Mr. Ameer Benno began his legal career in 2002 as an Assistant District Attorney at the esteemed Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where, under then-District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, he served in both the trial division and the appeals bureau.
In 2008 Mr. Benno left government service to work for a premier civil litigation firm where he tried civil cases and managed a caseload focusing on state and federal civil rights matters. Since that time, Mr. Benno has expanded his practice to include employment law.
In 2009, Mr. Benno opened his own law practice, concentrating on civil rights and employment cases in state and federal court, criminal defense, and appellate litigation.
From 2012-2014, Mr. Benno was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys for First Amendment and civil rights law in the metro-New York area.
Mr. Benno received his Bachelor of Arts with honors from Johns Hopkins University, and his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.
Mr. Benno is admitted to the New York and Connecticut state bars.