Staff Attorney, Criminal Practice
Senad was born and raised in the Little Italy section of the Bronx, New York, where his mother and father emigrated to in the early 1970’s from the former Yugoslavia.
Senad attended Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx and then later received his B.B.A. in Marketing from IONA College in New Rochelle, New York. After college, Senad went on to live and work in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
In 2016, Senad graduated Cum Laude from New York Law School in TriBeCa. While in law school, Senad focused his studies and his work almost exclusively on the practice of criminal law. Senad worked as a judicial intern to the Hon. Evelyn J. LaPorte at the Kings County Criminal Court; he was an intern with the Conviction Review Unit at the King County District Attorney’s Office where he worked on a project reviewing cases that involved Det. Louis Scarcella; he participated in New York Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic where under the supervision of Professors Frank Bress, Anna Kominsky, and his mentors from the Legal Aid Society he represented indigent clients in New York County Criminal Court; and he participated in New York Law School’s Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic under the tutelage of Professor Adele Bernhard where he was assigned to work on Amaury Villalobos’s Kings County arson case from the early 1980’s in which his and his colleague’s efforts ultimately led to a vacated conviction based on new evidence – advances in fire science.
An avid runner, Senad has participated in the New York City Marathon as a member of Team Innocence Project in an effort to raise money and awareness for the fight against wrongful convictions.
Senad does not posses the vocabulary to describe how lucky he feels and how grateful he is to be working at Brooklyn Defender Services – a job he dreamt about and loves. He is eternally indebted to Richard LaFontaine, Michael Baum, Laura Saft, Executive Director Lisa Schreibersdorf, and the late Virginia “Ginger” Curry for the opportunity.