Daniel J. Henry, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hamburg, NY

Villarini & Henry, L.L.P.
 | 16 Main Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: 716-648-0510
Fax: 716-648-1806
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Focused exclusively on criminal defense and personal injury cases, Daniel J. Henry, Jr. has more than 30 years of experience taking matters to state and federal courts. He is a partner at Villarini & Henry, L.L.P., where he advocates for people in Buffalo, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Hamburg, Eden, Evans, Orchard Park, Niagara Falls, Lockport, Kenmore, Grand Island, Amherst, Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, Aurora, Clarence, Lancaster, Boston, Akron, Concord, Collins, Blasdell, Williamsville, Elma, Jamestown, Rochester, Little Valley, Dunkirk and Mayville, New York. He also represents people in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara and Erie counties.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Dayton in 1982, Mr. Henry received a Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1986.

Protecting people’s rights in white collar crime allegations, DUI/DWI, homicide and theft, Mr. Henry knows how to negotiate and litigate to secure a favorable outcome. He works closely with clients and peers, gaining their trust and developing a solid defense. Fellow attorneys regularly refer clients to Mr. Henry due to his track record of success and professionalism.

As a former assistant district attorney, Mr. Henry is highly familiar with the tactics the state uses when building a case against a defendant. Further, he is one of the few attorneys in New York who is certified to handle cases that involve capital punishment. From grand jury investigations to licensing board hearings, Mr. Henry continually prioritizes the quickest, most effective path to resolution.

Mr. Henry is a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General (10%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Daniel Henry, Jr.

Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.villariniandhenry.com/Attorneys/Daniel-J-Henry-Jr...

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyer list - Criminal Defense, 2008 - 2017
  • Listed in "Who's Who in American Law", 1990 - 1991
  • Listed in "Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America", 1990 - 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Death Penalty Cases in New York

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1991 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Board of Directors, 2008-2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1991
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Secretary, 2000-2001
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1987
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Member, 1987 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vice-President, 2002-2007
  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Aid To Indigent Prisoner's Society, Inc., Member, 1990 - Present
  • Immaculata Academy High School, Hamburg, New York, Board of Trustees 2007-2013
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Mentor Program
  • Aid To Indigent Prisoner's Society, Inc., Board of Directors, 1997-2011, 2013-present
  • St. Francis High School, Athol Springs, New York, Board of Directors, 2000-2006
  • Bar Association of Erie County Arbitration Program
  • Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, Inc. Mentor Program
  • Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, Board of Director, February 1, 2015 - Present
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law Moot Court Competition - Judge

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Criminal Law Update: Grand Jury Practice in New York, Lecturer, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ithaca, New York, September 9, 2006
  • Grand Jury Practice in New York, Lecturer, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Syracuse, New York, April 29, 2006
  • The Criminal Trial From Start To Finish in New York: Defense, Lecturer, National Business Institute, November 29, 2005
  • Wade Hearings: A Practical Approach for Defense Attorneys, Lecturer, Aid To Indigent Prisoners Society, Inc. Bar Association of Erie County, May 14, 2005
  • Gunshot Residue Motion, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. ATTICUS Vol. 23 No. 2 at 10, Summer, 2011
  • Criminal Law Bootcamp: Ethical Pitfalls, Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, October 17, 2003
  • Examining 'Testimonial' under the Crawford Ruling, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 78 No. 75 at 1, September 18, 2006
  • Ethical Considerations in a Criminal Case, Lecturer, Erie Institute of Law CLE, June 28, 2003
  • Circuit Court Clarifies Some Post-Booker Sentencing Issues, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 78 No. 44 at 1, June 6, 2006
  • Using an Investigator in Criminal Cases, Lecturer, Aid to Indigent Prisoner Society, Inc., Bar Association of Erie County, Buffalo, New York, 2001
  • Surviving Justice Court, Lecturer, Aid to Indigent Prisoner Society, Inc Bar Association of Erie County, Buffalo, New York, 2000
  • Court of Appeals Addresses Scope of Suspect's Consent, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 78 No. 16 at 1, February 23, 2006
  • Traffic and Impaired Driving in New York State, Lecturer, Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • Attack the Prosecutor's Key Witness with Character Signs, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 77 No. 60 at 1, July 28, 2005
  • Techniques in Criminal Practice, Lecturer, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998
  • Rockefeller Law Reform Puts Relief on the Docket, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 76 No. 105 at 1, December 30, 2004
  • Art and Science of Plea Negotiations and Preserving the Record, Lecturer, Bar Association of Erie County, Buffalo, New York, 1997
  • Notes on use of Statements from Proffer Session at Trial, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 76 No. 79 at 1, September 30, 2004
  • Crawford Ruling Limits Use of Testimonial Statements, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 76 No. 55 at 1 , July 8, 2004
  • Concurrent vs. Consecutive Sentences Under the Penal Law, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 76 No. 37 at 1, May 6, 2004
  • Under What Circumstance is Miranda Waiver Valid?, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 76 No. 1 at 1, January 1, 2004
  • The Ethical Considerations Of Your Client's Perjury, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 75 No. 75 at 1, September 18, 2003
  • Do Judges Have To Keep Their Sentencing Commitments?, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 75 No. 53 at 1, July 3, 2003
  • Does The Attorney-Client Privilege Survive Death?, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 75 No. 35 at 1, May 1, 2003
  • Accepting Cash From Clients, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 74 No. 103 at 1, December 26, 2002
  • Jail House Informant: An Agent of the Prosecution, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 73 at 1, August, 2001
  • The Fine Line of Advising Your Client On A Plea Deal, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 73 No. 16 at 1, February 22, 2001
  • Willard Treatment Program: An Option For Some Clients, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 72 No. 104 at 1, December 28, 2000
  • Incarceration Alternatives Keep Focus on Treatment, Buffalo L.J. Vol. 72 No. 88 at 1, November 2, 2000
  • Opposition To Media's Article 78 to Unseal Record, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, July/August, 1999
  • The Power of the Grand Jury and the Role of Counsel, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, January/February, 1999
  • Crime Scene Search: Suppression of Physical Evidence, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, July/August, 1998
  • Motion to Dismiss Indictment on Grounds that the Prosecution Failed to Present Exculpatory Evidence, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, January/February, 1998
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon: Presumption of Possession and the Grand Jury Instruction, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, May/June, 1997
  • Precluding the Prosecution From Having the Victim Testify in its Case-in-Chief, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, November/December, 1996
  • Cross Examination of the Confidential Informant/Snitch, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, July/August, 1995
  • Closing Arguments: Addressing Accomplice Testimony, N.A.C.D.L. Champion, July, 1995
  • Directing Specific Performance of a Plea Agreement, N.Y.S.A.C.D.L. Mouthpiece, February, 1995
  • Ethical Considerations in a Criminal Case, Lecturer, Erie Institute of Law CLE, Bar Association of Erie County, Buffalo, New York, September 26, 2009

Educational Background:

  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 1982
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Office Location for Daniel J. Henry, Jr.

16 Main Street
Hamburg, NY 14075

Phone: 716-648-0510

Fax: 716-648-1806

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