Joseph Tacopina

USA: New York

Tacopina & Seigel
275 Madison Avenue
35th Floor, New York
New York 10016

Tel: 212-227-8877
Fax: 212-619-1028

Email: info@tacopinalaw.com
Web: www.tacopinalaw.com

Joseph Tacopina founded the Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel in 1994. After serving as a prosecutor, Mr. Tacopina chose to bring his talents to the criminal defense bar. Having tried more than 80 cases at the age of 42, Mr. Tacopina has earned the media’s praise as the “hottest young criminal defense lawyer” in New York.

Because of his extensive litigation experience in both federal and state court and his successes in some very high profile cases, Mr. Tacopina frequently appears as an expert legal analyst on various media outlets nationwide. He can regularly be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN, and Court TV, and even occasionally has taken his licks on “Imus in the Morning.”

Mr. Tacopina is a member of the Federal Bar Council, the New York Counsel of Defense Lawyers, and the Judicial Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He also serves on the Legislative Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Tacopina volunteers his time as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and lectures nationwide on a variety of legal issues. He was also recently honored by the National Italian American Bar Association and is the basis for the fictional attorney on the CBS show The Guardian.

To prevail in the criminal justice system, Tacopina & Seigel draws on its in-depth knowledge of federal and state criminal laws in New York. Successful defense requires mental dexterity for forging winning strategies, painting defendants in a positive light, and artfully presenting arguments that win over judges and juries. Tacopina & Seigel is a highly capable New York criminal defense law firm in this respect.

When our firm decides to take a case, our strong commitment to the client lays the groundwork. And we proceed with expert handling in all phases of the criminal justice process.

The investigative phase of our representation begins the moment a client hires us. Our legal team delves into police reports, obtains forensic testimony, and identifies weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We work closely with our clients, discussing events and gathering all details pertinent to the defense. Hard work and a thorough approach opens doors to uncovering vital evidence. To convict in a criminal case, the prosecution must prove that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The primary role of a criminal law attorney is to unearth evidence that creates doubt and plants seeds for acquittal.

Authorities do not question our clients unless our lawyers are at their side. Expert handling of the media prevents clients from making statements that could jeopardize their case.

Effective strategies underpin each stage of the process, from pre-trial motions through discovery, jury selection, courtroom presentation, cross-examination, and closing argument. Likewise, all statements released to the media are products of intense scrutiny, deliberation to create a desired effect, and overall case strategy.

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.

The NYC criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel share a common background of remarkable achievements and impressive qualifications, as well as a commitment to professional excellence and client service.

The firm’s excellence and achievements are underscored by the fact that it has been retained by leading members of the legal, political, and business communities, including a judge, a city councilman, a former New York City police commissioner, agents of law enforcement, and other attorneys.

“Mr. Tacopina has earned the media’s praise as the “hottest young criminal defense lawyer” in New York.”