“Both William Aronin and Kenneth Perry have been named by National Trial Lawyers as earning spots on its “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list. The pair has collective decades of experience; Ken Perry has been practicing law for nearly 40 years. In addition to the full time practice of law, he was also the CEO of two successful government defense-contracting firms.
William Aronin, a graduate of Brooklyn Law School in 2009, has already been recognized as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyer Association. He is co-author of the New York City Bar Association’s Official Report on Cloud Computing and part-owner of Lawyer to Lawyer.
“High on the attorneys’ list of goals in their defense of Orta is having his case transferred out of Staten Island, where Garner was killed. “The [Staten Island] district attorney has been purposefully polluting the well,” Perry said. “We cannot get a fair jury there.”
“‘We’re overwhelmed and thrilled by the support we’ve gotten from the community,’ Aronin said. ‘We will do everything in our legal power to defend Ramsey.'”
“Lisa Mercado started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the $16,000 needed to pay a bail bondsman and get Orta out. But despite the fame of Orta’s video, his cause attracted little attention until early April, when lawyer William Aronin, of Perry & Aronin, came across it through contacts in the Black Lives Matter movement. Orta’s family soon hired the pair. The two lawyers are an odd couple—Aronin is in his early 30s, exceedingly proper in dapper suits, whereas the 65-year-old Perry wears a battered motorcycle jacket to court and leans on a silver topped cane he nicknamed “the rod of righteous indignation.”
“Kenneth Perry, who has been representing felons of all stripes for more than two decades, was arrested June 16 in a Family Court waiting room after trying to advise a client who was being arrested of his constitutional rights.”