Anthony M. La Pinta in courtroom

“One of the finest lawyers on Long Island”

~Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Review

Anthony La Pinta has been a federal and state criminal defense, civil rights and personal injury attorney for over 30 years.

He has achieved the coveted “Preeminent-AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has also been selected to the past seven (2014-2021) editions of “Super Lawyers Magazine,” New York Metro Edition.

Mr. La Pinta has successfully defended many high profile cases that have drawn national media attention. Some of his past clients include law enforcement officials, financiers, politicians, attorneys and physicians. He has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals that have been investigated or charged with white collar, non violent and violent crimes at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. La Pinta has achieved particular success in obtaining trial acquittals, developing sentencing mitigation, and securing post judgment relief.

Mr. La Pinta also represents plaintiffs in civil rights and serious personal injury matters including false arrest, malicious prosecution, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, mesothelioma cases, product liability, civil rights violations, construction accidents, and professional liability cases. He has obtained numerous noteworthy trial verdicts and settlements in courts throughout the New York metropolitan region.

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Anthony M. La Pinta in courtroom

Notable Federal Criminal Defense Cases

 $30 Million Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy Acquittal

Achieved a full acquittal after a jury trial in the United States District Court, EDNY, before District Court Judge Arthur D. Spatt. Client was charged with…

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Notable New York State Criminal Defense Cases

Overturned 22 Year Old Murder Conviction

Overturned a 22 year old murder conviction by arguing ineffective assistance of trial counsel, when lawyers from the same NYC law firm…

Anthony M. La Pinta in courtroom

Notable Personal Injury Cases

Federal Police Excessive Force Settlement

After two federal civil rights trials, a seven figure settlement was negotiated against The City of New York and a NYPD Sergeant who shot and paralyzed…

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Representing plaintiffs in civil rights and serious personal injury matters

Mr. La Pinta is an adjunct professor at Touro Law School where he teaches Criminal Procedure and Criminal Trial Advocacy. He is also a routine lecturer for the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He is a current member of the New York State Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District and a member of the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a former President of the Suffolk Criminal Bar Association, and past Chairperson of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the Suffolk Bar Association and has served as Special Counsel to The Suffolk Democratic Committee, The Village of Babylon, and The Village of West Hampton Dunes. Mr. La Pinta has also been a contributor and legal commentator for Court TV, Fox News, Newsday and News 12-Long Island.

A Proven Litigator

Mr. La Pinta was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in West Islip, Long Island. He is a graduate of Temple University Law School and is currently the managing partner of Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C., located in Hauppauge and Mineola, New York.

Anthony La Pinta is a proven expert litigator who brings enormous energy, personal attention and an unmatched determination to every client. His reputation and command of the courtroom has made him an elite advocate and a tremendous force in the Federal and New York State courts.

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