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I am an attorney based in Manhattan who practices criminal defense and civil rights litigation in New York State and Federal Court. I am a former prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and have handled over a thousand cases in my career. I am also licensed to practice law in New Jersey.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Cary Louis London

    Mr. Buza is a top notch criminal defense and civil rights attorney. His oral advocacy skills coupled with his aggressive trial tactics make give him a winning combination in the courtroom. Would highly recommend using this attorney.


    Cary London Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Steven M. Warshawsky

    I have known John since he worked with me as an intern in the United States Attorney's Office EDNY several years ago. He has a broad base of legal knowledge and experience, superior analytical and advocacy skills, and a commitment to providing his clients with dedicated, excellent representation. John has my highest endorsement!


    Steven Warshawsky Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of John Buza, P.C.

225 Broadway, Suite 715
New York, NY, 10007


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Best Brief, Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court CompetitionEmory University School of Law2007
Excellence in Written and Oral AdvocacyNew York Law School Moot Court Society2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney New York County2008 - 2014
Legal InternNew York County Defender Services2007 - 2007
Legal InternUs Attorney Office Eastern District Of New York2007 - 2007
Legal InternKings County D.A.2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of the Bar of New York CityN/A2014 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. JCase dismissed
People v. DNegotiated non-jail disposition
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law School Moot CourtFact Pattern Froessel Moot Court Competition2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
State University of New York, Stony BrookPhilosophy and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pace Trial AdvocacyJudge at Trial Advocacy Mock Trial2014