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.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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I've known of Mr. Arnone and his work as an attorney since his years as an Assistant District Attorney, and have relied on his advice relating to criminal law since I started my own Immigration Law practice. In all the years that I have called him with questions relating to criminal law, I have yet to posit a question that he was unable to answer immediately and in great detail. No question was too obscure or complex for him to handle. Let's put it this way- If I were ever arrested, he's the man I would call for help.
Robert Martinez Immigration Attorney
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Mr. Arnone is a tremendous advocate for his clients. We have known each other for years; first, as fellow Manhattan Prosecutors, now as fellow criminal defense attorneys. Eric is smart, works hard, and always fights for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation!
Matthew Smalls Criminal defense Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Of Counsel||Galluzzo & Johnson, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||New York County District Attorney||2001 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2016 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40||N/A||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|
|Federal Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest and False Imprisonment Case Dismissed||Dismissal|
|NY Supreme Court Defamation, False Arrest and False Imprisonment, Assault and Emotional Distress Case Dismissed||Dismissal|
|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|
|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|