Alain V. Massena, Esq. was born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn, Alain is a reflection of his upbringing exhibited by the fighting spirit that he displays in the courtrooms of our great City. At an early age his parents, instilled in him the importance of being proud of his Haitian heritage. They also instilled in him the importance of education, service and tenacity. A proud product of our public schools Alain graduated from P.S. 189 in Brownsville and then proceeded on to Brooklyn Technical High School. Alain earned his bachelor’s degree in English from St. John’s University and was twice named to the University’s Dean list. Alain then earned his Juris Doctorate at St. John’s University’s School of Law. It was here where Alain's passion for litigation was ignited. As law student Alain interned with Honorable Justice Rivera of the Appellate Division 2nd Dept. and Honorable Arthur D. Spatt 2nd Circuit Court Senior Judge for the Eastern District of New York. After graduating from law school Alain worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn. As a prosecutor worked tirelessly serving the public and ensuring the swift and fair administration of justice. During this period he successfully tried over a dozen criminal cases and prosecuted over one thousand felony and misdemeanor cases, ranging from attempted murders, to kidnapping and even multiple defendant narcotic takedowns. After serving the people of Brooklyn for nearly five years as a prosecutor, Alain next sought to impact the lives of others on a global scale by taking his fight for justice to the heart of Africa. Alain volunteered with the United Nations sponsored organization FIDA, and provided six months of legal services to the women and children of Ghana, West Africa. FIDA is a not-for profit organization that advocates for women’s rights in third world countries across the globe. While there, Alain also volunteered at a orphanage where he; taught a class of 10 year old children, helped write and file the orphanage’s constitution and raised funds in the United States that helped build a new building for the orphanage. Since his return home, Alain has continued the fight for justice, as the principal attorney at Massena Law P.C. Massena Law P.C., is a boutique firm specializing in defense litigation. Located in downtown Manhattan, Massena Law PC has represented a wide range of individuals ranging from those facing serious federal and state criminal charges to protecting individuals who have been victims of police misconduct.
In addition to serving as the principal attorney at Massena Law, Alain has also served as:
- * Trial Counsel for JASA/Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens
- * Adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law
- * Guest Lecturer - Stop & Frisk seminars throughout south east queens.
- * Member of the City Bar Judicial screening committee
- * Member - Downtown Lawyers * Life Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys * Member of numerous local state and federal bar organizations