Attorney Lawrence Hochheiser is the Senior Partner at the firm, and has a background that has proven to be of great value to the defendants the firm represents. He is a graduate of NYU Law School, and subsequently served as Assistant District Attorney for New York County for the years 1967-1971. During his tenure in this capacity, he was focused on investigating organized crime, working in the Rackets Bureau. This background has given him a deep insight into every aspect of the criminal justice system from both sides of the aisle.
Understanding the prosecution and the inner workings of the system has made it more possible to craft a strategically planned criminal defense case. Mr. Hochheiser is the former president of the New York Criminal Bar Association, and a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He is often called upon to lecture on various subjects surrounding criminal law for a range of organizations, including the Nassau County Criminal Courts Association and the Westchester County Bar Association, the New York State Attorney General's Organized Crime Task Force and many other organizations that have sought his professional skills as a speaker on various subjects.
He is a respected educator, and has been a guest lecturer in organized crime courses at NYU, Cornell and Columbia Law Schools. He has earned countless honors and accolades, including being acknowledged "for excellence in the practice of criminal law" and the "maintenance of the professional's highest standards. He is the recipient of the Frank S. Hogan Association Award for Legal Excellence.
He has been named by New York Magazine and the Best lawyer in America as among the "The New York Area's Best Lawyers" in the category of criminal defense. Attorney Lawrence Hochheiser is admitted to practice in all state courts, as well as federal courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, as well as the Supreme Court.
There are few legal professionals in the area that have such an extensive experience and success in criminal court, or such a deep understanding of the entire justice system. The knowledge and experience he brings to the table has been a significant factor in making the firm, Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP, one of the most respected criminal law firms in the New York City area.