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  • Under Mark's care, the case was ultimately dismissed and expunged
    Mark Bederow came to the rescue on the worst day of my life. He represented me after a manic episode in 2016 during which I'd been violent. (At the time I was untreated and unmedicated for bipolar 1. I wrote a book about my very fortunate journey to acceptance and better health called BURN RATE: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind, published 2022.) Under Mark's care, the case was ultimately dismissed and expunged. Forever grateful to Mark for shining light during the darkest days of my life. He is a wonderful human being and an outstanding attorney, and it is a privilege that I was able to work with him. I feel lucky, and I wish Mark's services for anyone dealing with anything, including a mental health issue that becomes a criminal matter.

    - A.D.

  • I only have good things to say about this criminal law specialist
    As a retired attorney I only have good things to say about this criminal law specialist. Unfortunately for those of us who live in Florida he works in New York State

    - A.Z.

  • He answered my calls and questions very promptly
    Mark was a pleasure to work with. He answered my calls and questions very promptly, and provided expert legal knowledge to help me get my son's case dismissed. Would highly recommend Mark.

    - C.E.

  • I trust him implicitly when it comes to making legal decisions
    Mark is fantastic. He's as honest as you can get, and his knowledge and confidence is unparalleled. I trust him implicitly when it comes to making legal decisions. He's a pleasure to work with.

    - M.H.

  • He’s the only lawyer I’ve ever met that actually listens to his client’s
    We have dealt with many lawyers in the past several years and 99% of them want the most amount of money to do the least amount of work. Mark Bederow is not your typical lawyer. He’s the only lawyer I’ve ever met that actually listens to his client’s suggestions and utilizes their input, and if he doesn’t he explains why. I’ve never met a lawyer as intelligent, passionate about winning, and completely in his client’s corner. Mark Bederow is brilliant, he is a champion of justice, and his love for the law is evident as he relentlessly fights for his clients. He is definitely the best criminal lawyer in NYC, and quite possibly NY State.

    - A.F.

  • Mark made a world of difference
    Mark made a world of difference in the outcome of a much less than favorable case.

    - M.W. & L. W.

  • I have made giant steps toward obtaining justice
    After over a decade of battling government corruption in NY State, I was introduced to Mark Bederow. Since retaining Mark, who's expertise is finding justice for those abused by the legal system, I have made giant steps toward obtaining justice and getting my life back.

    - K.C.

  • Very detail-ortiented and organized as a person
    Great human-being overall. Very detail-ortiented and organized as a person with a lot of knowledge in handling legal matters. Already recommended and will refer him in the near future. The reviews speak for themselves.

    - E.T.

  • Mark was beyond supportive and understanding of my situation
    From the start, to the end - Mark was beyond supportive and understanding of my situation and the sensitive nature due to my job at that time. He was very proactive in gathering facts and stats to prove my innocence while presenting my case to the judge. I felt more than confident in his skills and he was always there at a moments notice. If you are in any type of situation where you need a criminal attorney - I strongly recommend Mark Bederow for his attention to detail and sheer care/concern for me as a human in NYC was truly amazing. Thank you Mark for proving to be better than I ever could have imagined.

    - L.T.

  • I would definitely recommend Mr. Bederow
    Mark A. Bederow is 100% one of the best lawyers there is, hands down. I would definitely recommend Mr. Bederow to my family and friends. He fought for my freedom, because of him I am here today writing this review. A free man! He gets straight to work and he fights for his client.

    - R.

  • He gave us hope and validated our concerns
    I cannot express how comfortable Mark made my son and I feel after initially speaking with him. We had searched and interviewed several attorneys regarding my son’s unique situation. All the attorneys we interviewed said we didn’t have a strong appeal case and should be thankful my son only received 3.5 year sentence. We knew the case the Queens DA built against my son was based on lies and deception but no one would listen to us, until we finally contacted Mark Bederow. Mark not only listened but believed us and immediately pointed out everything wrong with the prosecution’s case. He gave us hope and validated our concerns. We didn’t hesitate to hire him. Mark is fully dedicated, extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the law and its process. Mark kept us informed of developments and explained in detail what was happening in the case, what to expect and his strategy. He will leave no leaf unturned and will make sure you understand the process. I am forever grateful for his commitment and his passion for the truth and justice.

    - G.R.

  • Mark saved my future
    Mark stood by me, and my family, from start to finish. When faced with a difficult and trying case involving many complications, Mark handled everything with the utmost professionalism. Even in the most challenging times he stood in my corner. He handled every aspect of my case with the utmost professionalism and I truly believe I would not have had favorable results without Mark. The impact of a conviction would have derailed my professional future. I recommend anyone who needs 2a representation to consult with Mark. He ensured my freedom and my future.
  • Mark A. Bederow Saved me from losing my NYPD career and sitting in jail!
    There are not enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation for this man and his continuous support and hard work to take care of my case. I was indicted by the prosecutor's office in a sealed grand jury which resulted in a true bill. I was facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges that if convicted of would have sent me to jail and ended my career as a NYPD detectivee. Mark used his expertise and hard work to get my case completely dismissed before it made it to hearings or trial. He is just amazing and willing to work with and for you. He is incredibly patient with an affordable payment plan! I cant say it enough but thank you Mark for everything! God Bless.

    - Said S

  • Responsive and Very Knowledgeable
    Mark was recommended by a third party and was a complete unknown. He was very responsive and very knowledgeable while giving me good advice and protecting my interests. Mark did not string me along....when it came time to hand me off to my insurance company representative ( lawyer) he did so without hesitation but made certain that he was available for any future contact. I would not hesitate to contact Mark again nor would I hesitate to recommend him to others.

    - R.M.

  • Clear and Concise
    Mark Bederow represented me in an overcharged case that never should have been. He was clear and concise in his explanations. He was always reachable and returned every phone call and email. He walked me through the entire process and was an exemplary attorney. At the end he was able to get all the criminal charges dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal attorney who works hard. I hope to never have to use his services again but absolutely would if I had to.

    - N.P.

  • Words can never express the gratitude
    In 2012, the first time in my life, I had to seek legal representation. I was arrested at a checkpoint in Manhattan. The experience is something I will never forget or wish on anyone. I felt a lot of inaccuracies were made during checkpoint that led to my arrest. I wanted a lawyer that had DA experience in Manhattan and could provide clear-cut answers to my case; that is when I found Mark. I called and left a message and quickly received a call back from Mark; we spoke briefly about my situation and that same afternoon I was sitting in his office discussing my case. Mark is sincere, honest, straight-forward and above all knowledgeable. Instantly, I could see that he not only loved the law, but also respected it. After we shock hands and by the time I reached the elevators - I knew he was the right person to represent me. A case that should have not taken long to try took over 2 years and more than 10 court appearances. During every step of the process Mark was beyond responsive, communicated truthfully, and never tried to deter me from pursuing what I believed was just. Mark is the reason today I have clean criminal record that could have tarnished my professional career. Words can never express the gratitude I have for Mr. Bederow. Therefore, I highly recommend Mark Bederow.

    - M.O.

  • Thank You Again
    In 2008 a person with whom I had a disagreement accused me of a crime. The accusation was baseless with many inconsistencies, but nonetheless I was arrested and locked up in lower Manhattan for 36 hours before appearing before a judge and being released. The next several months became a waking nightmare. With no evidence against me save a written statement containing numerous contradictions, I expected to see the prosecution's star witness discredited at the first hearing and have the case thrown out. Instead I watched an overly zealous assistant district attorney run circles around two separate defense attorneys at multiple hearings. I sat helpless as opportunities to articulate my position were squandered and was subsequently arrested two more times based on additional accusations by the plaintiff. Completely discouraged I reached out to a trusted family friend who without hesitation suggested I call Mark Bederow. From my first conversation with Mark I had renewed faith that I could beat the case against me. Mark agreed based on evidence before the court that the charges were without merit and he went to work straightaway shutting down the DA’s double talk and bully tactics. At our first appearance I stood next to Mark as he articulated my version of events and for the first time since the ordeal had begun I believed I was being heard. The clarity of Mark’s presentation appeared to resonate with judge and I am certain that things began turning my way at that moment. During our second appearance Mark brought additional clarity, exposing several contradictions by the plaintiff in written and sworn statements. This rattled the prosecution and the judge began to openly question the accuser's version of what happened. During our final appearance, the charges were dismissed and the damaged credibility of the plaintiff put me in a powerful position to negotiate a settlement of our joint interests. Mark did more than win my case. He gave me confidence from the beginning that he would do everything in his power to insure a reasonable outcome. Simply knowing I had a skilled, tireless and professional advocate was enough to reduce the stress I had been battling over the preceding months and enabled me to get refocused on other parts of my life. I have recommended Mark to several people over the years and have heard nothing but praise similar to my own.

    - E.M.

  • My Life Wouldn't Be The Same Without Mark
    It would take me all day to type all the great things I could say about Mark and what he did for me. In short, his experience, and professionalism is top notch. Mark believed in me and helped me when I could of been at a bad time in my life. I learned very quickly that he was definitely on top of his game as did all involved with my circumstances. Mark through all of his experience and professionalism walked me out of court better than most would of imagined. I not only endorse and highly recommend Mark but I'm forever grateful.

    - W.F.

  • Mark was brilliant from every standpoint!
    My name is Jonathan and I had the pleasure of having Mark Bederow represent me in what was an intense gun case, in which I faced up to 3 1/2 years behind bars. Mark spent much time with me either by phone or in person. He quickly became more then just my Attorney but someone I still call a great friend. With Mark beside me I felt comfort ,trust and gained strength from how he delivered a powerful argument and why I was not this Felon that the prosecutor was trying desperately to convince the jury. He stood and said with passion ,"Facts Can Be A Stubborn Thing "! After the jury members deliberated, they acquitted with in 30 minutes. Mark was brilliant from every standpoint! My Attorney ,my Friend, Thank you so much!!!!!!!

    - J.R.

  • 'Dig-in-your-heels' defense attorney
    Mark Bederow is an excellent, 'dig-in-your-heels' defense attorney: his assessment of the case is spot-on; his knowledge of the issues drives strategy at all times; his upfront communication style -- whether with the client or adversary -- pulls no punches, yet gets the point across every time; and his management of the courtroom environment instills maximum client confidence. He's a great guy as well. No one really wants to need a defense attorney, but I would recommend him in a heartbeat if you do.

    - D.S.

  • I am pleased to recommend Mark as a defense attorney
    I am pleased to recommend Mark as a defense attorney. Although I clearly would have preferred never to have needed his services, I did need them and he did a fantastic job representing me. Mark is a smart, thorough, passionate lawyer and a likable guy, too. He's exactly the person you want by your side in court.

    - M.C.

  • Thoughtful Attorney
    Mark is a thoughtful, careful attorney. He cares more than simply about the case; which he handles with great skill. He also cares about the personal effect legal action has upon his client. He has been a very positive influence for my son.

    - J.B.

  • Helped Me Find New Peace
    I had been charged and over prosecuted for gun possession in New York; regarding a legally possessed handgun that I simply forgot was in the glove compartment of my vehicle on a legitimate work trip from my home state of Florida through New York. The gun had remained in the glove box since I put it there nearly a year prior; this being legal in Florida. I had a clean criminal record and all of the facts of the case supported the fact that this was just an honest mistake, but never the less; the Queens District attorney thought that two years in a state prison was a fair offer, which could have literally ruined my life and everything I had worked for, including a wedding and family that my new fiancé and I were planning. As I began to research similar cases to my own on line in search of any shred of hope, I stumbled upon Mark through a New York Post article outlining an eerily similar case where Mark had represented another individual all the way through trial, ultimately resulting in an acquittal in only thirty minutes. I called Mark that same day and left a message for him, to which he returned my call immediately. He spent over an hour on the phone with me on just our initial conversation asking pointed, careful questions and learning everything he could about my case...and then attaching each one of my answers to an initial strategy for my defense. I knew within the hour that Mark was absolutely the right man for the job. He had, and continued to have through the entire process, a calm confidence that ultimately gave me the courage to fight for what was right and take the terrifying risk of turning down an unfair offer from the DA, and moving forward to testify before the grand jury as the "defendant." It was Mark's work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, responsiveness, and ability to prepare me as a witness that eventually lead to the grand jury dropping all charges against me and allowing me to go on with my life as a free man with a preserved reputation as a valuable member of society. Mark gave me the counsel and courage to, literally, save my own life…his most overwhelming characteristics being his sincere passion for justice, ability to create rapport, and the fact that he genuinely cared about not only me, but my family as well. I have walked out of the most frightening situation with not only my freedom, but a new found peace and a valued friend.

    - M.H.