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John P. Buza

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Konta, Georges & Buza P.C.
233 Broadway, Suite 900
New York, NY 10279
Phone: 212-710-5166
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2009
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

John P. Buza is a founding and senior partner at Manhattan based Konta, Georges & Buza, P.C.

Mr. Buza’s practice focuses on criminal defense law, including Federal and white collar criminal defense, and represents clients throughout the New York metropolitan area who are facing felony and lesser charges.

Mr. Buza has experience with matters involving assault, battery, domestic violence, drug and alcohol violations, drug crimes, DUI/DWI, expungement, failure to pay child support, false accusations, fraud, juvenile delinquency, murder, overdrawn bank accounts, sex crimes, and tax evasion and theft. He also handles civil rights cases involving excessive force, false arrest, malicious prosecution, police brutality and wrongful conviction.

Additionally, Mr. Buza handles all aspects of the criminal process, from arrest and arraignment to working with parole and probation officers. He has been a licensed attorney since 2009 and has handled thousands of cases in state and federal courts over the course of his career. He is admitted in New York and New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Recognized as one of New York’s top criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Buza has been selected to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2018.

Mr. Buza is a dedicated advocate and committed to providing personalized service and fighting for the rights of his clients. Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, he served as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. This experience provided him with exceptional knowledge in terms of prosecutors’ methods.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Buza is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University and received his law degree from New York Law School.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Police Misconduct, DUI/DWI


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About John P. Buza

First Admitted: 2009, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Southern District of New York
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers
  • New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Educational Background

  • Stony Brook University, B.A.


  • Not guilty after trial on multiple counts of attempted murder and felony weapons possession., 2016
  • Convinced judge to find police officer incredible in suppressing firearm and forcing District Attorney's Office to dismiss case. , 2019
  • Not guilty after trial on identity theft and criminal possession of stolen property charges. , 2019
  • Not guilty on felony gun possession., 2017
  • Not guilty on first degree criminal sale of controlled substance., 2016
  • Not guilty verdict after trial on fraud case., 2017
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Office Location for John P. Buza

233 Broadway
Suite 900
New York, NY 10279

Phone: 212-710-5166

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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