Amy B. Marion
Amy Marion has over 22 years of experience representing individuals in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions in both the federal and state courts. She has tried to verdict a multitude of felony cases including homicide and narcotics cases. She also has defended clients in investigations and trials of false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force claims. In addition, Ms. Marion has extensive experience in cases involving domestic violence and abuse and litigation focused on Orders of Protection in both Family and Criminal Court. She has also successfully litigated employment discrimination cases against several large municipalities and corporations.
Ms. Marion’s legal career began in the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society, where she represented indigent defendants. So great was her success in the courtroom, she was chosen to appear in a Court TV documentary entitled “The Public Defender.” Entering private practice in 1997, Ms. Marion focused on building a strong reputation as a civil rights litigator.
In 2005 Ms. Marion became Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Tammy S. Robbins, Nassau County Court Judge. Serving in this position, she was assigned to the Nassau County Family Court and New York State Supreme Court, in addition to the County Court. As Principal Law Clerk, she was responsible for the management of all of Judge Robbins’ cases, including felony complaints and indictments; felony domestic violence cases; civil litigation cases; as well as cases involving custody and visitation issues, orders of protection, and neglect issues. Ms. Marion has an understanding of trials and the court system from every perspective. The diversity of her background offers clients an advocate who can provide them with the most successful outcome possible.
Ms. Marion received her Juris Doctorate 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.
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