Meet Gary Farrell

Gary A. Farrell

New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer

Gary Farrell’s trial practice is about helping people during tough times in their lives, whether they have been charged with misdemeanors, felonies, federal crimes, or white collar crimes. Gary Farrell says, “Let’s face it, people are fallible. They make mistakes. A lot of people have a lot of circumstances in their lives. There are mitigating factors, too.”

Gary Farrell is a trial lawyer who believes that everybody deserves a break. He loves solving people’s problems. In several cases where people were facing deportation, Gary was able to get their old convictions vacated so they could stay in the country. Gary knows that things are not black and white at all. “There is a lot of gray in the Criminal Justice system,” says Gary.

Cases Dismissed


Criminal Defense; Felonies; Misdemeanors; White Collar; Drug Crimes; Driving While Intoxicated; Juvenile Law; Homicide; Appellate Practice.


1987,New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court


State University of New York-Buffalo, J.D., 1986


State University of New York-Albany, B.A., 1983


Brooklyn Bar Association; New York State Defenders Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Kings County Criminal Bar Association (President).


Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, 1987-1994. Senior Trial Attorney, Homicide Division, 1990-1993. Deputy Bureau Chief, Investigations Bureau, 1993-1994.


People v. Calabria, 94 NY 2d 519 (2000) (Conviction Reversed For Prosecutorial Misconduct), People v. Louissant, 240 A.D. 2d 433 (1997) (Homicide indictment dismissed due to improper questioning of defendant by prosecutor at the grand jury). USA v. Yuri Bershchansky, 788F3d102 (Child Pornography Case Dismissed Based Upon Successful Challenge Of Search Warrant)

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