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Paul V. Prestia

Paul V. Prestia

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI & DWI

About Me

DEFENDING THE ACCUSED/ PROTECTING THE ABUSED:


I am a former prosecutor specializing in criminal defense and civil rights cases. I take care of my clients by giving them the personal attention they need. I am always available to speak and discuss their case.  Of course, I am committed to getting my clients the best possible results. I am also very reasonable with my fees for representation (criminal matters) and my civil rights cases are based on contingent fee structure.


 


I  have provided legal commentary on Television (ABC Eyewitness News, WPIX 11 Morning News, FIOS1 News), Internet (Huff Post Live, Democracy Now) and radio outlets (WWRL, WVOX) and have been quoted in various newpapers (The New Yorker, The New York Times, NY Daily News, NY Post)

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Civil Rights: 60%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    15 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    0 years
  4. Federal Crime: 10%
    0 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Adam S. Covitt

    I have known Paul Prestia for over 15 years. He is a talented attorney and zealous advocate. I recommend him without reservation.

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    Adam Covitt Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Maryam Jahedi

    Attorney Prestia is a zealous, knowledgable, and passionate advocate who cares deeply for his clients. He is well respected in the community of criminal defense and civil rights lawyers. I strongly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation.

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    Maryam Jahedi Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Prestia Law Firm

65 Broadway,
Suite 716
New York, NY, 10006-2503

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 20 Most Popular Interviews of 2014Democracy Now!2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Prestia Law Firm, PLLC2003 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyKings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney1999 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyKings Country (Brooklyn) District Attorney1999 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York County Lawyers' Associationcivil rights committee2014 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Colombian Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kalief Browder v. The City of NYN/A
US v. Francisco PicadoN/A
Cops Acted like DildopesN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NY Daily NewsQueens mom, daughter suing NYPD for $1 million over gun-in-oven arrest2015
Opportunity livesAttorney interview2015
New Yorker MagazineBefore The Law2014
THE NEW YORK TIMESTHE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE TWICE STOLEN MOTORCYCLES2012
ny postordeal of wrong guy in bronx rape2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
State University of New York, College at GeneseoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UCLA Law SchoolThe Extraordinary Quest For Justice2015
Inside City HallExplosive Rikers Videos2015
Huff Post LiveRiker Reform2015
Huff Post Lice- Marc Lamont HillCOmmentary on Explosive Rikers Videos2015
FIOS1 NewsRIKERS ISLAND2014
Democracy NowSolitary Confinment2014
ABCThe Kalief Browder Story2014
Huffington Post LiveJailed without Conviction2013