Deborah Colson is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who defends individuals in criminal matters and regulatory proceedings. She holds herself to the highest standards and obtains favorable results for her clients through zealous advocacy, meticulous preparation, and strategic decision making. Her white collar cases have involved allegations of securities fraud, money laundering, health care fraud, and insider trading. In the criminal sphere, Deborah represents clients charged with national security offenses and violent crimes.
Deborah attended Harvard Law School and clerked for the Honorable Nina Gershon in the Eastern District of New York. Prior to establishing Colson Law PLLC, she was a founding partner of Colson & Harris LLP and an assistant federal defender in the Eastern District of New York. She also served in the Law & Security Department at Human Rights First where she managed the organization’s Guantanamo monitoring program and spoke and wrote frequently on issues of terrorism and national security. Deborah is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been named since 2012 in the New York edition of Super Lawyers in the areas of white collar crime and criminal defense.
Deborah is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She serves on the Federal Criminal Practice Committee of the Federal Bar Council. She also is a member of the Board of Directors of Just Detention International and a Vice Chair of the Board of the National Dance Institute.