RICHARD B. HERMAN, ESQ is a high profile, accomplished defense attorney based in New York City with over 35 years of experience, specializing in complex criminal and commercial litigation. He maintains a firm focused on criminal defense, Law Offices of Richard B. Herman, P.C., and has represented numerous high-profile clients. In addition, Richard Herman has achieved various multimillion dollar awards in complex commercial, international arbitration and personal injury litigations.
Mr. Herman grew up in White Plains, New York and holds an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University (1977 National Football Champions Division II and Grand Master Kappa Sigma Fraternity). Mr. Herman’s interest in the law was piqued when he interned in the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, Easton, PA during his undergraduate years and in 1981, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from The Temple University School of Law. While attending Temple Law, Herman participated in National Moot Court Competitions in Houston, Texas and in New York City.
Richard Herman is a 4th Stage AML Leukemia Cancer Survivor with assistance from Dr. Tibor Moskovitz, NYU Hospital and Cancer Center.
Mr. Herman is widely regarded as a tenacious litigator and is listed as one of the country’s top criminal attorneys in several directories, including New York Super Lawyers and Martindale.com where he earned an “AV” Preeminent rating. Mr. Herman has been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, CNBC American Greed and is known for achieving the only acquittal in one of the nation’s largest White Collar Insurance Fraud Rico Prosecutions (U.S. v. Weiss, 98 Cr. 99 (PCF), Middle District of Florida, 1999).
VARIOUS LITIGATED MATTERS:
Mr. Herman began his career Of Counsel to Smith, Mazer, Director & Wilkins, Esqs., where he honed his litigation skills.
Over the years, Mr. Herman has:
– Obtained a multimillion dollar award in an International Arbitration held in London, England representing the owners of a Chicken Breeding Farm from Nasik, India against a prominent U.S. genetic chicken breeder represented by Baker & McKenzie, Esqs
-Obtained an acquittal for unlawful labor payment and mail fraud charges instituted against the owner of a New York construction company brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
-Obtained an acquittal in a Criminal Securities Fraud matter instituted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York;
– Obtained a complete dismissal of all criminal charges against a Long Island business owner (AFTER a proffer session with his original attorney) charged with money laundering and tax fraud in the Eastern District of New York.
-Obtained a sentence of probation only for a woman charged in connection with a billion dollar international fraud brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York;
-Obtained a Misdemeanor Plea for the “Mob Doctor” in connection with a multi-defendant organized crime RICO case in the Southern District of New York;
-Obtained a Misdemeanor Plea for the “Black Widow” in connection with parallel state and federal prosecutions of a chop shop operation in Kings County, New York;
-Obtained a multimillion dollar settlement in the case of an individual struck by a city worker while riding his motorcycle on Staten Island, New York;
-Obtained a million dollar settlement for a young woman suffering from traumatic brain injury stemming from a one vehicle accident in Suffolk County, New York.