Ben Simpson is a senior associate at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP, having joined the firm in 2009. Ben is a passionate criminal defense attorney and an experienced immigration lawyer focusing on removal defense and family-based petitions.
As a criminal defense attorney, he has represented clients in proceedings in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester and many other upstate counties. A student of both the nuances of the law and human nature, Ben has garnered numerous jury trial victories in felony and misdemeanor cases and dismissals on procedural grounds.
Ben is also a seasoned litigator in immigration courts and administrative contexts. His representation includes a relentless dedication to all firm clients and a “stop at nothing” philosophy in protecting their rights both in and outside of the courtroom. A bitter opponent of unlawful police conduct, Ben has also successfully settled many civil claims against the New York Police Department for clients who have been falsely arrested. Providing vital research and analytical skills as well as diversified real-world experience, Ben brings his acumen to each case whether as lead attorney or co-counsel with Cohen Forman Barone, LLP’s partners.
In the calendar year of 2015 Ben has been counsel on two full jury trial acquittals in Manhattan, saved several firm clients from imminent deportation and secured a host of visas and other immigration benefits for CFB clients including release on bond from incarceration by Immigration officials.
Ben is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA). A former professional tennis instructor on the East End of Long Island, Ben has been making his home in Brooklyn for many years.