800 Third Avenue, Floor 20, New York, NY 10022
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Law Office of Marc Fernich


From an elite education, a marquee apprenticeship and successfully defending a famed mob prince – to a U.S. Supreme Court argument, adjunct law professorships and a string of professional accolades – Fernich’s accomplished resume, exacting standards and will to win promise aggressive and effective representation in any predicament clients face.


Law Office of Marc Fernich, New York, NY, 1998- Principal

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, White Plains, NY, 2016- 
Adjunct Professor, Advanced Appellate Advocacy

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, 2008- 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Appellate Advocacy

Richard French Live (Regional Network News/Verizon FiOS1), Rye Brook, 
NY, 2012-17 
Legal Analyst

Judd Burstein, P.C./Law Offices of Judd Burstein/Burstein & Fass LLP, New York, NY, 1993-97 
Criminal and Civil Litigation Associate

Liddle, O’Connor, Finkelstein & Robinson, New York, NY, 1990-92
Summer and Full-Time Civil Litigation Associate

Hon. David F. Jordan, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York, Hauppauge, NY, 1989
Judicial Intern

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia, PA, 1986-88
Domestic Violence Intern


New York; Massachusetts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. appeals courts – Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, Eleventh circuits; U.S. district courts – Southern and Eastern New York, Vermont


Defense Lawyer of the Year, ganglandnews.com – 2017

Criminal Lawyer of the Year, Institute of Jewish Humanities – 2014

Director and Amicus Curiae (friend of court) Committee Co-Chair, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2012-
New York’s largest criminal bar group

New York-Metro Area Super Lawyer – 2009-

Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent Rating

Avvo Rated 10 out of 10


Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL – JD, 1991

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – BA English Cum Laude, 1988

Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT – Cum Laude, 1983


Award Winning Student Journalist

Columbia University Scholastic Press Association, National College Gold Circle Award – Best News Feature/Interpretive Profile, “Reinterpreting King’s Vision,” 1989

The Daily Pennsylvanian/34th Street magazine – Columnist of the Year, 1987-88; Writer of the Year, 1987-88