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About Me

 As a former Court Attorney for the Appellate Division Second Department, Robert Siano worked directly on over 100 civil and criminal appeals, writing confidential memoranda, including slip opinions, for the Honorable panel of Justices of the Court.



After gaining invaluable appellate experience, Robert Siano worked as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, prosecuting neglect cases on behalf of the Administration for Children’s Services, handling a large caseload representing children in the city of New York.


Since 2007, Robert Siano has been in private practice and has continued to represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and appeals.  While focusing on criminal law, Mr. Siano also represented clients in civil matters, including torts, family law, guardianships, landlord/tenant matters and gained experience handling cases in the Federal Courts of the State of New York.


Robert Siano is a member of the Putnam County Criminal 18-B Panel, representing indigent defendants on behalf of the County and is a member of the Part 36 Panel in the Bronx.  Additionally, Robert Siano is a member of the Appellate Division Second Department 18-B Panel representing appellants and children in Family Court Appeals.


Robert Siano has taught Business Law at Westchester Community College and has made other speaking engagements in the areas of criminal law, business law and intellectual property.


In 2013, Robert Siano was a judicial candidate for the Bronx County Supreme Court (12th Judicial District).  In 2014, Robert Siano was a judicial candidate for the New York City Civil Court of Bronx County. 


Robert Siano is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, Class of 2003.  He attended undergraduate school at New York University.


Robert Siano is a member of the Diamond Thistle Lodge and is a 3rd Degree Freemason.  He has written various legal articles for online forums such as American Express OPEN.


Robert Siano was born in the Bronx, where he has lived for the majority of his life.  He was raised by two amazing parents, his Father, Roy D. Siano, was born in the Bronx and is the publisher of New York’s leading lottery news magazine, Lotto News and Lotto Stats.  His Mother, Anabel Siano, was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and moved with her parents to the United States, where she became a citizen and worked for 37 years at Kings Harbor Multicare Center in the Bronx.  He has one sibling, Dennis Siano, who is a web designer and engineer.



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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    11 years, 100 cases
  2. Appeals: 50%
    11 years, 125 cases



Contingent (33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

34 total 

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Robert D. Siano, Esq.

399 Knollwood Road
Suite 301
White Plains, NY, 10603-1936


NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Selected AttorneyWho's Who of Attorneys Westchester County2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Law Office of Robert D. Siano2008 - Present
Criminal AttorneyPutnam County 18-b Criminal Panel2008 - Present
18-B Appellate AttorneyAppellate Divison Second Department2008 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWestchester Community College2008 - 2010
Special Assistant Corporation CounselAdministration for Children's Services2006 - 2007
Court AttorneyAppellate Division Second Department2004 - 2006
Legal InternLaw Office of Richard Dieguez2002 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Freemasons3rd Degree2012 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v Dr. Richard LucenteNo Jail Time
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Publication NameTitleDate
InspiyrHow to Start Your Own Business2012
American ExpressWhat Your Small Business Can Learn From a Rock Band2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. John's UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
New York UniversityPsychologyN/A2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
RainDanceFoundations of Law2015
Law and the ArtsFoundations of Law Part 22015
Forum on Appellate Law in Family CourtAppellate Law2015
EthicsWestchester Local Mason Convention2015
InspiyrationStarting a Business2014
Forum for the ArtsTrial Advocacy2013
Intellectual Property Law SeminarSmall Business from a Rock Band2012
399 Knollwood Road GatheringCriminal Law 20122012
Legal VoiceBusiness Law2010