David Jeffries Attorney At Law
Juris Doctorate: Conferred by Hofstra University- May 2002
Bachelor of Arts: Conferred by Syracuse University- May 1998
With a broad, dynamic background in Criminal Law and Personal Injury, David Jeffries has combined his experience in a practice to serve victims of trauma caused by negligence, as well as to protect the rights of persons charged with a crime.
Mr. Jeffries served as a veteran trial prosecutor in Queens County for over a decade and has worked at one of the nation’s leading plaintiff personal injury law firms. As an Assistant District Attorney, David Jeffries handled thousands of violent crimes including homicides, robberies, assaults and burglaries and taken them to verdict. In addition to prolific trial experience, Mr. Jeffries has both prepared briefs and argued appellate issues.
Mr. Jeffries was directly responsible for prosecuting several of Queens County’s high profile cases which received media coverage nationally and abroad, as well as sensitive cases involving victims of bias violence in the most diverse county in the United States. Additionally, he held the distinction of leading the Office in the number of trials on multiple occasions.
Attorney Jeffries utilizes the comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and police procedure he gained as a prosecutor to provide top tier, aggressive criminal defense to New York residents. Much to his credit, David’s experience dealing with the victims of life altering acts of violence made him keenly aware of the support needed by victims during their darkest hours. His desire to continue helping those in need led him to the practice of personal injury where he worked as a senior trial attorney with nationally acclaimed Cellino & Barnes, LLP. For years Mr. Jeffries exclusively handled personal injury matters stemming from automobile accidents, premises liability (trip and fall), products liability and wrongful death. He has litigated matters against individuals, municipalities and major corporations resulting in substantial financial recoveries for his clients. David applies the empathy and tenacity cultivated as a prosecutor to each of the personal injury cases that he handles. David understands that when your life is turned upside down by someone else’s negligence, it is essential to have an attorney who can provide solid answers, guidance and meaningful results.
With his background as a trial attorney, Mr. Jeffries begins planning how to leverage the facts of your case against the opposition from the moment you meet in order to achieve the dual goals of restoration and compensation. When you are facing criminal charges, you deserve a zealous and well-planned defense from the onset. You deserve an attorney who has a deep familiarity with the penal law—and a rock solid belief in your rights, your liberty, and the opportunity to make a case that will allow you to resume your life. When you are engulfed by fear and uncertainty after an accident, you deserve an attorney that will exhaust all legal remedies to get you the maximum financial recovery that is possible. When facing either of these life changing circumstances – you owe it to yourself to call David Jeffries.