Practice Areas

High-level criminal Defense

White-collar defense: investigations, financial crime, internet crime, mail & wire fraud...

Street crime defense: assault, narcotics, theft, organized crime, homicide...

Appeals: Before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Second Circuit court of appeals, and all New York State appellate courts.

Collections: Experienced and successful collection of significant judgments.


Nathaniel Burney

Award-winning New York criminal defense attorney, representing people in government investigations and criminal prosecutions in federal and state court.

Former prosecutor in the Manhattan DA's Rackets Bureau.
Creator of the Illustrated Guide to Law web and book series.


Examples of recent cases

Incarcerated narcotics offender released.

Embezzlement felony dismissed.

Art theft prosecution dropped.

Hate crime acquittal.

Multimillion dollar foreign judgment collected.

Results Matter

Clients come to the Burney Law Firm for a strong defense, sound judgment, and the skills that win cases. Nothing else matters.

Every case is serious -- whether it involves a federal white-collar investigation, a state felony indictment, or a regulatory violation -- your liberty and reputation are at stake. You need someone you can trust to put up a serious defense.

Nathaniel Burney is an award-winning attorney with years of experience defending people in federal court and in New York State courts. He has earned a reputation for getting results. Intelligence, creativity, and good old-fashioned hard work are the only secrets to his success.

Mr. Burney has gotten results for clients in a wide variety of cases, ranging from insider trading to assault. Examples of recent successes include cases involving art theft, internet crimes, narcotics, wiretaps and DNA evidence.

Every client needs and deserves a serious defense. If you are prepared to undertake a serious defense, then contact the firm to discuss representation. All queries are confidential.