LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Kase, a partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, has been named Chair of the firm's Criminal Law Division, announced Managing Partner Howard Fensterman.
Prior to joining Abrams Fensterman in 2014, Ms. Kase was a partner at Kase & Druker and had served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County where she prosecuted hundreds of cases pertaining to narcotics, street crime, domestic violence, white collar crime and sex crimes.
On Long Island, Ms. Kase has gained a reputation as a leading criminal defense attorney for her success in handling large-scale federal and state criminal matters including public corruption cases, mortgage fraud, embezzlement schemes, sex crimes, and narcotics crimes, clients with mental health conditions, as well as complex DWI matters. Ms. Kase also serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Medical Marijuana Law Group and counsels clients about the legalities and illegalities of the uses, abuses and distribution of medical marijuana under New York state and federal law.
"When the situation demands an energetic, considered counselor, Elizabeth Kase is the type of attorney clients want in their foxhole," says Howard Fensterman. "Liz's passion for the law and her tireless devotion to her clients is contagious, and sets a powerful example for her team members as well as for her colleagues throughout the firm," Fensterman adds.
Ms. Kase is a frequent lecturer and commentator on matters pertaining to criminal law, medical marijuana, evidence and social media and our youth. She also teaches trial advocacy annually at Cardozo Law School. Ms. Kase was named to Long Island Business News' (LIBN) "40 Rising Stars Under 40", as well as the "Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island" for her professional accomplishments and contributions to Long Island. Nassau County Bar Association named her Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for her work with victims of domestic violence. At 39, Ms. Kase was nominated for the position of County Court Judge and received a "Well Qualified" (highest) rating for this position from the Nassau County Bar Association as well as many civic endorsements. In 2016, Ms. Kase was designated a New York Super Lawyer, a distinction earned by only 5 percent of the lawyers in the New York metro area. She is a graduate of Smith College and Cardozo Law School.
"I am honored to be named Chair of the Criminal Law Division of Abrams Fensterman," says Elizabeth Kase. "Comprised of an exceptional team of former prosecutors and veteran defense attorneys, Abrams Fensterman's Criminal Law group benefits greatly from a unique firm-wide culture that fosters camaraderie, and from an integrated structure that breaks down silos and brings to bare all of our firm's expertise and resources on behalf of our clients as they deal with the increasingly complex nature of today's difficult criminal cases," Kase notes.
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