David Feige is counsel to the firm and represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation and criminal and investigative matters. David spent more than a dozen years as a public defender in New York City representing indigent clients in a wide variety of criminal matters. From 1997 to 2005, he served as Trial Chief of The Bronx Defenders, an innovative community defender organization. In 2002 he was awarded one of the highest honors in indigent defense: the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Reginald Heber Smith Award.
After leaving the Bronx Defenders, David has continued to practice law while pursuing a variety of other interests. He has served as Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs at Seton Hall University School of Law. He is also the author of Indefensible, a personal account of his years as a public defender, published by Little, Brown & Co in June of 2006. Beginning in 2007, David, along with Steven Bochco, created, wrote and produced two seasons of Raising the Bar, an hour-long episodic television drama about the criminal justice system.
David is a nationally known lecturer on trial skills and eyewitness identification and is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College and has taught trial skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and at law schools and public defender offices around the country.