For Our Client Charged With Assault By Auto
  •  FLAVOR FLAV AVOIDS JAIL TIME, PLEADS GUILTY TO SPEEDING TO MOTHER’S FUNERAL. After his sentencing, Drayton thanked his attorney, Todd Greenberg of Queens, who he called “The Man” 
  •  The New York Post reported that all charges against two former New York Racing Association officials indicted in the so-called "fat jockeys" scandal were dismissed 
  • The New York Times attributed the acquittal of the Defendant in the Maze Murder Case to "... adroit moves by the Defense Lawyer, Todd D. 
  • Greenberg."
  • A New York City Police Officer, charged with Manslaughter for Driving Drunk while off-duty and fatally injuring a motorcyclist in Brooklyn, walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom a free man yesterday. He faced up to seven years behind bars if convicted. Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg mounted a successful three-pronged defense in obtaining the acquittal. 
  • A Defendant accused in the highly publicized Hate Crime in Queens was acquitted of all criminal charges regarding the alleged attack. 


In the field of Personal Injury Law, Mr. Greenberg handles wrongful death claims and represents persons injured in auto accidents, slip and falls, premises and general liability matters, as well as product liability issues and Medical Malpractice cases in New York City, Queens and Long Island. The success of the firm's personal injury lawyers is evidenced by results of personal injury victims in New York City, Queens and Long Island such as:


  • $11,000, (Eleven Million) Settlement for Addabbo & Greenberg client
  • $3.25 million award to a repairman who received serious burn injuries after a fuel tank exploded due to an unsafe work environment
  • $3 million award to the family of a construction worker killed in New York by a defective scaffold. 
  • $1.5 Million Recovered for Addabbo and Greenberg Client in Pool Accident
  • $1.5 Million Verdict For Client Caught In LIRR DOOR


Mr. Greenberg is a 1977 graduate of Hofstra Law School, is a member of the  Queens County Bar Association and The New York State Bar Association. Prior to entering private practice in 1980, Mr. Greenberg was an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorneys Office, where he was assigned to prosecute the most serious criminal offenses. In 1983, together with Partner Dominic L. Addabbo, Mr. Greenberg established the firm of Addabbo & Greenberg, where, in addition to continuing his criminal practice, he has developed an expertise in Civil Litigation involving such matters as Personal Injury.

Mr. Greenberg is admitted to practice in the State of New York and United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and has been admitted PRO HAC VICE to several Federal District Courts, as well as state courts in Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Products Liability
  • General Business Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York - 1977
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Queens County Criminal Courts Bar Association, Member
  • The Queens County Bar Association, Member
  • The New York State Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • President, Assistant District Attorney's Association of Queens County Inc.
Past Employment Positions
  • Queens County District Attorneys Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1978 - 1980


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Queens Attorney Todd Greenberg Interviewed on Fox 5 Inside Edition as Expert in DWI Law. 718-268-0400
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Addabbo & Greenberg
118-21 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY, 11375


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  48 customer reviews
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Posted by Tom | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
SAVED MY LIFE and freedom, VERY HONEST and Greatly Skilled
Hello, I am privileged to write a review of Mr Greenberg. I hired Mr Greenberg for my felony case in January 2019. I have chosen Mr Greenber based on one single conversation over the phone and until now I can't express how happy I am with the outcome. I found Mr Greenberg website, I called the office and I left the message. It was on Saturday. 1.5 hr later Mr Greenberg called me and I explained my case over the phone to him. Mr Greenberg didn't know me, didn't know if I would hire him and despite of it he was listening patiently to my story for about 40 min !!!!. It was basically consultation over the phone without charge!!!! I was surprised that the Mr Greenberg took so much of his time just to listen to my story without even asking me to come to his office to hire him. What struck me during this conversation was the fact that Mr Greenberg was VERY POLITE and PATIENT while listening to my story. He didn't attempt to influence me or push me to come to his office but instead Mr Greenberg gave me advice over the phone and options about the future legal actions. I loved his politeness and patience so I decided to see him in his office. Once in the office I presented my story to Mr Greenberg and one more time MR Greenberg listen to me patiently leaving up to me my decision to hire him. Mr Greenberg explained me my options for my felony case as well the reality of the outcome and possible risks. Mr Greenberg never promised me anything that was impossible to achieve. Mr Greenberg was very realistic by which he gained my confidence and trust immediately. After hiring Mr Greenberg I was able to contact him any time - after leaving my voice mail Mr Greenberg ALWAYS called me in a very timely manner, he ALWAYS found time to call me back and answer my questions in depths. My case was complicated by several factors, I was facing imprisonment after indictment. Being in prison I would not be able to continue my medical treatment, I had scheduled very important procedure requiring stay in a hospital. Without that procedure and without continuous high level of medical care I was facing risk of death. My case was dismissed at the first court appearance, but such outcome was even big surprise for Mr Greenberg who didn't really anticipated that ma case would be resolved so fast. Mr Greenberg prepared me to wait for more court appearances, however he was positive that eventually my case will be dismissed. I am recommending Mr Greenberg to anyone who needs criminal attorney. Mr Greenberg is very skilled and experienced attorney, having decades of practicing criminal law and representing clients at the Queens Criminal Court which also is very important for the outcome of the case since Mr Greenberg is well known among DAs as well respected by them which I witnessed firsthand. As for the payment plan Mr Greenberg is very flexible and understanding financial situation of his clients. Here on this review I would like to express my gratitude to Mr Greenberg and thank him from the depth of my heart for having my case dismissed. I can very strongly recommend Mr Greenberg to anybody who needs criminal attorney. Thank you Mr Greenberg one more time, God bless you.
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Posted by Jaankie | January 4, 2019
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Amazing attorney
he helped me with my case, got me a positive outcome. I believe he was the only attorney who could've given me the outcome i wanted. he is very hardworking, patient and very diligent. i cannot begin to thank him for everything he helped me with.
Posted by Andrea | May 30, 2023
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The best of the best
I hired Mr. Greenberg to represent me. My initial consult with Mr. Greenberg left me feeling assured and confident because of his honesty and expertise about my case. I had problems years ago that, would have been seen by the public and unless I received the best possible outcome would not be sealed. While I don’t know how Mr. Greenberg was able to remove the current charge; the consequence of which my previous cases can now be removed, Mr Greenberg successfully got me an outcome I never could have imagined. Mr. Greenberg cares bottom line. Thank you Mr. Greenberg so very very much!
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Posted by Santi | May 16, 2023
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A Winning Team: Professionalism and Results
I recently had the privilege of working with Addabbo & Greenberg who provided invaluable support during a challenging legal matter. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication were truly commendable. They exhibited a deep understanding of the intricacies of the case, offering insightful guidance and strategic advice every step of the way. They also demonstrated excellent communication skills and ensured I felt informed and involved throughout the process. The outcome exceeded my expectations, and I am grateful for their unwavering commitment to achieving a positive resolution. I highly recommend Addabbo & Greenberg for anyone seeking reliable and effective legal assistance.
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Posted by Erica | May 2, 2023
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Best Lawyer
I highly recommend Todd Greenberg. He helped me with my criminal case and explained everything to me about my case in ways that I could understand. He was very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. I am also very happy with the deal I got. Thank you so much for everything!
Posted by Christopher | October 20, 2022
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Best Criminal Attorney I know in Queens!
I met Todd Greenberg through a referral source to take on my DWI case in Kew Gardens. I was seeking out an attorney that I can truly trust especially as it was the first criminal charge nor ever have a traffic infraction. Handling a DWI consist of both civil case and criminal case which most attorney fail to explain properly and can have different impacts on your life. Not only do you face a criminal record but even if you win the criminal, you can potentially face revocation of your license. Because of Todd, I was able to win the civil case which is extremely rare and have great results on the criminal side. At the age of 42, my concerns are the negative impact on my career, record, and livelihood. Todd really made it a point to understand my case and get to the know the person I am. Not many attorneys really take the time to study the fine details of a case like Todd does and that truly means a lot. He does not sell you a dream but is truly realistic and will think of just about everything to help you make a well-educated decision on how you would like to proceed. I just finished 95 percent of my case and I have one more appearance but with Todd by my side, I never get worried. I can truly say that Todd Greenberg is the only criminal attorney I would recommend for Queens. My advice to anyone reading this review is please seek a second opinion and call Todd Greenberg because if I didn't God knows what the outcome could have been. The best part of the process was the communication with his office is nothing short of amazing. Todd’s assistants were always on top of each question or concern which other attorneys can learn from. When you are facing a criminal charge no matter how strong you think you are, your attorney is the one person you should be able to count on for comfort and reassurance. I really want to thank Addabbo & Greenberg Law for everything, and I will make sure everyone knows how great your team is!
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Posted by Roddy De Oleo | July 11, 2022
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My Felony Assault was settled to a Disorderly Conduct
I hired Mr. Greenberg to represent me on a Felony Assault case. After his extensive negotiations with the District Attorney, my case was settled to a Disorderly Conduct. I am very thankful for the service that I received from Addabbo. Greenberg Law firm. I recommend him 100%
Posted by Austin | May 3, 2022
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I hired Mr. Greenberg after we spoke at length in his office. He informed me how my case could go, both legally and financially. He resolved my case in 1 court session. I ended up both satisfied and paying 1/2 the expected cost. Finally, an honest lawyer!!! Thank you Mr. Greenberg!!!
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2022
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He’s the most one on one lawyer I’ve ever worked with. Truly a gem of a human and the only person I trust with my cases. He’s organized and genuinely helpful no matter when you need him or what you need him for.
Posted by Ernie | March 9, 2022
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Amazing lawyer!
Here are six things that I can write about what a great lawyer Mr. Greenberg.. - Patience - Great communication - Knowledgeable - Responsiveness - Great listening skills - Hardworking and Perseveing
Posted by bin lu | November 9, 2021
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Best lawyer
Greenberg is a best lawyer,I am a Chinese, my English is not very good, but he has a good translator, help me solve all the problems, the lawyer is very good, many people recommended him, finally I choose him, this is my best choice
Posted by RONNY | May 25, 2021
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2021
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Excellent Knowledgable
Mr Greenberg was very responsive, professional, willing to assist, and is extremely versed in his area of practice. Highly recommended
Posted by Donald | March 4, 2021
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Caring Professional Attorney
Excellent Attorney with attention to detail!! Todd Greenburg gets results and will work hard for you!! Highly recommended 5 stars!!!
Posted by Anthony | February 8, 2021
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Business Owner
I want to thank my attorney Todd Greenberg for his legal representation. Todd represented me against a 22-year-old felony charge and had it dismissed. This charge was not only dismissed, but he also negotiated an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. That means in 30 days; it will be like this never happened! My family and I are very grateful for his representation and how expeditiously and professionally the case was handled. THANK YOU is not a big enough word for what you have helped me with Todd!!
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Posted by Darshanand Singh | October 6, 2019
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Awesome Lawyer!
I hired Todd Greenberg and his team about 5 years ago to work on a wrongful death case for my dad. Mr. Greenberg and his team went straight to work, and continued working hard on my case. I lived out of the state of New York but that did not stop Mr Greenberg and his team from representing us. He completed our lawsuit in the timely manner that he said he would, and also accomplished our lawsuit amount that we deserved. He kept in touch with us during the entire process, and he answered any questions i had in a timely manner. If you are looking for a attorney i would definitely point you towards Mr. Greenberg and his team.
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Posted by William | August 1, 2019
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What an amazing discount
Mr Greenberg and the team fought to get my domestic violence case dismissed and to make me more happy they reduced my fee by $1000 thanks *GO TEAM GREENBERG *
Posted by Michael Nandoo | July 10, 2019
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Todd Greenberg
I had an excellent outcome of my Criminal Court case due to the highly professional and skilled knowledge of the staff at the Addabbo & Greenberg Law firm. Todd Greenberg was the Attorney that I dealt with. He is very compassionate and explained circumstances and options in a very clear and concise manner. This is something extremely important in dealing with a delicate case such as mine and what I was possibly facing. He was very patient/calm and collective in every step of the way with what the Court was trying to impose on me. His confidence when speaking to me was superior. It allowed for me to have a peace of mind and know that everything was going to be ok. That is priceless. I also had to deal with Family Court to which Todd recommended his sister - Jill Stone Law firm. I'll try to make this short by saying she's a replica of him in how she and her staff handled my Family Court Case. I hope this review will encourage you to give them a call if you find yourself in a complete mess to no end like I was in. My family will be forever greatfull to your organization. Thanks is not even the word I should use. I'm speechless.
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Posted by Teresa | May 25, 2019
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Great services!
I was arrested and my family contacted a 24 lawyer that happened to be Mr. Greenberg. Through the entire ordeal he reassured my family and I numerous times that everything was going to be fine. And he kept his word. My family and I are very, very pleased with the outcome and I couldn’t thank him enough.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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Best lawyer around!
He is the top lawyer in New York!! Mr. Greenberg and his team are very professional and pleasure to work with. He got my case dismissed!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Addabbo & Greenberg
  • 1983 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney's Office
  • 1978 - 1980


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Long Island University
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Slip and Fall Case in Gap Store Settled by Zoom Mediation! 10% of Legal Fee Donated for Health Crisis
  • settled
  • $3 Million Settlement for Our Client in Trip and Fall Case
  • $3 Million Settlement
  • Deferred Prosecution in Pennsylvania Felony Case Based on Mental Disease Defense
  • Dismissal
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  • Assistant District Attorney's Association of Queens County
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Queens County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Citation of Honor
  • Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
  • 2016


Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Todd Greenberg is one of the most brilliant criminal defense attorneys that I have had the privilege of knowing. Todd and I have known each other for nearly ten years, and he has been an inspiration to me as an attorney, and a human being, at least since the time that I began practicing law. Always gracious, patient, and respectful, any consult that I have ever sought from Todd, I wouldn't think twice about taking to the bank. Humbled to have Todd as a mentor, colleague, and occasional co-counsel, Todd has been instrumental in teaching me the ins and outs of day to day practice throughout the criminal courts of New York State. Even more importantly, I have been privy to an intimate glimpse of the respect, candor, and diligence which Todd affords each and every one of his clients. Anyone lucky enough to be represented by Todd can rest assured that they are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Todd. Todd Greenberg has been a friend, co-counsel and mentor for many years. Very few attorneys match the time and preparation that he puts into each and every case. This hard work leads to many victories in both criminal and civil matters. Finally, Todd cares about his clients and is always willing to go the extra mile on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Greenberg. Anyone who hires Todd Greenberg is hiring one of the best and most experienced lawyers in New York City. Mr. Greenberg knows exactly what to do to get you the best result possible in both criminal and civil matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd Greenberg has not only been my friend for many years but has been co counsel with me on many cases. You will never find a more honest, bright and superlative advocate than Todd. I have seen him take very difficult cases and turn them into acquittals. I can't remember the last time he lost a DWI case. Todd is also a very hard worker,often working past midnight on many of his cases, especially while on trial. Despite being the tough, hard driven attorney that he is, he extremely likeable and caring with not only his friends, but his clients. You would be hard pressed to find an attorney with his track record and his success."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Todd and I were opposing counsel on a complex civil rights matter. I was very impressed with his thoroughness, preparation and professionalism."
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Forest Hills Criminal defense Lawyer Todd Douglas Greenberg
Todd Douglas Greenberg
Criminal defense Attorney
Forest Hills, NY
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available