Richard M. Gutierrez

Richard M. Gutierrez

Helping New Yorkers stand up for their rights since 1983

Firm Overview

With 27 years of experience practicing law in New York and a respected reputation among peers, judges, and adversaries, the law firm of Richard M. Gutierrez is equipped to resolve your criminal defense, personal injury, or civil rights case confidently and effectively.

Criminal Lawyers Focused on Your Needs:
A criminal lawyer in Queens County, Richard M. Gutierrez is dedicated to solving your legal problems. Throughout the duration of your case, we keep you informed of your options and advise you on the best approach to resolution. The reputation of our Queens County criminal lawyer in the personal injury legal community allows for beneficial out of court settlements, which can save time and money. However, some cases demand going to trial and we prepare vigorously for this contingency. Our criminal defense lawyers in Queens County have a history of success obtaining results in our clients' favor.

Expect personal service and skilled representation:
For our law firm, every case and client receives our full attention. As a Queens County criminal defense attorney, Richard M. Gutierrez provides professional and zealous legal representation to make sure every angle of your case is examined and all of your options are laid on the table. In the civil realm, we fight for your rights and your personal injury case to ensure that your integrity and health are restored. In a criminal defense case, our Queens County criminal defense law firm works to get the charges against you dismissed, reduced, or to get you acquitted.

Our Queens County criminal lawyer began his legal career fighting for the rights of the less fortunate as a public defender working for the Legal Aid Society. From the start, he has never been afraid to try cases in court and argue before judges and juries on behalf of his clients. Our criminal defense lawyer in Queens County years of experience have earned him the respect of the New York legal community, as well as the BV Distinguished Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell, demonstrating the high praise of other lawyers and judges of his legal ability and ethical standing. In fact, many of his firm's current clients come from referrals by other lawyers and legal professionals as well as past clients who have been happy with his legal service.

Let us advocate for you:
Safeguarding your rights and helping you with Queens County criminal law is our top priority. Located in Forest Hills, New York, Richard M. Gutierrez serves clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.
Main Office
Main Office
11835 Queens Boulevard, Suite 1500
Forest Hills  NY  11375
  • 718-520-0663
Criminal Defense
Facing criminal charges or even the suspicion of a criminal offense can be terrifying.
Luckily, residents in Brooklyn, the Bronx, New York, Queens, Nassau County, and Suffolk County can rely on the experience and effective legal representation of the law firm of Richard M. Gutierrez.

Our Queens County criminal defense law firm does everything possible to obtain an acquittal, dismissal, or reduction of the charges you face, and to protect your constitutional rights along the way. In over 27 years of fighting for clients accused of both state and federal crimes, including work for legal aid as a public defender, attorney Richard M. Gutierrez has handled nearly every kind of Queens County criminal defense case, including
-Federal cases
-Gun possession
-Weapons charges
-Homicide and manslaughter
-Sex abuse
-Drug crimes
-Drug conspiracy
-White-collar crime
-Parole and probation violations

This is no time to shop around for a defense attorney familiar with Queens County criminal laws. Trust experience and a proven record of success.
Richard M. Gutierrez will represent your DUI and DWI legal matters.
Practice Areas:
-Criminal Defense
-Personal Injury
-Civil Rights
Sex Crimes
Richard M. Gutierrez will represent your Sex Crimes legal matters.
Practice Areas:
-Criminal Defense
-Personal Injury
-Civil Rights

Richard Gutierrez

As a Queens County criminal attorney, Richard Gutierrez has spent more than 27 years helping people navigate the New York City criminal defense system and the civil courts in personal injury matters. Our criminal defense attorney in Queens County has focused his legal career largely on obtaining results in the courtroom, but many successful outcomes have come via negotiation and litigation outside of court.

With a decorated past, present, and future in the New York legal community, your case is safe with our Queens County criminal defense lawyer. Among Queens County criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Gutierrez stands to become President of the Queens County Bar Association in 2011.

A leader among criminal defense attorneys in Queens County

Admitted to bar:
-New York, 1983
-U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1986

-Seton Hall University, J.D., 1982
-Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1978

-Queens County Bar Association
-President, 2011
-Treasurer, 2008
-Board of Managers, 2001
-Member: Judiciary Screening Committee, 19972001
-Screening Committee for Attorneys Applying for
Membership to Criminal Assigned Panel, 1997
-Grievance Committee, Second Department

-New York State Bar Association
-Member, House of Delegates
-Puerto Rican Bar Association

-New York Trial Lawyers Association

-Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County
-President, 20002002

-New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

-Correctional Association of New York
-Member, Board of Directors, 2002

-Queens Legal Services
-Member, Board of Directors

A distinguished Queens County criminal attorney:

Reported Cases:
-Mitchell Green v. Michael Tyson, Supreme Court Civil Term, New York


-BV Distinguished Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Areas:
-Criminal law
-Civil rights
-Personal injury
-Medical malpractice
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate , 1982