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David A. Bythewood holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Hofstra University School of Law and is a trial and transactional lawyer with more than twenty-six (26) years of experience. That experience is in criminal defense, civil litigation and trials, and negotiating all forms of transactions in jurisdictions around the world, and more. In addition, at the Hofstra University School of Law, he teaches both law students and lawyers the art of trial others practice.

Personally, David A. Bythewood is admitted to practice law in New York, Washington, D.C. and a number of federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. But, when needed, permission to handle matters in other jurisdictions is arranged. Matters have been handled in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and Massachusetts and he has been lead counsel for matters in the Bahamas and Germany as well as negotiating in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Bulgaria and the Bahamas.

 Some of the clients of this office have been: Lybia, the Times Mirror Corpobration, the Nassau County Board of Elections, the New York State Thruway Authority, Salman family entities(Salman Brothers-Comindus Group-Universal Genesis) and defending certain persons accused of crimes such as Joseph Gambino.



Languages spoken: English, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Romanian, Hebrew

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David A. Bythewood, Esq.

85 Willis Avenue, Suite J
Mineola, NY, 11501

Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 30%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    32 years
  3. Contracts: 15%
    32 years
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    32 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Lenore B. Riegel

    I am delighted to endorse David Bythewood. I have known him for more than ten years and found him to be honorable, knowledgeable and very kind. I am very comfortable referring clients to his practice, whether the matter is civil or criminal.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys in North AmericaWho's Who Legal2016
Top Attorneys in North AmericaWho's Who Legal2015
Outstanding Trial Skills and LeadershipHofstra Law School2011
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Long Beach Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau CountyN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Nassau County Bar Association Banking Law CommitteeChairman1992 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. GambiinoSuccessful Defense
United States v. Guardian National BankSuccessful Defense
People v. BenetosSuccessful Defense
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Long Beach Lawyers AssociationCLE in Foreclosure Law2015