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Recently described by the media as a "legendary New York criminal defense attorney," Jeffrey Lichtman has successfully handled criminal trials and appeals on some of the country's largest stages. His clients include those charged in the federal and state systems with white collar and non-white collar offenses. For over 30 years, Mr. Lichtman's practice style has been marked by exhaustive pretrial preparation and smothering pressure inside the courtroom. His cross-examinations, in fact, have been described in the media during the John Gotti, Jr. trial as a "relentless pounding" in which witnesses were "put through the blender and shredded." The Gotti trial ended with the dismissal of three murder conspiracy charges, an acquittal on a $25 million securities fraud charge, and a deadlocked jury on every remaining count. The media described the verdict as an "unbelievable courtroom upset" and Mr. Lichtman's work as "brilliant." In the recent high-profile Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman trial lasting 3 1/2 months, Mr. Lichtman's work was described by the media as "an astonishing performance" and "so wildly entertaining."

Some of Mr. Lichtman's recent clients also include Assistant USC basketball coach Tony Bland, Emma Coronel, rappers Fat Joe and The Game, the alleged Boss of the Colombo Family Andrew Russo, Olympians, judges, doctors, lawyers, politicians, and countless others.

Mr. Lichtman's appellate practice has also had great success, winning freedom for clients sentenced to lengthy prison terms. In September of 2010, he won the freedom for a client who had been convicted and sentenced to 27 years in prison for multiple counts of sexual assault of four victims. After his appeal to the NJ Appellate Division forced the trial court to grant a hearing on trial counsel's possible ineffectiveness, Mr. Lichtman's scathing examination of trial counsel was halted by the judge – who indicated she was prepared to vacate the conviction on the spot – and the client was released, never to return to prison again.

A 1990 graduate of Duke University School of Law, Mr. Lichtman's office has begun representing individuals on Civil Rights/police misconduct issues as well as on sexual harassment and discrimination claims -- and in just a short time, Mr. Lichtman has garnered multiple millions of dollars of settlements for women sexually harassed in the workplace, and was selected as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Lichtman has recently been profiled in New York Magazine, the New York Daily News, and in The New York Times as part of the "Public Lives" series. Mr. Lichtman can also be heard as a guest host on 710 WOR Radio (every Monday morning at 7:05 AM), WABC Talk Radio, Fox News Radio, and AM 970 The Answer in New York City. Mr. Lichtman’s office website is www.JeffreyLichtman.com.

Beyond the Legal Limit with Jeffrey Lichtman Jeffrey Lichtman

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 61 Ratings

Recently described by the media as a "legendary New York criminal defense attorney," Jeffrey Lichtman has successfully handled criminal trials and appeals on some of the country's largest stages. His clients include those charged in the federal and state systems with white collar and non-white collar offenses. For over 30 years, Mr. Lichtman's practice style has been marked by exhaustive pretrial preparation and smothering pressure inside the courtroom. His cross-examinations, in fact, have been described in the media during the John Gotti, Jr. trial as a "relentless pounding" in which witnesses were "put through the blender and shredded." The Gotti trial ended with the dismissal of three murder conspiracy charges, an acquittal on a $25 million securities fraud charge, and a deadlocked jury on every remaining count. The media described the verdict as an "unbelievable courtroom upset" and Mr. Lichtman's work as "brilliant." In the recent high-profile Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman trial lasting 3 1/2 months, Mr. Lichtman's work was described by the media as "an astonishing performance" and "so wildly entertaining."

Some of Mr. Lichtman's recent clients also include Assistant USC basketball coach Tony Bland, Emma Coronel, rappers Fat Joe and The Game, the alleged Boss of the Colombo Family Andrew Russo, Olympians, judges, doctors, lawyers, politicians, and countless others.

Mr. Lichtman's appellate practice has also had great success, winning freedom for clients sentenced to lengthy prison terms. In September of 2010, he won the freedom for a client who had been convicted and sentenced to 27 years in prison for multiple counts of sexual assault of four victims. After his appeal to the NJ Appellate Division forced the trial court to grant a hearing on trial counsel's possible ineffectiveness, Mr. Lichtman's scathing examination of trial counsel was halted by the judge – who indicated she was prepared to vacate the conviction on the spot – and the client was released, never to return to prison again.

A 1990 graduate of Duke University School of Law, Mr. Lichtman's office has begun representing individuals on Civil Rights/police misconduct issues as well as on sexual harassment and discrimination claims -- and in just a short time, Mr. Lichtman has garnered multiple millions of dollars of settlements for women sexually harassed in the workplace, and was selected as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Lichtman has recently been profiled in New York Magazine, the New York Daily News, and in The New York Times as part of the "Public Lives" series. Mr. Lichtman can also be heard as a guest host on 710 WOR Radio (every Monday morning at 7:05 AM), WABC Talk Radio, Fox News Radio, and AM 970 The Answer in New York City. Mr. Lichtman’s office website is www.JeffreyLichtman.com.

    Jihad on Campus: How to Beat it Back (Including My Lawsuit Against Columbia University)

    Jihad on Campus: How to Beat it Back (Including My Lawsuit Against Columbia University)

    In this explosive episode of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeffrey Lichtman delves into the disturbing rise of extremist activities on college campuses, focusing on a recent incident at Columbia University where Jewish students were targeted by pro-Hamas radicals. Imagine sending your child to a prestigious university, only to find they're subjected to hate-filled tirades from supporters of terrorism, right in the heart of their college campus—a place they should feel safe.

    Lichtman doesn't just narrate the events; he paints a vivid picture of the parental nightmare and the ideological battleground that many top-tier universities have become. With tuition fees sky-high, parents and students alike are left questioning the value of an education marred by unchecked radicalism and administrative apathy.

    As Jeffrey peels back the layers on this issue, he exposes the network of funding and support that sustains such extremist activities, suggesting the need for a deeper investigation, perhaps even at the congressional level. This episode is a call to action: for parents, students, and policymakers to reclaim the sanctity of education from the clutches of radicalism. Tune in as Lichtman brings his trademark fiery analysis to this urgent issue, demanding accountability.

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    • 54 min
    Iran Attacks Israel; Joe Biden Deters No One As He Still Appeases Radical Islam / The Who vs. Led Zeppelin: Why The Who Always Comes in Second

    Iran Attacks Israel; Joe Biden Deters No One As He Still Appeases Radical Islam / The Who vs. Led Zeppelin: Why The Who Always Comes in Second

    In this podcast, Jeff discusses the Iranian missile attack on Israel which could have led to thousands of deaths if not for the skill of the Israelis and the incompetence of Iran. Regardless, a new status quo must be set: any Iranian terror proxy attack on Israel needs to be met with an attack on Iranian soil. Furthermore, the celebrations by the “ceasefire now crowd” as Iran was raining missiles down on Israel reveals the obvious: it was never about a wish for peace with the calls for ceasefire; it was always about saving Hamas to kill again.

    On a different note, Jeff compares two of the greatest rock bands of all time: The Who and Led Zeppelin. Despite The Who’s massive catalogue of hits, they lack one volcanic element in their music which renders them in second place. Jeff reveals all, the dangers of looking for Satan in a backwards playing musical anthem, as well as only the second song that brings him to tears.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Life When I Was a Kid / The P. Diddy Case / Vanderbilt Handles Terrorist Students, Northwestern Not So Much / Why do White Supremacists Love Hamas? / Greatest Music Album Ever

    Life When I Was a Kid / The P. Diddy Case / Vanderbilt Handles Terrorist Students, Northwestern Not So Much / Why do White Supremacists Love Hamas? / Greatest Music Album Ever

    In this April Fool’s Day podcast, Jeff reminisces about simpler times and lemonade stands, a time before the internet and cell phones — and how kids used to learn about new music. Jeff opines on the over the top searches of Sean Combs’ two homes as he reveals he’s been hired to represent P. Diddy’s son. The government rarely fights fair when they have a major target in its sights.

    Jeff discusses how two top American universities handled their Muslim terror students in diametrically opposite ways: depending on whether the schools want to protect the students or the terrorists. As parents, the choice is obvious where to send your kids.

    Why do white supremacists conspire with Middle Eastern terrorists? A tale as old as time (or at least back to Nazi Germany).

    Finally, Jeff ends the podcast with a bang: he reveals the greatest rock album of all time.

    You can write to Jeff at https://BeyondTheLegalLimit.com/contact.

    • 53 min
    Michael Cohen Found a Lawyer Dumber Than Him / My Week: From Chapitos in Chicago to an Easy to Anger Woman Lawyer / The Clash / Democrats Abandon Israel

    Michael Cohen Found a Lawyer Dumber Than Him / My Week: From Chapitos in Chicago to an Easy to Anger Woman Lawyer / The Clash / Democrats Abandon Israel

    Jeff dives into the almost comedic legal saga of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer, and his quest to end his federal supervised release early. Despite the steep odds, Cohen found a lawyer dumber than him and hilarity ensues.

    Jeff’s week also ran the gamut from representing Chapo’s son in Chicago on Monday to being on the business end of an emotional meltdown from opposing counsel during a deposition on Friday.

    Switching gears, Jeff riffs on the raw, rebellious roots of punk rock, spotlighting The Clash as the epitome of the genre's defiance and the personal resonance it holds for him. Some fantastic music finds its way into this episode — including the song he plays in his ears as all his trials are about to begin.

    The conversation takes a serious turn as Jeff tackles the recent violent breach at the Texas border by migrants, signaling the Biden administration’s surrender of the border solely for political gains. In short, our country has been sold out.

    Finally, Jeff notes the expected abandonment of Israel by the Democrats. Iran is watching and the implications to our national security will be huge. For all these reasons, a change has to come in November — or else.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Musical Evolution Leads to a Disgusting Story or Two / Devo & The Rolling Stones / Joe Biden is Openly Helping Hamas Just To Win the Terrorist Vote in Michigan

    Musical Evolution Leads to a Disgusting Story or Two / Devo & The Rolling Stones / Joe Biden is Openly Helping Hamas Just To Win the Terrorist Vote in Michigan

    Jeff explains how he discovered the band Devo — and led him to rediscover the Rolling Stones. All of this sets the stage for some disgusting stories about peanut brittle and school stairwells.

    In other news, Joe Biden is terrified of losing the Muslim terror vote in Michigan. So what if these voters openly support Hamas and claim the October 7 massacre in Israel was an inside job? Joe Biden needs these votes so our allies need to die for them. In short: Donald Trump is an idiot but you’d be a bigger idiot to vote for Joe Biden.

    • 58 min
    I Hate Trump but Trump Got Screwed / Joe Biden is Appeasing Hamas Supporters For Votes — Can This Guy Ruin America Even More? / Update on Assisting Suicide Case / Two Musical Interludes: Velvet Underground & Big Star

    I Hate Trump but Trump Got Screwed / Joe Biden is Appeasing Hamas Supporters For Votes — Can This Guy Ruin America Even More? / Update on Assisting Suicide Case / Two Musical Interludes: Velvet Underground & Big Star

    In this podcast, Jeff admits that although he is not a Trump fan, it’s simply impossible to ignore the fact that the criminal and civil trials brought against him were done so to prevent his election. None of these cases were serious enough that they needed to be brought. But they were and it wouldn’t be so painful if his opponent was even remotely competent. But Joe Biden has opened the floodgates to millions of illegals including criminals, terrorists and spies — and now we will all pay.

    Biden’s foreign policy decisions regarding Israel are now wholly impacted by Hamas supporters in Michigan, a state he feels he can’t afford to lose. So while dozens of Americans were killed and kidnapped by Hamas on October 7, Biden is hell-bent on saving Hamas in order to gain the Muslim terror vote. Claiming that Hamas doesn’t speak for the Palestinian people is also an easily-proven lie.

    Two musical interludes today: Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground and Big Star. Two hugely important bands that were ahead of their time. Jeff describes his dinner with Lou Reed as the time of his life. Using the urinal next to Big Star’s Alex Chilton was also a fine moment.

    And lastly, Jeff provides a huge update on his Assisting Suicide case in upstate New York.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Ray From Delaware ,

Crazy Great Podcast

There exists no podcast as good as this one. I don’t know why it doesn’t get more acclaim other than the fact that the man doesn’t want or need this gem to blow up. No one is funnier, stronger, or has the stories Lichtman has. This is the bear podcast you’ll ever hear.

Yogie G. ,

Do you take cases in ALABAMA?

Do you take cases in ALABAMA?

1800Burnettstreet ,

Conceited blabber mouth

I agree with 90% of what is said. However, I find him conceited and can live without him

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