A leading New York lawyer, Joseph Tacopina provides representation in a wide range of civil and criminal matters. Over the course of his career, Joe Tacopina has represented a number of celebrities and secured judgments in major landmark cases. Four years ago, he was involved in a prominent civil case that involved the chief cardiologist of Hackensack University Medical Center, who was walking his dog when a speeding car hit him and fled the scene. The incident left him with two broken legs, several broken ribs, a broken back, and a broken pelvis.
The driver, an intoxicated 20-year-old male, was later arrested and charged with assault with an auto and leaving the scene of an accident. He received a two-month jail sentence and five years’ probation, as well as 180 hours of community service.
Joe Tacopina represented the doctor in his suit against the Excelsior Apartments, luxury high-rise towers that are located in Hackensack. The suit claimed that Excelsior Apartments was liable for the injuries because the underage man attended a party in the building where he was permitted to drink. Joe Tacopina and his team secured a multimillion-dollar judgment against Excelsior Apartments, and a jury found the complex liable for the accident.