Raiser & Kenniff, PC | Steven M. Raiser
Steven M. Raiser is a founding partner of Raiser & Kenniff, P.C. Steven's practice area is criminal defense and litigation.
is a native of Long Island who has also resided in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Before being admitted to the Bar Steven ran a full service social work and community service program in mid-town Manhattan where he supervised individuals previously convicted of crimes, through Riker's Island, "Early Release Program," while attending law school at night.
Since being admitted to the New York Bar Steven represented the city of New York, serving as a Special Assistant Corporation
handled all aspects of trial work and litigation representing the interests of the city.
He then served as an Assistant District Attorney where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, from violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to homicides.
During his time as a prosecutor Steven was involved in high profile cases such as those involving, Rapper DMX and NY Ranger's Defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh.
As a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard's, Judge Advocate General's Corps, Steven
volunteered for active duty in Iraq.
There he served the troops in the office of the Staff Judge Advocate, defending soldiers from actions instituted by the federal government, making probable cause determinations for the command and assisting in the training of Iraqi soldiers in legal proceedings.
In recognition for his
service in Iraq he
earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for meritorious service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Army Commendation Medal for exceptional meritorious service during combat operations.
, along with his
unit, received the New York State Bar Association's Award for Excellence in Public Service and
was presented with our state's flag, by Senate Majority Leader, Joseph Bruno.
Steven is a graduate of the Albany State University, School of Criminal Justice and earned his Juris Doctorate at St. John's University, School of Law where he received the "Excellence for the Future Award" for excellent achievement in the area of Criminal Trial Advocacy and was a recipient of the certificate of Appreciation from the Nassau County Bar Association.
He is also a member of the New York, Suffolk and Queens County Bar Associations' Criminal Law Sections, as well as the National College for DUI Defense and is a board member of The Criminal Court's Bar Association of Nassau County.
has appeared as a legal analyst for Fox
and Court TV
interviews on CNN
have been posted to their websites and have been showcased under "must see videos".
Be sure to watch Steve
discuss current legal and political issues on the Fox
Business Channel Willis Report "Watch Dog" segment, every Monday night at 5:45.