Significant Cases

Epstein & Weil LLC enjoyed considerable success in Federal and State trial and appellate courts. Since 2014, the firm succeeded in convincing judges and prosecutors to dismiss three (3) separate indicted cases. These indictments covered a wide range criminal accusations: a multi-million dollar fraudulent loan scheme, a multi-kilogram drug conspiracy, and an insider trading ring. We have obtained no jail sentences for clients accused of multi kilogram drug conspiracies, RICO violations, and mail fraud. We have obtained multiple acquittals in Federal court

Representative Criminal Appeals

  • NY v. Rivera Video
  • People v. Rivera
  • U.S. v. D'Angelo - Federal murder/racketeering conviction vacated and dismissed
  • Fernandez v. Smith - State murder conviction overturned and dismissed on Federal habeas review
  • United States v. Derrick Forrest - Federal habeas granted for narcotics "3 strikes defendant" serving sentence of life without parole; defendant had already served thirteen years in jail; sentence reduced to time served
  • United States v. Gomez - crack defendant's sentence reduced by 6 years on re-sentencing
  • U.S. v. Darden - Federal appeals court finds that defendant is not a career offender resulting in a seven year reduction in defendant's sentence
  • U.S. v. Jeffers - Federal appeals court finds defendant eligible for reduced sentence even though he perjured himself at trial; sentenced reduced by three years
  • U.S. v. Drinkwine - Federal appeals court overturns large fine
  • U.S. v. Rivera - Federal appeals court overturns large fine
  • People v. Lopez - life sentence for major cocaine dealer reduced from life to 17 years
  • People v. Ramos - assault/resisting arrest conviction overturned and charges dismissed

  • U.S. v. Wong - life sentence for racketeering double homicide reduced to 35 years

Representative Civil Appeals

  • Richbell Information Services, Inc. v. Jupiter Partners L.P. - appellate court upholds our client's right to assert a privilege under foreign law as a basis for objecting to discovery in a proceeding in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court
  • Ramos v. Jake Realty Co. - appellate reverses a dismissal of our client's law suit; claim for damages reinstated
  • Lee v. 401 403 57th St. Realty Corp. - appellate court affirms summary judgment rendered by the trial court in our client's favor