Evan L. Lipton

Evan L. Lipton is a noted and accomplished criminal defense attorney who has been representing clients for over 17 years. He has expertise in both the federal and state criminal courts and in all types of criminal matters. He has represented clients who have been accused of securities fraud, construction fraud, health care fraud, bribery, political corruption, sexual assault, narcotics distribution, weapons possession, money laundering and murder, as well as other criminal offenses. His cases have been profiled in national newspapers and magazines, and he has appeared on both Dateline NBC and 48 Hours to discuss them.

Results of recent notable cases include an acquittal for a Kingston, New York dentist charged with murder, and a hung jury for a former hedge fund manager accused of bribery. He also represented an individual charged in one of the largest municipal fraud cases ever brought in New York City and negotiated a successful outcome for an individual charged with extorting a high-profile television personality.

Evan began his career working alongside the nationally recognized criminal defense attorney Gerald Shargel. During that time he was co-counsel on many high-profile trials and investigations. Following his association with Mr. Shargel, Evan practiced in the white collar criminal defense department of a prominent New York City law firm and thereafter established his own law practice.

Evan developed an interest in criminal defense while a student at Vassar College working with the Long Termers Group – an arm of the Vassar College Green Haven Prison Project. After graduating he worked as an investigator for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board where he investigated allegations of misconduct against members of the New York City Police Department. Later, while attending Brooklyn Law School, Evan interned at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in New Orleans.

Education & Bar Admissions

Evan received his J.D. in 2005 from Brooklyn Law School, where he was an Edward V. Sparer public interest fellow, a Carswell Merit Scholar, and was awarded the Robert A. Morse memorial prize. He graduated from Vassar College in 1999.

He is admitted to practice in New York State, the federal courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Accomplishments & Associations

Evan is a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers and has been recognized by “Super Lawyers” every year since 2011. He is also appointed to serve on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Southern District of New York.