The Law Offices of Stephen A. Somerstein provides high quality sophisticated criminal defense services.
Our firm gives the utmost personal attention to each client.
We appear for the accused in state and federal criminal cases in all boroughs of New York City, the metropolitan area, throughout New York State and nationwide.
An important part of our practice is the representation of individuals, businesses and other organizations that have become subject to federal or state law enforcement or administrative agency investigations or who are targets of grand jury proceedings.
We provide the protection you need from the most critical moment--the first contact by the FBI, the local police or a prosecutor's office-- even before there has been an arrest.
If you are arrested, we will defend you from that very moment---at the police precinct or the FBI office, through arraignment, trial and any appeal that may become necessary.
Stephen Somerstein has vast experience as a trial lawyer. He was trained at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and mentored by several legendary trial attorneys.
is known for his aggressive defense in the most difficult cases and for
thinking outside the box to create original and effective strategies.
He defends criminal cases of all kinds, including the most sophisticated fraud matters, and business and political crimes. He also handles violent felonies, such as homicide, arson, robbery, sex crimes, domestic violence and drug offenses.
Mr. Somerstein combines all this experience with the most up to date technology and forensic resources. He is quick to recognize the need for expert witnesses and makes the fullest use of them to defend his clients. He has worked extensively with accountants, computer scientists, document examiners, and audio and video digital recording and tape analysts, criminologists, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, pathologists, explosives experts, chemists, DNA experts, ballistic experts, lie detector examiners, photographers, map makers, architects and engineers. The use of graphic designers to create computer based courtroom displays has now become an important element of almost every trial in which Mr. Somerstein appears.
LET US PUT ALL THIS EXPERIENCE AND ALL THESE RESOURCES TO WORK FOR YOU
We provide consultation by appointment and by telephone seven days a week. Our attorneys travel to all police precincts and courts in the New York City area to handle arrests and arraignments.