The National Trial Lawyers

"Experience You Need, Results You Want"

Former Law Clerk to a Federal Judge and Former New York City Prosecutor

Civil Rights

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles de Montesquieu (French Politician and Philosopher, 1689-1755)

Criminal Defense

“The principle that there is a presumption of innocence in favor of the accused is the undoubted law, axiomatic and elementary, and its enforcement lies at the foundation of the administration of our criminal law.” – Coffin v. United States, 156 U.S. 432, 453 (1895)

Personal Injury

“That great principle of the common law which declares that it is your duty so to use and exercise your own rights as not to cause injury to other people.” – Sir Charles James Watkin Williams (English Judge and Politician, 1828-1884)

The Trainor Law Firm

The National Trial LawyersWe are a full-service law firm, with a focus on false arrest and excessive force cases against the police, criminal defense, personal injury law, and general civil litigation matters. Founded by Craig Trainor, the Firm provides first-rate, creative, and aggressive legal representation. Accordingly, we have gotten excellent results for our clients, whether it is a substantial financial award in a civil case or a complete dismissal in a criminal case.

In light of the impressive results that Mr. Trainor has obtained for his clients, as well as his qualifications, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as an accomplished civil rights and criminal defense attorney, The National Trial Lawyers selected him for membership into its prestigious “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in New York State. Likewise, leading attorney rating service “Avvo” has ranked Mr. Trainor as “Excellent” and has awarded him its “Clients’ Choice Award.”

Although we value recognition among our colleagues, it is the work we do for our clients that matters. We combine Mr. Trainor’s extensive experience as a law clerk to a federal judge, a federal and state criminal defense attorney, a civil rights litigator, and a prosecutor to help our clients navigate the oft-times frustrating, time-consuming, and stress-inducing enterprise that is the civil litigation and criminal justice system. In so doing, we adhere to the timeless advice dispensed by our 16th President, Great Emancipator, and perhaps the most honorable attorney of them all, Abraham Lincoln: “Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.”

At the Firm, our first priority is you – the client. We are available 24/7 to represent and advise you. Mr. Trainor’s extensive experience in civil litigation and criminal law makes him the ideal attorney for your matter. He brings his unique experience to bear on every client’s problem, with the goal, as always, of ensuring the best possible result for the client. Although no law firm or lawyer can guarantee a result in a particular case, we can make this one guarantee to you: Craig Trainor will get you through it. He understands the problems you face. He will not only fight for you, he will listen to you. In trying times, you need both a skilled lawyer and a sympathetic ear. Too often, we hear about lawyers who take on whoever walks through their door but then ignore these people by not answering their questions or returning their phone calls. That will never happen here. We will listen, we will explain.

The Firm does not take just any matter. We are selective; and, as a result, we are sought after. We are selective so that we can focus on every client personally and handle your case in the right way. If Mr. Trainor cannot handle a case in the right way, he simply will not take it. If he takes your case, however, you are his priority, and you will get the full benefit of his years of experience.

Please browse the site to learn more about Mr. Trainor, his practice area, and what he can do to help you. We serve clients in all of New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx, as well as the surrounding suburbs of Long Island and Westchester County.