Sabina Khan is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and brings significant experience in the areas of criminal, civil and constitutional law. Ms. Khan focuses her practice related to criminal, civil, regulatory, administrative, investigatory and business matters, including but not limited to criminal defense, medical malpractice and personal injury defense, as well as business formation and protection.
Ms. Khan is a seasoned and reputable trial attorney. As a zealous advocate, she works tirelessly to ensure that the constitutional rights of her clients are upheld in court. Ms. Khan understands the significant collateral consequences and impact that a criminal charge and/or conviction can have on her clients. She aggressively defends each criminal matter, whether a violation, misdemeanor, or felony, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome. Ms. Khan also handles appeals and post-conviction matters.
Ms. Khan also brings her experience in torts litigation, primarily in the defense of property owners, insurance carriers and self-insured companies and organizations in premise liability and personal injury claims in Supreme Court. Ms. Khan is also experienced in and defends suits against hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in wrongful death, negligence and other medical malpractice claims and handles these claims in State Supreme Court. Ms. Khan has expanded her medical malpractice experience and handles claims related to The SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which allows active duty members in the Armed Forces to file medical malpractice claims against the Department of Defense (DOD) for injuries and deaths alleged to have been caused by medical malpractice at DOD hospitals. Ms. Khan has experience in plaintiff matters and handles these claims on a contingency basis.
A dynamic attorney possessing both tenacity and initiative, Ms. Khan is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners by equipping them with safeguards and legal protections to successfully establish their businesses. Her practice focuses on helping those facing regulatory and administrative code violations swiftly resolve their matters. She also seeks to assist entrepreneurs starting businesses who are unfamiliar with the law, in protecting themselves and their financial interests. Certified by the National Academy of Sports and Medicine (NASM), Ms. Khan is also an experienced personal trainer and health coach entrepreneur, who understands the need for brand and liability protection, and is therefore interested in educating other fitness entrepreneurs who need legal assistance in starting and protecting their own fitness business.
Prior to joining Parlatore Law Group, Ms. Khan handled a diverse caseload in the areas of medical malpractice defense and personal injury defense from inception to resolution. Her work included successful mediations and settlements, conferencing matters in State Supreme Court, reviewing medical records, taking and defending depositions, engaging in trial preparations, managing discovery, preparing and arguing motions, and working with medical and liability experts to assess issues of damage and liability.
As a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Khan has successfully represented hundreds of clients in felony and misdemeanor matters. Besides successfully defending her clients and winning trials, Ms. Khan’s career is marked by advocating for significant initiatives with far-reaching effects. Notably, as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society (LAS), she initiated a successful campaign challenging the New York City Department of Correction’s practice of holding undocumented clients past their judicially authorized time of release for immigration enforcement. This action ultimately led to a city-wide change in the law, restricting ICE’s presence in Rikers Island and limiting New York City’s cooperation with the federal government concerning undocumented defendants. Ms. Khan also initiated an office-wide campaign to obtain summaries of officer misconduct from the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), which led to a lawsuit filed by the Special Litigation Unit at LAS against the CCRB for its refusal to provide misconduct records related to the death of Eric Garner, who passed away after being placed in a chokehold by the NYPD.
Ms. Khan was also one of the inaugural attorneys who helped launch the Legal Aid Society’s Decarceration Project. As the head litigation counsel for the Project in Queens, Ms. Khan challenged the constitutionality of New York’s bail statute and wealth-based pretrial incarceration. Ms. Khan filed orders for bail review and writs of habeas corpus, and won the release of countless clients in on excessive bail. As the Project’s head counsel for the Queens office, Ms. Khan also counseled clients and attorneys alike regarding bail related questions and concerns. Ultimately, in part due to the effort of the Project, in April 2019, legislators passed, and Governor Cuomo signed a criminal justice reform package that amended New York’s bail, discovery, and speedy trial laws.
Ms. Khan is an active member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
She is fluent in conversational Urdu/Hindi.
She is admitted to practice in New York.
She currently resides in New York.
City University of New York School of Law, Juris Doctorate, (May 2013)
Columbia University, Barnard College, B.A. Political Science (2010)