Mr Jonathan Edelstein
Since my admission to the New York Bar in 1998, I have focused exclusively on legal research and persuasive briefing and argument. My practice has included criminal appeals, post-conviction motions, habeas corpus petitions, sentencing and sex offender litigation. In addition, I have litigated civil and administrative appeals and complex motion practice.
Appeals and motions are a different process from trial practice and require different skills. I have developed those skills during the 13 years of my practice – and, because appeals and motions are all I do, I have become familiar with the appellate courts and with the relevant processes and procedures. I can frequently be seen arguing in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and in all four departments of the New York State Appellate Division. I know the appellate courts and they know me.
I am a graduate of John Jay College and Fordham University Law School, both of which I attended at night while working full-time and serving in the Army National Guard. Between my undergraduate and graduate work, it took me nine years, but I stayed with it, just as I have stayed the course on all the work I’ve done since.
Even while I was still in school, I helped litigate criminal appeals with the late Fordham professor Abraham Abramovsky, and worked on complex litigation for the New York City Corporation Counsel’s office. When I review your case and guide you through your appeal, motion or post-conviction procedure, I will be bringing almost 16 years of focused experience to bear.
I am admitted to the bar in the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. I have also appeared pro hac vice in Federal courts throughout the country.
I have authored or co-authored 15 published articles on various aspects of criminal, civil and international law and have appeared as an Outside Counsel columnist in the New York Law Journal daily newspaper. My scholarly work has been cited and relied upon by numerous Federal courts as well as the highest courts of New York, Kansas, Maryland, Montana and Ohio.
I have worked, and continued to work, for both privately referred clients and law firms which desire focused assistance on their complex motions and appeals. I have ongoing appellate counsel relationships with several local firms. My efforts have often been crowned with favorable results for my clients, and I would be pleased to discuss your complex litigation needs at your convenience.
Mr Robert Grossman
Robert Grossman graduated from Fordham Law in 2004, where he attended as a Stein Scholar. After graduation, he began working with famed professor and criminal defense attorney Abraham Abramovsky. While working for Mr. Abramovsky, Mr. Grossman wrote or assisted scores or criminal appeals for clients convicted of a range of offenses from white collar fraud to DWI to murder. After Mr. Abramovsky's untimely passing, Mr. Grossman continued with Mr. Abramovsky's partner, Jonathan Edelstein. Working with Mr. Edelstein, Mr. Grossman has served as co-counsel on scores of state and federal criminal and civil appeals.
Mr. Grossman recently became partners with Mr. Edelstein in 2011. He specializes in criminal appeals and other post-conviction remedies, as well as Article 78 civil petitions challenging denials of disability retirement benefits for state and county workers. Mr. Grossman is dedicated to putting his experience as a appellate attorney to work for his clients to make sure they receive the fairest, most competent and dedicated review of their case available.
Mr. Grossman graduated with a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College in 1995. Additionally, he received an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University in 2000. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in the entertainment industry.
Adekunbi Sijuwade joined Edelstein & Grosman as an associate in 2010. In addition to criminal appeals and post-conviction relief, she handles all matters in the areas of removal defense, family based immigration and non-immigrant employment visas.
Before joining Edelstein & Grossman, Ms. Sijuwade served as a legislative intern in the Infrastructure department of the New York City Council. Prior to that, she worked as a law clerk for the Council on American Islamic Relations in Washington D.C. Ms. Sijuwade was also a Human Rights intern for the Red Ribbon Award initiative at the United Nations Development Programme.
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Concentration: International Business