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About Jacob Uriel & Uriel Criminal Defense

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Jacob Uriel is an experienced trial attorney who has tried and won many jury and bench trials and hearings, a former supervisory assistant district attorney, and college professor.

Jacob graduated from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2005 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. In 2008, Jacob obtained his Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Criminal Law from Case Western Reserve University. While in law school, Jacob successfully defended clients at the school's Milton Kramer Law Clinic. Jacob then earned his Master of Science in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.

While in law school, Jacob interned at the New York Police Department's Civil Forfeiture Bureau, the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and the chief magistrate judge at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
After gradating law school, Jacob was a fellow for Hon. Timothy Savage, a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 2009, Jacob was appointed a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office. He was quickly promoted to Assistant District Attorney and Senior Assistant District Attorney, a title reserved for the office's most experienced trial lawyers.

During his almost fourteen years as a prosecutor, Jacob was appointed to the Sex Crimes and Special Victims Bureau, Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau, Grand Jury, Felony Trial Bureau, and Vehicular Crimes Bureau.

Jacob was the lead-attorney on hundreds of cases including misdemeanors, felonies, violent felonies, homicides, sex crimes, domestic violence, DWI, DNA, manslaughter, identify theft, drug sales, burglary, attempted murders, and more. He conducted long term investigations, presented cases to the Grand Jury and secured hundreds of indictments. He also tried and won many cases, including high-publicity press cases.

Jacob was awarded a prestigious certificate by the NYPD's Detective Endowment Association for his trial work and also studied digital evidence with the United States Secret Service at their institute in Hoover, Alabama.

Towards the end of his career with the District Attorney, Jacob was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Street Safety Bureau. In that role he supervised hundreds of lawyers and their vehicular cases including DWIs, suspended license, leaving the scene, and vehicular homicide. Jacob founded the office’s vehicular riding program, where prosecutors were sent to the scene of the most serious car crashes. In that role, Jacob developed lasting contacts within the New York Police Department's Highway Patrol and Collision Investigation Squad.

After leaving the DA's Office, Jacob briefly managed the criminal defense practice at a small law firm in Manhattan.

Between 2009 and 2018 Jacob was an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice where he taught Criminal Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure.

After leaving the DA’s office Jacob started his own firm to focus on delivering personal and ethical legal services to the New York metropolitan area as he prides himself on knowing the law, being able to try cases properly and providing personal attention to his clients. He prides on not being a cookie-cutter firm and hired a paralegal who shares in his commitment. They are both Brooklynites and are both involved in their communities. In fact, they met doing volunteer work for the youth.
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Jacob also teaches a class at the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education - "DWI Investigations and Defense Basics"

Attorney Jacob Uriel on the scene of a fatal car crash when he was a Deputy Chief prosecutor at the Brooklyn DA's vehicular crimes bureau.
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