Christopher Jude Pelli

Christopher Jude Pelli

Criminal Defense Attorney
Utica, NY




No Misconduct



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About Me

I'm a 40-year old life-long resident of upstate NY. I've been practicing in the areas of personal injury, criminal law and family lawfor the past 13 years. And believe it or not, I have almost always wanted to be a lawyer - ever since the fifth grade! I know that I made the right choice. While practice in these three areas can be very stressful, at times it can be extremely rewarding. I have...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Contingent (25%-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Hourly ($100-$250/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Client Reviews

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Criminal defense case

Posted by: Matthew about 1 month ago.

Chris Pelli is a life saver. I made a mistake that probably most people do everyday to help out a family member or a friend. I contacted Chris Pelli...

Court employee recommends a highly qualified, personable, reasonable, knowledgeable and caring attorney !

Posted by: Lisa 6 months ago.

As a current court employee working and residing in another county, I may know who to hire locally, but had no idea for Oneida county. I reached out...
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Hovanes Margarian
Hovanes Margarian

Glendale, CA

8 days ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.
Nicholas Aaron Passalacqua
Nicholas Passalacqua

Utica, NY

3 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Chris is a wonderful attorney, who zealously fights for his clients rights, in and out of court!
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2000 License Status: Currently registered for the state of New York.
Last updated by Avvo: 06/16/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1997 – 2000

New York State Attorney General


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1999 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

Syracuse University College of Law


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2005 Young Entrepreneur

40 under 40


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2000- present Member

Oneida County Bar Association

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2014 Murder Indictment Dismissed

Utica Observer Dispatch

2014 Sex Charges Dropped

Utica Observer Dispatch

Speaking Engagements

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2005 Law and technology

at The Law and Advancing Technologies

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