Attorney and Counsellor At Law

      For more than 40 years, Scott Greenfield has represented clients charged with crimes or the targets of investigations in state and federal courts across the United States. Over that time, many have decided that it's too hard or too expensive to fight, and have chosen to start out with the goal of losing as gracefully as possible.  Anyone whose goal at the outset is to lose should find another lawyer.  

    Learned over the years, and from the experience one gains fighting in the trenches, Scott has proven both before trial juries and appellate judges that cases can be fought and won.  Every situation is improved by operating from a position of strength, from the will to find a way to do better than anyone else. 

    With every benefit offered by far larger firms, Scott has proven that winning is possible, and often achievable for significantly lower fees than charged by Biglaw.  Working with corporate counsel, Scott has achieved success where other firms sought to acquiesce and capitulate, showing that so-called vast resources are no substitute for skill, experience and guts. 

    Scott has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible, from Martindale Hubbell, a 10 out of 10 (superb) from Avvo and is recognized in “Who’s Who” in the world, America and American Law. He has served as a legal expert and analyst for television news shows from “60 Minutes” to “20/20”, and ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, Court TV and Fox. 

      Scott’s cases have been the subject of a book, magazine articles and television shows. Scott is regarded as one of a handful of top criminal defense lawyers who excels in both trial work and appeals. His written work is considered some of the best in the nation, often writing Op-Eds, Amicus briefs and Editor Letters for Bar Associations and other well known lawyers. Scott is a lawyer’s lawyer, representing other attorneys, their family members and even judges when they find themselves in a jam.


1992-Present - Litigation, Criminal Defense, Corporate and Financial Crimes Defense, Investigations, Consulting, Crisis Management.
Extensive jury trial and appeal experience.

1983-1992 Partner, Meyer & Greenfield (Meyer, Greenfield & Moriarty, 1985)

Education: Cornell University, BS in Industrial and Labor    
                       Relations, 1979 
                New York Law School, JD Cum Laude, 1982

1983 Admitted to practice law in the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department.

Additional Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of the United States, United States Courts of Appeal, Second and Third Circuits, United States District Courts, SDNY and EDNY.

Admitted pro hac vice in various State and Federal Courts, including Alaska, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. 

Former Vice President, Director and Chair of Amicus Committee, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Who's Who in the World, in America and in American Law.
Legal Analyst for many network news programs and news magazines.
Current or Former Member, New York State Bar Association, New York Criminal Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association. 
Arbitrator, New York County Civil Court, Small Claims Part, 1987 to present.
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education.
Lecturer, Columbia University Law School (High Profile Case Series),
Faculty, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Cardozo Law School.
Former Police Commissioner, Oyster Bay Cove, NY