Elizabeth Kase

Abrams Fensterman
3 Dakota Drive, Suite 300
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 328-2300

Elizabeth Kase is a Partner at Abrams Fensterman where she is Chair of the Criminal Law Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Medical Marijuana Law Group. Prior to joining the firm Ms. Kase was a founding member of a leading boutique criminal defense firm in Garden City. Previously, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County where she prosecuted hundreds of cases pertaining to narcotics, street crime, domestic violence, white collar crime and sex crimes.

Elizabeth is well known for her tireless advocacy and commitment to her clients, defending large-scale federal and state criminal matters including public corruption cases, conspiracies, mortgage fraud, health fraud, immigration fraud, embezzlement schemes, sex crimes, and narcotics cases, as well as complex DWIs. Elizabeth is an experienced cannabis attorney counseling clients about the legalities and illegalities of the uses, abuses and distribution of medical marijuana under New York and Massachusetts state and federal law.

Elizabeth has vast experience representing the accused that have diagnosed mental health conditions. She has vast experience related to offering explanation and insight through medical history and alternatives to incarceration as well as treatment options.

Elizabeth was named to Long Island Business News' (LIBN) "Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island", as well as "40 Rising Stars Under 40", the for her professional accomplishments and contributions to Long Island. Nassau County Bar Association has recognized her for her tireless work as pro bono staff attorney at The Safe Center of Long Island. In 2011, Elizabeth was one of the county's youngest nominees for County Court Judge and received the highest rating for this position from the Nassau County Bar Association, as well as many civic endorsements. Elizabeth has been designated a New York Super Lawyer since 2016, a distinction earned by only 5% of the lawyers in the NY metro area. She also proudly serves as Village Justice of Baxter Estates in Port Washington, New York since 2011.

She is a frequent lecturer and commentator on matters pertaining to criminal law, medical marijuana, evidence and social media and our youth. Elizabeth also teaches trial advocacy at Cardozo Law School. She is a graduate of Smith College where she was a Jean Picker Scholar in Government and Cardozo Law School where she was named to the Order of the Barristers and awarded the Jacob Burns Medal for her excellence in the Moot Court Honor Society.

In a true legal emergency, you can reach Elizabeth at (516) 707-5613.

Bar Admissions
The State Bar of New York

The State Bar of Massachusetts

Supreme Court of the United States

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1999
Awards: Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Honor Society Medalist
Smith College, 1994
Awards: Jean Picker Scholar Program in Government
Professional Associations & Memberships
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Defenders Association
Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
Yashaar, Hadassah
Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court
UJA-Federation Long Island Women's Philanthropy, Business and Professionals Chair
Pro Bono
Village Justice, Baxter Estates, Port Washington, New York
Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Safe Center of Long Island, Volunteer Attorney
2019, named to The National Law Journal Tailblazers in Cannabis Law List
2016-2019, New York Metro Super Lawyers
2016, Long Island Power Women In Business, Star Network
2016, Access to Justice Pro Bono Honoree
2016, Outstanding Women in Law, Hofstra Law School
2015, Top Legal Eagles, Long Island Pulse Magazine
2014, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, Nassau County Bar Association
2013, Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island, LIBN
2007, Top 40 Under 40, LIBN
Classes / Seminars
"Cannabis and the Law: The Highs and the Lows - Exploration of the Laws and Regulations Governing Recreational and Medical Marijuana, CBD and More" Nassau County Bar Association CLE Program (January 2019)
"Practical Implications of Decriminalized Marijuana for the Legal Practitioner" New York State Bar Association CLE Seminar (October 2018)
“Marijuana Law Forecast: Hazy, Hot and Confusing” Nassau County Bar Association CLE Program (June 2018)
"How To Foster Responsible Cyber Citizenship In Our Youth" presented at the Portledge School (May 2018)
"The Interests of Child and Parent in Tape Recording Conversations: The New Issues Caused by People v. Badalamenti", Panelist, Nassau County Bar Association Dean's Hour CLE Program (April 2017)
"Is Medical Marijuana a Prescription for Driving While Impaired?" presented at the 5th annual Man vs. Machine, DWI College, St. Francis College (March 2017)
Medical Marijuana In New York, New York State Bar Association (October 2016)
Medical Cannabis Legal Primer: Guidance and Assurance for the Healthcare Professional, CWCBExpo (June 2016)
Medical Marijuana and Medical Practitioners, NCBA (February 2016)
Medical Marijuana and New York State Law, Beth Israel Hospital (December 2015)
Social Media Safety, St. Mary's Elementary School PTO (November 2014)
Publications & Media
Co-Authored NY Daily News Op-Ed article titled Child sex abuse victims face a lifetime of challenges; so do those falsely labeled as predators (March 2019)
Quoted in City & State New York article titled Recreational Marijuana FAQ (February 2019)
Quoted in New York Law Journal article titled Marijuana Legalization in NY Could Come Later Than Hoped, Lawmakers Say (February 2019)
Quoted in Newsday article titled What does legalized recreational pot mean for workplace rules? (January 2019)
Co-Authored Nassau Lawyer article titled Does the Warrantless Utilization of DNA Against a Non-Consenting Third Party Violate the Fourth Amendment? (November 2018)
Quoted in Long Island Business News article, Former Real Estate Firm's CFO Charged With $3.5M Embezzlement (September 2018)
Co-Authored Op-Ed piece titled "2018: The Year New York Implements Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform?" in New York Law Journal (January 2018)
Co-Authored article titled "Reform on the Way for New York's Medical Marijuana Program?" in New York Law Journal (October 2016)
Quoted in a feature on volteface.me titled, "How Cannabis Legalisation Can Help Remedy Social Injustices" (August 2016)
Co-Authored blog titled, " When Your Patient Asks for Medical Marijuana" in Physicians Practice (June 2016)
Co-Authored chapter titled, "The New Compassionate Care Act: High Ambitions, Joint Risks, and Blunt Facts" in Thomson Reuters Westlaw Special Report: "A Non-smoking State: New York's Medical Marijuana Law Explained" (June 2016)
Quoted in LOHUD article, Marijuana Growers' Criminal Pasts Missing From Records (May 2016)
Co-Authored The Risk Management Quarterly Journal article, How High is the Risk to Your Organization? Risk Management and Medical Marijuana (April 2016)
Quoted in LA Times article, LAPD reviewing 2012 inquiry into Stephen Collins sex abuse claims (October 2014)
Quoted in USA Today article, Questions about Stephen Collins case still unanswered (October 2014)
Quoted in USA Today article, How does the Bill Cosby lawsuit change things? (December 2014)