Lindsay Lewis is a partner with Dratel & Lewis, in New York. She practices in federal and state court and has defended a wide range of matters, from extradition cases to high-profile cyber, terrorism, drug trafficking and fraud cases, to minor cases with potentially serious collateral consequences, such as limiting a client's capacity to pursue advanced educational and career goals, or threatening their ability to maintain a professional license, to work for the government, or to serve in the military. Lindsay has also successfully represented clients in the SORA hearing process, and in school administrative proceedings ancillary to criminal charges.
In 2015 and 2016 Lindsay helped to conceptualize, write and served as expert legal consultant on the Know Your Rights books, a series advising teens of their legal rights with respect to topics including: felony and misdemeanor prosecution; alcohol and drug offenses; rights online and in school; and racial profiling and discrimination. She also delivered a keynote speech to the American Library Association in late June 2016 regarding the criminal justice issues that are most urgent for minority populations and minority youth.
Beginning in 2015, and in each subsequent year, Lindsay has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the New York metropolitan area in the field of criminal defense.
In addition to her work with NACDL, Lindsay serves on the Federal Bar Council’s Sentencing and Alternatives to Incarceration Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Lindsay received a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and New York State, and has worked on cases across the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!