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As a former New York City prosecutor, federal law clerk, and accomplished defense attorney with nearly two decades of experience, I established the Law Office of Joshua D. Kirshner in order to provide cost effective counsel tailored to achieve the best result for each client.

My approach couples aggressive courtroom and written advocacy with the knowledge and judgement to determine when a discreet resolution is the best outcome. I can then skillfully guide individuals and business entities through the challenges posed by any legal matter—be it an arrest, an invasive investigation, or a devastating bodily injury. 

Protecting your rights and your future requires attention to detail, vision, responsiveness and dedication. The Law Office of Joshua D. Kirshner takes great pride in delivering superior representation in high stakes criminal defense, white-collar and regulatory matters and investigations, as well as personal injury litigation. As one client, Mark T., noted: 

Josh is a dedicated and experienced lawyer that provides personal attention to his clients. If you want an attorney with the background of a nationally recognized firm but pay small firm rates, look no further.


Joshua D. Kirshner

An experienced and dedicated advocate, Joshua D. Kirshner focuses his practice on all aspects of white collar and traditional criminal defense in both federal and state courts. He also utilizes his vast experience and skillset to handle serious personal injury claims for his clients.

Early in his career, Mr. Kirshner served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, tried numerous jury trials, and was assigned to the Rackets Bureau which allowed him to gain significant experience conducting complex long-term investigations. This experience helped develop his exceptional trial and investigatory skills and provided him with a unique insight into the criminal justice system which he employs to provide the most effective defense strategies possible for his clients.


Mr. Kirshner also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable William H. Pauley III of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Following his clerkship with Judge Pauley, Mr. Kirshner worked at Brafman & Associates, P.C. as a trial attorney. For ten years, Mr. Kirshner worked with Ben Brafman, Marc Agnifilo, and others at the firm where he represented high profile clients in a full array of criminal cases. Notably, over the last several years, he has secured a string of significant verdicts for his clients in both federal and state court.

Mr. Kirshner also proudly serves on the CJA Panel for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, where he zealously represents indigent clients. Along with practicing before all New York state courts, Mr. Kirshner is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is an active member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.

Tufts University
Brooklyn Law School, cum laude

Hon. William H. Pauley III
United States District Judge, Southern District of New York


State Bar of New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York



Mr. Kirshner defends individuals and businesses against federal and state investigations and prosecutions of white collar offenses including securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion, conspiracy, insider trading, money laundering, health care and insurance fraud, commercial bribery, OFAC and Economic Sanctions, RICO violations, enterprise corruption, embezzlement, larceny, perjury, obstruction of justice, cyber crimes, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). With the potential for extensive fines and jail time, Mr. Kirshner's experience and skilled approach is crucial to defending clients’ liberty, constitutional rights, assets, and interests.  

Mr. Kirshner is an experienced trial attorney who provides high-caliber and comprehensive representation in investigations and prosecutions of all types of traditional criminal charges including federal and state drug laws, racketeering, assault and homicide, identity theft, extortion, robbery, larceny, domestic violence, stalking, harassment, cyber crimes, DWI and sexual misconduct.


Mr. Kirshner's litigation skills can assist in getting you compensation for the physical, psychological or financial harms you have suffered  in cases dealing with car accidents, construction site accidents, slip/trip and falls, and other personal injury matters.


Mr. Kirshner also advises individuals and businesses in complex parallel civil matters, including actions brought by the SEC, FINRA, OPMC, and the NYC Department of Buildings.



Acquittal on all counts of prominent Long Island politician charged with official corruption and securities fraud by the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York


Acquittal on all counts of prominent Long Island politician charged with official corruption and securities fraud brought by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

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Acquittal on all counts of emergency room doctor accused of sexual misconduct by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office

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French national avoids prison after being charged with insider trading by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York with parallel SEC enforcement action.





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