Keller served as Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Appeals and Federal Habeas Bureau
Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP, a boutique criminal defense and civil rights firm with offices in New York City and on Long Island, is proud to announce that Matthew B. Keller has joined the firm.
Most recently, Mr. Keller served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals and Federal Habeas Bureau, where he represented the people of New York State in criminal appeals from convictions obtained by the Attorney General as well as respondents in federal habeas corpus petitions challenging New York convictions obtained by the AG, as well as local district attorneys throughout the state.
“Matt’s experience and passion for this work is a perfect complement to our thriving appellate and post-judgement practice, and his government experience makes him a great fit for our larger team of former judges, prosecutors and public defenders,” Bruce Barket, Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP founding partner, said. “We came together nearly 10 years ago as a boutique criminal defense and civil rights firm, with a shared vision that we would provide outstanding representation to anyone charged with or convicted of a crime. We also represent those who have suffered from the excesses of law enforcement, whether having been wrongly convicted or been the victim of excessive force by police. And today, we continue to build on that vision.”
Mr. Keller attended the United States Air Force Academy and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D. Magna Cum Laude) He served as a Law Clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Staff Attorneys’ Office, as well as for Honorable I. Leo Glasser, United States District Judge, Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Keller’s criminal defense experience includes white-collar work at several New York boutique firms and serving on the federal Criminal Justice Act panel for the Eastern District of New York. He also has taught legal writing at Brooklyn Law School as an adjunct professor.
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