Ralph Habib has dedicated his 25-year legal career to criminal law as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. As an Assistant District Attorney, he was assigned to both the DWI and Narcotics Bureaus, handling all types of cases from violations to the highest level felonies, including A-1 felonies. Mr. Habib’s assignment to the Narcotics unit afforded him extensive exposure to criminal investigations stages before filing charges to including wiretap and search warrant applications.
As a private practice lawyer, Ralph has handled high profile cases, including but not limited to white-collar offenders, athletes, and professionals whose livelihoods depended on favorable outcomes. Additionally, while heading his own law office, he was of-counsel for a large privately held environmental company, gaining contract, business formation, and contract negotiation experience.
Before joining Nave Law Firm, Mr. Habib’s focus has been providing top quality criminal and traffic defense to hundreds of criminal defendants in central New York. Mr. Habib also has lectured for the New York State Bar Association.
With the firm and as a Senior Attorney, Mr. Habib will be focused on criminal matters and will be part of our Trial Litigation team.
It is always and all about service to the client. Getting charged with any offense is not a pleasant experience. I put myself in the client’s position and appreciate that they are taking a leap of faith in whomever; they choose to represent their legal interest. What I bring to the table that helps ensure objectives are strived for are my years of experience and intangible assets. One gains invaluable exposure to how our justice system works when one has the privilege of working on both sides of a criminal case. Having had years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I am provided with insight into the workings of how a case is developed, in all its many stages, from the investigative stage through to the arrest and prosecution. One aspect has remained constant. The area of criminal law is fraught with nuances in its application. Knowing what to look out for is why the work is meaningful. Essentially, having represented and protected hundreds of clients’ rights over many years has been a source of meaningful reflection.