Kase & Druker said John L. Kase, supervising judge of the criminal courts in Nassau County, rejoined the firm as partner as of Jan. 2.
Kase co-founded the firm in 1978 with partner James O. Druker. The two men were colleagues at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where they served as chiefs of the narcotics, district court, rackets and frauds bureaus, the firm said.
Kase was senior partner at Kase & Druker for 26 years before sitting on the Nassau County Criminal Court beginning in January 2005. He was appointed supervising judge in January 2012 by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti. He stepped down from the bench at the end of last year at age 70 after reaching the state’s mandatory retirement law.
At Kase & Druker, he intends to resume representing clients in criminal and other matters and to further expand the firm’s federal practice.
“I’ve had the unique opportunity in my career to see the practice of criminal law from all three sides — prosecution, defense and now the bench — and I am thrilled to be returning to criminal defense, the work I find the most rewarding,” Kase said in a statement.
Kase & Druker has offices in Garden City and Mamaroneck, New York, and Longboat Key, Florida. The firm specializes in criminal and civil litigation, tax matters, commercial litigation and appeals.
Original Source: Bloomberg News