Joseph DiBenedetto

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in New York, New York

The Law Office of Joseph DiBenedetto, P.C.
Joseph DiBenedetto
The Law Office of Joseph DiBenedetto, P.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2002

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012

The Law Office of Joseph DiBenedetto, P.C.

1565 Franklin Ave
Suite 301
New York, NY 11501 Visit website


Joseph DiBenedetto is a full service and time-tested criminal defense attorney recognized for his compassion with clients, effective advocacy and proven results in both state and federal court.  Noted for his analytical approach and strong work ethic, DiBenedetto excels when the stakes are high, often delivering some of his best results in some of the most difficult cases. 

DiBenedetto is honest and reliable. He prides himself on providing his clients with a candid assessment of their case. DiBenedetto personally prepares each case as though it will be a trial. This includes intensive review of all discovery and an independent investigation of the facts alleged by the prosecution. More importantly, he is a fearless advocate who does not shy away from difficult legal arguments if they are in the best interest of the client. He has the knowledge and ability to uncover issues and create leverage for his clients in otherwise unwinnable cases. It is these traits that make him a strong trial counsel and a skillful negotiator in cases where there is significant trial risk.

DiBenedetto has a diverse practice and his experience in all aspects of criminal defense allows him to routinely represent those charged with crimes ranging from Money Laundering, Securities Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Labor Fraud and Mortgage Fraud to RICO, Enterprise Corruption, International and Local Narcotics Offenses and other felony and misdemeanor offenses such as Murder and DWI. DiBenedetto has been retained in federal and state criminal matters by clients throughout the United States and throughout the world, including France, Holland, Spain, Lebanon, Colombia and Guatemala.

Mr. DiBenedetto holds licenses to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. He appears before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York; the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

In addition to publishing articles on Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Observer, Mr. DiBenedetto shares his insights on important cases on leading media companies such as Fox News, Time magazine, NBC Nightly News, Fox Sports, Star Magazine, ESPN and CNN. He has also been featured in Lawyer Monthly,, Russo’s magazine and America Oggi.

Mr. DiBenedetto’s active case involvement has earned him several recognitions, including an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high‑degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He also has several five-star ratings and a 10.0 out of 10.0 score on Avvo. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law - Federal, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 2002, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer
  • 10 rating on Avvo
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • District of Connecticut
  • District of New Jersey
  • District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
Educational Background:
  • St. John’s University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1998
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Public perceptions of white-collar crime, along with the scrutiny and penalties associated with it, have changed drastically over the last decade. Individuals who once enjoyed positions of power and prestige have lately become scapegoats for a declining economy, Author, White Collar Defendants Pay For Predecessor's Crimes, Forbes, 2010

Office location for Joseph DiBenedetto

1565 Franklin Ave
Suite 301
New York, NY 11501

Phone: 212-608-5858


11 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012

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