Robert M. Baum


(212) 417-8760

Robert M. Baum has been a public defender for over 30 years and is a well-known commentator on criminal defense matters.  Prior to joining the Federal Defenders in 1996, Mr. Baum was the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society.

Mr. Baum has won numerous awards for his work as a public defender and is a frequent speaker on criminal justice issues.  He teaches trial advocacy at New York Law School.

Mr. Baum is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the Syracuse University College of Law.