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Deborah J. Blum

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Biography

Deborah J. Blum is the founding partner and lead trial attorney at her law firm which is located in downtown Manhattan.

A top-rated and nationally recognized lawyer with 15 years of experience, Ms. Blum provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the New York City metro area, who have legal needs involving any of the following: 

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Family Law and Divorce

A leader in her field, Ms. Blum routinely appears as a legal commentator on variety local and national television news programs, including Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America and others, where she offers in-depth legal commentary on a variety of subjects. Known for her practicality and approachability, she has gained a reputation for sitting with her clients and fully discussing their options so that she can devise the most effective strategies possible to help them achieve the favorable outcomes they seek efficiently and cost-effectively.

As an attorney, Ms. Blum has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts as well as outside the courtroom, and she has obtained a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for the accused while deftly and compassionately assisting and guiding her clients through the divorce process.

A 2002 graduate of Cornell University, Ms. Blum attended Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005. She then began her legal career working with the Legal Aid Society as a staff attorney before joining a prominent area law firm, where she gained invaluable experience with criminal and family law.

Ms. Blum is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and she is an active member of the New York Criminal Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations. She also serves on the advisory board of It Could Happen To You, a criminal justice reform nonprofit.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor
  • Cornell University
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Major: Industrial & Labor Relations

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Honors

  • New York Super Lawyers as a Rising Star

Past Positions

  • Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, Staff Attorney