Senior Staff Attorney
David Secular graduated from NYU Law School in 1977, and began his career as an Appellate Attorney with the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society. After two years of litigating appeals, David became a Trial Attorney with Legal Aid’s Criminal Defense Division, Brooklyn Office.
David went into private practice in 1983, specializing in criminal defense. From 1991 to 1999 he concentrated on federal criminal cases, and wrote the brief for Holloway v. United States, 526 U.S. 1, heard before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999.
Mr. Secular joined the Federal Defender’s Office for the Northern District of New York when it was created in 1999, where he served as an Assistant Federal Defender in Syracuse until 2006. In 2006, he moved to Tampa, Florida, where he served as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Middle District of Florida.
While federal practice had its rewards, David longed to return to Brooklyn, and joined BDS in February 2011 as a Senior Trial Attorney.