The Law Offices of Ezekiel E. Cortez is a unique and highly experienced federal criminal defense firm.  We represent clients charged in federal courts with an emphasis on complex white-collar fraud cases, complex fraud conspiracies, vast RICO prosecutions, and complex drug and money laundering offenses.

We also frequently serve clients who have not yet been indicted, but are under federal investigation or have received a subpoena to testify or produce documents before a federal grand jury.  Often, the earlier these kinds of cases establish a proactive defense, the better the result for the client.

One of our unique areas of litigation is serving clients who have been harmed by our own colleagues through lawyer malfeasance or incompetence.  We are firm proponents of the 6th Amendment, which guarantees that people charged with crimes be given effective legal representation.  We are therefore zealous advocates for clients with possible ineffective assistance of counsel claims against their prior lawyers. We do not hesitate to attack fellow lawyers when they have actually harmed their client.

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Testimonials

  • I have hired and worked with a number of fine attorneys in my 30 years of adult life and NONE compare to Attorney Ezekiel E. Cortez, in terms of tenacity, responsiveness, knowledge and use of the law to help me (his client). He truly CARES! Finally, the most important issue, I got an outcome that EXCEEDED my highest hopes; that is, specifically, I went from an estimated 90 years at the bail hearing to 21 months, without compromising my integrity or giving anything to the prosecution that was damaging to myself or others. I just cannot say enough good things about Ezekiel E. Cortez and his fine staff!

  • Ezekiel E. Cortez has had a remarkable variety of life and professional experiences as well as an intellect that is capable of understanding even the most abstract nuances of matters financial, international and even chemical, as pertains to Federal Law. Further, he is a remarkably quick study, allowing him to both understand and interface with professionals in EVERY discipline, and thus extract and utilize materials and information that would absolutely be lost on most other attorneys. Even those with “star” reputations.

  • My experience with Mr. Cortez provided not only a defense I could stand behind during my darkest hours, but a support system that helped set my life back on course.