Attorneys

Attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma

Principal attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma opened a solo practice of law in 2004 after clerking for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and working at a large international law firm. He built the practice focusing on sex crimes, complex federal crimes, and serious civil rights abuses. The practice grew as Mr. Margulis-Ohnuma obtained reversals of state and federal convictions, acquittals in state court, and multiple verdicts and settlements of millions of dollars in civil rights cases. Associate attorney Victoria Medley joined our team in 2018 after graduating from Brooklyn Law School working as a criminal defense lawyer for nearly four years. Our attorneys are supported by a full-time paralegal, Sophia Lattanzio, who recently graduated from Bowdoin College. Lisa Taapken, a student at Fordham Law School, rounds out our team as a part-time law clerk.

Reviews
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Zachary is a brilliant attorney - he has a keen understanding of the law, with years of experience and practices with diligence and integrity. It was a pleasure to work with and learn from Zach, as he provided thoughtful and meticulous guidance. Zach is undoubtedly a devoted and passionate advocate for his clients, who operates with confidence, reliability, and the utmost professionalism. Vidya P.
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Zachary is an excellent lawyer with great concern for his clients and equally great skills and thinking outside the box. I met him as an adversary and chose to keep him as a friend. He is both able and dedicated. In his areas of practice, he is outstanding. Joel A.
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I highly recommend Zachary as a defense attorney. I hired him on a very serious jury case and the bottom line is we won. It is the best decision of my life at a critical point in my life. Zach was very professional, personable, a diligent expert, a masterful strategist but most importantly he took the time to understand my perspective. Ronald C.