Margaret M. Crowley has successfully litigated criminal and civil cases since 1992. She practices in areas of Mental Hygiene Law Article 81, including guardianship, attorney for guardian, attorney for alleged incapacitated person, and court evaluator, as well as criminal defense, including clemency, reprieves, commutations and pardons. Ms. Crowley has selected juries and taken in excess of 20 felony verdicts as a prosecutor at the Office of the Kings County District Attorney. As a principal law clerk for the New York State Unified Court System, she advised the court and assisted in the resolution of countless criminal and civil matters, drafting judicial decisions, overseeing trials and negotiating settlements and pleas.
Ms. Crowley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from LeMoyne College in 1989, and she obtained a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law in 1992. She is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, as well as Supreme Court of the United States of America, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Ms. Crowley serves on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association. She had dedicated her time to the Clemency Project 2014, providing pro bono assistance to federal prisoners who would likely have received a shorter sentence if they had been sentenced today.