The New York Difference

It is Who You Know

Joseph McBride grew up in and around the New York City area, and has lived in Brooklyn most of his life.  Kian Khatibi grew up in and around the New York city area and has lived in Manhattan for well over a decade.  Steven Metcalf grew up in and around the New York City area, and has been practicing law in NYC for the better part of ten years.  We know people everywhere we go.  We have healthy working relationships with government agencies, courthouses, and prosecutor offices all across the greater NYC area.  Make no mistake about it, these relationships make all the difference when you are striving for results.

Joseph D. McBride, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Joseph D. McBride is tenacious litigator, compelling in the courtroom, talented at picking juries, and is well-known for being capable of winning over even the most difficult judges.  He is also a veteran negotiator, with a track record of achieving optimal results while simultaneously avoiding the risk of trial.  Mr. McBride decided to become a lawyer after his younger brother Anthony was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to fifteen years of incarceration — for a crime he did not commit.  Joseph shares a bond with each client he represents, because he knows what it is like to have his family’s fate in the hands of an attorney.  Consequently, his brand of representation is holistic, collaborative, and highly personalized.  And his style of counseling displays an empathetic, innovative, and supportive ethos throughout the course of the attorney-client relationship.


Prior to going into private practice, Joseph was a criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Manhattan Criminal Defense Practice.  He also represented incarcerated persons seeking access to post-conviction DNA testing with the Innocence Project.  Joseph earned his Juris Doctor at Cardozo Law, located in Union Square, NYC, where he concentrated on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Litigation.  Joseph earned his Bachelor’s degree at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  There he majored in Political Science, and minored in History.  Mr. McBride went on to graduate magna cum laude.  Joseph’s years of experience, courtroom charisma, and proven track record of results, make him a formidable foe in any adversarial process.  From first contact until the final disposition, he will be with you each and every step of the way as you navigate the legal process.

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Steven Alan Metcalf II, Esq.

Of Counsel to The McBride Law Firm, PLLC

Steven A. Metcalf focuses his practice on criminal law.  He provides aggressive and effective criminal defense representation to anyone that has been accused of a crime.  Mr. Metcalf has been able to obtain positive results for many of his clients through negotiation and jury trials.  He also represents those who have been convicted in the appeals process.


Mr. Metcalf also has significant experience as a domestic relations / family law attorney, and other areas of civil litigation.  His ethical approach to handling client matters has not gone unnoticed, as he has a superb Avvo rating, was named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and has been included in the American Institute of Legal Counsel’s list of the “10 Best Attorneys” practicing law in New York State.


Mr. Metcalf earned his B.A. degree from the City University of New York’s Jon Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he graduated suma cum laude, and then earned his J.D. at Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Mr. Metcalf brings a wealth of federal and state courtroom experience, and has appeared in courtrooms all over the United States.

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Kian D. Khatibi, Esq.

Of Counsel to The McBride Law Firm, PLLC

Kian Khatibi was wrongfully convicted in 1998, and sentenced to fourteen years of incarceration for a crime he did not commit.  Kian’s conviction was vacated in 2008, and he walked away a free man after serving almost a decade in prison.  Kian enrolled in college at New York University, and eventually graduated with honors.  Kian, then enrolled at Cardozo Law, graduated with his Juris Doctor, and became a lawyer determined to make a difference.  Kian proved his innocence in a civil suit against New York State and was awarded a multi-million-dollar verdict in the NYS Court of Claims.  Kian then sued New York State in Federal court for violating his civil rights, and resolved that case under confidential terms.  Kian also possess over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and holds multiple food and drink related licenses.  And has brokered complex commercial real estate deals involving restaurants and other commercial properties across the greater New York City area.


The combination of Kian’s life experience and proven track record of success against government agencies is unmatched in the wrongful conviction, FOIA/FOIL, and civil rights arenas.  And his years of experience as an attorney and insider in hospitality and commercial real estate industries, make him an invaluable resource to our hospitality, negotiation, and litigation team.

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