Nancy Lee Ennis has over thirty years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. Ms. Ennis served as a public defender in New York City for ten years before entering private practice. For twenty years, she has defended clients in state and federal criminal prosecutions and appeals. Her practice specializes in federal criminal cases including racketeering, organized crime, robbery, narcotics trafficking, and financial fraud charges. Ms. Ennis has represented clients in over 50 trials, and has successfully negotiated settlements in several thousand matters.
Ms. Ennis received her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College, her Master’s Degree in History from Vanderbilt University, and her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board.
Appointed by the Chief Judge of the Appellate Division, First Department, State of New York, Ms. Ennis serves on the Central Screening Committee of the Assigned Counsel Plan. She has been a faculty member and judge at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program conducted annually at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan for twelve years. Ms. Ennis has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York Criminal Bar Association since 1994.