Hassan Ahmad graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Ahmad worked for Bronx County Supreme Court Justice Caesar Cirigliano, the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, and was awarded the CALI award for Excellence in Criminal Trial Advocacy.
Upon graduating, Mr. Ahmad began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office where he served the people of New York for five years, successfully prosecuting hundreds of cases. The Honorable District Attorney Charles Hynes appointed Mr. Ahmad to serve on a committee to promote tolerance and understanding amongst the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities in Brooklyn.
Since leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 2009, Mr. Ahmad has zealously advocated on behalf of his client’s facing allegations of criminal misconduct. Mr. Ahmad has successfully handled cases involving charges of Attempted Murder, Manslaughter, Burglary, Assault, Rape, Domestic Violence, Grand Larceny, Firearms Possession, Driving While Intoxicated, Sexual Misconduct, Narcotics, Fraud and several other charges.
Mr. Ahmad handles both State and Federal criminal defense cases, provides extensive investigation counseling regarding NYPD and FBI interviews, and represents clients on civil rights violations committed by law enforcement.
Mr. Ahmad is licensed to practice law in all of the State Courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as Federal Courts in the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.
David T. Roche
David Roche has been practicing as a criminal defense and civil litigation trial attorney in the courts of New York City and surrounding counties for the past twenty plus years. He began his legal career in 1996 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office where he swiftly rose to the level of senior trial attorney handling some of the most serious felony cases in Brooklyn including homicides, kidnappings, violent assaults, larcenies and narcotics and gun prosecutions.
After leaving the District Attorney’s office in 2002, Mr. Roche took the trial skills and litigation knowledge he had learned and brought them to the world of civil practice. For the next four years he worked as a civil litigator specializing in Medical Malpractice and insurance law for two leading Manhattan law firms.
In 2006, Mr. Roche opened his own law practice specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation. In the years since, he has been successfully defending clients charged with all types and levels of criminal charges. His record of success includes winning acquittals at trial on charges including Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Domestic Assault, Burglary, Grand Larceny, Firearms Possession, Sexual Misconduct, and Driving While Intoxicated as well as aggressively negotiating favorable plea deals for clients who decide for various reasons not to take their case to trial. He has also, on several occasions, persuaded prosecutors to dismiss charges where a defense investigation has uncovered facts that had not been discovered or provided by the police.
Mr. Roche’s civil practice focuses largely on civil rights violations committed by police and corrections officers. He prosecutes claims of false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force in both state and federal courts and has consistently achieved excellent results for his clients.