Avik K. Ganguly

Avik, a Rochester native, graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law. He began his career with a law firm in Rochester, NY handling real estate, bankruptcy and general civil matters. From 2005 to 2010, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, prosecuting a wide variety of criminal cases. Most recently he was assigned to the major felony bureau, where he prosecuted assault, robbery and murder. Avik has handled over 100 bench and jury trials, including prosecuting first-degree assault, robbery, murder, gun possession, and DWI charges.

Avik is admitted to practice in New York State Courts and is a member of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Association. Avik is married with three children and a member of Henrietta Christian Fellowship.

Avik focuses his defense practice on Federal Criminal Defense including large scale conspiracy drug and gun charges, white collar investigations, wire fraud and financial crimes. He has extensive experience defending every level of state criminal charge and has experience with representing individuals subject to administrative proceedings. Avik also works with clients and small businesses facing civil litigation. His extensive trial experience has made him an aggressive litigator in both criminal and civil matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • DWI
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Major Felonies
  • Federal Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. with Honors
  • SUNY College at Brockport
    • B.S. with Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of the Town of Perinton Zoning Board of Appeals

Past Employment Positions

  • Town Justice in the Town of Perinton from 2020-2021
  • Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Senior Assistant District Attorney, 2005 – 2010
  • Forsyth, Howe, O’Dwyer, Kalb & Murphy, 2004 – 2005
  • Hon. Michael A. Telesca, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, Intern, 2003

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