Daniel A. Hochheiser - Principal Attorney
New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Principal Partner at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, Daniel
A. Hochheiser, has risen through the ranks through his dedication, hard
work, intelligence and experience in criminal court. He graduated from
Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law. Upon gaining his J.D.,
he proceeded to serve as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County
from the years 1996-1999, where he tried many tough cases, such as felony
He then joined Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer. After his tenure at the
firm, he joined his father's
criminal defense law firm, which led to the establishment of this outstanding father/son
law team, the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser. He has a stellar reputation
as a litigator, and he specializes in criminal trials, appeals and defending
individuals and businesses that are facing accusations of fraud, counterfeit
products, labor law violations, discrimination and malicious prosecution.
He is one of the premier criminal attorneys in New York City.
His reputation is built upon a solid foundation of legal knowledge, experience
and a truly impressive ability to craft a winning defense. He has served
as counsel in many high profile cases, including the Big Apple "Sex
Tour" trial in Dutchess County; the Manhattan Madam case, in which
his plea bargaining resulted in a dismissal of money laundering charges,
probation and forfeiture, with the client facing no addition jail time
for these offenses; the Jeannot murder-for-hire trails; and the Evergreen
trial in which a corporate lawyer was accused of a $30 million conspiracy.
You have likely seen Mr. Hochheiser interviewed on one of many
news media outlets. He is one of New York City's most well-respected and prominent
criminal defense lawyers.
Mr. Hochheiser is also well-known for his appellate work including the
reversal of the murder conviction in the “Freaky Tah Retaliation
Murder” case. Mr. Hochheiser has argued criminal appeals before
the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and before
the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court of the State of New York. Mr. Hochheiser also represents clients
in a variety of business litigations in the state and federal courts in
New York. Mr. Hochheiser recently served as lead defense counsel for a
large Manhattan restaurant in a federal civil trial involving claims by
11 restaurant employees of labor law violations.
Mr. Hochheiser has lectured at CLE programs sponsored by the New York Criminal
Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers on the subject of defending a criminal case involving a false
He also served as Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) for the position
taken by a U.S. District Judge in United States v. Gerard Cavera (2d Circuit
June 6, 2007 Docket No. 05-4591-cr)(New York Law Journal, June 12, 2007
p22, Decision of the Day: “Gun Sentence Outside Guidelines Range
Overturned; Court Wrongly Considered Local Factors in Sentencing”).
Judge Cardamone’s opinion acknowledged Mr. Hochheiser’s work
by stating: “Amicus counsel’s exposition of the issues was
helpful to us, and we note his commendable candor in advising the Court
that his extensive research unearthed scant judicial authority supporting
the district court’s sentence.”
Mr. Hochheiser is admitted to practice in the courts of New York State,
the United States Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New
York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr.
Hochheiser is a member of: the New York State Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL), the New York Criminal Bar Association, Bronx
County Bar Association, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and the National
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Hochheiser has appeared on a variety of television programs concerning
high-profile legal issues including Court TV, Fox's "The Factor,"
CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," and the syndicated "Inside
Edition." For video clips of some of his recent television appearances,
please click here.
Mr. Hochheiser recently started his own radio show, "Talkin Law with
Dan Hochheiser" where he analyzes and discusses criminal cases in
the news, trends in the law and covers legal current events. For more
information about the radio program, please visit the show's
Facebook page, or
click here to listen to recent episodes.
Re-Examining the Role of the Grand Jury, p. 4, New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, September 16, 2004; Review of
Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family, p.2, New York Law Journal, Lawyer's Bookshelf, November 8, 2002;
In the Court of Public Opinion Winning Your Case with Public Relations, p.45, The Champion, May 2004
Published Books: Mr. Hochheiser wrote a chapter in the book,
Strategies for Defending Gang Crimes: Leading Lawyers on Understanding
the Current Gang Crimes Environment and Building a Thorough Defense (Inside
the Minds). Mr. Hochheiser's chapter in the book is called "Strategy, Tips
and Tactics: Defending Gang Crime Cases", and it's the first
chapter that appears in the book. To purchase a copy of the book, please