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.
Frequent CLE lecturer and published legal author.


Examples of recent cases

Named #1 in Judgment Enforcement by New York Law Journal. (Aug 2013)

Embezzlement felony dismissed. (June 2013)

Settlement of multimillion dollar judgment. (June 2013)

State drug court approved for federal trafficking target. (May 2013)

Settlement of employment dispute. (Apr 2013)

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. His practice mainly involves complex matters such as financial frauds, wiretaps, DNA evidence and internet crimes; but he defends even the simplest misdemeanor charge with the same vigor.

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.