Anthony M. La Pinta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hauppauge, NY

Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli, & La Pinta, P.C.
 | 200 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite C-17
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-300-0033
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

             Anthony M. La Pinta is one of Long Island’s most accomplished and respected trial attorneys. A lawyer for over twenty-six years, his practice is limited to representing clients in federal and state criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury matters. Mr. La Pinta represents the highest standards in the legal community. He has achieved the highest rating of “Preeminent-AV” by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell attorney peer review directory and has been selected to the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 New York Metro editions of “Super Lawyers Magazine.” Mr. La Pinta has been described by judges and adversaries 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 individuals and businesses that have been investigated or charged with white collar, nonviolent 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. He has represented clients charged with murder, racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering, computer crimes, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, narcotics possession and distribution, tax evasion, arson, health care and insurance fraud, gambling, larceny, robbery, burglary, DWI/traffic offenses, and all other felony and misdemeanor crimes in federal, state and local courts. Some of his past clients include law enforcement officials, financiers, politicians, attorneys and physicians.

            By also maintaining a significant civil law practice, Mr. La Pinta represents plaintiffs in all serious personal injury matters including 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.

            In addition to his teaching positions as an adjunct professor at Touro Law School and St. Joseph’s College, Mr. La Pinta is also a routine lecturer for the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of New York and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He is a past President of the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, a former Chairperson of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee and a current member of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District. Mr. La Pinta also serves as counsel to The Village of Babylon, The Board of Trustees of Suffolk County Community College and The Suffolk County Democratic Committee. He has also been a contributor and legal commentator for Court TV, Fox News, Newsday and News 12 – Long Island.

            Mr. La Pinta earned his undergraduate degrees from The State University of New York College at Oswego and his law degree from Temple University. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as in the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is currently the Managing Partner of Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C., located in Hauppauge, New York.

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

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Anthony La Pinta

Admitted: 1993, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.rcgllaw.com/attorney-profiles/anthony-m-la-pinta/

Honors and Awards:

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Nassau County Criminal Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Attorney Grievance Committee, Member, 2010-Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee, Chairperson, 2008-2009
  • Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, Past President, 2006-2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1993
  • Connecticut, 1992

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York
  • Lecturer, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law, St. Joseph's College, 2008-Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, Touro Law School, 2015-Present

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York College at Oswego, B.S., B.A., 1988
Office Location for Anthony M. La Pinta

200 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Suite C-17
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-300-0033

 

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Last Updated: 3/23/2018

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