Gregory G. Gomez, Esq.

 

Founding Partner

 

212-323-7476

Gomez@GVLaw.nyc

Gregory G. Gomez, Esq. is the Founding Partner of Gomez & Vournas LLC. He is a trial attorney. Years of experience in litigation, particularly criminal defense, has prepared him to fight in or out of the courtroom in a range of legal disciplines and practices.

Mr. Gomez began his career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in Manhattan. There, he worked in complex litigation cases involving securities fraud, representing large, multi-national corporations. Mr. Gomez then sought to work in the public sector and left the firm to practice indigent criminal defense.

For nearly a decade, Mr. Gomez worked as a public defender. He gained a wealth of knowledge working at The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and The Legal Aid Society of New York, in both its Brooklyn and Manhattan Criminal Defense Practices. In that capacity, he represented thousands of clients at all stages of the criminal proceeding. He tried dozens of cases and participated in countless grand jury presentations and pre-trial hearings.  

While some defense attorneys boast that they were former prosecutors, Mr. Gomez is proud to say he has always been on the side of the defense.  He has dedicated his career to defending those whose liberty, livelihood and freedom have been jeopardized. 

Mr. Gomez entered private practice with the same commitment to justice and the strong work ethic he learned in the public sector. His passion for his clients and their cause, combined with his breadth of knowledge and experience, has made him a talented and effective criminal defense attorney. Whether a case is for a petty offense or for a very serious felony, Mr. Gomez is well versed in the complicated intricacies of any criminal case.

Mr. Gomez founded Gomez & Vournas LLC to translate the skills, knowledge, and experience gained over the course of his career to other areas of law.  This includes civil rights lawsuits, asset forfeiture proceedings, immigration issues, and administrative law proceedings.  He is a litigator at heart, but he also has the legal capabilities needed to favorably resolve disputes without resorting to lengthy court proceedings. 

Mr. Gomez is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, magna cum laude, in 2002. There, he was the recipient of the New York Law School Scholarship for Academic Achievement. Additionally, he was a member of the New York Law School Law Review, and he served as its Executive Notes and Comments Editor. In law school, he was particularly interested in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights. He served as President of the New York Law School Civil Liberties Union.

Since graduation, Mr. Gomez has taught Continuing Legal Education seminars, trained new lawyers in the area of criminal defense, and worked closely with New York Law School's Criminal Defense Clinic, supervising and mentoring law students.

Admissions

Admitted in New York State

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Memberships

Mr. Gomez is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Publications

"Comment: Thermal Imaging and the Fourth Amendment: The Role of the Katz Test in the Aftermath of Kyllo v. United States," 46 N.Y.L. Sch L. Rev. 319 (2003)"

Case Compilation: Levin v. Yeshiva University," 45 N.Y.L. Sch L. Rev. 319 (2002), which discussed same-sex couples being denied on-campus housing.

Continuing Legal Education Lectures

The Basics of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in New York

Beyond Stop and Frisk: Street Encounters in NY State

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