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Anthony M. La Pinta Esq. - Hauppauge, NY

200 Vanderbilt Motor ParkwaySuite C-17 Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Updated: 10/20/2021

Hauppauge Criminal Defense Lawyer

Overview

Representing criminal defendants and personal injury plaintiffs for more than 23 years

Anthony M. La Pinta is one of Long Island's most respected and successful trial attorneys. He has been practicing law for more than 23 years, focusing on all phases of federal and state criminal defense and serious personal injury cases.

Mr. La Pinta is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has earned a "Superb" rating with Avvo...

Representing criminal defendants and personal injury plaintiffs for more than 23 years

Anthony M. La Pinta is one of Long Island's most respected and successful trial attorneys. He has been practicing law for more than 23 years, focusing on all phases of federal and state criminal defense and serious personal injury cases.

Mr. La Pinta is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has earned a "Superb" rating with Avvo.com, an online attorney client review and peer rating resource. He has been described by members of the judiciary as "an attorney of the highest caliber" and "one of the finest lawyers" on Long Island.

Mr. La Pinta has successfully defended many high-profile cases that have drawn national media attention. He has extensive experience representing, at the trial and appellate levels, individuals and businesses that have been investigated or charged with both white collar and violent crimes. He has represented clients charged with conspiracy, Hobbs Act violations, money laundering, murder, racketeering, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, narcotics distribution, larceny, robbery, burglary, DWI, and all other offenses in both federal and state courts.

Also maintaining a significant civil law practice, Mr. La Pinta represents plaintiffs in all serious personal injury matters such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, construction accidents, work-related accidents and professional liability cases. He has obtained numerous noteworthy trial verdicts and settlements in courts throughout the New York metropolitan region.

Sharing his extensive knowledge and experience

Mr. La Pinta has been an adjunct professor of criminal law at St. Joseph's College since 2008. He is routinely invited to lecture on the topic of trial advocacy at Touro Law School and the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations. He has been invited to participate in the Yale University Mock Trial Invitational Competition and has been an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy since 2004.

Mr. La Pinta is an expert litigator who brings enormous energy, personal attention and an unmatched determination to every client he represents. His ability and reputation as a fierce advocate has produced outstanding results for his clients.

About Anthony M. La Pinta Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Languages

  • Italian

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • Connecticut, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993

Other Affiliations

  • Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, 2006 - 2007 (Past President)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Member/Ethics Committee)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, 2008 - 2010 (Chairperson, Professional Ethics and Civility Committee)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, 2009 - 2015 (Member, Attorney Grievance Committee)
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Criminal Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, 2001 - Present (Member)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - Present (Member)
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000 - Present (Member, Board of Directions)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006 - Present (Member)
  • Homicide Panel of the Suffolk County Assigned Defender Plan, 2001 - Present (Member)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1995 - Present (Member)
  • New York State Defenders Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
  • Suffolk County Democratic Committee, 2017 - Present (Counsel)
  • Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees, 2017 - Present (Counsel)
  • Attorney Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District, 2015 - Present

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991
    J.D.
  • State University of New York College, Oswego, New York, 1988
    B.S., Business Administration
  • State University of New York College at Oswego
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C., Managing Partner, 2003
  • Anthony M. La Pinta, Esq., P.C., 1993 - 2003
  • New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, 1993
  • Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Media, Pennsylvania, 1990 - 1992
  • Honorable James Crumlish, Jr., Law Clerk, 1989 - 1990
  • Fair Housing Compliance Officer, Incorporated Village of Garden City, New York, 2014
  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Special Prosecutor, 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Yale University Mock Trial Program, 2013 - Present
  • Prison Families Anonymous, Legal Advisor, 1993 - Present
  • Board Member, Children of Bedford, 1993 - 2009
  • Special Counsel, Village of Babylon, 2017

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law, St. Josephs University, Patchogue, New York, 2009 - Present
  • Instructor of Trial Advocacy, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder Colorado, 2004 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Touro Law School, Central Islip, New York, 2015 - Present
  • Touro Law School, Guest Lecturer
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Guest Lecturer
  • Huntington Lawyers Association, Guest Lecturer
  • Suffolk County Community College, Guest Lecturer
  • National Business Institute, Guest Lecturer
  • Federal Bar Association, EDNY, Guest Lecturer, 2001 - Present

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Anthony M. La Pinta

Included on the 2024 New York Metro list


Past Lists

  • 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Anthony M. La Pinta on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2014-Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer”, New York Metro Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014-2017
  • Earned a “Superb” rating with Avvo.com, a client and attorney peer review rating resource, 2014
  • Social Justice Award, Islip Town Democratic Committee, 2008

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Office Information

Address

200 Vanderbilt Motor ParkwaySuite C-17 Hauppauge, NY 11788

Fax

  • 631-300-4380

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