Carla Sanderson

Carla Sanderson

Carla Sanderson Law
  • Appeals & Appellate, Immigration Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Carla Sanderson is an outspoken advocate for her clients, many of whom are experiencing the most difficult times in their lives. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Ms. Sanderson became an attorney because she was keenly aware of the injustices faced by so many in our society. With power comes responsibility and Ms. Sanderson utilizes her access to courts and prisons to protect the rights of her clients and further the development of a more equal and just society.

Federal and State Criminal Defense:

• Acquittal after trial of felony sexual abuse charge New York County Supreme March 2018
• Arraignments, bail applications, trials, pleas, and sentencings
• Appellate Arguments before Second Department 2018
• EDNY firearm possession trial May 2017
• Assault and resisting arrest trial June 2016
• Types of criminal cases: financial fraud, narcotics trafficking, felon in possession, homicide, Hobbs Act robbery, racketeering (RICO)
• Post conviction work: appeals and CPL 440.10 motions for ineffective assistance of counsel
• Civil rights: false arrest, unlawful searches, police abuse

Employment Discrimination

• Plaintiff side representation for employees who have been discriminated against (racial discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, gender discrimination, HIV discrimination, disability discrimination)
• Advocate for the interests of LGBTQ and gender non-conforming clients who have been discriminated against in the workplace

Immigration Experience
• Asylum
• Adjustment of Status
• Naturalization

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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  • Spanish
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (2010) | law
Honors: Brooklyn Law Review
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York  # 4899670
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Websites & Blogs
Firm Website
Contact & Map
Carla Sanderson Law
260 Madison Avenue
Floor 22
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Telephone: (646) 499-3818
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