Amy B. Marion

Founding Partner

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Ms. Marion is founding partner and head of the civil rights and civil practice group that has quickly become recognized for its numerous and notable successes in the areas of civil rights, criminal, and appellate litigation. The firm’s civil practice group litigates in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate level. Seeking to vindicate deprivation of civil rights and liberties for a diverse class of individuals, the group’s clientele includes an activist and spokesperson for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women who lectures on human rights violations of sex workers, those wrongfully accused, imprisoned, and killed as a result of police brutality, undocumented aliens, and victims of domestic abuse.

One of the many high profile civil rights cases currently being litigated by the firm led to the arrest and federal prosecution of the Chief of Police and the District Attorney for the County of Suffolk, New York, a county long condemned by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its discriminatory practices.

In 2016, Ms. Marion became the first attorney in New York State to receive a judgment of actual innocence for a client based upon the New York State Criminal Procedure Law.

Ms. Marion’s published articles include Attacking the Introduction of Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome Testimony (New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atticus, Volume 25 Number 2 Summer 2013); Reasonableness: Has It Withstood the Test of Time? (New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, September 12, 2013); Prison Reform: A Tug-of-War Between Business and Humanity (TheLaw.TV, October 9, 2013); and How To Retain An Attorney (TheLaw.TV, 2013), along with decisions and cases published in The New York Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsday, The Daily News, and The Associated Press.

Ms. Marion regularly lectures on civil right issues for state and national organizations, including the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, LawLine, NBI Inc., and the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association.

She has been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyers in the years 2013 through 2017 and as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York, for the years 2016 and 2017.

She is Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; First Vice President of Nassau County Bar Association; Active Member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee, Founding Member and Counsel for the Committee for a Sustainable Waterfront and the Sea Cliff Open Government Party; President of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association Foundation; Founding Member of the Hempstead Harbor Democratic Club; Member of the Federal Bar Council, Queens County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and Nassau County Women’s Bar Association.

Recognition
  • Featured on a Court Television documentary entitled “The Public Defender.”
  • Rated by Super Lawyers 2017
Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. 1988

     

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Bachelor of Arts-Social Thought and Political Economics, 1984
Admissions
  • Appellate Division, Second Department-State of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court SDNY/EDNY/NDNY
Associations
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s Legislative Action Committee, Co-Chair
  • Nassau County Criminal Court Bar Foundation, President
  • Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association, Vice President
  • Nassau County Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee, Member
  • ACLU North Shore People Power, Representative
  • Nassau County Democratic Party, Committee Person
  • Hempstead Harbor Democratic Club, Founding Board Member
  • Sea Cliff Open Government Party, Counsel
  • Committee for a Sustainable Waterfront, Counsel
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Instructor
    • Civil Rights and Actual Innocence, sponsored by the Brooklyn Columbian Lawyers Association
    • Litigating The Police Brutality Case, sponsored by the National Business Institute.
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