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Litigation and Trial Attorneys

NYC trial lawyer for civil and criminal litigation

Entering a courtroom to address legal issues can be an intimidating experience, and most people will likely be unsure of what to expect, the procedures that will be followed, and the steps that they should take to protect their rights and achieve a positive outcome to their case. Whether you need to defend against criminal charges, resolve family law issues, or pursue or defend against a civil lawsuit, you need an experienced attorney on your side who can advocate for your interests and help you achieve your goals.

Attorney Karen Charrington, the principal attorney and founder of The Charrington Firm, has more than 20 years of legal experience. In addition to serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Major Case Trial Bureau of Bronx County, she has defended many clients in criminal cases and provided representation in multiple types of civil litigation. She is prepared to work with you to help you understand the procedures followed during litigation and the steps you can take to reach a positive conclusion to your criminal or civil case.

Representation in Civil and Criminal Litigation and Appeals

As a skilled and experienced litigator, Attorney Karen Charrington can provide the legal help you need in a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Criminal Defense - We can help you understand your options for defense in state and federal criminal cases, including charges of DUI, property crimes, drug possession, white collar crimes, and juvenile criminal cases. We can also assist with felony charges and major crimes, including homicide, sex crimes, grand larceny, or drug trafficking.
  • Divorce and Family Law - We will provide you with dedicated representation when ending your marriage through divorce, resolving child custody disputes, creating or contesting prenuptial agreements, or addressing matters related to paternity or enforcement of court orders. While we will work to help you reach a settlement in these cases, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf when litigating your case in family court.
  • Civil Litigation - We represent individuals, small businesses, or other parties in civil cases. Whether you are a plaintiff who is pursuing compensation from another party or a defendant in a civil lawsuit, we will advocate for your interests and ensure that you follow the correct procedures from the beginning to the end of your case.
  • Civil Rights - In addition to defending against criminal charges, we can help you understand whether you can pursue compensation for violations of your civil rights, including in cases involving police brutality, racial profiling, wrongful arrest or imprisonment, illegal interrogations, and cruel or unusual punishment.
  • Religious Corporation Litigation - When disputes arise regarding the control and management of a religious organization, we can assist in resolving these matters according to New York's Religious Corporations Law, the by-laws of a church or temple, and any other applicable state or local laws. We can help address issues involving clergy, an organization's board of trustees, congregation members, or other parties.
  • Appellate Practice - Following an unfavorable verdict or judgment in a civil or criminal trial, we can help you determine whether you can appeal the court's decisions based on errors that were made during the case. We will ensure that the correct steps are followed when filing an appeal, submitting motions and briefs, and making oral arguments in appellate courts.

Contact Our Civil and Criminal Unit

At The Charrington Firm, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you achieve success in your civil or criminal case. We will work with you to ensure that you understand your rights and the procedures that will be followed during litigation, and we will advocate on your behalf both inside and outside the courtroom. To arrange a free consultation and learn more about the legal services we provide, contact our office today at 718-528-4422.

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