About Bruce Yerman

About Bruce Yerman Esq

Bruce is a determined problem solver – exactly what you need your criminal defense attorney to be.

Bruce creates strategies designed to solve your legal crisis. He begins this process by standing in your shoes and fully understanding your situation. His goal is to get the best possible outcome for you. In some cases that means fighting aggressively. In others, it means holding your cards close to his vest.


Bruce became committed to criminal defense while earning his law degree, cum laude, at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1992. While there, he participated in the school's Criminal Law Clinic and its Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.

Bruce's academic performance earned him staff and editorial positions with the Cardozo Law Review.

Bruce received his bachelor of arts degree from Vassar College in 1985.


Bruce began his career as a criminal defense attorney with the Nassau County Legal Aid Society in 1992.

He entered private practice in 1995, as a partner at Cromwell & Yerman, Attorneys at Law in Mineola.

In 2003, Bruce opened Bruce Yerman, Attorney at Law in Manhattan, where he continues practicing criminal defense.

Reviews and Victories

See a sample of Bruce's reviews and client testimonials.

See a sample of victories Bruce has won on behalf of his clients.

Bar Admissions

Bruce is admitted to practice law in New York State:

NY Unified Court System Attorney Registration Bruce Yerman 20191020

He's admitted to practice federally in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Professional Affiliations

Bruce is a member of:

  • The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The New York Criminal Bar Association
  • The New York State Defenders' Association
  • The New York State Bar Association.

Client-Centered Criminal Defense

For the past 26 years, Bruce has defended thousands of people accused of felonies and misdemeanors in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Nassau County.

Within the criminal justice system

Bruce loves his job. You'll see that when you meet Bruce, and when you read his blog. You'll best appreciate it when he defends you in court. You'll never doubt his dedication to you.

Bruce's law office is on the 4th floor of 160 Broadway in Manhattan. Call him at 212-390-0036 for a free consultation.