Amy B. Marion 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. Amy has over 30 years’ experience representing individuals in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions in both federal and state courts. She has tried to verdict a multitude of cases varying from civil rights violations, attempted murder, assault, sexual abuse, and narcotics cases to corporate, employment, and construction litigation. Amy has extensive experience in cases involving domestic violence and abuse and she has successfully litigated discrimination cases against several large municipalities and corporations.
During her career, Amy has represented individuals in high-profile matters such as the prosecution and conviction of the former Chief of the Suffolk County Police Department, James Burke, the police brutality of Kyle Howell, the sexual abuse of Suffolk County female prison detainees, and the abuse of New Jersey Immigration Detention detainees.
Amy’s legal career began in the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society. In 2005, she became Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable 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. Amy understands trials and the court system from every perspective.
Amy was recently appointed by the Governor to New York State’s Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct. She is a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Legislative Committee, a member and active advocate for Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability, and she has lectured and taught continuing legal education 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 in 1988 from Hofstra University School of Law and was awarded the Inns of Court Scholarship and received her BA in Social Thought and Political Economics at 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
- Long Island Business News Power 25 in Law List 2022
- New York Metro Super Lawyers – 2013 through 2022
- Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York – 2015, 2016, 2017
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers – 2014
- 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
- Legislative Committee
- Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association Foundation
- Past President, Member
- 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
- Founding Member
- Nassau County Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee
- Federal Bar Council
- Queens County Bar Association
- Nassau County Women’s Bar Association