Orden’s clients benefit from his more than thirty years of
experience and knowledge garnered from thousands of prior
cases. Mr. Orden has represented individuals from all walks of life and
types of social, cultural and financial backgrounds. He has been the
New York defense
attorney or advocate for professionals such as business executives,
and lawyers. He has also been the attorney for grandparents, students
has made thousands of court appearances in Federal and State courts throughout New York, and New Jersey
and was trained in the high volume, urban courts of New York. He has tried cases with very poor
prospects of success and obtained “not guilty” verdicts, or monetary judgments
for his clients. He has successfully
negotiated complete dismissals of serious cases and other resolutions which
protect his clients’ liberty and dignity.
Mr. Orden is
proud that many of his client referrals come from his former opponents,
prosecutors, case workers and opposing counsel. He is equally proud that many
of his client referrals come from his many satisfied prior clients.
brings the wisdom and knowledge obtained from more than thirty years of
interaction with hundreds of opposing counsel, all levels of prosecutors, and
from his collaborative work with many top notch attorneys in New York State
in settings ranging from serious high profile felonies to more modest legal
his years of in depth and varied experience, Mr. Orden’s clients can fully
expect and receive excellent communication, education, strategy, advocacy and
outcome. Additionally, his clients know to expect candor and fairness regarding
the fees and costs for the representation.
Orden is a graduate of the Clark University and Brooklyn Law
School. Admitted to
practice in New York
in 1980, the majority of his legal career has focused on defending people
accused of wrongdoing in civil, educational and criminal settings. For his
career as a private lawyer, Mr. Orden held the AV rating, the highest rating a
lawyer can obtain from Martindale-Hubbell as well as the special recognition of
pre-eminence as a civil and criminal litigator.
began his career as a staff attorney at Kings County District Attorney’s Office
where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of adults in the homicide bureau. Mr.
Orden then formed a law partnership specializing in Federal Criminal Defense
until 1991 where he formed his present law firm handling complex disputes
involving serious criminal charges, civil rights violations, personal injury
cases and charges of serious misconduct against students.
has successfully represented thousands of individuals and has tried nearly one
hundred and fifty jury trials involving serious white collar charges, crimes of
violence, property damage cases, defamation, civil rights and litigated
educational matters. He has represented clients in courts as far away as New Mexico. Mr. Orden’s
practice includes enormous settlements in discrimination lawsuits, accident
cases, defense of companies under investigation by Antitrust Division of
Justice Department, companies and individuals under federal investigation by
various U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and SEC as well as defense
of State crimes. He has gained settlements for civil clients including personal
injury, slip and fall victims and car accident victims
has been called to testify in federal courts in Florida
and New York
as an expert witness in the trial effectiveness of other attorneys.
and Speaking Engagements
has been an instructor and guest lecturer at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
since 1983 teaching trial advocacy as well as presenting a nationwide audience
of lawyers with demonstrations in trial techniques.
Mr. Orden is
admitted to practice in New York ;the Federal
District Courts of the Southern, Eastern, Western, Northern Districts of New York; the United
States Supreme Court; Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit
Court of Appeals. He is a member of the New York Council of Criminal Defense
Lawyers, (by invitation only), the New York Sate Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers, the New York City Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and
The Association of the Bar for the City of New York.
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