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Karl C. Seman

Criminal defense Attorney at Garden City, NY

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As a founding partner at Grunwald & Seman, P.C., Garden City attorney Karl C. Seman provides legal counsel to criminally accused persons. For over 30 years, he has been licensed to practice law. Prior to the formation of his current firm, Mr. Seman spent time working at the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. His legal diligence has led to him being selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® for three years in a row. Attorney Seman is a graduate of Northeastern University and the American University Washington College of Law. Contact his firm today for a free-of-charge case evaluation.

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Licensed for 38 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Grunwald & Seman, P.C.
100 Garden City Plaza
Suite 203
Garden City, NY, 11530

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Posted by Sabstian | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
He was available, answered all of our questions and explained what we could expect, options, and he knew the law and all the staff. Highly recommend without a doubt
Posted by Elizabeth | November 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best
3rd time DWI he found a loop hole knew all the players and I was sentenced to 3 days no felony
Posted by Pete | May 2, 2015
Karl Seman is the best attorney
Karl "Chip" Seman is an outstanding defense attorney who will knowledgeably and zealously defend your rights as a defendent. Is he the cheapest option available? No, but if you're perusing reviews for a defense attorney, then you're probably taking an involuntary tour of the "sausage factory" that is our criminal justice system at times, and this is no time to pinch pennies. In my case, I don't doubt that I could have engaged the services of a less costly attorney who would have taken my money and accepted the first offer presented by the DA. Instead, Karl, drawing on his deep knowledge of the law, his extensive experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney, and his familiarity with the personalities involved, tirelessly advocated for me, and was ultimately able to negotiate a much more favorable outcome. There are few situations in life where the phrase "You get what you pay for" is any more true, or vitally important. I entrust Karl with all of my legal affairs, and I would unreservedly recommend him to friends and loved ones.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
Corporate Client
Chip has handled many transactions for me personally and my multiple companies. His straightforward approach is much appreciated in an environment in which you always have to wonder if someone is just out for your money. I can say with experience that his main priority is the client and his fair rates are not commensurate with the high level of attention and insight that he provides.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2014
TOP NOTCH, KNOWS ALL THE INS AND OUTS, EXPERIENCED, KIND AND FAIR FEES
TRUE TO HIS WORD HE WAS AVAILABLE 24/7; NO B.S STRAIGHT UP AND HONEST REVIEW OF BEST OPTIONS, WELL PREPARED, AND FIGHTS FOR US LIKE A BULL DOG, GOT A GREAT RESULT

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • FOUNDING MEMBER
  • GRUNWALD & SEMAN, PC
  • 1988 - 2014
  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • Abady & Jaffe, Madison Avenue, New York City
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Senior Trial Associate
  • Newman, Schlau, Fitch & Burns, Lower Broadway, New York City
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Senior Trial Associate
  • Levine & Robinson, Mitchel Field, NY
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1987
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980
  • Washington College Law At The American University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • RECENT CASES
  • favorable

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Arbitration Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Judges Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Former Assistant District Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • The Journal of the Nassau County Bar Association
  • Attorney Fees & Attorney-Client Fee Disputes: Mandatory and Voluntary Arbitrations, The Nassau Lawyer
  • 2002
  • The Attorney of Nassau County
  • DWI:-Pre-conviction License Suspensions and Hardship Hearings: Legal and Practical Analysis
  • 1996
  • American Journal of Criminal Law
  • The Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus and Recent Meanings of Cause and Prejudice
  • 1982
  • American Journal of Criminal Law
  • A Juvenile's Waiver of the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination: A Federal and State Comparison,
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • STATE WIDE MOCK TRIAL COACH
  • HIGH SCHOOL TRIAL COMPETITION
  • 2014
  • US MARINES, GARDEN CITY, NY
  • DWI THE LAW AND YOU
  • 2013

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
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"Karl is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. He is highly regarded in his field."
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