Dennis J. Nave

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Syracuse, NY

Nave Law Firm
 | 231 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-285-6283
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Administrative Law (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Dennis J. Nave is managing partner at Nave Law, PLLC, a law firm with offices in Syracuse, New York, and Albany, New York. Defending the rights of people accused of drunk driving/DUI and criminal offenses, Mr. Nave represents clients in Oswego, New York, and throughout Onondaga, Herkimer, Chemung and Cortland counties.

    A native of Syracuse, Mr. Nave earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester. He later earned a Master of Public Administration at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs while concurrently earning his law degree at Syracuse University College of Law. He also took part in a study abroad program at Richmond University – The American University in London and earned a certificate of advanced study in security studies at the Maxwell School’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism.

    As a student, Mr. Nave was active in the Student Bar Association, the Criminal Law Society and other groups and was honored with the Student Bar Association’s Distinguished Services award.

    While still studying for his degrees, Mr. Nave served as an intern for the office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand. He also interned for the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office and as an intern/extern for the New York State Attorney General’s Office. He later returned to the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office as a legal intern, where he performed research, drafted briefs and wrote 440 motions for the Appeals Bureau and assistant district attorneys. Before joining Nave Law, PLLC, he served for nearly four years with a larger firm, where he developed his skills in DWI defense and other types of cases.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Administrative Law
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    DUI/DWI, Licensing, Motor Vehicle Offenses


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    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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    About Dennis Nave

    Admitted: 2015, New York

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    • Honored with the Student Bar Association Distinguished Services Award

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies – Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Student Bar Association, Syracuse University
    • The State Bar of New York
    • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys , 2019
    • National College of DUI Defense - Member, 2019
    • Onondaga County Bar Association , 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs - Master in Public Administration , 2014
    • University of Rochester - B.A., 2011
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    Office Location for Dennis J. Nave

    231 Walton St
    Syracuse, NY 13202

    Phone: 315-285-6283

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    Last Updated: 4/19/2021

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