Gerald Shargel, a member of the class of 1969, is Brooklyn Law School’s Practitioner-in-Residence. He is a prominent criminal defense attorney with a practice that handles numerous high-profile cases at both the trial and appellate levels. He teaches a variety of criminal law and evidence courses.
In addition to practicing law and teaching, Professor Shargel is a frequent commentator in publications that include the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Law Journal, Huffington Post, and Slate. He is also a regular contributor to The Daily Beast. Recently, his article “Federal Evidence Rule 608(b): Gateway to the Minefield of Witness Preparation” was published in the Fordham Law Review.
Professor Shargel has been honored numerous times for his work in criminal law. He received the 2006 Thurgood Marshall Award for Outstanding Criminal Law Practitioner from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the 2006 Robert Cohen Award for the Distinguished Defense Lawyer of the Year, and was the 2007 New York State Bar Association’s Outstanding Private Defense Lawyer. He has been profiled by the New Yorker, the New York Times, and New York Magazine named him one of the top criminal lawyers in New York.