Ameer Benno, President

An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Ameer Benno litigates civil rights and personal injury matters for Block, O’Toole & Murphy, LLP. Mr. Benno regularly lectures for bar associations and continuing legal education providers on topics having to do with trial practice, civil rights litigation, Constitutional law, and the U.S. Supreme Court./

Mr. Benno has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and has been named a New York Metro Super Lawyer every year since 2012 in the area of civil rights law.

Ameer serves on the Civil Rights Committee, Federal Courts Committee, and Appellate Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a member of the National Police Accountability Project, the First Amendment Lawyers Association, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He also sits on the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

In addition to his membership in professional organizations, Ameer is the president of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council, he serves on the board of directors of the Merrick Jewish Centre, and he is a member of the Bellmore Kiwanis and the Bellmore Lions. He is a proud member of the Nassau County Police Reserves and he serves on the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Council. Ameer also serves on the advisory council of Nassau-Suffolk Law Services.

Ameer is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and Cornell Law School.