Attorney Profile

A Queens native, Daniel D. Chu began his legal career as a prosecutor in his home county of Queens.  After honing his investigative instincts and sharpening his trial skills, he was recruited by a Manhattan law firm to apply his skills to civil litigation representing corporate clients.  Since its inception in 2004, the law firm bearing his name has represented both individual and institutional clients in a wide array of legal matters.  From tax evasion to mortgage fraud and narcotics trafficking to enterprise corruption -- the firm has successfully defended its clients with the same uncompromising attention to detail and zealous representation that can only come through real experience.

Expertise through experience.


Law Offices of Daniel D. Chu                                                                      Founding Member, 2004 - present

First Department Disciplinary Committee                                             Member, 2014 - present

St. John's University School of Law                                                         Adjunct Professor of Law, 2012 - present

New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board                                       Chair, 2011 - 2014                                                                                 Commissioner, 2008 - 2011

Stern & Montana, LLP                                                                                  Senior Trial Associate, 2001 - 2004

Queens County District Attorney                                                           Assistant District Attorney, 1997 - 2001


St. John's University School of Law                                                           SUNY Buffalo                                                                                                    The Bronx High School of Science


SDNY  /  EDNY  /  New York State

Real experience.                       There is no substitute. 

When your world has been turned upside down due to an arrest or an investigation, you need to act fast in retaining counsel but you also must choose wisely.  Selecting the right attorney is the key to navigating through the criminal justice system and getting on the road to having your life back.

When nothing short of your livelihood, your future and your freedom are on the line, all available options must be on the table.  You need representation backed by a wealth of real experience.  Going the distance and defending a case at trial must always be a viable option.  With over 20 years of criminal trial experience, coupled with an insider's perspective of how prosecutors think as well as how the NYPD functions, there is no better choice than the Law Offices of Daniel D. Chu

Prosecutors and police have a job to do.  They are paid to be suspicious and cynical.  When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.  To a career prosecutor or cop, everything can look to be indicative of criminality.  Be sure to get the right advocate on your side and get on the path to regaining control of your life.