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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
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 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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Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About Daniel Henry, Jr.

Admitted: 1987, New York

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

Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Death Penalty Cases in New York

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 1982
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16 Main Street
Hamburg, NY 14075

Phone: 716-648-0510

 

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