Trial Attorneys



October 2018

Federal Defenders of New York (FDNY) is seeking applicants for a trial attorney position in our Manhattan office. FDNY is a federal public defender office that provides legal representation to indigent persons accused of federal crimes in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. We are vigorous in the defense of our clients, and we are seeking applicants with a similar level of passion and dedication for the work.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of legal experience. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Email your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to with “Re: Manhattan 2018” in subject line. Application deadline is November 2, 2018, but we will consider applications on a rolling basis, so please submit as soon as possible. No calls or faxes please. The cover letter may be addressed to David Patton, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of New York, 52 Duane St., New York, NY 10007.

The salary is consistent with the federal pay scale and will depend on years of experience. Excellent benefits. FDNY is an equal opportunity employer.