Creative, strategic, relentless
Brustein Law is a New York City based litigation and trial boutique firm founded by Evan Brustein, an award-winning former prosecutor. Evan has tried over 100 matters to verdict in both federal and state court. Evan has been lead counsel on over 50 federal cases. Representing the City of New York in state and federal court, Evan litigated against some of the top law firms in the country. Evan’s trial successes are built upon a foundation of solid investigations and a command of litigation developed as a prosecutor litigating complex crimes. Having investigated and supervised thousands of prosecutions, Evan is adept at identifying the key facts. As a seasoned trial attorney, Evan understands how to frame those facts for the greatest impact on a jury. Evan leverages his substantial trial experience to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of cases to achieve favorable resolutions for his clients.
Evan has tried cases to verdict in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York before judges and juries. The legal issues Evan has successfully tried to verdict include homicide, employer liability, and the First Amendment. Throughout his career, Evan has been brought on to cases on the eve of trial to handle difficult witnesses and complex legal issues. Evan is adept at quickly familiarizing himself with the facts and legal issues of cases to make his clients and witnesses comfortable on the stand. Evan has taken testimony of numerous experts including in the fields of psychiatry, chemical recognition, ballistics, language, and water safety. His experience cross-examining hundreds of witnesses enables Evan to prepare his own clients and witnesses for challenging cross-examinations.
These experiences taught Evan how to adeptly litigate against aggressive adversaries. Evan uses his insight from having made oral arguments before numerous state and federal judges, to strategically litigate his cases. By understanding how to effectively manage discovery, Evan is able to efficiently represent his clients. While Evan has written countless briefs, including motions to compel discovery, summary judgment, and upholding a verdict on appeal, he seeks to avoid unnecessary disputes. Evan focuses his attention on the issues worth litigating. In narrowing the scope of the litigation, Evan is able to advantageously resolve cases without the uncertainty of trial. However, when a favorable settlement is not possible, Evan is ready to proceed to trial.