AV | Martindale-Hubbell | Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2020
Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | Silver / 2020
Rated By Super Lawyers | Samuel Gregory | 10 Years

Legendary Lawyer with more than 35 Years of Criminal Defense Experience

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Samuel Gregory

  • Managing Partner


Brooklyn, New York





Graduated law school with honors. Began at the legal Aid Society in 1984. Within 3 years was promoted to major offense attorney handling the most serious cases in Brooklyn. Entered private practice in 1991. Was among the first attorneys in New York to be certified to handle death penalty cases. Obtained the first acquittal in a death eligible case in Staten Island in 1997. Have gotten acquittals in all five boroughs of New York City as well as in the federal courts and New Jersey. Have gotten not guilty verdicts in 100 kilo drug case and two separate double homicide cases. I have been named to Super Lawyers five years in a row now and have an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. Have appeared as an analyst with CNN, MSNBC, NBC, FOX.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1984
  • New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1991


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Major: Political Science and Philosophy


  • Identifying and Implementing a Theory of Defense, Kings County Criminal Bar Association, 2009
  • St. Johns University School of Law, Trial Advocacy Professor, 2008 to 2009

Honors And Awards

  • Man of the Year - Kings County Criminal Bar Association

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Lazarro and Gregory, P.C., Founding Partner, 1991 to 2003
  • Legal Aid Society, Major Offense Attorney, 1984 to 1991


  • Spanish
  • Russian

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