News Release

New York Attorney Lindsay A. Lewis Elected to National Criminal Defense Bar Assn. Board of Directors

Washington, DC (Aug. 19, 2016) – Lindsay A. Lewis of New York was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's 59th annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL, on August 13.

Lewis has practiced at the Law Offices of Joshua L. Dratel, P.C., since 2008. She has always had a passion for criminal defense work and defends clients in both federal and state court on a wide range of matters from high-profile cyber, drug trafficking, fraud, national security-related, and extradition cases, to minor cases with potentially serious collateral consequences, including school administrative proceedings ancillary to criminal charges.  

Lewis helped to conceptualize and served as legal consultant on a series of books titled Know Your Rights in 2015. The series informs teens on the cusp of adulthood of their legal rights with regard to topics such as: felony and misdemeanor prosecution, alcohol and drug offenses, racial profiling and discrimination, and rights in school and on the internet. In the same year, and again in 2016, she was named a criminal defense Rising Star in New York by Super Lawyers®. In 2014, she was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Previously, as a law student and after graduation, Lewis worked with the Innocence Project to exonerate clients convicted of felonies, such as rape and murder, on the basis of DNA evidence.

Lewis is an active member of NACDL, the Federal Bar Council, where she serves on their Sentencing and Alternatives to Incarceration Committee, and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She received her B.A. from Vassar College and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.