Alice has been a criminal defense attorney for over twelve years – representing thousands of clients in both state and federal courts. After graduating from New York University School of Law in 2003, Ms. Fontier worked as a Federal Defender in San Diego, California. Following her time in San Diego, Ms. Fontier returned to New York City in 2005 where she worked as a public defender at The Bronx Defenders, at a boutique law firm specializing in federal criminal defense with a focus on national security cases, and as a solo practitioner. Most recently, Alice worked as a Supervising Attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem where she supervised a team of criminal attorneys and was a part of the management team.
- Alice Fontier Presented Testimony at City Council Re: Int 0487-2018: Creating Comprehensive Reporting and Oversight of NYPD Surveillance Technologies
- New York Daily News: Advocates call on Cuomo to keep an eye on prosecutors out to undermine criminal justice reforms
- The Chief Leader: New Issues in Shift Of 17-Year-Old Inmates
- The City: Big Influx of 17-Year-Olds Poses Next ‘Raise The Age’ Test
- The Appeal: What’s Not To Love About The NYPD Slowdown?
- The Appeal: ‘Is This The Guy?’
- CNN: Prosecutors want to move Manafort to Rikers Island
- New York Law Journal: NYC Public Defenders, Not Assigned Counsel, to Get First Call in Homicide Cases
- WNYC: Bronx DA Won’t Ask Supreme Court to Decide on Jury Trials for Immigrants
- BxD Testifies Before City Council at Hearing on Progress in Closing Rikers Island
- When Race Tips the Scales in Plea Bargaining
- Public defenders push more DAs to ease up on turnstile jumpers