Shoplifting Attorney Lance Fletcher

New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance L. Fletcher received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 2000. Before graduating from Rochester, Lance interned for the Supervising Judge of the New York City Criminal Court. After graduation, Lance worked for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office as a paralegal. In 2001, he attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated and received his Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.). While attending law school, Lance participated in moot court, a clinic, interned at the Department of Justice, the District Attorney's Office, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Upon graduating from law school in 2004, Lance was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, a position he held from 2004 to 2008. While at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Lance prosecuted hundreds of cases involving violent and non-violent offenses, shoplifting and other theft cases, and was a member of the Theft Unit. Additionally, Mr. Fletcher conducted numerous jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to complex felonies.

Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, Lance successfully represents clients in all types of shoplifting and theft cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, and in Federal Court. He successfully defends cases at all stages of litigation up to and including trial. He is a member of both the New York County Lawyer's Association, and New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer, and The American Immigration Lawyers Association and he is Avvo rated.

Areas of Practice

  • Shoplifting Cases
  • Criminal Defense
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Federal Court (SDNY)


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004
  • B.S., University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of New York
  • New York County Lawyer's Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

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