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Eric Michael Arnone

Eric Michael Arnone

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Appeals

About Me

Eric Michael Arnone is an accomplished and skilled trial litigator who fights his hardest to achieve the best possible outcome for every single client. He brings a decade of criminal law experience to the table after a successful career in one of the country’s most prestigious prosecutor’s office.  It is this wealth of experience and knowledge of how the system works that makes him an effective advocate for those faced with the threat of criminal prosecution, whether the charges include low level “violations” or the most serious felonies where the stakes are the highest. 


Mr. Arnone served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for ten years, first under the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau and then under the Hon. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.  Beginning in 2001, Mr. Arnone was assigned to the trial division where he handled over eleven-hundred criminal cases involving charges for  misdemeanors (petit larceny, marijuana and drug possession, DWI offenses, forgery) as well as serious felonies (drug sale, felony drug possession, firearms possession, attempted murder and murder.  Mr. Arnone was also a member of the office’s domestic violence unit and frequently worked cases with the NYPD’s Major Case Squad investigating bank robberies and kidnappings. He also regularly supervised the office’s early case assessment bureau -- making crucial charging decisions at the early stages of criminal prosecutions -- and participated in legal training and trial advocacy programs geared to help the office’s younger prosecutors hone their courtroom skills.


In 2008, Mr. Arnone was recruited to join the office’s elite “Homicide Investigations Unit,” (later renamed the “Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit”) where he conducted long-term investigations into firearms trafficking, homicides committed by large scale criminal organizations and violent drug gangs, and cases involving “murders for hire.” He also tried conspiracy and murder cases involving the use of cooperating witnesses.  It is here that he gathered the experience to deal with more complicated prosecutions in multiple defendant cases that spanned long periods of time.  Simply put, Mr. Arnone is a tried-and-true criminal litigator who has the knowledge and experience to achieve the best results for his clients.


Mr. Arnone received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from New York University where he graduated magna cum laude as a “University Honor’s Scholar”and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He also received the University’s prestigious “Founder’s Day Award” for attaining the highest bracket of scholastic achievement in his class. 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Appeals: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Matthew John Galluzzo

    I've known Eric for a long time and had the pleasure of working alongside him for many years. He has a rare combination of brains and street smarts and gets great results for his clients. As an advocate he's tough and polished, and in terms of his preparation, he's thorough and detail-oriented. Most importantly, though, he genuinely cares about his clients and goes to war for them. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him if I were in trouble myself.

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    Matthew Galluzzo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Eric is an excellent attorney and brings years of experience as a former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan to the table. I endorse Eric wholeheartedly and without reservation.

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    Seth Chandler Debt & Lending Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Galluzzo & Johnson, LLP

48 Wall St Fl 11
New York, NY, 10005-2907

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Trial AdvocacyBrooklyn Law School2001
University Honor's ScholarNew York University1998
Founder's Day Award - Highest Bracket of Scholastic AchievementNew York University1998
Magna Cum LaudeNew York University1998
Dean's ListNew York University1998
Dean's ListNew York University1997
Dean's ListNew York University1996
Dean's ListNew York University1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselGalluzzo & Johnson, LLP2011 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNew York County District Attorney2001 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Felony and Misdemeanor Panel - NYC Assigned Counsel PlanAttorney2011 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationMember2001 - 2011
Phi Beta KappaMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Federal Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest and False Imprisonment Case DismissedDismissal
NY Supreme Court Defamation, False Arrest and False Imprisonment, Assault and Emotional Distress Case DismissedDismissal
Federal Conspiracy, False Arrest Case DismissedDismissal

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor2000
New York UniversityN/ABA1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fordham UniversityGuest Speaker on Constitutional Criminal Procedure2013
Fordham UniversityGuest Speaker on Constitutional Criminal Procedure2011