Experienced Criminal & Civil Litigation Attorneys For The Toughest Cases

Florian Miedel

  • Partner
New York, NY

Florian Miedel is a skilled trial lawyer and appellate advocate with over twenty years of experience in New York State and Federal Courts, where he has successfully represented clients in a number of high-profile and complex matters, in both white collar cases and investigations, and more traditional criminal matters, such as terrorism, RICO, kidnapping, murder, fraud, rape, and computer crimes. Mr. Miedel aggressively pursues favorable outcomes at all stages of criminal proceedings. On countless occasions, his thorough investigation, forceful negotiation skills, and relentless advocacy on behalf of his clients have persuaded prosecutors not to indict, to dismiss pending charges, and to offer favorable plea bargains. He has litigated hundreds of suppression and evidentiary motions with frequent favorable outcomes. At trial, his skilled courtroom advocacy has led to a remarkably high acquittal rate. Recent acquittals have included murder in aid of racketeering, narcotics conspiracy, weapons possession, and civil rights assault - all in Federal Court. His creative and thoughtful sentencing arguments have frequently convinced judges to sentence his clients far below the applicable guideline ranges. Finally, in appellate matters, Mr. Miedel's excellent writing skills and persuasive presentations have achieved a number of reversals in New York's appellate courts.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Miedel was the Legal Director of The Bronx Defenders. He was also a trial attorney with the Federal Defenders Office for the Eastern District of New York, and the Neighborhood Defenders Service of Harlem. In addition, he was an appellate advocate for The Office of the Appellate Defender, and the Capital Defender Office, both in New York.

Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Regulatory Enforcement Actions
  • Grand Jury Investigations
  • Extradition and International Matters
  • Appeals and Collateral Proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A. - 1989

Published Works

  • "Increasing Awareness of Collateral Consequences Among Participants of the Criminal Justice System: Is Education Enough?"


  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, Seton Hall Law School (2007 to 2009)
  • Instructor — National Legal Aid and Defender Association Annual Conference
  • Instructor — New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Instructor — New York City Bar Association
  • Instructor — Assigned Counsel Plan

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, Member
  • 18-b Homicide Panel, Bronx, New York, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • New York State Defenders Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Florian Miedel, Founding Partner, 2008 to 2013
  • Seton Hall Law School (2007 to 2009), Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, 2007 to 2009
  • Federal Defender Office, Eastern District of New York, Assistant Federal Defender, 2004 to 2008
  • The Bronx Defenders, Legal Director, 1997 to 2004
  • Office of the Appellate Defender, Staff Attorney, 1996 to 1997
  • Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Staff Attorney, 1993 to 1996
  • The Office of the Appellate Defender, Appellate Advocate
  • Capital Defender Office, Appellate Advocate