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Robert Schalk is a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney experienced in all aspects of criminal law. Prior to forming the law firm of Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC he spent five years as a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney. There he tried numerous cases to verdict, including a number of high profile media cases. During his tenure in the office he was appointed to the position of STOP DWI Prosecutor where he prosecuted serious Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases. In that position he was trained by law enforcement in DWI protocol including the administering of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s), accident reconstruction and police procedure. Thereafter and until his departure from the office, he prosecuted cases in the Major Offense/Homicide Bureau. There he prosecuted and tried serious felony cases, including murder and vehicular manslaughter, while gaining tremendous insight into a wide variety of criminal law cases and courtroom proceedings.


As a long-time Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, he spent years working closely with law enforcement in investigations and is thoroughly familiar with police tactics, investigation practices – and has familiarity with prosecutors and judges, as well as court personnel and law enforcement officials.


Upon leaving the District Attorneys Office and entering private practice he has zealously represented and defended the rights of his clients accused of a wide variety of criminal charges that include but are limit to – Driving While Intoxicated, Assault, Drug Possession and Drug Sales, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Forgery, Robbery, Burglary, and Murder. Robert has successfully litigated numerous cases at the pre-trial hearing stage and trial stage on behalf of his clients.


Robert has been asked to be a guest lecturer at his alma mater, Hofstra University School of Law, on the topics of trial advocacy, trial theory and case management. He is also a member of their faculty at the yearly National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Program. He has been interviewed by the media on numerous criminal topics where he has been quoted in newspapers such as the NY Times, NY Post, Newsday, and Wall Street Journal.


Robert is also a regular guest Legal Analyst for Fox News Channel where he has commented on a wide variety of legal topics in the fields of Constitutional, Criminal, Civil and Labor Law.


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Contact info

Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn PC

332 Willis Ave.
Suite 2
Mineola, NY, 11501

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew James Connolly

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schalk is a true professional and always puts clients first.


    Matthew Connolly Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Kristin Galison

    Bob Schalk is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled attorney. I worked with him at the District Attorney's Office where he was responsible for handling the county's most serious criminal cases. He is an experienced litigator who gets excellent results. I strongly endorse Bob Schalk.


    Kristin Galison Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top Contributor DUIAvvo2014
Rising Stars - NY Metro AreaSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Top 100 DWI Attorneys in NYNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC2014 - Present
AssociateCollins, McDonald & Gann, PC2010 - 2014
Assistant District AttorneyNassau County Attorney's Office2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of LawN/A2010 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau CountyN/A2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Former District Attorneys' Association of Nassau CountyN/A2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of ScrantonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nancy Grace Show - HLNWebcam Murder Trial2014
Legal Analyst Fox NewsOscar Pistorius Murder Trial2014
Legal Analyst - Fox NewsLegal Issues for Legalized Marijuana Businesses2014
Legal AnalystMichael Dunn Murder Trial - Fox News2014
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Advocacy Clinic - Hofstra Law School2013
Legal AnalystAaron Hernandez Murder Trial - Fox News2013