The Firm’s criminal defense practice, led by Earl S. Ward, represents clients in all areas of criminal and investigatory defense. Earl has 30 years of experience representing defendants in federal and state court facing a range of felony charges, from DWI to first-degree murder.

The Firm also represents white-collar defendants, including individuals and entities facing state and federal criminal investigations, FINRA arbitration, and other regulatory investigations or prosecutions. In addition, the Firm has helped criminal defendants prove their innocence through Section 440 post-conviction petitions in New York (for more on this work, click here).

Representative Cases:

Following a lengthy trial, ECBAWM secured an acquittal of murder and conviction of manslaughter for a woman accused of first-degree murder in the killing of her autistic son. Read the New York Times’ coverage of New York v. Gigi Jordan here.

ECBAWM successfully defended against investigations by the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ office of a high-level executive of a federal government agency overseeing a multi-billion-dollar portfolio.