Richard E. Mischel

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Richard E. Mischel

New York, New York

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • Habeas Corpus and Post-Conviction Motions
  • Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1980
  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 1973
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • M.A. - 1970
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 1967

Published Works

  • New York Criminal Practice Handbook (Co-Editor), New York State Bar Association


  • Continuing Legal Education Guest Lecturer on topics including Criminal Appeals, Attorney Ethics & Court of Appeals & Supreme Court Review for the Brooklyn Bar, Kings County Criminal Bar, Nassau County Bar, New York County Bar & Queens County Bar Associations

Honors and Awards

  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 1986 - Present
  • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the Super Lawyers Magazine New York¸ Metro Edition, 2008 - 2010
  • Recipient of the Kings County Bar Association Practitioner of the Year Award, 2009
  • Recognition by Staten Island Legal Defense Services For Commitment to Quality Defense Services to the Indigent, 2004
  • Recognition by the Kings County District Attorney's Office for Outstanding Service and Dedication to Excellence as an Assistant District Attorney and Deputy Chief, Appeals Bureau, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar, Member, Section of Criminal Law
  • The New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Professional Discipline
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section of Criminal Law
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Screening Committee
  • Franzblau and Dratch, A Professional Corporation, Livingston, NJ, Of Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department, Presiding Justice Milton Mollen, Principal Law Secretary, 1983 - 1985
  • Greenberg, Margolis, Ziegler & Schwartz, P.A., Roseland, New Jersey, Senior Associate
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office, Appeals Bureau, Brooklyn, New York, Deputy Chief, 1977 - 1980
  • Kings Court District Attorney's Office, Brooklyn, New York, Grand Jury Bureau, 1977
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1973 - 1980