|Name||Charles D. Lavine|
|Address||6 Poppy Ln |
Glen Cove, New York , United States
|| August 14, 1947
Dec 30, 2014 03:45am
|Info||Charles Lavine was born on August 14, 1947 in Marinette, Wisconsin. He graduated from Marinette High School in 1965 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 with a B.A. in English Literature. While at Wisconsin, he was director of the Robert Theobald lectures presented by the University�s Symposium Committee. He also served as a chairman of the fact finding commission of United Students for Action, a civil rights advocacy group that successfully recommended that the University divest its interests in companies that dealt with South Africa, which then practiced apartheid. |
Mr. Lavine graduated from New York Law School with a J.D. in 1972, where he had been Editor-in-Chief of the Moot Court Board, chairman of the student curriculum committee, Student Bar Association representative and recipient of the Student Bar Association�s Exceptional Service Award. In connection with his service on the Moot Court Board, Mr. Lavine was the editor of a publication entitled Student Guide to Appellate Advocacy.
Between 1972 and 1976, Mr. Lavine was employed as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York. He was selected as one of the original members of the pioneering Continuity Unit, which provided each client with one attorney throughout the processing of the entire case. Prior to that time, clients were represented by a succession of attorneys, with no single lawyer having full responsibility for the case. The innovative approach of the Continuity Unit would eventually be adopted as the model for the manner in which Public Defender Organizations currently provide legal services.
From 1977 to 1995, Mr. Lavine was a partner in Grossman, Lavine & Rinaldo, a law firm in Forest Hills, New York. Since 1996, he has been a sole practitioner specializing in criminal defense work. His office is located at 30 Vesey Street in lower Manhattan, directly across the street from the site of the World Trade Center.
Mr. Lavine has been involved in many of the cases that have captured the headlines over the course of the last thirty years. While much of his work is in the Federal Courts, he also handles serious matters in the New York State Courts as well.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New York State Bar Association, New York State Defender�s Association and the Queens County Bar Association, of which he is vice-chairman of the Federal Courts Committee. He has received an award from the Queens County Bar Association for instructing on the defense of federal criminal cases. He is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Courts of the State of New York. He also serves as an instructor at Cardozo Law School�s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
Because of his considerable knowledge of the workings of the criminal justice system, Mr. Lavine was quoted extensively in a series of New York Times articles in April of 2001 describing the way in which legal services are provided to the indigent. He has also appeared on the Montel Williams show as an expert commentator on criminal justice.
Mr. Lavine has resided in Glen Cove since 1980. His demanding work schedule has not kept him from contributing to the betterment of our community. In the mid-1980's, he served as counsel for the Glen Cove Community Development Agency and the Industrial Development Agency. As C.D.A. attorney, Mr. Lavine was lead counsel in the City�s successful defense of litigation brought to prohibit Glen Cove from developing the downtown movie theater.
In 2000, Mayor Thomas R. Suozzi appointed Mr. Lavine to the Glen Cove Planning Board. In May of 2003, he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Glen Cove City Council, a position to which he was subsequently elected.
Chuck is married to Ronnie, a third grade teacher at Connolly School. Their children Gregory and Andria attended Glen Cove public schools and graduated from Glen Cove High School. Greg is a 1999 graduate of the University of Delaware. Andy has graduated from the University of Vermont with a major in English.