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NZZ – Neue Zürcher Zeitung Logo A historical judgment for the #MeToo movement

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma was quoted in an article about Harvey Weinstein's sentencing, and the implications of this "historial litigation." Read the Article Here.


NY Times Logo A Case for Clemency

Margulis-Ohnuma's client Felipe Rodriguez was highlighted in a NY Times opinion piece that explores the power and need for clemency in America's justice system. Read the Article Here.


2 WGRZ Logo Lawsuit Alleges Male Guards at Albion Correcitonal & Other Facilities Routinely Sexually Abused Female Inmates

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and Victoria Medley were interviewed by WGRZ-2 about their new lawsuit against the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Watch the Piece Here.


NY Daily News Logo New York State Prison Guards Sexually Assaulted Female Inmates, Says Lawsuit

The Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and the Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness P.C. sued high-ranking officials of the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for permitting the sexual assault of five female inmates and covering up those assaults. Read the NY Daily News Exclusive Here.


Queens Daily Eagle Logo Attorney Claims 'Insanity Defense' in Murder Trial of Ridgewood Artist

"This is a once-in-a-career case," explained Margulis-Ohnuma in closing arguments. Read About the Trial Here.


New York Post Logo Brooklyn Man Cleared After 27 Years Behind Bars for Wrongful Murder Conviction

Margulis-Ohnuma's client, two years after being granted clemency, is now officially exonerated. "I will be absolutely, completely free," he said of the exoneration. Read the article here.


The Washington Post Logo Age of Victim in Prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein, Long a Source of Confusion, Eased His Obligation to Register as a Sex Offender

The Washington Post quoted sex crimes attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma about the high-profile Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case. Read article here.


New York Post Logo Family of Bronx Man Shot by Police Sue for Wrongful Death

The Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and the Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness P.C. filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Miguel Antonio Richards after he was shot and killed on video by police in September 2017. Read article here.


NY Daily News Logo Prison Used Inmate as Bait to Catch Perv, Then Punished Her

After being used unwittingly as bait to catch a predatory corrections officer, a female inmate refused to cooperate with prison investigators. So they put her in solitary confinement, then guards retaliated against her once she finally spoke up. Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and Daniel McGuinness are suing corrections officials for the physical, mental, and psychological trauma she sustained. Read article here.


New York Post Logo Sex Offender Pilot Gets Light Sentence in Kiddie Porn Case

Margulis-Ohnuma client was sentenced to six months in jail after a trial on child pornography charges. Read article here.


Gizmodo Logo FBI Drops all Charges in Child Porn Case to Keep Sketchy Spying Methods Secret

"There's a sense in the courts that criminal hacking is not serious. That's death wrong," said Margulis-Ohnma, weighing in on the information obtained by the FBI by use of malware on the dark web. Read article here.


ABC 7 NY Logo Father and Son to be Reunited After Cuomo Commutes Sentence After 27 Years

ABC News profiled Margulis-Ohnuma client Felipe Rodriguez after Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted him executive clemency. Read article here.


NY Times Logo Cuomo's Commitment to Clemency Tested in 3 Murder Cases

Petitions for clemency on behalf of three men convicted of murder, including a Margulis-Ohnuma client, highlight the difficulty of Gov. Cuomo's clemency push. Read the Article Here.


RT Logo NYPD cop who shot man in the head didn't use excessive force - jury

A jury ruled a police officer's fifth bullet in the back of the head was justified and not excessive force. Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma said that the jury "got it wrong on the facts" and plans to appeal. Read the Article Here.


New York Post Logo Cop's excessive force trial hinges on single bullet

Judge Katherine Forrest ruled that the first four bullets which struck Mauricio Jaquez were justified, in the police shooting that resulted in Jaquez' death. The case hinges on the fifth and final bullet, which was shot into the back of Jaquez' head as he lay on the floor. Read the Article Here.


NY Daily News Logo NYPD cop crossed line with fifth bullet shot at mentally deranged man: lawyer

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma argues that the NYPD showed a "reckless disregard" for civil rights when Sergeant Flores shot a bleeding and immobilized Mauricio Jaquez in the back of the head. Read the Article Here.


NY Daily News Logo Brooklyn judge nixes iPhone evidence in heroin case because authorities unlawfully used passcode

After an illegal search, a Brooklyn judge will not allow evidence obtained from an iPhone belonging to a Margulis-Ohuma client in an impending case. Read the Article Here.


The New Yorker Logo Trafficking in Terror

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma's case was profiled in a New Yorker article debunking the false connection between Al Qaeda and Saharan drug trafficking. Read the Article Here.