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David Kirsch

Criminal defense Attorney at Huntington, NY

4.9   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanors Felonies DWI/DUI Narcotics Offenses Investigations Grand Jury Extensive Trial Experience

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    OATH Pre-trial Hearings, OATH Trials, CSC Appeals Handle Disciplinary Charges for NYCDOC, NYPD, Department of Probation, TSA, TBTA and School Safety Memorandum of Complaints EEO and Workplace Violence DOI/Inspector General Investigations

    12 years, 2,500 cases

In November 2020, David Kirsch formed the Law Offices of David Kirsch, with locations in Queens, Nassau, Suffolk and the Bronx. The focus of his practice is in all areas of Criminal Defense.

From 2012-2020 David Kirsch worked in the Criminal Defense/Disciplinary division of Koehler & Isaacs in December, 2012 in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Kirsch served the firm in representing private clients and union-based clientele in and around the Metropolitan New York area in various Criminal, Labor, and Disciplinary actions.

Prior to joining Koehler & Isaacs, Mr. Kirsch worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County. In his six years in that capacity, he was assigned to prosecute and try misdemeanor and felony matters pending in Criminal and Supreme Court. He prosecuted cases involving: Assault, Menacing, Criminal Contempt, Domestic Violence, Weapons Possession, Prison Contraband, Narcotics (Possession and Sale), DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Grand Larceny, Burglary, Robbery, Attempted Murder and other matters, and negotiated over 1000 case dispositions.


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The Barton Law Group
310 West Hills Road
Huntington, NY, 11746
The Law Offices of David Kirsch
51 Baker Hill Road
Great Neck, NY, 11023
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4.9 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by Tyrece | April 28, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Kirsch Is An Excellent Defense Attorney. Talk About What He Did? That Man Made Sure I Made It Home To My Family And Proved My Innocence. He Completes The Mission. Should’ve Been In An All State Commercial Because I Promise You’ll Be In Good Hands.
Posted by Dov | December 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dov A.
If you are in need of a lawyer that gets it done, then Mr. Kirsch is the one for you. Ive worked with lawyers in the past. None of which can hold a candle to Mr. Kirsch. I could tell right away he is extremely upfront,as well as being well versed in the universe of law. Mr. Kirsch was always on top of my cases. He answered any concerns I had throughout the duration of each case. Through his actions in and out of the courtroom,from begining to end, he proved that not only does he talk the talk. He walks the walk. Thank God I have a lawyer for life.
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Posted by Yomaira | December 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I was threatened to be fired from my job after 16yrs of work. David fought for me and thanked God and him I was able to keep my job. The process was so stressful, but David kept me calm and confident. He was transparent and kept me post it thru the entire process. I so appreciate him, specially during that difficult time.
Posted by Patrick | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Joseph
I’m very happy to have Mr. David as my legal counsel! He is extremely knowledgeable, passionate in defending in particular New York City Corrections staff members. He takes care of handles every case personally and fights every case as it was he’s last.
Posted by Crystal | March 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great criminal lawyer
This man is patient, attentive, caring, concerned. My lawyer before was not good at all , and the care I receive in my case was unimaginable. I even won my case because of David . Great would recommend him anytime.
Posted by Rony | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Highly recommended!
I heard about David through a family friend a while back after getting a DWI on New Years eve a few years back and needless to say it was one of the best decisions of my life. Upon contacting David for services, he was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and experienced. I quickly hired him as my lawyer and he made sure to keep me informed throughout the process with regards to costs, what to expect, and what it will take to overcome. Needless to say, the outcome was exactly as he told me it would be and everything worked out in the end! Highly recommend David!
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Posted by Abe | February 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely A Shark Lawyer
Since hiring David several years ago he has always managed to get me the ABSOLUTE BEST deal with the DA’s He has also helped my numerous friends and family. I HIGHLY recommend him
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer!!!
Highly recommend David J Kirsch esq for all legal services. He recently helped with an estate plan and will and testament. He's honest, bright and practical and is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Marianne | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer that guided me through a challenging time in my life
I first met David at about 10 pm on holiday after spending almost 22 hours in jail accused of driving while intoxicated. Unknown to me at the time, my husband had hired David earlier that day after receiving a recommendation from our family attorney. Without hesitation, David accepted the case and came to criminal court in Manhattan to defend me on that holiday night. I have never been in a criminal court room, much less a defendant in a criminal proceeding, and I was scared and clueless as to what was going on. All I did know was that I had been up for over 24 hours, without a shower and sitting next to people charged with much more serious crimes than me. David handled the arraignment flawlessly. Because I had a high “blow”, the ADA was only offering a misdemeanor, 2 days of community service, a 6 month suspended license and an ignition interlock device on my car. That night David rejected their offer and afterwards explained the strategy he would use to convince the ADA that a misdemeanor was an excessive plea given my age, (read: Mature lady) and the fact that I have never been involved in a criminal proceeding. Well, it took several months, 2 postponements and calls to the ADA, her supervisor, and the lead ADA for both misdemeanors and felonies to get them to re-consider their offer. This was the hard, behind the scenes work that David did for me! Of course, there was no guarantee that David would be successful, but I felt very comfortable that David had the experience and the ability to argue for a reduced offense. In the end, David was successful, the charge was reduced to a violation, I had my license suspended for just 90 days and the community service was eliminated from my plea. I could not be happier with the work that David did for me. He is great guy that was fully engaged on my behalf with extensive court room experience, (he was also an ADA in the Bronx for many years). David has a keen mind and a friendly person.
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Posted by Enrique | May 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in NYC!
Words cannot express how grateful I am having had David help me with a false allegation my ex-girlfriend made against me. It's very easy to communicate with him, regardless of your schedule. He always answers your texts and emails and returns your calls if he's temporarily unavailable in a timely manner. Also, rest assure that he will fight for you until the end and will never give in. Dave, thank you again for everything you've done for me. You're the best damn attorney in New York City!
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2016
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The Lawyer that never sleeps !!!
When I got arrested at 3:00 am I called my brother from the holding cell at 5:30 am and he immediately conferenced David on the line. As soon as I spoke to him he alleviated all my fears and told me what to expect for the next few hours. When he arrived he was able to negotiate my felony down to a violation and I was out of there in a flash. His contact information definitely needs to be shared with family and friends in case of emergency.
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Posted by Cedric M | August 16, 2016
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False Arrest
David Kitsch handled my case with care from the begin to end. He spoke to the ADA the way I would. He's very good at his job and will always keep you updated on what's going on. A very good lawyer...
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
David was an amazing attorney, he knew exactly what he's doing and what exactly needed to be done. He got me out of a felony case with no problem, would definitely recommend him
Posted by Verdessa | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I have nothing but the best to say about David Kirsch. His professionalism, knowledgeable, honesty and most of all straightforward approch is unparallele. He gave me his honest opinion, all while offering advise and guidance throughout the whole legal process. I honeatly feel I would not have been ass successful in my legal endeavors without him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My DWI resolution
David was awesome, he was friendly yet professional, he provided me with a complete explanation of what to expect with the proceedings. David was able to reduce my charge of DWI to a violation and generally put me at ease with his confidence. Thank You
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Why can't I give him 6 stars!?!
David is nothing less than amazing ... I was very sceptical at the very beginning of my situation but after seeing how well versed David is in his field ... David was able to get me to trust him ... David worked tirelessly for the last 25 months on not one, but 2 legal issues that was levied against me ... David's hard work & dedication to my case resulted in both cases being dissimised. It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Kirsch, As much as I enjoyed working with Mr. Kirsch ... I hope I never need him again. David is definitely a asset to the lucky Firm that employs him.
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Posted by Jannae | September 11, 2015
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David Kirsch/The Attorney You Need
David Kirsch represented me at one of the most difficult times in my life and career. He got my charge reduced from a misdemeanor to a violation, leaving me without a record. Mr. Kirsch's legal expertise, knowledge and professionalism is paramount. Mr. Kirsch is always available to his clients, via e-mail, mobile phone or landline, AT ANY TIME! David Kirsch devotes 110% to his clients. Mr. Kirsch continues to fight for me.
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Posted by Kevin | September 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
David Kirsch for President!
David Kirsch is the epitome of a great lawyer...he was with me every step of the way for a criminal case that I was exonerated of, and it wouldn't have played out the way it did if it wasn't for his experience, knowledge, and expertise. He also helped me out GREATLY with an employment issue, where I was on the verge of termination and he negotiated a deal that kept me employed. He's down to earth, answers your questions right away, and gives you the truth unlike the average lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2014
Simply the best!
Mr. Kirsch was a life saver! He was incredibly professional and attentive- he was always reachable and responsive (especially since I first reached him at nearly 10pm!) Mr. Kirsch was extremely practical, knowledgable and compassionate and I'm grateful he was on my side. His incredible experience in criminal defense as well as prosecution was an asset to me in a difficult time. I would highly recommend him for any of your legal needs (especially criminal defense) and will be sure to call him again. Thank you!!!
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Posted by Glenmorangie | July 4, 2014
David J. Kirsch, Esq.: Former NYC DA, Down to earth, courteous, professional, knows every facet of the law & saved my butt!
David J. Kirsch, Esq.: Down to earth, courteous, professional, yet knows every facet of every law (i.e. very knowledgeable in criminal law). He's honest & "tells you like it is." No BS, no "sugar coating." He’s accessible or will call you back likely within the hour or less (and I was a panicky wreck!). He's a former NYC DA (8ish yrs I believe) now at a top, full service law firm. FYI: former DA = he's worked side by side and knows (& friendly) w/ virtually everyone who's gunning for you! To be honest, I didn't hire Mr. Kirsch, luckily, my father did, if he hadn't, I surely would have. Me: I was out late, stupid & possibly had some substances not approved by the NY DMV, NYPD, etc in my system (when behind the wheel). It also wasn't the 1st time. All this happened in Brooklyn by the way on my way back from a night of “partying.” I followed ALL of David Kirsch's instructions, one was to enter a "rehab" program immediately (which found after 2 weeks I had no addiction issues & told me I don't have to come). I went anyway and also passed everyone of their random drug tests. Which likely helped later down when I finally had to appear in court, ~6-7mo (yes, everything is a long, drawn out process).. Part 1: a DMV Judicial hearing to take my license away for a year. I had a 1%, chance, possibly less of loosening my license. David Kirsch, Esq. WON. Part 2: I still had Brooklyn/NY-State after me (aka the Brooklyn DA), Mr Kirsch managed to get me a "deal"/Plea-Bargain (a highly unusual one I've been told) where I just urinated (tested for drugs & alcohol) weekly for 6-9mo, continue to talk to my private "shrink" (who was to stay in touch with court system) & pay a few hundred $ in fines/fees. Because I never "screwed up", never missed appointments, was in a “rehab program” prior to the case (who once again found me “clean”), I was "released" after 6mo from a 6-9mo plea-bargain. Not to mention “all of this” will appear as a traffic violation (I was facing a FELONY due to A. this being my 2nd time & B. my license was suspended at the time for being lazy and not paying a minor traffic ticket). I wouldn't hesitate or think twice about hiring David J Kirsch, Esq., again for any legal matter. I will however think twice before getting behind the wheel of a car with anything other than diet coke in my system. Maybe I just got lucky? But having a hell of a good attorney doesn't hurt. FYI: No, I'm not related to Mr. Kirsch, I'm just/was a client. Oh, if it matters, his rates are "in-line" with all other attorneys/firms in NYC. It's cost me plenty of time, embarrassment, dignity, stress, etc. But, you can't put a price on excellence. I hope I never have to, but if I had to hire an attorney again, without a doubt, David Kirsch would be my "1 call" I get in jail. Words can't describe my thanks & praise for Mr. David J. Kirsch's time, effort, dedication & saving me from potential jail time & a year without a license.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Koehler & Isaacs, LLP
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2012


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Hofstra University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Department of Correction v. Phillips
  • Charges Dismissed
  • Department of Correction v. Perry
  • Charges Dismissed
  • People of NY v. Jordan


  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Citation
  • Nassau County Legislature
  • 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture
  • Court reporter interactions with trial attorneys
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a hardworking and knowledgeable lawyer, worthy of any endorsement."
General practice Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I certainly endorse this lawyer. As a (former) co-worker at a NYC district attorney's office I saw Dave's hard work and integrity first hand."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense