118-35 Queens Blvd. Suite 1500, Forest Hills, New York 11375
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Attorney Profile

Queens County Criminal Defense Attorney Richard M. Gutierrez


As a Queens County criminal attorney, Richard Gutierrez has spent 37 years helping people navigate the New York City criminal justice system and the civil courts in personal injury matters. Our criminal defense attorney in Queens County has focused his legal career largely on obtaining results in the courtroom, but many successful outcomes have come via negotiation and litigation outside of court.

With a decorated past, present, and future in the New York legal community, your case is safe with our Queens County criminal defense lawyer. Among Queens County criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Gutierrez became the first Hispanic President of the Queens County Bar Association in 2011 and is a Former Chairperson of the New York State Grievance Committee for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts .

A leader among criminal defense attorneys in Queens County


Admitted to bar

  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004



  • Former Chairperson New York State Grievance Committee, Second Department
  • Queens County Bar Association
    • Past President, 2011
    • Treasurer, 2008
    • Board of Managers, 2001
    • Member: Judiciary Screening Committee, 1997–2001
    • Screening Committee for Attorneys Applying for Membership to Criminal Assigned Panel, 1997
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Former Vice President to Executive Committee 11th Judicial District (Queens County)
    • Member at Large to Executive Committee
    • Member, House of Delegates
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County
    • President, 2000–2002
  • New York City Mayors Advisory Committee to the Judiciary 2014 to present
  • Correctional Association of New York
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2002 to Present

A distinguished Queens County criminal attorney

Reported Cases

  • Mitchell Green v. Michael Tyson, Supreme Court Civil Term, New York


  • Spanish


  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®

Practice Areas

  • Criminal law
  • Civil rights
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice

Contact a quality criminal attorney in Queens County

Our Queens County criminal defense law firm has nearly three decades of experience handling simple and serious criminal defense and personal injury cases. Respected among other Queens County criminal attorneys in his fields of practice, you can put your trust in his skills and experience. Let us advocate for you.

Located in Forest Hills, New York, our criminal law attorney in Queens County serves clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.

Call the office at 718.705.4204 or contact our Queens County criminal attorneys for help with your case to schedule a consultation.

Hablamos Español.