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Rochelle S. Berliner

Criminal defense Attorney

5.0   14 reviews
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Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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Very experienced, compassionate and thorough lawyer
I met with Rochelle and quickly felt more at ease with my situation. She is very good at getting the best possible outcome for your legal predicament. I felt less anxiety and her compassionate and empathetic approach to the legal system made all the difference. She is definitely getting my recommendation. Thanks Rochelle!
Posted by Harry P | January 8, 2020
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Excellent Attorney in Queens
Rochelle is an excellent criminal attorney, I did shop around for attorney at first and glad I decided to hire Rochelle. My dealing with her has been nothing but professional and on point. I remembered when we were at the courthouse one day, another attorney commented like “this looks like a dream team.” Hopefully, I will never need another criminal attorney, but if I did it will be Rochelle.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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Very caring and honest.
It was my first time receiving any sort of criminal offense and I must say I could not have chosen a better attorney to represent me. Rochelle is very honest and will never try to sweet talk you into thinking everything will turn out well. She makes sure to explain all the possible outcomes even if they may not be the best of news. She also keeps you updated on how she is doing on your case which is always very helpful to know. I was charged with multiple felonies and ended up receiving a full out dismissal, which is practically a miracle. I am currently a student and I was able to comfortably focus on my school work while Rochelle handled everything for me. If I every had any questions, I would give her a text/call and I would usually get an answer back in less than an hour. Overall, the best attorney I can ask for.
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Posted by Aaron | January 24, 2016
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Best Attorney
I would recommend Rochelle to anyone. I am an out of town guest to the State of NY and needed legal help. She did everything and more. She was in constant communication, honest and worked non stop to see that justice was seen. A+ job!
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2015
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Best Criminal Law Firm
Law Office of Rochelle Berliner is really the best criminal law firm. I thought my life was completely ruined after I was charged with DWI but they really went above and beyond to save me. Ms. Berliner and her other attorneys know the law very well, are very experienced and really care about their clients. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2015
a criminal defense client July, 2015
I needed a criminal defense attorney. I found Rochelle's office with the very good rating online. She was very professional and detailed. My case was dismissed. I am very pleased I hired her. Highly recommend her service to anyone looking for a professional and knowledgeable criminal attorney. You won't be disappointed!
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2014
Great lawyer, very compassionate and thorough
I needed a criminal defense attorney for an assault charge recently and was recommended to call Attorney Berliner from a friend and I'm happy that I did. She listened to my story, gathered all the details and provided an outline of what to expect. Her legal skills are top notch and the case was dismissed. I would definitely recommend her law office.
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Posted by eric | November 11, 2013
great lawyer and gets the job done
used her 4 times...all good outcomes..answers all questions ..very good rates and will work with you...criminal defense was the reason for hiring her..also helped a friend win a lawsuit against the nypd for illeagal arrest..and helped a few other friends with good outcomes..she knows the law and has a good staff..
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
An exceptional criminal attorney.
Rochelle is a terrific criminal attorney who obtained a fantastic result; a dismissal of my second-degree felony charge. During the pendency of my matter, I can honestly say she very much cares about her client, is personable, and goes that “extra mile” to protect her client’s interests. Whether it was the weekday or the weekend, she answered all my communications. She always kept my family and I up-to-date as to what was taking place and realistic and upfront as to what could take place. I have no hesitation to recommend her to anyone who has any type of a criminal charge lodged against him or her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2013
Excellent, caring
I came back to NYC after some time away, then ran into prolonged stress which resulted in a serious alcohol-related incident. Rochelle advocated to the extreme for me, which resulted in her spending extra time on the case. It was a traumatic time for me and others close to me, but I ended up with a minimum possible which also satisfied the DA, i.e. outpatient alcohol program and a misdemeanor. I checked other, objective legal sources and they universally stated that I could not have done better. I was lucky and anybody who retains her will be as well.
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Posted by VK | September 26, 2012
Best criminal defense in nyc
Rochelle is an excellent attorney, providing superb service, when it matters most. Her and Ami were very responsive and knowledgable.Rochelle also knows how the da works inside out. Not your cheap cop a plea lawer. Take it to trial and beat it lawer. For me, a "felony arrest" resulted in an ACD.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2011
Very Competent Attorney
Rochelle is an excellent attorney who represented me on a labor matter. She was extremely responsive and thorough in assisting me reach a satisfactory resolution. While her specialty is criminal law, she was able to handle my matter with utmost professionalism.
Posted by Glenn | July 15, 2010
The Best Lawyer There Is!!!!!!
Rochelle is the most compassionate and caring attorney, I have ever met. She was appointed to me at a time when I was being railroaded and misrepresented. She is sharp, witty, and listened to everything I had to say. She is very honest about what can and cannot be done. In addition, she goes through great measures to help you get what is needed to help your case. She protected my civil rights at all times and preserved every issue possible in case of a negative outcome. Fortunately, we beat the District Attorney of Queens, NY and got a positive outcome at my attempted murder 2, robbery 2, and assault 2 trial. She gave a great closing argument and knew how to get through to the jury. If you need a tough yet caring attorney, please give her a call.
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Posted by J.Bullock | April 12, 2010
Excellent choice for NYC
We do not live in NY, but our son needed an attorney there. After speaking with Atty Berliner we felt comfortable in her assistance. She went to the jail to meet him, and gave us feedback on his condition. Throughout a month in jail and two court appearances, she kept us informed via phone and email. She recommended a course of action, which resulted in his charges being dismissed. We really appreciated both her caring nature and her legal expertise.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office Of The Special Narcotics Prosecutor
  • 1993 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney
  • 1991 - 1993


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • 1977-1979
  • 1979


  • National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Detectives Endowment Association
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • New York University - Office of Career Services/Mentor program
  • 2003
  • Founder's Day Award
  • New York University - Washington Square
  • 1981

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Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rochelle Berliner for many years. She is not only passionate about her practice but is a zealous advocate to ensure her clients rights are protected. Her knowledge of the law & work ethic is one of the many qualities that make her an excellent attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rochelle is a zealous, experienced, and highly ethical attorney. She is very highly regarded by clients, opposing counsel, judges, and other criminal defense attorneys. She is a true asset to the legal profession and one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the Greater New York City area. I unhesitatingly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rochelle Berliner is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I know, and certainly the best I know for matters in the criminal courts of Queens, New York. In my civil rights practice, I often encounter individuals facing difficult criminal charges, and I regularly refer them to Rochelle for criminal defense. None of us have ever been dissatisfied with her performance and results!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am familiar with Ms. Berliner's practice. She is an experienced attorney who fights for her clients. I am happy to refer her cases in the greater New York City area for both criminal civil rights cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Berliner is a highly professional and extraordinarily competent attorney who gives her all on behalf of the rights of her client, and is dilligent beyond the call of duty in representing her client, herself, and the law to utmost effect. Over the years I have seen her handle a vast variety of cases - and in each and every one she invests herself both personally and professionally. Her ability to grasp the subtle details of both the law and the specifics of the matter at hand is rare and most welcome in the profession. I highly recommend Ms. Berliner to colleague and client alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Berliner is a well respected criminal defense attorney. She consistently gets great results for her clients and is always well prepared for any challenge. Ms. Berliner also litigates wrongful arrest matter in federal court and obtains lucrative financial settlements for her clients. She is highly recommended"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have come to respect and admire Ms. Berliner's work.I have watched her zealously advocate while on trial as well as compassionately speak to her clients.As a practitioner in the same field i often seek out her opinions and advice on strategy."
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