About Steven Brill
Founding Partner of Sullivan & Brill, LLP
Steven Brill is a founding partner of
Sullivan & Brill, LLP. For
over 2 decades, Steven has been defending those who have been charged with
New York State and
Federal crimes - in both the Southern and Eastern District of New York as well as federal
courts around the Country. As a result of Steven Brill is among the
most experienced and respected
criminal defense attorneys in New York City. He is a
trial attorney. Steven has
tried close to 75 state and federal trials throughout his career. Because of Steven’s experience in trying
cases, he poses as a formidable adversary to any state or federal prosecutor.
If, however, a client seeks to engage in a plea agreement, Steven
excels in effectively negotiating with prosecutors so that the
best possible deal is offered to his clients.
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Experience Representing New York State Crimes
represented hundreds of individuals who were charged with a wide range of
New York State and federal crimes – from the most
minor to the most
serious – including
sex crimes, and
weapons offenses. He and his firm also handle minor state offenses as well, like shoplifting,
simple drug possession and
DATs and NY summons cases. On top of this, Steven has also had
consistent success representing those who have been stopped and charged with cases involving driving such as
Driving while Impaired and Intoxicated on Alcohol or Drugs. Given Steven's experience, he can
navigate through the very severe sentencing consequences potentially imposed.
Experience Representing Federal Crimes
On top of handling all New York state crimes, Steven handles all types of
federal matters as well. These include: drug conspiracy, securities fraud, Hobbs Act robberies,
gun possession, child pornography, financial crimes, cybercrimes, health
care fraud, and RICO matters. Steven has been retained to represent individuals
charged with federal crimes all over the country, including New Jersey,
Washington D.C., Florida and Puerto Rico. Although his main district is
in New York, Steven is highly capable and determined to represent clients
from other federal districts also. Steven’s ability to prepare cases,
try cases, and negotiate plea deals translates well in any federal court
in any district.
Understanding State Guidelines
Steven has a deep understanding of both the
United States Sentencing Guidelines and
mitigating factors under 18 USC 355 so that his clients will be in a position to receive the
best possible sentence. To add, Steven has also racked up a
successful record in preparing
sentencing submissions and arguing for sentences below the sentencing guidelines. Steven’s
diligent representation of individuals charged with crimes continues even after the conviction
is entered and the sentence is imposed. Steven helps clients who have
been previously convicted and sentenced fight the conviction and the sentence.
For many years now, Steven and the criminal lawyers at Sullivan & Brill
have represented clients who seek
Certificates of Relief from Civil Disabilities or have their
state or federal probation terminated early. Sullivan & Brill has
achieved great success in handling both of these types of post-conviction matters.
- Member of the New York State Criminal Bar Association
- Selected as Super Lawyer in the area of Criminal Defense since 2013
Steven has represented defendants in many notable cases, including:
U.S.A. v. Abdinur Dahir, in which his client was charged with money laundering in an international
drug conspiracy involving the drug "Khat;"
USA v. Robert McDonald, involving a white collar investment banker who was charged with fraudulently
soliciting investments from wealthy investors for the purchase of hotels;
USA v. Everette Scott, involving an attorney who was indicted for securities and mail fraud
for assisting his client to receive escrow payments and misappropriating
People of the State of New York v. Brandon Connelly, in which an Iraqi veteran, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD) was charged with Vehicular Manslaughter and DWI arising out of
a fatal accident;
People of the State of New York v. Judith Smiley, a high-profile kidnapping case involving the biological and adoptive
parents of a baby boy;
People of the State of New York v. Jane Doe, involving an attorney who was accused of soliciting potential investors
for an allegedly fraudulent foreign currency fund;
USA v. Julio Vasquez, a case involving an NYPD Detective who was charged with federal drug
conspiracy and corruption in the EDNY;
USA v. Angelje Sherpa, in which a Napalese National was wrongfully identified as a drug lord
leading to a dismissal and the granting of political asylum by the U.S
Attorney's Office of Washington D.C.
People of the State of New York v. Felipe Domingues, a Brazilian born dog walker who was accused of burglarizing one of the
homes of his dog walking clients;
People v. Anthony Criscuolo, a New York public school teacher accused of sexually assaulting one of
USA v. Hanna Park, a Korean born, US citizen who was charged with her mother, father and
others in a conspiracy to commit passport fraud out of the district of
New Jersey. Ultimately, a deal was worked out where the New Jersey U.S.
Attorney’s Office deferred prosecution and dismissed the case
In addition to these notable cases, Steven has been lead counsel in
over 75 trials and has built an
impressive record against both State and Federal prosecutor's offices. Steven's
commitment to defend an accused from the enormous power of the State and
Federal government makes him, and the rest of the criminal attorneys at
Sullivan & Brill LLP, natural allies to any individual charged with
a criminal offense.
If you have been accused of a minor or serious crime, employ the help of
our team today.
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