Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Professional Liability, Personal Injury

Mercedes Colwin serves as the managing partner at Gordon & Rees, LLP’s New York City office and represents clients across a broad spectrum of legal areas, encompassing criminal defense, products liability, and civil rights violations. She has garnered recognition and praise from both her peers and the public, including the following achievements:

  1. Forbes Business American Airlines acknowledged her as one of the Six Most Influential Women in America.
  2. Long Island Business News honored her as one of New York’s Rising Young Stars Under the Age of 40.
  3. She received the prestigious Graciela Olivarez Award from Notre Dame Law School for her outstanding achievements as a prominent Hispanic attorney of the utmost ethical and moral standards.
  4. MultiCultural Law magazine featured her in an article titled “Reaching Back to Foster Diversity in the Legal Profession.”
  5. She is highly regarded as a leading legal analyst in the media and frequently appears on the Fox News Network to provide insights on legal matters.

Attorney Colwin boasts a successful track record of trying 43 cases across various jurisdictions in the United States. Before joining Gordon & Rees, she served as an administrative law judge for nine years at the New York State Division of Human Rights, presiding over 3,000 cases brought under federal and state discrimination laws.

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