Amy B. Marion
Amy B. Marion is a Partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP who focuses her practice on human rights, specializing in litigation involving deprivation of constitutional rights, whether by criminal investigations and prosecutions, due process or First Amendment violations, wrongful death claims, or commercial, corporate, property, estate, or regulatory disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Marion was a founding partner and head of the civil rights and civil practice group of a Garden City firm.
Ms. Marion has over 30 years of experience representing individuals in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions in both the federal and state courts. She has tried to verdict a multitude of felony cases including attempted homicide and narcotics cases. She also has defended clients in investigations and trials of false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force claims. In addition, Ms. Marion has extensive experience in cases involving domestic violence and abuse and litigation focused on Orders of Protection in both Family and Criminal Court. She has also successfully litigated discrimination cases against several large municipalities and corporations.
Ms. Marion’s legal career began in the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society, where she represented indigent defendants. So great was her success in the courtroom, she was chosen to appear in a Court TV documentary entitled “The Public Defender.” Entering private practice in 1997, Ms. Marion focused on building a strong reputation as a civil rights litigator.
In 2005 Ms. Marion became Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Tammy S. Robbins, Nassau County Court Judge. Serving in this position, she was assigned to the Nassau County Family Court and New York State Supreme Court, in addition to the County Court. As Principal Law Clerk, she was responsible for the management of all of Judge Robbins’ cases, including felony complaints and indictments; felony domestic violence cases; civil litigation cases; as well as cases involving custody and visitation issues, orders of protection, and neglect issues.
Ms. Marion has an understanding of trials and the court system from every perspective. The diversity of her background offers clients an advocate who can provide them with the most successful outcome possible.
Ms. Marion regularly lectures on civil right issues for state and national organizations, including the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, LawLine, NBI Inc., the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association and St. Francis College.
Ms. Marion received her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law, and was awarded the Inns of Court Scholarship and received her BA in Social Thought and Political Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ms. Marion is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit
Hofstra University School of Law
- Juris Doctorate
- Honors: Inns of Court Scholarship Recipient
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Massachusetts
- Bachelor of Arts, Social Thought and Political Economics
Honors and Awards
- New York Metro Super Lawyers - 2013 through 2021
- Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York – 2015, 2016, 2017
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers - 2014
Child sex abuse victims face a lifetime of challenges; so do those falsely labeled as predators co-author (NY Daily News Op-Ed, March 2019)
Does the Warrantless Utilization of DNA Against a Non-Consenting Third Party Violate the Fourth Amendment? co-author (Nassau Lawyer, November 2018)
Attacking the Introduction of Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome Testimony (New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atticus, Volume 25 Number 2, Summer 2013)
Reasonableness: Has It Withstood the Test of Time? (New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, September 12, 2013)
Prison Reform: A Tug-of-War Between Business and Humanity (TheLaw.TV, October 9, 2013)
How To Retain An Attorney (TheLaw.TV, 2013)
Decisions and cases published in The New York Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsday, The Daily News, and The Associated Press.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Association of Criminal Defense
- Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association Foundation
- Nassau County Bar Association
- Committee for a Sustainable Waterfront
- Founding Member and Counsel
- Sea Cliff Open Government
- Founding Member and Counsel
- Hempstead Harbor Democratic Club
- Nassau County Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee
- Federal Bar Council
- Queens County Bar Association
- Nassau County Women’s Bar Association