Mr. Katchen is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey State and Federal Courts. Mr. Katchen, practices primarily in Staten Island and other boroughs of New York City.
Mr. Katchen offers legal assistance in two areas of law where the case outcomes are generally of the greatest significance of all legal matters: Criminal Law and Family Law. Mr. Katchen will gladly service your legal needs from the inception of a case through trial.
Mr. Katchen's experience in the criminal law practice is extensive and he is equipped to handle the most basic criminal violation to complex white collar criminal investigations. If you have been arrested, or if you are at risk of being arrested, Mr. Katchen can help you.
Likewise, Family Court and the Family Law Practice can be a time consuming, stressful endeavor that can have life changing impact on you and your loved ones. When you are dealing with issues involving custody, visitation, child support, or Child Protective Proceedings brought by the Administration for Children's Services, you need an attorney like Mr. Katchen who has the knowledge and courtroom skills to navigate you to a successful case outcome.
A few thoughts from Mr. Katchen
The phrase "legal assistance" is one I consider very valuable and indicative of my philosophy in representing my clients. I am here to advise you on the law and, at times, provide my recommendations for your actions. I do not, however, force or demand of my clients to undertake actions that will have consequence to your case. In the course of my representation, I will put you in the best possible position that I can to enable the best outcome possible for your case. The specifics of the outcome, however, depend on you. I will never force you to plead guilty, "cop out," "give in," or take any other like action. In essence, I do not feel that simply due to my legal knowledge, I know more than you about what is best for you. For those who have had little to no interaction with attorneys, the prior sentence may seem obvious, however, in my experience, many attorneys routinely force their clients into positions based solely upon the attorney's viewpoint with little regard for their client's opinion. This is simply not how an attorney-client relationship should work. I strive to make my client's very active in their own case and enjoy creating this collaborative effect. In my opinion, that is how the attorney-client relationship should work, and that is how the best outcome of your case can be achieved.