The Campbell Firm PLLC

The Campbell Firm PLLC

Firm Overview

The Firm represents clients in connection with allegations of criminal conduct that are classified as misdemeanors and felonies, including homicide cases. The Firm's attorneys understand the importance of diligent representation and appear in federal and state criminal law matters and investigations on behalf of clients. Bringing savvy negotiation tactics to the table, the Firm's attorneys facilitate pleas for some clients, when a negotiated plea is the recommended option. But the Firm's attorneys are not afraid to try cases. Indeed, the Firm's attorneys accept difficult cases for trial where a plea is either not being offered or is unacceptable to the client. With a client's reputation and freedom from incarceration at stake, the Firm brings its skills and efforts to the defense of person accused of a crime. Criminal matters are usually handled on a fee-for-service basis. The Firm primarily works on cases at the trial level, but will also work on appeals and 440 motions. The Firm will also address expungement of a person's criminal record when appropriate and sometimes handles matters involving collateral consequences.

Main Office

The Campbell Firm PLLC
349 Fifth Avenue

New York NY 10016


(212) 267-3600


(212) 267-3601


Office Information

Other Offices

The Campbell Firm PLLC
68 Jay Street

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The Campbell Firm PLLC is founded on the principle that the law should be used as a tool to assist clients in meeting their personal and business objectives. The Firm's client-centered goal of Empowering Clients Through The Practice Of Law(SM) is foremost in the Firm's approach to working with its clients. The Firm is relationship-oriented and strives to provide value-added legal services to its clients. The Firm provides access to partner-level counsel for all matters for which the Firm is engaged and responds expeditiously to meet clients' needs. The Firm's Managing Member, Emily Campbell, was named as a "Super Lawyer" for the New York Metro area, a high honor, since only 5% of all attorneys nationwide achieve this status. Ms. Campbell brings her personal entrepreneurial experience to her practice to facilitate practical solutions to legal challenges. Her entrepreneurial experience extends beyond founding her own law firm and includes theatrical production; operation of an on-line business; and real estate investment in residential and mixed-use properties in multiple states. Prior to founding the Firm, Ms. Campbell was associated with prestigious international law firms: Sullivan & Cromwell; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Pillsbury Winthrop (formerly Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts). She is grateful for her large firm training and experience, which allows her to provide high-quality legal services, but at a more affordable rate than what large firms typically charge.

Emily Campbell

The Campbell Firm PLLC

Emily Campbell began her legal career in New York in 1992, working with several of the world's largest and most prestigious law firms. In March 2002, she founded The Campbell Firm PLLC and is the Firm's Managing Member.

Ms. Campbell has been named Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters for the New York Metro Area. She is very grateful for this professional recognition.

Ms. Campbell has an interdisciplinary law practice. Ms. Campbell began her career as a commercial litigator; she successfully transitioned to corporate practice several years later, and she added criminal law as a practice area over a decade ago. While she spends the majority of her professional life representing clients in business-related legal matters, she also has a growing criminal law practice, which not only allows her to keep her civil trial skills active, but also enables her to address important constitutional issues, including the right to be free from unreasonable searches, the right to remain silent and the right to counsel.

Ms. Campbell's misdemeanor and felony practice, has included all types of crimes, from petty theft to homicide, including first and second degree murder cases and manslaughter. Ms. Campbell has tried cases both as lead counsel and as co-counsel. She is proud to be a member of the "18B" panel for Kings County representing indigents, and handles a limited number of matters pro bono.

Ms. Campbell is currently a member of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Psychological Association; and the New York State Defenders Association. In the past, she has served as a leader with the New York City Bar Association, vice-chairing the prestigious Public Affairs Luncheon Series for many years, and she was the founder of the Committee on National Security and Counter-Terrorism. Ms. Campbell has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School and as a mentor and guest lecturer at several of New York's top business schools..

University of Nebraska, J.D., 1991 (summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor); M.A., 1991; and Ph.D., 1996 (National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship; University of Nebraska Presidential Fellowship).
B.A., Mercer University, 1987 (magna cum laude; University Leadership Scholarship; Blue Key Honor Society).

Ms. Campbell is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. She is admitted to practice before the federal courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.

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