Gerald L. Shargel, a member of the New York Bar since 1969, limits his practice to the defense of serious criminal cases. Over the past several decades, Mr. Shargel has handled numerous high profile cases at both the trial and appellate level. His cases include a broad array of white collar and non-white collar crimes. Mr. Shargel has been profiled in local and national publications, including the New Yorker Magazine, the New York Times, New York Magazine and the Daily Beast.
Mr. Shargel has also contributed articles and opinion pieces to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Law Journal and the online magazine Slate. In 2004 he wrote an occasional column for the New York Daily News. He also contributed a chapter in Take the Witness: The Experts Speak Out on Cross-Examination (Juris Publishing 2006). Mr. Shargel recently authored a law review article published in the Fordham Law Review, "Federal Evidence Rule 608(b): Gateway to the Minefield of Witness Preparation," 76 Fordham L. Rev. 1263 (December 2007)
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Shargel is the Practitioner-in-Residence at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches Evidence and a variety of criminal law subjects. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Neighborhood Defenders Service of Harlem.