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Zachary Reibstein began his career in 2002 as a paralegal with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. In this position he interviewed crime victims, witnesses and officers to help decide what charges (if any) were to be brought. In late 2003 he began law school in San Diego, California on a full merit scholarship. During this time he earned numerous honors and awards before graduating Magna Cum Laude and in the top 10% of his class. His law school years also included clerkships with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, the Office of the San Diego Public Defender and an international law firm focused on securities fraud litigation.

After graduation, Mr. Reibstein moved back to New York and became an Assistant District Attorney in Queens. He began in the Criminal Court Bureau and prosecuted all types of misdemeanors including assault, theft, drunk driving and child endangerment. He was soon promoted to a position with the Career Criminals and Major Case Bureau, where he worked closely with the NYPD on hundreds of investigations including attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, and domestic violence.

Mr. Reibstein left the DA’s Office and opened his own practice in 2009, drawing on the skills and experience he gained as a prosecutor to help those who have been accused of crimes or otherwise aggrieved. Since entering private practice Mr. Reibstein has won numerous felony trials and recovered over $1,000,000 in judgments for civil clients. He was named a “Top 40 Under 40″ attorney by the American Society of Legal Advocates for both 2014 and 2015; and the National Trial Lawyers included him on their list of 2014′s Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He also currently serves as Vice President of the Assistant District Attorney's Association of Queens County. In 2015 Mr. Reibstein began an association with Bergman, Bergman, Goldberg, Fields & Lamansoff, LLP, one of New York's preeminent personal injury firms.

Whether you've been arrested, had your rights violated, or injured by someone else's actions Mr. Reibstein will fight for your rights aggressively, guaranteeing you the best representation possible.



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  • Mahmoud R Rabah

    Dedicated, Passionate, Responsible. These are words that come to mind when I describe Mr. Reibstein as an attorney. He is always dedicated to his clients and the legal issues he represents them on. His passion is clearly apparent every time he is on the record with a judge or arguing with his adversary. And Mr. Reibstein is responsible in his practice of law and his dealings with others. In total, Mr. Reibsein is a first class attorney whom I would trust even with my most serious of cases.


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  • Ryan J. Clark

    Anyone looking for a lawyer has to try and find the advocate who can bring their case to the best possible conclusion. Zachary is that advocate because he has the experience to know where the State's case is weak, the raw talent to make the most of those weaknesses at a trial, and knows exactly how to present all of this to prosecutors in New York. That is why he is so successful in getting the best results for his clients.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Honors Graduate- Magna Cum LaudeThomas Jefferson School of Law2006
Distinguished Honor RollThomas Jefferson School of Law2005
The Jefferson MedalThomas Jefferson School of Law2004
Distinguished Honor RollThomas Jefferson School of Law2004
The Jefferson MedalThomas Jefferson School of Law2003
Distinguished Honor RollThomas Jefferson School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney At LawBergman, Bergman, Goldberg, Fields and Lamonsoff, LLP2015 - 2016
Attorney At LawThe Reibstein Law Group, PLLC2009 - 2016
Of CounselWorth, Longworth & London, LLP2009 - 2015
Assistant District AttorneyQueens County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2009
Law ClerkSan Diego Public Defender's Office2006 - 2006
Law ClerkLerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, LLP2005 - 2005
Law ClerkSan Diego City Attorney's Office2004 - 2004
ParalegalQueens County District Attorney's Office2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater NY Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Assistant District Attorney's Association of Queens CountyVice President2014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2011 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Assistant District Attorney's Association of Queens CountyMember2009 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationMember2011 - 2016
New York City Assigned Counsel PlanMember2010 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. JCCase dismissed after cross examination of police officer revealed a total lack of investigation into the true facts of the case.
People v. JHCase dismissed
People v. MSAll charges dismissed and sealed
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalPeople v. Jonathan Perez2013
Aestheddict MagazineHow To Not Get Arrested2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
State University of New York, College at New PaltzHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002