The Law Office of Samuel S. Coe is focused on the area of criminal defense and appeals in New York and New Jersey, including Westchester County, Rockland County, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and federal courts in the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals. The firm operates on the principles of honesty, integrity, ingenuity, vigilance and compassion. Whether you are charged with a DWI, violent felony, drug charge, or white-collar crime, 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 cases at the trial level ranging from Identity Theft, Grand Larceny, Public Corruption, Forgery and other white collar crimes, to violent crimes including Murder, RICO, Manslaughter, Assault, Robbery and weapons possession to drug and narcotics charges including drug possession and drug sale charges. In addition, Mr. Coe also represents individuals in criminal appeals throughout New York State courts, such as the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division, as well as in federal courts such as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The firm’s 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.
Mr. Coe works closely with the client at every stage of the proceedings, whether it’s reviewing and assessing all potential grounds for an appeal, preparing for trial, or negotiating plea bargains. Working together with a client in developing a strategic approach to each and every case is central to the firm’s practice.
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 other 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 firm of Crotty Saland PC and teaches criminal law at Bloomfield College.
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.