• John S. Chambers, Esq.
    Top Firearms Licensing Attorney in NY

    SINCE 1986

  • Former NYC Assistant District Attorney

    Experienced Litigator

  • Handling ALL Firearms Licensing Matters

    Unparalleled Experience In Gun Licensing Cases

Hire Experience And Know-How

Do Not Settle For Less:

The Chambers Law Firm Is The Right Choice

The Firm will represent you before the Pistol License Division in connection with: APPLICATION, INTERVIEW, APPEAL, HEARING, RENEWAL, INCIDENT, or any other issue which may arise regarding gun licensing.

We Seek To avoid protracted litigation (Article 78), however, Mr. Chambers has extensive courtroom experience and is always prepared to fight for YOUR RIGHTS in Court, if necessary.

Recommended by former NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton (1996) • Supreme Court Justice • Barry I. Slotnick, Esquire, • as well as other high profile attorneys.

John S. Chambers, Esquire, a former New York City prosecutor, has been practicing law before the New York City Police Department, Pistol License Division, since 1986.

Mr. Chambers specializes in all phases of pistol licensing from the initial application through the challenging of a final agency action in New York State Supreme Court, and into the appeals process in the Appellate Division, and Court of Appeals.


Our Expertise & Focus

All Matters Related to Pistol & Longarms Licensing

We represent clients before the Pistol License Division from initial application to appeal, and through the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and Court of Appeals.

Licensees Facing Suspension & Revocation

The Chambers law firm has successfully represented licensees who have been arrested, or otherwise been made an "incident" by the NYPD. If you face suspension or revocation, CALL US TODAY.

We Aim To Succeed

From small business owners to billionaire hedge fund owners, to plumbers, to court officers, to the "average Joe," we have represented many initial applicants, as well as those on appeal, and many licensees at hearings before the Pistol License Division successfully.

Our Clients Thank Us

  • Nassau County Law Firm Tells Individual: “YOU WILL NEVER GET A GUN LICENSE IN NYC.”  She Finds The Chambers Law Firm & She is NOW Licensed in NYC.

    John Chambers does the impossible!

    When my father passed away recently, he was a NYC pistol licensee. As his only child, he wanted me to have his firearms collection.

    The problem was I have been arrested for altering my driver’s license (Criminal Possession of a FORGED Instrument), so I sought legal advice and assistance in connection with applying for a pistol license.

    I made the mistake of first contacting a supposedly well-known Nassau County law firm claiming to “specialize” in obtaining NYC handgun licenses, as this firm was referred to me. I spoke directly to the main partner who told me in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS that the NYPD would NEVER give me a license based upon my arrest history. I was also told to not waste my money on the application fee.  At that time I became very discouraged.

    Thankfully, I decided to search the internet to see if there was any possibility of ever getting a license. I found the Law Offices of John S. Chambers website. I was amazed at the clients’ stories! I contacted the office right away and scheduled a paid phone consultation.

    When I spoke to Mr. Chambers, I was immediately put at ease by his assuring and knowledgeable manner. He was certain he could help, and he did!!!  Because of the CHAMBERS LAW FIRM, I am now a licensed gun owner!!

    Make no mistake about it,  John Chambers does the impossible! Thank you to Mr. Chambers and staff (Christina)!

    Ann S.

    [Submitted August, 2015]

    Ann S., Very Satisfied Client!

  • Famed Attorney: BARRY I. SLOTNICK, raves:

    I recognize John S. Chambers to be a noteworthy lawyer within his jurisdiction and in his field. I respect John’s legal observations and conclusions. The first case I referred to his law firm was way back in 1993. His dedication to his craft and his country is commendable.

    I plan to continue our work cooperation well into the future.


    Barry I. Slotnick, Esq.
    Chairman, New York Litigation Group
    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.

    [Submission Date: July, 2015]

    Barry I. Slotnick, Esquire, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.

  • For Three Years I Monkeyed Around With A Different Law Firm That Could Not Produce

    After over 3 YEARS and thousands of dollars in legal fees, I finally had a very good idea to reach out to John Chambers after finding his law firm online. I took the time to outline my exact situation… happily paid for his phone consultation, hired him and literally within a very brief amount of time received 3 firearms permits (home premise, business premise and rifle/shotgun).

    My previous attorney (a Westchester law firm) was a self-proclaimed ‘second amendment’ specialist lawyer… YouTube videos of him guest speaking at colleges, giving second amendment lectures, etc. but couldn’t help me at all. We literally sent several appeals to NYPD regarding my denial, and even filed an Article 78 lawsuit against NYPD which was delayed and tied up for years!!!!

    Again, called John Chambers… told him the story; he said this can be fixed, told me how much it would cost, I paid and voila… PRESTO. My ‘second amendment’ rights have been restored.  I am licensed for both pistols and long arms today only because of Mr. John S. Chambers.

    Thank you John & staff! -Tony Ross, Brooklyn, New York

    [Submission Date: June, 2015].

    Tony Ross, Urge Mobile

  • An Attorney, A Client For More Than 20 Years, Applauds Mr. Chambers:

    I’m an attorney and have been a pistol license holder for well over thirty years. Yet, although I appear regularly before Supreme Court justices, I nonetheless dreaded each renewal: the paperwork was daunting and each time I went to police headquarters, either to be questioned, to correct “errors” in my paperwork, to pick up my renewal, I felt like a criminal. John Chambers has changed all that. I’m not clear on how he gained such respect from the PD or how he gained such skill in this area, but it is truly extraordinary.

    There is no one in New York State or New York City who knows the process, and can thereby simplify your life, nearly as well as John S. Chambers. I have referred all gun licensing matters to his law firm, and utilized his services myself, since 1992.

    Andrew Blumenthal, Attorney-at-Law

    [Revised & Resubmitted, July, 2015]

    Andrew Blumenthal , ATTORNEY-AT-LAW


    I have to thank Mr. Chambers and his staff for helping me in the renewal of my pistol license. Without the Chambers Law firm I would have lost my concealed carry license. I have a carry licence which the License Division would not renew. I am the owner of a small business in New York City, and I carry cash in and out of some very dangerous neighborhoods. When I tried to renew, I was told I did not have significant cash, and that I had no threats against me. I was at my wits end and did not know where to turn, until I found the Chambers law firm. Mr. Chambers took care of my problem without delay. The firm seems passionate about their work. A million times thank you to the Chambers Law firm. Signed, J. Candelas.

    J. Candelas, Small Business Owner

  • Retired NYPD Detective Julian C. Jones, Jr, proclaims: :

    Mr. Chambers, thank you and your staff for your amazing efforts in procuring a return of my pistol license. This was the second time within a year the Nassau County PD suspended my gun license. I was sure they would revoke it. I am a retired NYPD Detective. I now stood charged with domestic violence against my ex-girlfriend, who had an ongoing problem with an addiction to prescription medications, including Vicodin.

    Mr. Chambers, you and your staff believed in my character, and got the job done. For this, I am truly grateful.  Your strong efforts on my behalf turned this case around, and gave me back something very precious to me: my name, and my reputation.  I will highly recommend your law firm to anyone with a pistol license problem. Sincerely, Retired NYC Detective Julian C. Jones, Jr.

    Julian C. Jones, Retired NYPD Detective