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Shalley & Murray - Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Cases We Accept

We are New York criminal defense lawyers.  We handle most criminal matters in Nassau County and New York City from the least to the most serious.  We handle:

The Criminal Lawyers  at Shalley & Murray

Don A. Murray, Esq.

Nassau Criminal Lawyer - Nassau Criminal Attorney, for Nassau County, New York

Don Murray graduated from Williams College in 1986.  He graduated from The University of Florida College of Law, with honors, in 1989.  During law school and briefly afterwards, Mr. Murray worked for William DeCarlis, a prominent criminal defense lawyer in the Southeast.  While working for Mr. DeCarlis, Mr. Murray assisted in the defense of a number of complex criminal cases, including an international drug smuggling conspiracy case out of Atlanta, Georgia.

It was his work with Mr. DeCarlis that sparked Mr. Murray's interest in and commitment to criminal defense.  In 1990, Mr. Murray accepted a position as a trial lawyer for The Legal Aid Society, criminal defense division in New York City.  While a trial lawyer for The Legal Aid Society, Mr. Murray defended a wide variety of criminal matters, and tried quite a few criminal cases.

While a trial lawyer with The Legal Aid Society, Mr. Murray published a chapter in the Matthew Bender series of books Criminal Defense Techniques.  The series is a reference tool for criminal defense lawyers, and Mr. Murray's chapter analyzed the law as it relates to cross-examination of witnesses with their prior convictions.

In 1996, Mr. Murray, along with James Shalley, founded the law firm Shalley & Murray and began practicing criminal defense in the private sector.  Mr. Murray currently handles a caseload of criminal matters in New York City and Nassau County.

Recently, Mr. Murray was retained by a law firm in London, England as an expert in the field of New York Criminal Law as part of an international defense of a person sought in an extradition matter in which the defendant (in England) was wanted by New York State.

Mr. Murray has also served as a faculty member for the Cardozo Law School's intensive trial advocacy program in the area of opening statements.

Mr. Murray published an article in the Queens County Bar Association Journal about the despicable state of discovery rules in criminal cases in New York State.

Mr. Murray is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the Queens County Bar Association.

James Shalley, Esq.

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer - Nassau Criminal Attorney - Nassau County, New York

James Shalley graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1989.While in law school, he clerked for the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York and the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.

In 1989, Mr. Shalley became a Trial Attorney for The Legal Aid Society in New York City in their Criminal Defense Division.   As a Trial Attorney in Queens County for about 7 years, Mr. Shalley distinguished himself as an excellent trial attorney, conducting a wide variety of trials in both Criminal and Supreme Courts.

Mr. Shalley is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the Queens County Bar Association.


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