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Richard A. Portale

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in White Plains, NY

Portale Randazzo LLP
245 Main Street, Suite 340
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-292-0016
Fax: 914-801-5447
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%), Appellate (10%), Business Litigation (10%), Constitutional Law (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard A. Portale is a criminal defense attorney at Portale Randazzo LLP in White Plains, New York. Mr. Portale has over 20 years of legal experience and extensive criminal law experience. Over his career, he has successfully helped many New York residents facing criminal charges to achieve a favorable outcome.

Mr. Portale has gained a reputation for his professionalism and record of success. He has been recognized by organizations and publications, including America’s Top 100 Attorneys, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, Lawyers of Distinction, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, The National Trial Lawyers and Westchester Magazine.

Before turning his practice to criminal defense, Mr. Portale served as an assistant district attorney for the Westchester County, New York, Office of the District Attorney, handling cases involving firearms, gangs and narcotics. His prior prosecution experience provides him with knowledge and experience which he uses to aggressively advocate on behalf of his criminal defense clients.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Portale stays active in his legal community through membership in legal organizations. He belongs to the Westchester County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the Columbian Lawyers Association.

Raised in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Portale received a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo. He went on to earn his law degree from the UIC John Marshall Law School. He is qualified to practice law before all New York state courts and several federal and appellate courts.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Constitutional Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Appeals, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

About Richard A. Portale

First Admitted: 1999, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.portalerandazzo.com/attorney-profiles/richard-a-...

Verdicts/Settlements

  • People of the State of New York v. Angelika Graswald

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • , Top 100 DWI Attorneys - New York City - Recognized by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC – for 2014 and 2015
  • , American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - Client Satisfaction Award - 10 Best – for 2015 and 2016
  • , Lawyers of Distinction - for Excellence in Criminal Defense Law – for 2018
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys - Nationally Ranked - Top 10 Attorney Award – for 2018
  • , Westchester Top Attorneys, Westchester Magazine - Selected by peer recognition and professional achievement – October 2019
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers, Litigator of the Year, Criminal Law – for 2019
  • Hudson Valley’s Top Lawyers – for 2021
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement
  • , National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who, top lawyer 2016
  • Lawyers of Distinction top 10% in the USA, Criminal Law
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member, 2017
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense, Top 100 DWI Attorneys, New York City
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, “10 Best” in client Satisfaction

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2019
  • United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division Second Department
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division Fourth Department
  • New York State Bar Association (Criminal Law Section)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Westchester County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of Buffalo, Undergraduate Degree

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Medical
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Office Location for Richard A. Portale

245 Main Street
Suite 340
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-292-0016

Fax: 914-801-5447

Last Updated: 6/10/2021

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