Edward Mandery, Esq. | Criminal Law

Attorney Edward Mandery, Esq. Edward Mandery is a Partner at McDermott, Pierro, Mandery & Mandery. Ed first began his career in criminal law in 1989 when he obtained an internship in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. After six months, he was offered a full time position as a paralegal while he attended St. John’s University School of Law at night.

In 1993, upon graduation from Law School, Mr. Mandery was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. He was a senior trial attorney when he left the DA’s Office in 1998, having handled a variety of criminal cases including Murder, Rape, Robbery, Weapons and Drug cases.

In 1999 Mr. Mandery started his own firm. Since then, he has handled a multitude of high profile criminal cases in various counties and represented a variety of clients ranging from doctors and lawyers to those who are indigent.

Last year, in a case that made the front page of the New York Law Journal, Mr. Mandery represented an attorney accused of stealing millions of dollars in an alleged Ponzi scheme. After a two and a half month trial in New York County Supreme Court, his client was acquitted of the B felony Grand Larceny charge, and received a substantially reduced sentence on the remaining E felony conviction.

Mr. Mandery has represented police officers in the Sean Bell case, the Michael Mineo case, the Ramarley Graham case, the Alberta Spruill case, the Brooklyn South Narcotics Scandal, and a former police officer in the recent 9/11 disability scandal. He currently represents a police officer in the Bronx Ticket Scandal.

Mr. Mandery’s most notable accomplishment came from his representation of Police Officer Franklin Mata in the notorious “Rape Cops” trial in New York County Supreme Court. There, Officer Mata and his partner, Kenneth Moreno, were accused of raping a drunk woman while on duty, and after returning to her apartment three times during their shift. After a highly publicized two month trial, Officer Mata was acquitted of all felony charges, including Rape in the First Degree, three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, and Tampering with Evidence.

Mr. Mandery has lectured at the New York City Police Academy, the New York City Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association and several colleges. He is also an adjunct professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) where he teaches Criminology.

Ed can be reached at (516) 741-6009 or