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     Joseph DiBenedetto is a criminal defense attorney practicing primarily in the federal and state courts of New York. He began his career in 2001 working with a notable sole practitioner. Through hard work, determination and repeated extraordinary results in many high profile cases, Joseph DiBenedetto opened his own firm in 2008.


     Mr. DiBenedetto has successfully represented numerous individuals charged with a wide array of offenses at both the federal and state level. He has successfully represented fellow attorneys, law enforcement personnel, union officials, medical professionals, accountants and CEOs of major corporations. He has secured the pretrial dismissal of numerous cases at both the federal and state level. Additionally, his extensive knowledge of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and state sentencing provisions has benefited numerous clients, earning them significantly reduced sentences.


     Joseph DiBenedetto has been the go to source to all major media outlets regarding high profile matters involving local, national and international issues. His expert analysis has been covered in Time Magazine, NBC Nightly News, E!, CNN, and FoxNews, amongst others. As a result of his successes and rapid climb within the criminal defense field, Mr. DiBenedetto has been featured in the Italian daily newspaper America Oggi.


     Mr. DiBenedetto is a member of the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Columbian Lawyers Association and The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Languages spoken: Italian, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    15 years, 450 cases

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian C. Pascale

    Joseph DiBenedetto has been an invaluable asset to my law practice. Having worked and consulted with Mr. DiBenedetto on several matters I can without hesitation endorse him as a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner of criminal law. Being a personal injury attorney I have no business representing clients on criminal matters. On multiple occasions I have confidently referred my clients, and referrals from clients, to Mr. DiBenedetto regarding complex and serious criminal matters. Each time the feedback from the person was the same, they were grateful that they were referred to Mr. DiBenedetto and his firm.


    Brian Pascale Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Joseph DiBenedetto, P.C.

The Woolworth Building
233 Broadway, Suite 2707
New York, NY, 10279-2704

786 King Georges Road
Fords, NJ, 08863



NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015
DCInactive 200311/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbia Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
ForbesWhite-Collar Defendants Pay For Predecessors' Crimes2010
news observerMerely Suspending Gilbert Arenas Does Not Solve The NBA's Image Problem2010
The Huffington PostLoose Lips Sink Ships, But Should John Gotti Jr. Have Testified In Order To Avoid Another Hung Jury?2009
New York State Bar AssociationCriminal Justice Journal2000
New York State Bar AssociationCriminal Justice Journal1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
St John's UniversityGovernment and PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Daily BuzzIndictment of Michael Jackson's Doctor2010
ESPN RadioCriminal Investigation Surrounding Ben Roethlisberger2010
CNBCBernie Madoff Investigation2010
The Jim Bohannon ShowCriminal Implications Of The Tiger Woods Scandal2009
The Jim Bohannon ShowFort Hood Shooting2009
The Bev Smith ShowCelebrity Criminal Cases2009
Talkline with Zev BrennerFort Hood Shooting2009
Strategy Room Cops and CasesCriminal Cases2009
Korel Radio ShowMike Tyson2009
CNNDeath Penalty2009