Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Appellate, General Litigation

Focus areas

Appeals, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Litigation, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Restraining Order, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations

Marc A. Fernich stands as an exceptional advocate for those facing criminal charges in New York, boasting an impressive track record. He specializes in a wide spectrum of criminal defense cases, including serious state and federal felony allegations. His clientele includes prominent individuals, spanning from politicians and sports icons to rock stars. Notably, he has achieved success in defending cases involving clients with alleged mob affiliations. Mr. Fernich extends his legal services to clients across New York and Massachusetts through the Law Office of Marc Fernich.

Renowned for his straightforward approach to cases, Mr. Fernich takes control of every facet of the legal process. He combines comprehensive and assertive representation with personalized attention to each case, earning a reputation for delivering exceptional client service while keeping costs in check. Throughout his career, he has garnered acclaim for his compelling courtroom presentations that yield outstanding outcomes, even in the face of formidable opposition.

Having graduated cum laude from The University of Pennsylvania in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Mr. Fernich went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law in 1991. He holds licenses to practice law in both New York and Massachusetts, and he is admitted to practice in various federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Fernich’s impressive legal acumen is underscored by his AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the high regard in which he is held by his peers. He has also taken on roles as a director, committee co-chair, and amicus curiae for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he has served as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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