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Amy Marion is an accomplished litigator with over 25 years of experience in both the federal and state courts. Ms. Marion has led complex civil rights litigation involving malicious prosecution, false arrest, and excessive force cases. She also successfully litigated employment discrimination cases against New York City, the New York City Police Department, The Daily News, and Citibank. Ms. Marion has litigated, and tried to verdict, a multitude of felony cases involving charges of attempted murder, assault, narcotic sales and possession, and sex offenses.
Ms. Marion began her legal career with the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society representing indigent defendants. Ms. Marion was certified to handle homicide offenses. Her courtroom successes were so notable that she was chosen from among all of the public defenders in New York City to be featured on a Court Television documentary entitled “The Public Defender.”
In 1997 Ms. Marion entered private practice where she built her reputation in federal court as a formidable civil rights litigator. In a case which was featured in The New York Times, Ms. Marion was lead trial counsel, winning a settlement in excess of a million dollars for the brutal treatment of individuals being held in an INS detention center.
In 2005, Ms. Marion became Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable Tammy S. Robbins, Nassau County Court Judge. She managed all the cases pending before Judge Robbins who presided in Nassau County Supreme Court, County Court, Family Court and the Domestic Violence Court.
In 2010 Ms. Marion joined the firm of QuadrinoSchwartz where she was an attorney in the firm’s Criminal Defense & White Collar Group and in its Trial Practice Group.
In 2012 Ms. Marion and Mr. Barket left QuadrinoSchwartz to form Barket Marion Epstein & Kearon along with Steven Epstein and Kevin Kearon.
Ms. Marion’s cases have been featured in The New York Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsday, The Daily News, and The Associated Press.
Ms. Marion’s published articles include Attacking the Introduction of Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome Testimony (New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atticus, Volume 25 Number 2 Summer 2013); Reasonableness: Has It Withstood the Test of Time? (New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, September 12, 2013); Prison Reform: A Tug-of-War Between Business and Humanity (TheLaw.TV, October 9, 2013); and How To Retain An Attorney (TheLaw.TV, 2013).
Ms. Marion has been quoted in numerous articles including Bloomberg Filings Put Successor In Stop-And-Frisk Bind, Law 360, September 4, 2013; Bloomberg Attack on Stop-And-Frisk Judge Riles Some Attorneys, Law 360, August 14, 2013; Cellphone Search Confusion Begs For High Court Review, Law 360, May 2, 2013; District Attorney Says Two Bernie Fine Accusers Credible, USA Today, December 2011; Penn State Officials’ Fate May Turn on What They Heard, Bloomberg Businessweek, December 16, 2011; A Case Against Boeheim, Syracuse Could Be Tough To Prove, December 14, 2011.
Ms. Marion received her Juris Doctor in 1988 from Hofstra University School of Law, and was awarded the Inns of Court Scholarship. In 1984, she received her Bachelor of Arts in the specialized Social Thought and Political Economics program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ms. Marion’s practice area includes state criminal defense, civil rights litigation in both state and federal court and general civil litigation; she runs the firm’s civil practice area.
Ms. Marion is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in both the Eastern and Southern District of New York.
She has taught Civil Rights law; she has lectured at the Nassau Courts Criminal Courts Bar Association CLE, and has participated in the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Fall 2013 CLE in Hudson Valley, lecturing on Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome and Cross Examination of the Prosecution’s Expert Witness.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
- 50% Criminal
- 50% Civil Rights
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- New York, 1989
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
- Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
- Honors: Inns of Court Scholarship Recipient
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
- Major: Social Thought and Political Economics
- Successfully litigated a multi-plaintiff prison abuse case on behalf of federal immigration detainees which resulted in a settlement in excess of one million dollars for the plaintiffs.
- Received multiple acquittals and was featured on Court Television for her outstanding success with “impossible to win” buy and bust narcotic cases where both narcotics and pre-recorded buy money was alleged to have been found on the individuals arrested.
- Ms. Marion obtained dismissal of an A-l felony charge for a client who was facing a mandatory term of imprisonment of up to 20 years and she obtained a No True Bill, a complete exoneration by a grand jury, for a client facing A-1 drug possession charges for accusations of drug smuggling into the United States.
- Represented a client on First Degree Sexual Abuse Charges and received a No True Bill after presenting her client and numerous witnesses to the grand jury.
- Ms. Marion received dismissal of both domestic violence charges and contempt of court charges for an alleged violation of an order of protection issued as a result of the initial domestic violence charges. Showing prosecutors that all charges should be dismissed as a result of evidence uncovered by Ms. Marion’s investigation, the cases were dismissed in their entirety.
- Received acquittals for clients facing attempted murder charges, where the testimony consisted of serious allegations of multiple gun shot wounds and severe brain injury.
- Instructor Civil Rights class for NYC Highschool, ACLU, 1991 - 1992
Honors and Awards
- Inns of Court Scholarship Award, 1988 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association, Board Member, 2011 - Present
- Nassau County Bar Association, Criminal Law and Procedure Vice Chair, 2011 - Present
- New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- New York State Bar Association
- Nassau County Women’s Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Office of Court Administration, Law Clerk to the Hon. Tammy S. Robbins, 2005 - 2010
- Cheda & Sheehan, Of Counsel, 1996 - 2004
Pro Bono Activities
- Haitian Asylum, 1990