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Kristen Epifania

Kristen Epifania

Law Offfices of Julie Rendelman LLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Summary

Kristen Epifania is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman. She works on misdemeanor and felony matters with the firm, as well as family court matters.

Kristen graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, & the Lark-Barranco Scholarship. She studied a diverse array of law, including immigration, asylum law and trial advocacy. Focusing on her passion for the criminal sector, Kristen pursued a specialized Certificate in Criminal Law, which required studies in Federal Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Securities Fraud, Law and Police Policy, Forensic Science, and New York Criminal Procedure.

Additionally, Kristen gained practical experience on both the state and federal levels while at BLS. She worked with the Kings County District Attorney's Office in the Crimes Against Children bureau, assisting with the prosecution of sex crimes, assault charges, and homicides. She also worked with U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, handling immigration matters that intersected with the criminal sector. Seeking to be involved in the community, Kristen dedicated pro-bono hours in Memphis, Tennessee, working as a Juvenile Justice Representative with the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, as well as with Sanctuary for Families in New York, where she assisted with divorce proceedings stemming from domestic violence and sex trafficking cases.

Kristen is admitted to practice in the states of NY & NJ, as well as the Southern & Eastern Districts of NY. She is a member of the NY State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of NJ, and the NYC Bar Association, as well as the NY State Bar Association & the New Jersey State Bar Association. Kristen began working with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman while still at Brooklyn Law and has since dedicated her career to passionately advocatin

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Law Offfices of Julie Rendelman LLC
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Civil Litigation Intern
United States District Attorney's Office - Eastern District of New York
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Crimes Against Children's Bureau Intern
Kings County District Attorney's Office
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Juvenile Justice Representative
Shelby County Public Defenders Office
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Student Legal Representative
Sanctuary for Families
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Education
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Honors: Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, and the Lark-Barranco Scholarship
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Marist College
B.A. (2012) | English Literature
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Awards
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Young Lawyer
National Alliance of Women in Law
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Client's Choice
Avvo
Top Contributor
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Client's Choice
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Certificate in Criminal Law
Brooklyn Law School
Lisle Scholarship
Brooklyn Law School
Lark-Barranco Scholarship
Brooklyn Law School
Dean Merit's Scholarship
Brooklyn Law School
Magna Cum Laude
Marist College
Professional Associations
New York City Bar Association
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Bar of the Southern District of New York
Licensed Attorney
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State Bar of New Jersey
Licensed Attorney
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Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Member
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New Jersey State Bar Association
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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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State Bar of New York # 5512710
Licensed Attorney
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New York State Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
People of the State of New York v. John Doe
Appellate Brief, Second Judicial Department
United States v. John Doe
Sentencing Memorandum
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Defense Career Paths, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Law School
Certifications
Certificate in Criminal Law
Brooklyn Law School
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
Blog
LinkedIn
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Legal Answers
74 Questions Answered

Q. How do I defend myself against my wife who wants an order of protection over false claims?
A: If she has already filed a petition for an order of protection, you will have to appear in family court. You should speak with an attorney to go over the specifics of your case, including the issue of her green card, as that can certainly go to her credibility. If you still have the messages she's referring to, it would be helpful to go over those with an attorney as well.
Q. What's the sentencefor a class D felony charge
A: The possible sentence will range depending on a variety of factors, including whether you have a prior conviction, what that conviction is for, etc. Speak with an attorney about your specific case facts to get a better understanding of where you stand.
Q. Hi I was a. Used of shoplifting and was given a ticket to appear. This not my first time but the first time.
A: Though jail is not likely, the DA's office will likely take the case more seriously than the previous one since it is not your first arrest. Nonetheless, a non-criminal disposition is still possible. Speak with your attorney and make sure he/she knows about your previous case.
Q. i got charged with 3rd degree theft nd resisting its my first time should i be worried
A: If this is your first arrest, your attorney should be looking for a non-criminal disposition. However, more details about your case are necessary to have a better understanding of what exactly you're facing. Contact an attorney in the area to discuss the case facts.
Q. Hello..I reside in the state of Florida and I'm trying to find a affordable, good lawyer to represent my son.
A: Where in New York is your son's case? You should contact an attorney and provide your son's information - they should be able to look up his case and can guide you from there.
Q. I need a lawyer to represent my son in new York
A: Do you know which county your son needs legal help in? You should contact attorneys who practice in the jurisdiction to see if they can assist your son.
Q. if i am 18 and my parents press charges on my boyfriend, am i still allowed to talk to him?
A: Unless there is an order of protection in place, then you may still talk to him. If there is an order of protection against him in your favor, then any contact with him can get him into further trouble.
Q. if police come to my house with a warrant and take money can they arrest me ?
A: What do you mean they took money? If there is evidence that you committed a crime, then they may very well arrest you. However, if you have evidence that you were somewhere else at the time of the incident, you should have an attorney relay that information to investigators. Do not make any statements to the police on your own.
Q. What steps to take if someone secretly recorded you doing sexual favorites without your consent
A: If you want to pursue criminal action, you can file a complaint with the police. Depending on the case facts, it is possible that the individual will be charged with unlawful surveillance.
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