Based on 20 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Posted by Elliot, a DUI client,
Robert did an excellent job. Was very straight forward and realistic about my situation. Everything played out exactly as he said it would. He was fair and thorough on the different options I had and the costs associated with each choice. He was professional and responsive throughout the entire process as well as afterwards. I would highly recommend Robert.
Posted by PJ/CM, a DUI client,
On September 13th 1985 a television sitcom called “Golden Girls” aired for the very first time... The lyrics were... "Thank you for being a friend, Traveled down the road and back again, Your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant. And if you threw a party, Invited everyone you ever knew, You would see the biggest gift would be from me... And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend."
Robert Brunetti took a call on a cold January morning in the year 2012 & the hysterics were nearly Oscar worthy. It was me on the other end. I was a distressed basket case. The greatest love of my life had been arrested a year earlier for suspicion of DWI after a motor vehicle accident & the case was being represented by a raving lunatic. The attorney “representing” us had worsened the case to a point where the District Attorney could have went to Hawaii for a month & handled the slam-dunk from a sand filled beach under a sun-drenched sky.
From the start of the very first phone call something was quite different about Robert & it was more than clear as to just what that was... He's simply a man who doesn't care for “the job” but rather cares for “the client”. Not many whom today can proudly wear that badge. Robert spent his personal drive time on the phone with me and when I tried to let him go so he would be safe or so that he could call his wife or kids during the precious little time he had to himself he said... “No... go ahead... this is what I do... my wife is amazing... she understands.”
At one point as we went along with the case discussion, Robert asked “So...What do you want to come out of this?” We said we wanted to walk away like it never happened... he said “Okay”... & proceeded along as if this were a walk in the park. Not because it was actually a walk in the park because it was anything but... & not because it was easy because again; it was anything but... but because he was a man on a mission & had just switched over to the second coming of The Terminator.
Before we'd finished going over the case, before contracts were signed & he was officially our new attorney, & before money was exchanged; Robert became irate on our behalf & started working his ass to the bone. He never stopped. He never once took a breath & if he did it was only to breathe new life into us. He never once forgot us or about us or what the case was about. He was never mean, never impatient, never made us feel dirty or guilty. After meeting Robert's incredibly superb associates Ken Fitzgerald & Scott Benjamin we not only knew we made the right move but we felt like we were home—with family. We felt as though we belonged; & like there was hope.
The greatest gift one can give is the gift of selflessness & that's just what this firm does every second of every minute of every single day. They fight, they defend, they protect, they share, they give, they make you laugh, hold your hand when you cry & they carry you when the fear will no longer let you stand up straight on your own. They know pain and fright, they relate & are relatable. They play hard, they play well, and they play to win... They're united group, right down to the unbelievably fantastic legal assistant/office secretary Marsha. Together they are a force stronger than any fire or storm could ever be—& they never let you down.
Robert says his firm is “expensive” but this isn't true... for the quality of work this beloved firm does they're working for pennies—and believe me they are worth every bit of their price & a million times more.
Our case worked out perfectly—one couldn't ask for more. As I sit savoring the taste of the sweet freedom these incredible warriors won for us... I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it's bittersweet... not because we aren't happy to have walked away with ZERO criminal record but because the pain of having to walk away from the people we have come to know as family is perhaps all to much to bear. “Thank you for being a friend.” We truly love you!
Posted by a DUI client,
Robert is a stand up guy. When i first met him i was working with another lawyer, another good guy but i wanted to feel out my options as i never thought i would be in this situation. I was referred to him by a local official in law enforcement that had to face him. He stated to me that if i was ever in that situation "that's the guy I want"!!!! So I did my research and digging and found out that I needed to meet him. So i made and arrangement to meet him and he was more than welcoming. We discussed the case and the facts and he sounded very confident that was a winnable case in a genuine fashion, (not as a salesman). So I decided to retain him and move forward. I was a very pro active client and worked with Mr Brunetti trying to feed him as much info as possible that would help him help me. This case seemed to be taking for ever and the DA was very persistent to prosecute for an aggravated felony. when things were not feeling so comfortable i sought out advice from other lawyers and was on the verge of making a move. We pushed off the case for a day to think. I went to lunch with Robert and he reassured me that we were strong and had a great case. I stuck with my guns and decided to stick with the man i chose, and let the facts prove themselves. through out this whole process Robert and his assistant, Ken Fitzgerald, were very informative and helpful. They walked me through the process and when ever there was a question they responded. There was alot at stake for me and i couldn't have been happier with the outcome. At the mapp hearing Robert was on point with his facts and definately gave the arresting officer as much as he could handle. He was persistent, factual, aggressive, yet respectful. (like a bulldog in a suit and tie). He told me where he was going to capitalize and how we would win. He was correct. Bottom line -- THE MAN KNOWS HIS FACTS. Not all lawyers are created equal and I'm glad my gut told me to pick him!
Posted by Rene, a DUI client,
I was referred to Mr. Brunetti by a friend of mine who was a client of his. This friend was acquitted after a trial. She did me an enormous favor by referring me to Robert, because I have relied on him three times over the last 11 years and he has delivered excellent results for me each time. He defeated both of the refusal hearing I had to attend. His cross examination of the police officer in one of my cases at a pre-trial hearing was so effective that the DA eventually offered me a disorderly conduct plea. The other two cases were plead down to violations as well. Mr. Brunetti, his partners, and their staff were just consummate professionals throughout the entire time that I have known them. I can and have referred Mr. Brunetti enthusiastically and without reservation to anyone who requires the services of a defense attorney.
Posted by a DUI client,
Robert Brunetti is one of a kind. He did better than expected and got me a not guilty verdict on all counts for a DWI arrest with a high reading. He gave100% when he was on the stand at my hearing and trial and fought for me with passion and determination. He's extremely knowledgeable on the law and the breathalyzer and was able to intelligently explain that the machine is unreliable and that I was not guilty! I am so grateful for him giving his all at my trial, and as a result, the jury found me not guilty. I highly recommend Robert Brunetti for anyone who wants to win. I don't think anyone else could have done it.
Posted by Dean, a DUI client,
I am a firm believer that Robert J. Brunetti of BRUNETTI & ASCIONE is the best in the bussiness. To make long story short, I was going to court for a dwi and i walked out the court with a speeding ticket. This Law Firm came with a game plan and they worked hard all nine innings. Robert J. Brunetti had a solid team. They know the Law and did their job. My hat goes off to the firm of BRUNETTI & ASCIONE .! Special shout out goes to Kenneth Fitzgerald who worked as a solid pitcher(sorry if i spelled your name wrong) But if YOUY HAVE FAITH, BRUNETTI & ASCIONE will not let you down. This is THE best work i have seen since Matt Lock .! This firm is the BEST. They came out swinging and i left the court house with a clean record. They know the LAW. Robert and Kenneth are the law for us civilians, once again my hat goes off to Rob, Ken, and the secretary. They had the resorces and the workforce get the job done. I would not trust any other firm to do the work they did.
Posted by a client,
I can not say enough about this attorney. He was recommended to me by a family friend to represent me in a case that was close to two years old. My previous lawyer - Frank Adipietro was a horrible and dishonest human being and you can read his reviews on this site.
Mr. Brunetti took over and literally fixed my life within a matter of months. He is the most involved, intelligent and caring person I could possibly imagine. I was told by many that he is the best person to go to in NY, but I was obviously skeptical at first. His performance however, was movie-worthy. Because I did not want to plea to any reduced deals, I decided to go to trial in my case.
Mr. Brunetti worked late nights and called me early mornings every day during the trial, helping me prepare. His research skills, legal expertise and charisma can only be compared to a TV character.
All the chargers against me were dropped. It was not an accident – it was due to his amazing and hard work. I can not recommend him enough. Do not waste your time and money with anyone else and hire the best from the first time. I wish I did.
Posted by a DUI client,
Mr. Brunetti was recommended 9 months ago by a friend of mine who was a court officer. It was easily the best move I could have made. The team of attorneys were nothing honest and professional with the way they dealt with me through this stressful time. They made sure I was aware of all possible outcomes with my case. In the end not only were they able to help me get out of any jail time, but they also helped me avoid a possible 3 years of probation. I could not image any other team would have gotten the same result.
Posted by Frederico, a Federal Crime client,
Mr. Brunetti is the best, most professional, trustworthy lawyer I have ever come across. Mr Brunetti along with his office are the most professional attorneys I have dealt with. They have experience and the knowledge to best assist you. After meeting him I will not deal with any other attorney. I highly recommend Mr Brunetti, they assisted me out of jam. I will forever be thankful for their service.
Posted by a DUI client,
If you are like me and find yourself facing an aggravated DWI charge in Nassau County Long Island, you are going to NEED to retain an experienced lawyer. Nassau County is extremely strict and they enforce some of the HARSHEST penalties. If you are reading this review, and are skeptical- just wait till you start finding out about all the penalties that you will be facing. I don’t wish it upon my worst enemy. About 9 months ago, I was charged with an aggravated DWI. It was the scariest and most stressful time in my life. Upon the recommendation of a friend in law enforcement, I immediately went to see Mr. Brunetti. I knew, I was facing strict punishments: jail time, inpatient/outpatient treatment, 3 years probation, and even could be a possible felony charge. Mr Brunetti will walk you through the steps of what to expect. Trust me, you are going to need someone by your side through this diffiuclt time in your life. He will navigate you through this difficult road. Brunetti and his associates took care of pretty much everything. They anticapted possible issues and were on top of everything. They are very experienced- and that is definitely what you need. I am writing this review a week after my sentencing. I could not be happier with Brunetti’s service and the outcome. There is no doubt in my mind, that had I not been represented by Brunetti, I would have most likely spent 5-10 days in jail and doing 3 years’ probation, if not worse. Also, Brunetti was there every-time I called to answer my questions or concerns. He is very professional, and quick to respond.