Steven M. Statsinger
Lecturer in Law
Steven Statsinger has been Assistant Federal Defender at Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. since 1995, when it was called The Legal Aid Society. He represents indigent defendants in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York at all phases of criminal litigation, from arrest through disposition or trial, including sentencing and post-sentencing motions. His extremely varied practice includes immigration, narcotics, firearms and white collar cases.
From 1993 to 1995 he was a staff attorney for the Appeals Bureau of The Legal Aid Society’s Federal Defender Division, where he represented indigent criminal defendants in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He also represented state prisoners in federal habeas corpus proceedings.
From 1987 to 1993 he was a staff attorney for the Criminal Appeals Bureau of The Legal Aid Society, representing criminal defendants in New York State courts, including the New York Court of Appeals.
He earned a B.S. in 1984 from Brown University and a J.D. in 1987 from Columbia Law School.
He has been an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Practice Under The Federal Sentencing Guidelines,
Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Author of chapter entitled Appeals in Guideline Sentencing, a comprehensive guide to the appeals process in cases involving the United States Sentencing Guidelines. Contains detailed materials on the relevant statutory provisions and standards of appellate review, and discussions of risk assessment, waiver, and harmless error analysis. Also provides guidance on identifying and briefing substantive appellate issues.
Practice Commentaries, Habeas Corpus Laws
Practice Commentaries, FRCrP
2006 Edition, published by NITA. Author of habeas corpus commentaries, co-author of commentaries on federal rules of criminal procedure.