Law Office Of Paul B. Bergman, PC

Attorney Paul B. Bergman's legal career began in 1967, upon his graduation from Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the school's National Moot Court team for two years. Following his graduation, he was a law clerk to George Beldock, the presiding justice of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department. Thereafter, he was a litigation associate at Mudge Rose Guthrie & Alexander. In 1972, he was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He worked there as a trial attorney, eventually becoming Chief of the Appeals Division. In 1976, he shifted his focus to criminal defense, and began handling New York state and federal criminal charges of all kinds.

As a partner at the respected New York law firm of LaRossa, Axenfeld, Cooper, Mitchell & Bergman, attorney Paul B. Bergman's reputation for success in extremely complex cases grew. In 1986, he founded his own law firm, the Law Office of Paul B. Bergman, PC, in which his practice has been devoted to the representation of individuals and entities that are the subject of criminal investigations and charges.

He is an esteemed member of the New York criminal defense bar. He has been appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York to serve on court committees that oversee the operation of their Criminal Justice Act (CJA) programs. He is presently the Second Circuit's representative to the Practitioners Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission. It is a source of great personal pride that, in 2008, he received the now-named David G. Trager Award from his colleagues in the Eastern District Association.

While his focus as a criminal defense lawyer is on white collar crimes, his notable cases have also included high-profile cases such as the legendary Pizza Connection case and, as co-counsel, the successful defense of Jose Cabrera in his Bronx homicide prosecution. He has proven his ability to overcome any challenge in any courtroom environment.