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Focused on Advocacy
If you have been accused of a crime, you want a lawyer who understands the people, practices, and policies of law enforcement. Charles spent many years working as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office giving him deep insight into developing effective strategies for your defense.
Charles also served in the United States Navy at home and abroad including deployments to Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. As a proud veteran, Charles brings the strong work ethic and discipline instilled in him during his time in service to every case he handles.
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Accidents, Leaving the Scene
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
Driving While Under the Influence (DUI)
CHARLES H. KEE
Veteran of the Armed Forces and Former Prosecutor
Charles was born and raised in New York City, a product of our public school system. Before attending college, Charles enlisted in the United States Navy where he served both at home and abroad. He went to college on the G.I. Bill, working nights in a factory and attending classes during the day. While in law school, Charles worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Army Jag Corps Military Justice Unit on the team that prosecuted Ivette Gonzalez Davila for double homicide. He also interned for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he worked on the case against David H. Brooks for insider trading.
After graduating from law school, Charles joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he served until 2018. During his time there, he handled hundreds of matters, including drug cases, assaults, domestic violence, tax crimes, sex crimes, larcenies, robberies, burglaries, extortion, and homicides. Many of these cases received press attention. His wealth of criminal law experience at one of the nation’s most prestigious prosecutor's offices gives him an unparalleled understanding of what it takes to defend people who have been accused of crimes and makes him a formidable adversary and advocate. Charles' skills in the courtroom are universally recognized by his colleagues and earned him a position teaching Trial Advocacy to law students at St. John's University.
Charles is admitted to the bar of the State of New York and federally in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Prior Experience: Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan District Attorney's Office; Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at St. John’s University; United States Navy.
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy, Driving While Intoxicated, Weapons Charges, Domestic Violence, and other
violent and non-violent crimes.
Education: Portland State University, B.A. 2008, St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. 2011