Kathryn E. Stein, ESQ. – Former Prosecutor

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    • Boston University: magna cum laude (1987)
    • Albany Law School of Union University: invited to join Albany Law School Review (1989)
    • Albany Law School of Union University: cum laude (1991)

 

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Stein was appointed an Assistant District Attorney with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.  In that capacity, Ms. Stein represented the People of the State of New York in numerous felony trials and felony appeals.

Ms. Stein also acted as Supervising prosecutor with the Early Case Assessment Bureau, where she conferenced with police, victims and witnesses immediately after arrest and determined the charges to be brought against defendants.

Ms. Stein directed subordinate prosecutors in the drafting of accusatory instruments, which are the documents used to commence criminal prosecution against suspects or detainees.

Upon leaving the Brooklyn D.A.’s Office in 1995, Ms. Stein entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn.  As such, she represented thousands of individuals accused of crimes in Supreme and Criminal Court at the trial and appellate level.

In 1996, Ms. Stein was appointed Administrative Law Judge for the New York City Department of Finance and taught Criminal Law at Brooklyn College in 1997 and 1998.

In June 2000, Ms. Stein became Supervising Attorney of Hofstra Law School’s Criminal Justice Clinic. In 2003, Ms. Stein was appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor and promoted to Attorney in Charge of the Law School’s Criminal Clinical Program. As such, Ms. Stein taught law school seminars on criminal law and procedure, and supervised second- and third-year law students in the representation of hundreds of individuals charged with crimes in New York City Criminal Court and Nassau County District Court.

In June 2007, Ms. Stein joined Stein & Stein in Smithtown, Long Island and currently holds the position of Associate Attorney.

To date, the law firm of Stein & Stein has vigorously represented, and successfully resolved thousands of cases in New York City, Suffolk and Nassau Counties in favor of its clients.

Ms. Stein is admitted to the practice of law in all State Courts in New York State, as well as the following Federal Courts:  United States District Court, Eastern District; United States District Court, Southern District; and the United States Supreme Court.


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