Martin Gleeson

Associate

Contact: mgleeson@sokoloffstern.com

Martin Gleeson graduated from New York Law School in 1989, and was admitted to the New York State bar in 1990. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Gleeson is a former member of the New York City Police Department, where he attained the rank of Detective Sergeant. He served as a managing attorney in the Department’s Legal Bureau, advising police officers and investigators on enforcement of criminal law within constitutional and statutory mandates. He also supervised the NYPD’s civil enforcement litigation of nuisance abatement and forfeiture proceedings, and worked closely with the New York City Law Department in its defense of false arrest, civil rights, and other claims against police.

After retiring from the NYPD, Mr. Gleeson held several important positions in governmental agencies. He served as special counsel in the White Plains Department of Public Safety, where he advised senior police management on law enforcement and administrative matters. He worked as an investigative attorney for the New York City Business Integrity Commission, where he provided legal guidance to help the agency fulfill its mission to eliminate the influence of organized crime in the trade waste and public wholesale food market industries. He served as General Manager in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, advising the Chief Security Officer, Superintendent of Police, and other police management officials on labor and employment matters involving Port Authority police personnel.

Most recently, as Associate County Attorney in the Appeals, Opinions, and Legislation Bureau of the Westchester County’s Attorney’s Office, Mr. Gleeson handled a wide array of appellate matters in state and federal courts, including claims involving false arrest, civil rights, personal injury, employment, judicial review of administrative actions, contracts, and Family Court proceedings.

Mr. Gleeson also taught undergraduate and graduate courses as an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Molloy College.