At BarketMarion, our attorneys have gained a national reputation for our work in the area of criminal appeals and post-judgment litigation. We have obtained successful results for our clients in several high-profile post-conviction matters, including the following:
- Amy Fisher: In 1999, attorney Bruce A. Barket succeeded in persuading the court to vacate the 1992 second-degree assault conviction of Amy Fisher in a case that attracted national media attention. As a result, Ms. Fisher was immediately released from prison.
- Martin Tankleff: In 2008, Mr. Barket was among the team of lawyers that succeeded in convincing the New York state attorney general to drop all charges against Martin “Marty” Tankleff, who had spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murdering his parents.
In addition to Mr. Barket, our team includes Donna Aldea, former special counsel to the Queens County District Attorney and one of the foremost authorities on appellate practice in New York State.
A conviction is never the final word in any criminal proceeding. Our firm handles traditional appeals in the New York state and federal appellate courts, as well as reversal proceedings under New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 440 and federal habeas corpus petitions.
The representation of clients who have been wrongly convicted requires not only an in-depth knowledge of criminal law but also an understanding of the unique procedures applicable to these proceedings. Our experience in this area enables us to effectively protect our clients’ rights.