Selected as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Eric Michael Arnone is an accomplished and skilled trial litigator who fights his hardest to achieve the best possible outcome for every single client. He brings a decade of criminal law experience to the table after a successful career in one of the country’s most prestigious prosecutor’s office. It is this wealth of experience and knowledge of how the system works that makes him an effective advocate for those faced with the threat of criminal prosecution, whether the charges include low level “violations” or the most serious felonies where the stakes are the highest.
Mr. Arnone served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for ten years, first under the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau and then under the Hon. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Beginning in 2001, Mr. Arnone was assigned to the trial division where he handled over eleven-hundred criminal cases involving charges for misdemeanors (petit larceny, marijuana and drug possession, DWI offenses, forgery) as well as serious felonies (drug sale, felony drug possession, firearms possession, attempted murder and murder. Mr. Arnone was also a member of the office’s domestic violence unit and frequently worked cases with the NYPD’s Major Case Squad investigating bank robberies and kidnappings. He also regularly supervised the office’s early case assessment bureau -- making crucial charging decisions at the early stages of criminal prosecutions -- and participated in legal training and trial advocacy programs geared to help the office’s younger prosecutors hone their courtroom skills.
In 2008, Mr. Arnone was recruited to join the office’s elite “Homicide Investigations Unit,” (later renamed the “Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit”) where he conducted long-term investigations into firearms trafficking, homicides committed by large scale criminal organizations and violent drug gangs, and cases involving “murders for hire.” He also tried conspiracy and murder cases involving the use of cooperating witnesses. It is here that he gathered the experience to deal with more complicated prosecutions in multiple defendant cases that spanned long periods of time. Simply put, Mr. Arnone is a tried-and-true criminal litigator who has the knowledge and experience to achieve the best results for his clients.
Mr. Arnone received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from New York University where he graduated magna cum laude as a “University Honor’s Scholar”and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He also received the University’s prestigious “Founder’s Day Award” for attaining the highest bracket of scholastic achievement in his class.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys studying physics and cosmology, weight training, and sports.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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Eric is a highly dedicated and effective defense attorney whose grasp of the law should bring peace of mind to those facing serious charges in the justice system. He is a passionate advocate who will not only take the time to clearly explain things to you, but one who will also use his knowledge and extensive experience to defend your rights with the utmost zeal. I highly endorse Eric and harbor no hesitation in referring my criminal cases to him.
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Eric is a top flight defense attorney who puts clients needs first. As a former prosecutor he knows the law intimately and can launch a robust defense in your case. I would not hesitate referring my clients to Eric. You can trust that you are in good hands.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Excellence in Trial Advocacy||Brooklyn Law School||2001|
|University Honor's Scholar||New York University||1998|
|Founder's Day Award - Highest Bracket of Scholastic Achievement||New York University||1998|
|Magna Cum Laude||New York University||1998|
|Dean's List||New York University||1998|
|Dean's List||New York University||1997|
|Dean's List||New York University||1996|
|Dean's List||New York University||1995|
|Partner||Galluzzo & Arnone LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Galluzzo & Johnson, LLP||2016 - 2016|
|Of Counsel||Galluzzo & Johnson, LLP||2011 - 2016|
|Assistant District Attorney||New York County District Attorney||2001 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40||Member||2016 - Present|
|Felony and Misdemeanor Panel - NYC Assigned Counsel Plan||Attorney||2011 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Member||1998 - Present|
|National District Attorneys Association||Member||2001 - 2011|
|Second Circuit Victory||Lower Court Victory Upheld on Appeal.|
|Argues and Wins Appeal in Appellate Division, First Department||Dismissal affirmed|
|Federal Conspiracy, False Arrest Case Dismissed||Dismissal|
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|International Business Times||Legal Analysis 'Occupy Wall Street' Arrests||2012|
|The Riverdale Press||Editorial on Politics and Gun Control||2012|
|New York Daily News||Conspiracy to Commit Murder Investigation Press Coverage||2008|
|Geo/Graphi/Culture||Coverage of the King Towers Homicide||2008|
|People Magazine||Actress Rosario Dawson Cleared of Criminal Charges||2005|
|New York Post||Actress Rosario Dawson Cleared of Criminal Charges||2005|
|USA Today||Charges Against Actress Rosario Dawson Dismissed||2005|
|New York Criminal Defense Blawg||Numerous||N/A|
|Brooklyn Law School||N/A||Juris Doctor||2000|
|New York University||N/A||BA||1998|
|"Today's Verdict" TV Show||Wiretaps and Unlawful Surveillance||2016|
|Vanguard or Vandalism? Graffiti Writers and Street Artists Speak||Criminal Law||2014|
|Fordham University||Guest Speaker on Constitutional Criminal Procedure||2013|
|Fordham University||Guest Speaker on Constitutional Criminal Procedure||2011|