Jared Hatcliffe

  • Adjunct Professor


B.S., St. John's University
J.D., St. John's Law School

Jared Hatcliffe is a Senior Counsel in the Tort Division of the New York City Law Department where he has been a Trial Attorney for the past 18 years. He has conducted numerous trials to verdict and participated in countless jury selections. He defends the City of New York and its employees in actions involving allegations of wrongful death; alleged police misconduct, including the use of excessive force such as shootings, use of tasers and violations of various civil rights; negligent design; premises liability; and automobile liability. He has drafted complex motions and appellate briefs in both the First and Second Departments of New York State Appellate Courts and routinely engages in settlement conferences on behalf of the City.

A recipient of the Municipal Affairs Award from the New York City Bar, Professor Hatcliffe is one of the moderators and instructors for the Tort Division’s in-house trial training and has taught programs at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for the past several years and lectured at Oxford University in Trial Advocacy. He has also taught criminal procedure at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Professor Hatcliffe is a co-author of New York Criminal Procedure: An Analytical Approach to Statutory, Constitutional and Case Law for Criminal Justice Professionals, 3d Ed., Morse, Gorman and Hatcliffe and is excited to be publishing a trial advocacy text due out in the fall of 2021.

He received his BS from St. John’s University in 1993 and graduated cum laude from St. John’s Law School in 1999. He is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Professor Hatcliffe has been an adjunct since spring 2018 and teaches Trial Advocacy and Motion Practice.