Henry Fonda, playing young Abe Lincoln, inspired me. I'm still inspired after all these years. While the business side of a law office is similar to running any business, there is nothing better than vindicating a client's rights in court. That always remains special.
It is important to go over a client's case thoroughly. The facts are everything. Then in-depth research is vital to match a client's factual version to legal theories and standards which will hold up in court. If a civil case, then having a settlement position is vital. A good compromise can sometimes bring better closure than years of litigation. But if the other side does not wish to settle, then we know we will be putting our dispute before the judge or jury. I believe strongly in the ultimate fairness and good common sense of our jurors.
If criminal defense, then all of the above precepts apply and more. No one needs more protection than the unpopular, the disadvantaged, the wrongly accused. We do not judge our clients, we leave that to the judge or jury. But every client, no matter the facts, deserves a vigorous defense. It is the bedrock principle of our Constitution, and the liberties we all enjoy.
There are no guarantees regarding results in the courtroom. Like life, outcomes vary. The only guarantee we make here is to give your matter our full attention and to serve your needs to the best of our ability.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Admission to Bar||State of Israel||1994|
|Rutgers Law Review||Rutgers Law School-Newark||1984|
|Attorney||Jonathan Follender, PC, Arkville, New York||1996 - Present|
|Legal Intern||State Of Israel Ministry Of Justice||1993 - 1994|
|Attorney||Kalb, Friedman, Siegelbaum||1991 - 1993|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey||1988 - 1991|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey||1984 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Graduate||2014 - Present|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|Federal Criminal Justice Assignment Panel||Member||2005 - Present|
|New York State Magistrates Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|M & C Bros. v. Torum, 101 A.D.3d 1329 (Third Dept. 2012)||Appellate Division affirmed the judgment|
|Lewis v. DiDonna, 294 A.D.2d 799 (Third Dept. 2002)||Settled|
|Young v. Williams, 47 A.D.3d 1084 (Third Dept. 2008)||We represented Respondent against appeal which sought to overturn loser court decision that a promise to adopt a child as contract consideration is unenforceable as a matter of law. The appeal was denied.|
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|Rutgers University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||Political Science/Middle Eastern Languages||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|