Edward V. Sapone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Sapone & Petrillo, LLP
 | One Penn Plaza, Suite 5315
New York, NY 10119
Phone: 212-349-9000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2000
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, Mr. Sapone is dedicated to representing clients in New York, New York, and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on handling state and federal criminal defense cases that involve the following matters: white collar, financial, fraud, violent and narcotics crimes.

In 1992, Mr. Sapone received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Fordham University. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor and graduate cum laude in 2000 from New York Law School.

Representing broker-dealers, investors and chief executive officers, Mr. Sapone understands the severity of white collar crimes. He explains the situation to his clients in plain language and compiles key evidence to support their defense. Calling in expert witnesses and using innovative arguments, Mr. Sapone has routinely secured favorable outcomes.

As a testament to his achievements, Mr. Sapone has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he holds an Avvo “Superb” rating. He has received a Citation of Honor from the president of the Borough of Queens, the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, and from New York state assemblyman Francisco P. Moya, as well as a Proclamation of Honor from New York state Sen. Jose Peralta.

A faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Mr. Sapone has taught at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. In demand as a legal analyst, he has appeared on a number of media outlets, including Court TV, MSNBC, CNN and Univision. Mr. Sapone is the president of The New York Criminal Bar Association, and he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Federal Bar Council and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (100%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Edward Sapone

Admitted: 2000, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.saponelaw.com/edward-v-sapone.html


  • Proclamation of Honor, New York State Senator Jose Peralta, 2014
  • Citation of Honor, New York State Assemblyman Francisco P. Moya, 2011
  • Top New York Verdicts, VerdictSearch, 2010
  • Proclamation of Honor, New York State Senator Jose Peralta, 2010
  • Citation of Honor by the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens, 2009
  • 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, New York Criminal Bar Association, March 2015-present, 2015
  • Treasurer, New York Criminal Bar Association, 2008-2012
  • Board of Directors, New York Criminal Bar Association, 2008-present
  • Member, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Virginia Pro Hac Vice
  • Pennsylvania Pro Hac Vice
  • Nevada Pro Hac Vice
  • Connecticut Pro Hac Vice
  • California Pro Hac Vice
  • Florida Pro Hac Vice
  • Puerto Rico Pro Hac Vice
  • New Jersey Pro Hac Vice
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • District of Colorado
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
  • Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court
  • New York State

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Minimum 100 hours per year pro bono criminal defense representation, 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Teacher, Trial Techniques, Hofstra Law School in New York
  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Legal analyst on CNN, Headline News, Court TV, MSNBC, Fox 5, TRUTV, and Univision, as well as international radio broadcast.

Educational Background:

  • Fordham University, Bachelor of Arts
Office Location for Edward V. Sapone

One Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
New York, NY 10119

Phone: 212-349-9000


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Last Updated: 5/23/2018

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