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Ameer Benno


Ameer Benno

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States Courts of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Ameer Benno is an experienced and accomplished trial and appellate lawyer. He takes great pride in seeking justice for those who have been injured by the wrongdoing of others and championing the rights of individuals who have been subjected to governmental abuses of authority.

Mr. Benno began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office under the legendary Robert Morgenthau and served there for several years in both the trial and appeals divisions. He then worked at premier civil litigation law firms focused on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and civil rights matters in both state and federal courts.

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

Ameer served for several years as an adjunct professor at New York Law School and Touro Law School, and he regularly lectures for bar associations and continuing legal education providers. He is frequently asked to provide legal commentary and analysis for national television, radio and print media.

Mr. Benno has been the recipient of numerous prestigious honors and awards. He has been named a New York Super Lawyer every year since 2012, has been named to the National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 100” list for several years, and has also been selected for membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys.” These are invitation-only organizations composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications. Mr. Benno is rated 10.0, the highest rating given, by the online lawyer rating service Avvo.com.

Ameer is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and Cornell Law School. He lives in Bellmore, New York with his wife and three daughters.


  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Cornell Law School