Criminal Trials

As “one of New York City’s premier litigation boutiques” (Chambers USA), Sher Tremonte’s track record speaks for itself. Our lawyers are powerhouses in the courtroom: tireless advocates and persuasive storytellers who can build credibility and shape narratives that sway juries. From pre-trial through appeal – a sensitive process that often involves intense public scrutiny – we advocate for our clients aggressively and creatively and counsel them with compassion.

We have obtained numerous jury acquittals, won pretrial motions to dismiss, and consistently achieved favorable sentencing outcomes. Our team routinely persuades prosecutors to decline to prosecute, to drop charges – either outright or pursuant to deferred prosecution agreements – or to offer misdemeanor or reduced charges in favorable plea deals.


  • Obtained the full dismissal of federal criminal charges against a senior United Nations employee in a visa fraud and foreign labor contracting prosecution in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Obtained the full dismissal of state criminal charges against a top aide to a New York City council member in a campaign finance prosecution.
  • Obtained not guilty verdicts on murder counts in a two-week federal criminal trial in the Southern District of New York.
  • Mitigated charges for an individual indicted in a highly publicized criminal RICO conspiracy matter by placing her role among the five other defendants in context, ultimately obtaining a probationary sentence.
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