Elizabeth Kase

Partner
3 Dakota Drive
Suite 300
Lake Success, NY 11042

Tel: (516) 328-2300, ext. 192
Fax: (516) 328-6638
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Elizabeth Kase

Partner

Elizabeth Kase is a Partner at Abrams Fensterman where she is Chair of the Criminal Law Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Medical Marijuana Law Group. Prior to joining the firm Ms. Kase was a founding member of a boutique criminal defense firm in Garden City. Previously, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County where she prosecuted hundreds of cases pertaining to narcotics, street crime, domestic violence, white collar crime and sex crimes.

Elizabeth is known as a leading criminal defense attorney on Long Island. She has defended large-scale federal and state criminal matters including public corruption cases, conspiracies, mortgage fraud, immigration fraud, embezzlement schemes, sex crimes, and narcotics cases, as well as complex DWIs. In anticipation of the emerging growth and use of medical marijuana, Elizabeth has developed specific expertise in counseling clients about the legalities and illegalities of the uses, abuses and distribution of medical marijuana under New York state and federal law.

Elizabeth has vast experience representing clients that have diagnosed mental health conditions and assisting them in navigating the criminal justice system with special care for and consideration of their unique medical needs. She has particular expertise related to offering explanation and insight through medical history and alternatives to incarceration as well as treatment options.

Elizabeth was named to Long Island Business News' (LIBN) "Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island", as well as "40 Rising Stars Under 40", the for her professional accomplishments and contributions to Long Island. Nassau County Bar Association has recognized her for her tireless work as pro bono staff attorney at The Safe Center of Long Island. Elizabeth was nominated for the position of County Court Judge and received a "Well Qualified" (highest) rating for this position from the Nassau County Bar Association as well as many civic endorsements. Elizabeth has been designated a New York Super Lawyer since 2016, a distinction earned by only 5% of the lawyers in the NY metro area. She also serves as Village Justice of Baxter Estates in Port Washington, New York.

She is a frequent lecturer and commentator on matters pertaining to criminal law, medical marijuana, evidence and social media and our youth. Elizabeth also teaches trial advocacy at Cardozo Law School. She is a graduate of Smith College where she was a Jean Picker Scholar in Government and Cardozo Law School where she was named to the Order of the Barristers and awarded the Jacob Burns Medal for her excellence in the Moot Court Honors Society.

In an emergency, you can reach Elizabeth at (516) 707-5613.

Bar Admissions

The State Bar of New York

The State Bar of Massachusetts

Supreme Court of the United States

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1999
    • Awards: Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Honor Society Medalist
  • Smith College, 1994
    • Awards: Jean Picker Scholar Program in Government

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Yashaar, Hadassah
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court
  • UJA-Federation Long Island Women's Philanthropy, Business and Professionals Chair

Pro Bono

  • Village Justice, Baxter Estates, Port Washington, New York
  • Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Safe Center of Long Island, Volunteer Attorney

Awards

  • 2016-2018, New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • 2016, Long Island Power Women In Business, Star Network
  • 2016, Access to Justice Pro Bono Honoree
  • 2016, Outstanding Women in Law, Hofstra Law School
  • 2015, Top Legal Eagles, Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2014, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2013, Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island, LIBN
  • 2007, Top 40 Under 40, LIBN

Classes / Seminars

  • “Marijuana Law Forecast: Hazy, Hot and Confusing” Nassau County Bar Association CLE Program (June 2018)
  • "How To Foster Responsible Cyber Citizenship In Our Youth" presented at the Portledge School (May 2018)
  • "The Interests of Child and Parent in Tape Recording Conversations: The New Issues Caused by People v. Badalamenti", Panelist, Nassau County Bar Association Dean's Hour CLE Program (April 2017)
  • "Is Medical Marijuana a Prescription for Driving While Impaired?" presented at the 5th annual Man vs. Machine, DWI College, St. Francis College (March 2017)
  • Medical Marijuana In New York, New York State Bar Association (October 2016)
  • Medical Cannabis Legal Primer: Guidance and Assurance for the Healthcare Professional, CWCBExpo (June 2016)
  • Medical Marijuana and Medical Practitioners, NCBA (February 2016)
  • Medical Marijuana and New York State Law, Beth Israel Hospital (December 2015)
  • Social Media Safety, St. Mary's Elementary School PTO (November 2014)

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