Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Guy Raimondi has been practicing criminal defense in Brooklyn for more than twenty years. He graduated magna cum laude from Niagara University with a B.A. in History in 1986. He later received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where he was on the editorial staff of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. His legal career began in 1989 as a staff attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society. In private practice from 1996 to 2010, Guy was a member of the Assigned Counsel Plan’s Homicide and Felony Panels. He has tried more than sixty-five felony jury trials and has won acquittals in the vast majority of those cases including several murder trials. He has also argued before the Appellate Division, Second Department.
Guy views with particular interest ongoing scientific studies that demonstrate the perils of juries relying primarily upon eyewitness identification evidence and has successfully presented before a jury expert testimony regarding the factors that adversely affect eyewitness accuracy. Gratified that judges and jurors are beginning to recognize the flaws inherent in eyewitness identification, he still believes that defense attorneys need to advocate more than ever to expand the use of expert testimony.
Admitted to practice in New York State and the Federal Eastern District of New York, Guy is a member of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association. Married and the father of two teenage daughters, he is an avid runner, triathlete and hockey player. While in private practice he once considered offering free legal services to any client willing to admit to running slower than him.