Criminal appeals require advanced skills in legal research, writing and scholarship. John R. Lewis has taught those skills to law students as a law professor at Cardozo School of Law and is widely known for his expertise in that area. His successful track record speaks for itself. He handles criminal appeals for all of New York state.
Solomon v. Blanksteen
, 120 A.D. 2d 427 (1st Dept. 1986).
(Secured insurance coverage for client after lower court had dismissed his case).
People v. Jordan, 144 A.D. 2d 295 (1st Dept. 1988).
(Obtained sentence reduction on assault conviction.)
People v. Blair, 90 N.Y. 2d 1003 (1997).
(Obtained reversal of client’s conviction for drug possession in the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.)
People v. Schrader, 23 A.D. 3d 585 (2nd Dept. 2005).
(Obtained resentencing for client in assault case.)
People v. Retamozzo, 25 A.D. 3d 73 (1st Dept. 2005).
(Obtained reversal of conviction for drug sale/possession.)
Munroe v. Westchester Community College, 178 Fed. Appx. 73 (2nd Cir. 2006).
(Won reinstatement of Federal Civil Rights case after lower court had dismissed case.
People v. Tarik Greene, 57 A.D. 3d 1004 (2nd Dept. 2008)
(Obtained reduced sentence in grand larceny / forged instrument case.)
Benincasa v. Benincasa, 884 N.Y.S. 2d 864 (2d Dept. 2009)
(Won reversal of conviction for family offense in Orange County Family Court.)
People v. Timothy Smith, 87 A.D.3d 1169 (2d Dept. 2011).
(Won reversal of conviction for felony assault and weapons possession.)
People v. Brian Downes, 102 A.D. 3d 705 (2d Dept. 2013)
(Obtained reduced sentence on drug charges.)
People v. James Vines, 117 A.D. 3d 760 (2d Dept. 2014)
(Won reversal of criminal trespass conviction).
People v. Julian Silva, 24 N.Y. 3d 294 (2014)
(Obtained dismissal of criminal possession of weapons conviction, New York Court of Appeals.)
People v. Stefano DiMicheli, 129 A.D. 3d 743 (2d Dept. 2015)
(Won reduction of sentence for drug possession, 40-year sentence reduced to 10 years).
People v. James Smith, 2016 NY Misc. LEXIS 100 (App. Term 2016)
(Won dismissal of obstructing government administration conviction.)