The Law Office of Terry D. Horner specializes in civil and criminal appeals in all New York State appellate courts, with 38 years' experience. Mr. Horner is admitted to the New York Bar, the federal District Courts in New York State, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Horner has represented civil and criminal clients in 150 appeals in the New York courts, with successes in the Court of Appeals, all four Appellate Divisions, and the Appellate Term.
Mr. Horner has been approved to handle assigned criminal appeals by the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department. In addition, he has researched and written perhaps 1,000 motions across the state involving a wide range of procedural and substantive issues.
Mr. Horner was formerly an appellate partner in a major statewide personal injury law firm, and was in public service as Chief Appellate Counsel for the Dutchess County Public Defender in Poughkeepsie, New York.
|Attorney||Law Office of Terry D. Horner||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Finkelstein & Partners, LLP||1994 - 2009|
|Associate||Gellert & Klein, PC||1991 - 1994|
|Senior Assistant Public Defender||Dutchess County Public Defender's Office||1986 - 1990|
|Associate||Meiselman, Farber, Packman & Eberz, PC||1984 - 1986|
|Associate||Siff & Newman, PC||1981 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Assigned Counsel Panel, Second Judicial Department||N/A||2019 - Present|
|Assigned Counsel Panel, Appellate Term, Second Judicial Department||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Assigned Counsel Panel, Second Judicial Department||N/A||2010 - 2015|
|Assigned Counsel Panel, Third Judicial Department||N/A||2009 - 2014|
|Brooklyn Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|New York University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Parker v. Navarra, 102 AD3d 935 (2d Dep't 2013)||Judgment for former wife affirmed, rejecting former husband's claim that the terms of the settlement agreement had been orally modified.|
|People v. Posner, 100 AD3d 805 (2d Dep't 2012)||Prison sentence vacated and case sent back to trial court for resentencing. DA agreed to 5 years' probation and to accept client's Social Security checks for 5 years in full satisfaction of $330,000 restitution. Client was not returned to prison.|
|Rice v. Hale, 9 AD3d 845 (4th Dep't 2004)||Dismissal of complaint reversed and new trial ordered, which resulted in $4 million verdict. Defendants appealed that; case settled for around $3 million.|
|People v. Coons, 75 NY2d 796 (1990)||Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, reversed conviction and sent case back for new trial. DA chose not to retry case.|
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