Paul Prestia has transcended the law as an attorney, activist, public speaker, and media presence.
As an attorney, Mr. Prestia has become a voice for the voiceless for those who have had their rights trampled upon by our criminal justice system. As such, Mr. Prestia has been recognized as one of the preeminent New York City attorneys in his field. In 2016 and 2017, he was selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters Magazine for his efforts in Criminal Defense and Civil Rights litigation.
More than just a lawyer, Mr. Prestia has continually exposed the system in his work and been an advocate for change. He has stood and spoken with leaders of Congress in support of changes to criminal justice legislation. Recently he participated at the American Justice Summit and at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers during their annual conferences. In addition, Mr. Prestia has addressed the students at UCLA, Miami and American law schools on civil rights and reform and was panelist at the Hip Hop Film festival in August 2017.
Mr. Prestia is most recognizable for his representation of Kalief Browder. Mr. Browder’s tragic story became ingrained in the national landscape after his death in 2015. Mr. Prestia was featured as Kalief’s attorney and friend, in the 2017 docuseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, which debuted on Spike Television last spring. Paul candidly tells the story of the fortuitous day Kalief walked through his door, and how it forever transformed his career and justice system, in ‘Dare to be Great: The Extraordinary Quest for Justice.’
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