Renowned defense attorney Joseph Tacopina began his career as a prosecutor. However, he soon transitioned into criminal defense, and founded The Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C., in 1994. At the age of 42, he had more than 80 cases under his belt, almost all of which he won. Joseph Tacopina is widely regarded as one of the best defense lawyers working today, and The New York Times has dubbed him the Donald Trump of the defense bar. Sean Hannity of Fox News declared him to be “one of the great defense attorneys of all time.” Mr. Tacopina also frequently appears as guest and legal expert on a variety of media outlets, such as CNBC, MSNBC, ABC, Fox News, and CNN.
Based in Manhattan, the attorneys at Tacopina Seigel & Turano boast expertise in securities, civil, and criminal litigation, including DWI and DUI offenses. Joseph Tacopina and his associates adhere to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. The office is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because of the nature of its services, and promises a rigorous, personalized, and aggressive defense that covers all angles of the case. The firm’s services cover the whole legal process, from pre-trial proceedings to appeals.
Joseph Tacopina has defended clients before state courts and federal courts for both felony and misdemeanor charges. Mr. Tacopina has been retained by numerous high-profile clients, including police officers, a former police commissioner, a city councilman and a state senator, as well as celebrities such as actor Lillo Brancato, soccer legend Giorgio Chinaglia, and rapper Sticky Fingaz. Mr. Tacopina also represented the family of Annie Le, a Yale graduate student murdered on campus in 2009, in civil matters.
Joseph Tacopina offers his free time to Fordham Law School, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor, is in demand across the country to lecture on legal issues. Mr. Tacopina was honored by the National Italian American Bar Association as Man of the Year in 2004, and earned listings in New York Super Lawyers in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
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