Samuel Coe, Esq.
Mr. Coe is focused on the areas of criminal defense and family law throughout the City of New York – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx – as well as the Hudson Valley – Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess counties. Beginning his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office under Cyrus Vance, Jr., Mr. Coe successfully handled countless investigations, arrests, indictments and trials. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Coe's responsibilities included grand jury proceedings, evidentiary hearings, trials, and supervising complex investigations as the lead law enforcement officer and attorney.
Mr. Coe has successfully defended and prosecuted thousands of criminal cases ranging from Identity Theft, Grand Larceny, Forgery and other white collar schemes, to violent crimes and narcotics charges including Drug Possession, Assault, Weapons Possession, Burglary, Robbery and Manslaughter. This experiencehas given Mr. Coe a unique insight into how prosecutors conduct investigations and handle prosecutions. To that end, Mr. Coe naturally utilizes his training both in and outside the courtroom when advocating on behalf of clients. Mr. Coe has tried numerous cases, including securing a complete acquittal on a case involving Public Corruption charges in connection with an alleged scheme to siphon money out of the Village of Spring Valley, despite the co-defendant being convicted of the same charges. In addition to these trial skills, Mr. Coe has a particular expertise in Criminal Procedure, which he has been recognized for by receiving the Edward Byrne Memorial Prize for “excellence in the field of Criminal Procedure and…exemplif[ying] high moral character and personal integrity.” As Mr. Coe has consistently demonstrated, he will not hesitate to bring his courtroom skills and knowledge of criminal law and procedure to bear in the defense of Saland Law’s clients.
In addition to his criminal defense practice, Mr. Coe represents clients in New York Family Court matters including visitation, custody, maintenance (formerly referred to as alimony), support, abuse, neglect, delinquency and family offenses for orders of protection. Mr. Coe is just as comfortable in a Family Court in White Plains, Poughkeepsie, New City, Carmel or New York City as he is inside a Supreme Court Criminal Term, local Justice Court or New York City Criminal Court, as reflected in the favorable resolutions he is able to achieve in those Family Court matters. Beyond these practice areas, Mr. Coe also serves clients – both students and faculty – in Title IX investigations and Dean Disciplinary Hearings at colleges and universities throughout New York City and the State of New York, where his skills that serve criminal and Family Court clients are valuable and rare in the higher education context.
Before his legal career, Mr. Coe attended Cornell University, and graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Coe is a member of the Rockland County Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and is a member of the Rockland County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee. He is admitted to practice in New York State as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Outside of the practice of law, Mr. Coe serves as a Board Member for the Orangetown Democratic Committee.
Mr. Coe steadfastly believes that while a client’s current legal troubles may be at the forefront of his or her mind, it is critical to consider the future adverse impacts of a criminal conviction, Family Court settlement, or Title IX disciplinary decisions. Mr.Coe prides himself in his energy and resilience fighting for his clients' rights with vigilance and compassion. Whether obtaining dismissals or reductions before trial, acquittals after trial, favorable custody, visitation or support rulings, or beneficial findings in student misconduct investigations at colleges and universities, Mr. Coe is always prepared and accessible. Simply, there is no greater personal or professional fulfillment for Mr. Coe than using his legal knowledge and ingenuity to aid people in their times of need.