Lindsay Lewis

Director, Class of 2019

Lindsay Lewis is an attorney with the Law Offices of Joshua L. Dratel, P.C., 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 is a member 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. 

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