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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Gideon Award||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2008|
|Practioner of the Year||Criminal Courts Bar Association||2005|
|Gideon Award||New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2003|
|Partner||Barket Marion Epstein & Kearon||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Quadrino Schwartz||2009 - 2011|
|Partner||The Law Offices of Bruce A. Barket, P.C.||1997 - 2009|
|Partner||Barket, Insardi and Balletta||1992 - 1997|
|Assistant District Attorney||Nassau County District Attorneys Office||1986 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nassau County Legal Aid Society||Board of Directors||2000 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Nassau County Legal Aid Society||President||2005 - 2006|
|Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association||President||2002 - 2003|
|Duane Moore v. County of Suffolk||Still pending.|
|People of the State of New York vs. Martin Tankleff||Conviction reversed and indictments dismissed.|
|People v. Amy Fischer||N/A|
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|New York Law Journal||A Hole That Needs Mending||2012|
|University of Connecticut School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1986|
|False Confessions||False Confessions||2010|
|Touro Law to Hold Program on Tankleff Case||The Tankleff Case||2009|
Posted by Matt
I was represented by Bruce Barket in a complex white-collar criminal matter in the Southern District of New York. The case included over 40 co-defendants and hundreds of thousands of pages of seized records and data. I was facing life in prison under the guidelines and needless to say it was the most traumatizing and stressful time in my life.
The skill and diligence with which Bruce handled my case was overshadowed only by the compassion and support Bruce showed me as a human being over the course of four difficult years. Nearly three years elapsed between the date of arrest and my trial. It is difficult to explain to people the challenges faced by defendants during this drawn out period of purgatory. I found myself isolated socially and professionally from most of my former friends and colleagues. Bruce was especially helpful shepherding me through many dark days.
I ultimately went to trial and was acquitted on all charges. The strategic decisions made by Bruce and his preparation and performance prior to and during my trial literally saved my life. I will forever be grateful.
Bruce is a rare breed of lawyer and I cannot recommend him strongly enough as an advocate, trial lawyer and human being.
Posted by John
Bruce Barket is a dynamic, knowledgeable and well-known criminal defense attorney. His team of partners and associates work diligently and expeditiously to bring your case to fruition. He listens to your concerns very intently, prepares a strategy and keeps you informed throughout the process. No case is too big or too small. If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer, Bruce Barket is the attorney of choice.
Due to economic circumstances, I made a mistake which resulted in my arrest for grand larceny. I chose Bruce Barket. He listened to my situation, explained the process to me and told me how long it would take to complete my case.. He made no promises, He planned a strategy for my defense and along with his associate brought the plan to fruition. The charges were dismissed and I can now go on with my life.
Posted by Mike
I was arrested 2 years ago on a Federal Conspiracy charge. My first "NYC Lawyer" advised me to go to the prosecution, cooperate immediately and I could possibly get "as little" as 2 years in Federal Prison. I had never been in any trouble in my entire life and thought my role in the "conspiracy" was minor. I was deeply depressed and felt lower than I ever imagined I could.
I felt I needed a second opinion and a relative recommended I call Bruce Barket. My wife and I met with Bruce shortly thereafter. After hearing my story Bruce told me that the charges against me were somewhat significant
but could be handled and said "there will come a time when this will seem like a speed bump in your review mirror and normalcy will return to your life". Bruce totally disagreed that the best course of action would be to immediately cooperate but it would be best to chip away at the charges until it becomes manageable. I left that meeting feeling like a noose had just been removed from around my neck.
As the case progressed, Bruce's partner, Kevin Kearon took over my case. Kevin's efforts on my behalf were tremendous. He was in constant contact with the Federal Prosecutors and convinced them I was a good guy that got caught up in a bad situation." Over the many months, under Kevin's guidance we did every little thing possible to improve our position. After numerous postponements the final sentencing date was set for September 5th, 2013,
over 2 years since my arrest. As the date approached the firm contacted me numerous times to make sure their sentencing memo was correct and effective and that all the pieces were in place. Alexander Klein, an associate of the firm was instrumental in writing a very effective memo to the judge on my behalf.
I was facing a sentence of up to 41 months in prison and a restitution judgment of up to 7 million dollars. Yesterday I stood before the judge with Kevin Kearon by my side. Kevin gave a brilliant speech to the judge reflecting on my entire law abiding life. The sentence I received was for time served (1 day, the day of my arrest), no probation necessary and no restitution. Although I had doubts, today I'm looking at a speed bump in my review mirror, just like Bruce told me 2 years ago.
If you find yourself in a position where your life has been turned upside down and the enemy is at the gate, these are the guys you want in your foxhole. I may have paid their very reasonable legal services fee but I can never repay what the Barket Law firm has given me.
Justin Olsinski, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
I was lucky enough to have an externship under Bruce while in Law School. It was one of the most valuable experiences of my career and I use all of the knowledge I acquired during that time, in my practice today. Bruce is one of the best attorneys I have come across in my years of practice and I would highly recommend him for any criminal matter.
Brad Schlossberg, Education Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Bruce is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in New York. I have also had the pleasure of working closely with him on civil matters where he also excels. As a practicing attorney, if I ever need a criminal lawyer, Bruce is the person I would call. I have complete faith in him and his abilities.