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Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo

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Joseph Tacopina is quoted to be one of the best criminal defense lawyers in New York City and will aggressively defend you if charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or DUI/DWI. "The Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel is a Manhattan-based law firm that focuses on criminal defense, civil, and securities litigation. As NYC criminal law attorneys, our mission is to bring value to our clients and achieve their goals through a commitment to results, achievement, and aggressive advocacy. We do so while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and ethical standards.

Our practice focuses primarily on the individual, providing a full range of legal services from pre-trial work all the way through to the appellate process. Collaborating with our associated office in New Jersey, our New York criminal law attorneys apply their skills in these areas both domestically and internationally.

The Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel’s criminal practice extends to all types of felony and misdemeanor charges in both federal and state courts. The firm’s civil practice is equally diverse, encompassing commercial litigation, personal injury cases, and civil rights actions. In addition to its trial practice, Mr. Tacopina’s firm also concentrates on all phases of the appellate process in order to provide its clients with a full scope of legal services.
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Skidmore College, B.S.B.A., 1988
University of Bridgeport, J.D., 1991
Joseph Tacopina is the senior partner and lead trial attorney at Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo.

Mr. Tacopina is considered one of the nation’s premier and most respected criminal trial attorneys, having successfully tried more than 100 cases throughout his distinguished career.

Known as a fierce litigator, Mr. Tacopina has zealously represented clients in State and Federal Courts throughout the nation, in both criminal and civil matters. That is why numerous high-profile clients have flocked to him for representation, including Jay Z, Alex Rodriguez, Meek Mill, Rakim, Michael Jackson, Sticky Fingaz, Sean Hannity, Don Imus, Lillo Brancato, and YG. His clients have also included politicians, judges, Wall Street executives, and other professionals.

While Mr. Tacopina ably defends clients in the court of public opinion, he has also proven equally adept at keeping many of his clients out of the public eye.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Tacopina understands how his adversaries in criminal cases operate, and his unmatched string of acquittals and successful verdicts in difficult cases is irrefutable proof of his talents as a skilled and savvy courtroom tactician. In fact, renowned for his highly potent cross-examination style, Mr. Tacopina often lectures to other lawyers nationally and publishes material on the subject.

Because of Mr. Tacopina’s extensive litigation experience in both Federal and State Courts, along with his unparalleled track-record of results in some very high-profile cases, Mr. Tacopina frequently appears as an expert legal analyst on various national and local media outlets. He can regularly be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, CNN, and Court TV, and heard on his weekly appearances on the Bernie and Sid morning radio show.

Mr. Tacopina is a member of the Harvard Law School faculty, teaching in its Trial Advocacy Workshop.
Federal Bar Council, Member
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Committee on Federal Legistlation
Judicial Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Of Counsel
Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1991 to 1994
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Admitted in 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern District of
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275 Madison Ave.
35th Floor
New YorkNY 10016
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60 Park Pl.
NewarkNJ 07102