The Law Office of Samuel S. Coe is focused on the areas of Criminal Defense and Family Law in Westchester County, Rockland County, New York City and throughout New York State. The firm operates on the principles of honesty, integrity, ingenuity, vigilance and compassion. Whether you are charged with DWI, a traffic infraction, a violent felony, a white-collar crime, seeking a divorce, a modification of child support or visitation, or going through a custody battle, The Law Office of Samuel S. Coe will provide you with thoughtful, intelligent and effective advocacy and representation.
Mr. Coe has successfully handled thousands of criminal and family cases ranging from Identity Theft, Grand Larceny, Forgery and other white collar crimes, to violent crimes including Manslaughter, Assault, Robbery and Weapons Possession to drug and narcotics charges including Drug Possession and Drug Sale charges, to Family Court and Matrimonial matters including divorce, custody, visitation, orders of protection, child support and family offenses.
In addition to these areas, the Mr. Coe also represents individuals in Criminal and Family Court appeals. The appellate practice benefits greatly from Mr. Coe’s extensive trial experience, and his past work with one of the foremost appellate attorneys and authorities in New York State. The firm first provides a comprehensive and extensive review of the entire court record and transcripts of all prior proceedings at the trial level, whether the appeal is from a judgment of conviction or a criminal sentence, and whether the appeal is to an intermediate appellate court such as the Second Department or to the Court of Appeals. Mr. Coe works closely with the client in reviewing and assessing all potential grounds for an appeal based on the lower court’s findings of fact, the various relevant legal standards and applicable burdens of proof. Working with the client in developing a strategic approach to taking and perfecting any appeal is central to the firm’s appellate practice. In addition to immediate appeals from a conviction, judgment, order or sentence, the firm handles other post-conviction motions such as Motions to Vacate a Judgment under CPL 440.10, and Motions to Set Aside a Verdict under CPL 330.30.
Before establishing the firm, Mr. Coe graduated from Cornell University and cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he successfully handled countless investigations, arrests, indictments and trials at the most prestigious and distinguished prosecutor’s office in the country. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Coe’s responsibilities included grand jury proceedings, evidentiary hearings, trials, training prosecutors, and supervising investigations.
Mr. Coe’s integrity and ability as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney has been consistently recognized by his peers and adversaries on both sides of the criminal justice system. Mr. Coe has received several awards including the Edward Byrne Memorial Prize for “excellence in the field of Criminal Procedure and…exemplif[ying] high moral character and personal integrity.” Mr. Coe’s experience has given him a unique insight into how prosecutors conduct investigations and handle prosecutions, which he is able to utilize in the defense of clients in Rockland County, Westchester County, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, federal courts and courts throughout New York State. Mr. Coe fights for his clients’ rights with vigilance and compassion, whether obtaining dismissals, reductions before trial, or acquittals after trial.
In addition to his work at the firm, Mr. Coe is Of Counsel to the law firms of Crotty Saland PC and Fellows Hymowitz, P.C.
Because what happens inside a courtroom can have severe consequences for years or a lifetime, putting the client at the center of the case is essential. There is no greater personal or professional fulfillment for Mr. Coe than using his legal knowledge and ingenuity to aid people in their times of need, protect their rights, and secure their freedom.