Ameer Benno

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.

From 2006 through 2012, Mr. Benno was an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he taught Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy.  He currently serves on the faculty of and the Marino Legal Academy, educating attorneys about civil rights law as part of their continuing legal education.

In 2008 Mr. Ameer 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. In addition to his own practice, Benno works with the Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis on certain cases.

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 is also rated 10.0, the highest rating given, by the online lawyer rating service

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 and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.