Rovshan Sharifov, ESQ.

Rovshan Sharifov, ESQ.

Rovshan Sharifov is the founder and principal of Sharifov & Associates, PLLC. Prior to that, Mr. Sharifov was a Managing Partner and Co-founder of Sharifov & Russell, LLP, a criminal defense law firm. Prior to that, in August 2002, Mr. Sharifov was appointed an Assistant District Attorney by the Honorable Denis Dillon, District Attorney of Nassau County. Mr. Sharifov continued his service after Honorable Kathleen M. Rice became the DA of Nassau County. As a former prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Sharifov has gained valuable insight into the workings of the New York justice system. Mr. Sharifov has experience in handling all types of criminal charges, from misdemeanors to felonies, drug crimes, weapon charges, white collar crimes, robbery, burglary, mortgage and insurance fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, money laundering, bank fraud and conspiracy, grand larcenies, petit larcenies, embezzlement, DWI/DUI, suspended licenses and many other areas of criminal law as well as all traffic violations. Mr. Sharifov also participated in the training for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), which was sponsored by the Nassau County Police Department. As a prosecutor, Mr. Sharifov tried multiple cases to verdict ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, including DWI cases. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Sharifov worked as a law clerk at the New York State Office of the Attorney General. There, Mr. Sharifov was assigned to the Investor Protection Bureau where he participated in investigation and enforcement of anti-fraud laws of the New York State. Prior to that, Mr. Sharifov interned at the Kings County District Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, where he assisted in criminal prosecutions. Mr. Sharifov is a professional chess player.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

  • Criminal Defense: State and Federal Courts
  • All Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Pre-Arrest Investigation and Representation
  • Arraignments
  • Grand Jury
  • Plea Negotiations
  • Warrants
  • Hearings and Trials
  • DWI, DUI
  • Suspended/Revoked Licences

Traffic Violations

  • All Traffic Tickets
  • Driver License Suspensions
  • Driver License Revocations
  • Registration Suspensions
  • Hit and Run
  • Refusal Hearings
  • Hardship Licenses
  • Reckless Driving
  • Motions to vacate default convictions


  • New York Law School, NY, JD, 2002.
  • Honors: Magna cum laude;
  • Recipient of Public Interest Fellowship, 2001
  • New York University, (NYU) 1997 B.A.

Bar Admission

  • New York State Courts
  • U.S. District Court. Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court. Eastern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Combatting Auto Crime in New York, Prosecutors Training Institute, 2005

Current/Past Professional Organizations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Former Assistant District Attorneys Association (FADA)
  • New York State Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • AVVO Top Rated Attorney
  • American Bar Association
  • Nassau County Assigned Counsel Defender Plan (18B Panel)
  • NAFDD Superior DWI Attorney
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers Association 2014
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016
  • Named 2016 Superior DWI Attorney by NAFDD
  • 10 Best in 2017 by AIALA
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers