Benjamin Brafman


Brafman & Associates, P.C.


New York




Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • White Collar Criminal Law

Bar Admissions:

1975, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

1978, U.S. Supreme Court


Ohio Northern University, J.D., with distinction, 1974

New York University, LL.M., Criminal Justice, 1979

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1971


American Bar Association (Member, Section on Criminal Justice)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

New York Council of Criminal Defense Lawyers

New York Criminal Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1992).


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Recipient: “Outstanding Private Criminal Defense Practitioner Award,” New York State Bar Association, 2005; Norman Ostrow Award, for outstanding achievement in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense, New York Counsel of Defense Lawyers, March, 2006. Presented with the first ever “Clarence Darrow” Distinguished Practioner Award by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007. Manuscript Editor, Ohio Northern University Law Review, 1973-1974. Author: “Sovereign Immunity,” Vol. III, Ohio Northern University Law Review, 1973; “Inventory Search-Fourth Amendment Dilemma,” Vol. I, Ohio Northern University Law Review, 1973; “Insider and Employee Thefts-Role of Corporate Counsel,” P.L.I. #124, 1981. Lecturer, Role of Corporate Counsel-In-House Investigation, P.L.I., 1981. Selected by the New York Magazine as the “Best Criminal Defense Lawyer,” New York, 1997. Lecturer, Cross Examination to Kill NYS Criminal Bar Association, 1990. Lecturer, Cross-Examination of a Tape Recording. Lecturer, Giants of the Bar. Frequent lecturer and Panelist, Criminal Defense Issues sponsored by the United States District Courts in New York, Association of the Bar for the City of New York, New York County Lawyers. Assistant District Attorney, Rackets Bureau, New York County District Attorney’s Office, 1976-1979.

Born: New York, N.Y., July 21, 1948