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David A Bythewood

Practice areas:

Litigation, White Collar Crime, Criminal Defense, Contracts & Agreements, Car Accidents, Civil Rights

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About Me

David A. Bythewood holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Hofstra University School of Law and is a trial and transactional lawyer with more than twenty-six (26) years of experience. That experience is in criminal defense, civil litigation and trials, and negotiating all forms of transactions in jurisdictions around the world, and more. In addition, at the Hofstra University School of Law, he teaches both law students and lawyers the art of trial others practice.

Personally, David A. Bythewood is admitted to practice law in New York, Washington, D.C. and a number of federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. But, when needed, permission to handle matters in other jurisdictions is arranged. Matters have been handled in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and Massachusetts and he has been lead counsel for matters in the Bahamas and Germany as well as negotiating in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Bulgaria and the Bahamas.

 Some of the clients of this office have been: Lybia, the Times Mirror Corpobration, the Nassau County Board of Elections, the New York State Thruway Authority, Salman family entities(Salman Brothers-Comindus Group-Universal Genesis) and defending certain persons accused of crimes such as Joseph Gambino.



Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Urdu, Spanish, Hindi, Romanian, Hebrew

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Litigation: 25%
    31 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    31 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 20%
    31 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    31 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Lenore B. Riegel

    I am delighted to endorse David Bythewood. I have known him for more than ten years and found him to be honorable, knowledgeable and very kind. I am very comfortable referring clients to his practice, whether the matter is civil or criminal.


    Lenore Riegel General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David A. Bythewood, Esq.

85 Willis Avenue, Suite J
Mineola, NY, 11501


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau CountyN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. GambiinoSuccessful Defense
United States v. Guardian National BankSuccessful Defense
People v. BenetosSuccessful Defense

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1981