Meet Our Team

Laurence A. Silverman, Esq.

Founding Attorney​
Laurence A. Silverman - Attorney at Law

Laurence A. Silverman, Esq., Larry to those who know him, received his law degree from the prestigious New York University Law School, class of 1974, after graduating from Penn State University. Practicing continuously on Long Island for more than 30 years, Mr. Silverman has successfully represented thousands of clients in criminal defense cases. He has completed over 100 jury trials and is well-known and respected in all local courts.

Attorney Silverman's criminal defense experience is wide-ranging and covers every type of criminal case, including:

Laurence A. Silverman, Esq. at a Press Conference

Additionally, attorney Silverman handles, murder, robbery, rape and other sex offenses, individual or gang assault, grand larceny, embezzlement, tax fraud, gun and other weapons possession, larceny, possession of stolen property, damage to property, and petty theft. Mr. Silverman's clients speak of him as a compassionate, successful and effective Suffolk County criminal lawyer.

Read what our clients have to say about us on our testimonials page!


  • New York University Law School, JD 1974
  • Pennsylvania State University, BS 1970

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar
  • United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Federal Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Past Member of the Board; Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association

Andrew Karpf, Esq.

Managing Attorney

Andrew Karpf, Esq. Attorney at Law

Andrew Karpf, Esq. defends people facing all types of New York state misdemeanor and felony charges, including attempted murder, drug offenses, theft, fraud, burglary, and robbery. As an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, he also handles cases in federal court, such as federal drug trafficking charges, racketeering, and civil cases where compensation is sought for false arrest, excessive force, and police misconduct. In addition, he handles probation and parole cases and represents minors who have been charged with juvenile crimes.

Attorney Karpf believes in a two-pronged approach to criminal defense. The majority of criminal charges can, and should, be resolved. "I will work hard to do exactly that." However, in order to negotiate a satisfactory resolution, you will need a lawyer who is known for trying cases successfully. The reputation of your attorney can make the difference between a satisfactory plea offer and a trial you do not want. When your freedom and livelihood are at stake, you need a lawyer who is willing to take your case as far as it needs to go.

When choosing a criminal lawyer in Long Island, NY, you cannot afford to take a risk with the wrong lawyer, and you certainly cannot afford to delay hiring the best. An hour of delay on your behalf allows law enforcement to initiate, investigate, and indict. Gerry Spence, one of America's most honored criminal defense lawyers once said, "Criminal cases are won on opening statements, not closing arguments."


  • Touro College, Fuchsberg Law Center, JD 1988
  • Oswego State University, BA 1984

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Defender's Association
  • United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Federal Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Past Board Member of the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association

Peter Bark, Esq.

Senior Trial Attorney

Peter Bark, Esq. Attorney at Law

Peter Bark, Esq. is a name that commands respect in the state and federal courts of New York. This respect is built on more than 40 years of successful criminal defense representation for people accused of the most serious offenses. His knowledge of the law has gained him tremendous respect among his peers and judges.

When you choose Peter Bark to handle your criminal defense, you can rest assured that he will fight for you every step of the way. He takes pride in his ability to take on the most challenging and complex state and federal criminal defense cases.

Attorney Peter Bark has focused his practice primarily on criminal defense for 40 years. Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving or are facing serious federal drug charges, you can count on him to protect your rights.

Throughout his career, Peter has made it his goal to provide excellent criminal defense to his clients. As a New York criminal defense attorney, he has completed over 300 jury trials and has tried 5 murder trials to verdict. In addition, Mr. Bark has won more than 80% of his gun possession trials in state and federal courts.


  • Brooklyn Law School, BL 1964
  • Brooklyn College, BA 1961

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar
  • United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Federal Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York State Defender's Association

Paralegal and Support Staff

Our support staff, paralegal Lydia Gonzales, administrative assistant, Susana Baez and secretary Kelly Campos, have combined legal experience of more than 20 years. Their knowledge and efficiency in assisting our crimnial defense lawyers in handling the details of your cases is exceptional. Their kindness and compassion toward our clients reflect the attitude of our attorneys. You will always be treated with respect and care by our staff, and we strive to handle your case in an efficient and effective manner.

All three staff members are bilingual and can effectively communicate with all of our clients.

Paralegal Lydia Gonzales Administrative Assistant Susana Baez Secretary Kelly Campos
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