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Edward V. Sapone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Sapone & Petrillo, LLP
40 Fulton St, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 646-396-3516
Fax: 212-349-9003
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2000
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
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 federal and state 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 criminal defense counsel to the Government of Mexico through its Consulate in Manhattan. He is a recent past-president of The New York Criminal Bar Association, and is the current chair of the Sentencing Committe. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("NACDL"), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Council and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("NYSACDL").

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Edward V. Sapone

First Admitted: 2000, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Each week, the New York Criminal Bar Association posts on its website Ed Sapone's Decisions of the Week, a summary by Edward V. Sapone, Esq. of the published NY federal (Second Circuit) and state  (court of appeals and all appellate divisions) appelate court decisions and summary orders., Ed Sapone's Decision's of the Week, New York legal community

Other Outstanding Achievements

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • As chair of the NYCBA's Sentencing Committee, Ed Sapone lectured at this continuing legal education seminar., Guest Lecturer, Federal Sentencing: The Modern American Trial, Annual Second Circuit Roundup CLE Seminar by Richard Levitt, NY federal criminal defense attorneys, 2018
  • Ed Sapone was the lecturer at this continuing legal education seminar attended by NY and NJ lawyers., CLE Lecturer, Defending Against Federal White Collar Prosecutions in NY and NJ, Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, NY and NJ legal bar, 2018
  • Ed Sapone was a lecturer at the NYCLA in Manhattan for this continuing legal education seminar. , CLE Lecturer, High Profile Criminal Trials: Anatomy of Defending the Public Enemy, New York County Lawyers' Association, NY/NJ legal community, 2018
  • Teacher, Trial Techniques, Hofstra Law School in New York

Educational Background

  • Fordham University, Bachelor of Arts

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Virginia Pro Hac Vice
  • Pro Hac Vice- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2018
  • Pro hac vice- US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2018
  • New York State
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
  • Treasurer, New York Criminal Bar Association, 2008-2012
  • New Jersey Pro Hac Vice
  • California Pro Hac Vice
  • Pennsylvania Pro Hac Vice
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
  • Board of Directors, New York Criminal Bar Association, 2008-present
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Florida Pro Hac Vice
  • Nevada Pro Hac Vice
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • District of Colorado
  • President, New York Criminal Bar Association, March 2015-present, 2015
  • Puerto Rico Pro Hac Vice
  • Connecticut Pro Hac Vice

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Minimum 100 hours per year pro bono criminal defense representation, 2001
  • More than 100 hours pro bono services, 2020


  • Proclamation of Honor, New York State Senator Jose Peralta, 2010
  • Ed Sapone has been selected to SuperLawyers every year since 2014., Super Lawyers
  • Proclamation of Honor, New York State Senator Jose Peralta, 2014
  • Top New York Verdicts, VerdictSearch, 2010
  • Citation of Honor by the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens, 2009
  • Citation of Honor, New York State Assemblyman Francisco P. Moya, 2011
  • 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers

Representative Clients

  • Consulate of Mexico in New York, 2020

Industry Groups

  • and private sector
  • Banking
  • Corporate
  • Financial
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Legal
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Office Location for Edward V. Sapone

40 Fulton St
17th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Phone: 646-396-3516

Fax: 212-349-9003

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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