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Trial Advocacy Instructors

Louis V. Fasulo, Director of Advocacy Programs
Trial Advocacy Program Director Louis V. Fasulo is a graduate of Pace Law School and former director of staff development training at the Legal Aid Society in New York City. Professor Fasulo also maintains an active litigation practice and has served as an adjunct professor at many metro-area law schools. He has lectured on trial skills for various bar association programs and Continuing Legal Education Programs, He also taught at St. John's University School School of Law and at Fordham University

 

Robert Y. Altchiler
Robert Y. Altchiler,  is the owner and principal owner of Altchiler LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in white collar criminal and corporate investigations and trials, entertainment, tax, IP, business, corporate, media, commercial and related matters. Altchiler LLC handles all federal prosecutions and investigations throughout the country, as well as state prosecutions and investigations in New York. The firm also provides litigation counseling to other trial lawyers, assisting them in developing trial strategies and tactics, and helping them formulate arguments. Robert is a former NYC prosecutor who aids clients in business development and regulatory compliance and with issues relating to entertainment, IP, media, tax, corporate and a wide variety of other areas.  Robert has been a member of the trial advocacy faculty since 1998.

The Honorable Richard T. Andrias
Hon. Andrias, who teaches Trial Advocacy, is an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, State of New York. Prior to being appointed to the Criminal Court and then elected to the Supreme Court of New York State, he was a trial lawyer for the Legal Aid Society.

Coleen Balbert
Ms. Balbert has been an assistant district attorney with the New York Country District Attorney's Office since 1998, where she has prosecuted sexual assaults, armed robberies, assaults and white collar crimes. In 2007, she was promoted to Deputy Unit Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit where she currently supervises the prosecution of all sexual assaults in Manhattan.

Matthew Brotmann
Professor Brotmann received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law and was Managing Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review.  Professor Brotmann was a member of the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team where he received Best Oralist Honorable Mention. Professor Brotmann advises the International Environmental Moot Team and currently serves as Director of the International Criminal Court Moot Competition, an international competition he co-founded. Professor Brotmann also serves as Special Advisor on Policy and Public Information to the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Prior to that Professor Brotmann served for 9 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office where he worked in a variety of areas including the Appeals bureau, the Environmental Crimes Bureau, and the Investigations Division.

Samuel Bravermann
Professor Bravermann is currently in private practice specializing in criminal defense. He is formerly a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society. Sam has lectured extensively to local bar associations.

Susane Brody
Ms. Susane Brody has an B.A. Ohio University; M.A. Boston University; J.D. Pace, 1988; 1988-2000, Associate with Serchuk & Zelermeyer, a white plains litigation firm; 2000 to present, Assistant Federal Defender, S.D.N.Y., currently attorney in charge of the White Plains office; Adjunct Professor Pace Law, Trial Advocacy, 1995-1999, 2009.

Faith Colangelo
Profesor Colangelo is a private practitioner and a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel accepting assigned cases of indigent criminal defendants in the U.S. District Courts, Southern District of New York.

Julia Cornachio Delvecchio
Ms. Julia Del Vecchio has been a prosecutor for almost twenty years.   Beginning her career in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in 1990 she tried many homicide cases and other serious felonies for that Office.  Professor Del Vecchio left the Bronx as a Major Case Assistant District Attorney to work for the Westchester District Attorney in 1997.   Currently she is a Bureau Chief in the Trial Division supervising other Assistant District Attorneys and still trying homicide cases.

Steven Epstein
Professor Steven Epstein is currently in private practice in criminal defense and commercial and civil litigation.

David Hammer
Professor David Hammer is an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office. He is currently a Deputy Bureau Chief. He serves as an advisor to the Trial Advocacy team.

The Honorable Alexander W. Hunter, Jr.
Professor Hunter is a justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Twelfth Judicial District.

John Meringolo
Professor Meringolo is Proprietor of Meringolo & Associates, P.C.

Warren J. Murray, Jr
Professor Murray has been with the New York County District Attorney’s Office for over twenty years. Currently he is the Bureau Chief of a trial bureau.

Joel J. Seidemann
Professor Seidemann is Senior Trial Counsel for the District Attorney of New York County.

Bobby Sternheim
Mr. Sternheim is a former King’s County District Attorney and is presently a solo practitioner specializing in federal criminal defense work. She is a member of the Advanced Advocacy Group

Keith Sullivan
Professor Keith Sullivan is a partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP. He is experienced in handling all personal injury and criminal defense matters. Mr. Sullivan's practice areas include medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, work-related accidents, lead paint injuries, wrongful death, slip and fall, general liability, litigation and criminal defense matters in both New York State and Federal Courts. He also teaches for the Professional Multi-state Bar Review, a bar review course for the national portion of the Bar Exam.

Itamar J. Yeger
Mr. Yeger works for the Rockland County District Attorney as the Executive managing the Appeals Bureau.  He has written numerous appeals and articles in both criminal and civil law, and has taped lectures for continuing legal education classes.  He has served as an elected village trustee and town councilman, and as Counsel to the Rockland County Legislature.

 

Trial Advocacy Mentors and Coaches

John Chaconas
Mr. Chaconas is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Chaconas is presently Senior Litigation Associate at the Law Offices of Alan I. Lamer, focusing on complex insurance litigation

Aaron Goldsmith
Mr. Goldsmith received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Tufts and is a graduate of Pace Law School. He is currently a Senior Associate at Fasulo, Shalley and DiMaggio.
 
Nicholas Martin
Mr. Martin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Pace University School of Law. He is currently an attorney for AIG and is working in their legal auditing department.