Henry Fonda, playing young Abe Lincoln, inspired me. I'm still inspired after all... more
Henry Fonda, playing young Abe Lincoln, inspired me. I'm still inspired after all these years. While the business side of a law office is similar to running any business, there is nothing better than vindicating a client's rights in court. That always remains special. It is important to go over a client's case thoroughly. The facts are everything. Then in-depth research is vital ... view profile
Manuel Portela, Jr., Esq. is an alumnus of Fordham University and American... more
Manuel Portela, Jr., Esq. is an alumnus of Fordham University and American University Law School. He is admitted to the New York Bar, New Jersey Bar, and U.S. District Court (First and Second Departments). After graduating from law school, Mr. Portela commenced his legal career working as an Assistant District Attorney at the King's County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York. Durin... view profile
DEFENDING THE ACCUSED/ PROTECTING THE ABUSED: I am a former prosecutor specializing... more
DEFENDING THE ACCUSED/ PROTECTING THE ABUSED: I am a former prosecutor specializing in criminal defense and civil rights cases. I take care of my clients by giving them the personal attention they need. I am always available to speak and discuss their case. Of course, I am committed to getting my clients the best possible results. I am also very reasonable with my fees for representation (cri... view profile
I have a varied personal background. I grew up in New York City and went to City... more
I have a varied personal background. I grew up in New York City and went to City University of New York, York College for Undergraduate and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for my J.D. Prior to Law School I worked in politics for various high profile individuals such as Hillary Clinton and Norman Siegel, to name a few. I also worked in the United Nations researching nuclear weapons for a p... view profile
Thank you for your interest.I am an experienced senior litigator with complex case... more
Thank you for your interest.I am an experienced senior litigator with complex case experience in all phases from inception to trial and beyond. In over 24 years of practice, I personally managed dozens of securities arbitrations and related matters for both brokers and public customers. Represented brokers and firms in enforcement proceedings before the SEC and the NASD.
The U.S. government, sometimes referred to as the “federal” government, has decided that a number of activities are criminal. These federal crimes are typically very serious and are tried in federal courts under special federal rules of procedure. Some examples of federal crimes include the use of biological weapons, acts of civil disorder, kidnapping, and racketeering, just to name a few. If you are accused of a federal crime, you should enlist the services of a federal crime lawyer who works with these federal laws and understands the federal courts and their procedures. This lawyer will be familiar not only with the elements of the crime you are charged with, but also with the defenses available to you.