Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Rebecca Gregory was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. Since the age of twelve, after her enrollment in a pre-law magnet program at William Dandy Middle School, Ms. Gregory has diligently followed the path to become a criminal defense attorney.
Ms. Gregory attended University at Albany, where she received a B.A. in English and a minor in Mathematics and Statistics, magna cum laude. On campus, she was enrolled in the pre-law Project Renaissance program, a member of the pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, and worked as a Resident Assistant. Off-campus, Ms. Gregory worked as a Student Supervisor for the Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau and as a Legislative Intern for the New York State Assembly.
Immediately following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Gregory attended Touro Law School, where she received her Juris Doctor. During the summer after her first year, she studied abroad in China, and upon her return had the wonderful opportunity to be a Judicial Intern for Honorable Leonard D. Wexler of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York. While in law school, Ms. Gregory served as the Managing Editor for the Race, Gender, & Ethnicity Journal, Attorney General for the Northeast Black Law Students Association, Secretary for the Touro Law Center Black Law Students Association, Moot Court Competitor in the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, Research Assistant for Associate Dean Deborah Waire Post, and a Teaching Assistant in Criminal law, Torts, and Contracts for the Legal Education Access Program and for Academic Development.
Ms. Gregory’s legal work experience as an Arraignment Intern at The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and as a Criminal Division Intern at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem has solidified her deep passion for public defender work in New York. At Touro Law, Ms. Gregory was under the mentorship of Distinguished Professor of Law, Richard Daniel Klein and BDS Trial Attorney, Joseph Indusi, who provided insight and guidance throughout her journey.
In law school, Ms. Gregory received the David Berg Public Interest Fellowship, Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Fellowship, and at commencement exercises was chosen to receive the Exceptional Service to the Public and the Community Award.
Ms. Gregory is a current member of the Brooklyn Bar Association, New York City Bar Association: Criminal Justice Operations Committee, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and American Bar Association.
Ms. Gregory is delighted to finally fulfill her dreams as she joins the BDS family. With her Haitian and Jamaican descent, she feels connected to the Brooklyn community and is eager to zealously represent her clients.