Anna G. Cominsky ’05
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Criminal Defense Clinic
Managing Attorney, New York Law School Legal Services, Inc.
NYLS, J.D. 2005; Rutgers College, B.A. 2002
Anna G. Cominsky ’05 is the supervising attorney for the New York Law School Criminal Defense Clinic, and she teaches four experiential learning courses: the Criminal Defense Clinic, Advocacy of Criminal Cases, Deposition Skills, and Intensive Trial and Advocacy Skills. Additionally, she has been named Managing Attorney of NYLS Legal Services Inc. In the role, she manages the day-to-day functions of the School’s law firm, which provides free high-quality legal services to New Yorkers who would otherwise be unable to afford legal representation.
As both teacher and supervisor of the Criminal Defense Clinic, Professor Cominsky works with students to protect the rights of indigent defendants. She is a skilled and experienced clinician with a deep commitment to the rights of underserved communities. She also is passionate about ethics and professional responsibility, and she has presented on numerous continuing legal education courses on trial skills, ethics, and professional responsibility.
Before entering academia, Professor Cominsky was a Litigation Associate at Krovatin Klingeman LLC, where she handled complex criminal and civil litigations, specializing in federal and state criminal defense. From 2008 to 2013, she was named one of New Jersey’s Top Young Lawyers.