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Benjamin Brafman

Brafman & Associates, P.C.

New York, NY, USA


Benjamin Brafman is the principal of a seven-lawyer firm Brafman & Associates, P.C. located in Manhattan.  Mr. Brafman’s firm specializes in criminal law with an emphasis on White Collar criminal defense. 

Mr. Brafman, a former Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, has been in private practice since 1980.  He received his law degree from Ohio Northern University, in 1974, graduating with Distinction and serving as Manuscript Editor of The Law Review.  He went on to earn a Masters of Law Degree (LL.M.) in Criminal Justice from New York University Law School.  Mr. Brafman is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and in 1997, was selected by New York Magazine as the "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York."  He was  the recipient of the "Outstanding Private Criminal Defense Practitioner Award" for 2005 from the New York State Bar Association, and in March 2006 Mr. Brafman received the Norman Ostrow Award for outstanding achievement in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense by the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.   In January 2007, Mr. Brafman was presented with the "first" ever Clarence Darrow Award for Distinguished Practitioner by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

Mr. Brafman, has successfully represented a wide range of high-profile celebrities, prominent business leaders, lawyers, political figures and professionals in major criminal cases throughout the United States.

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