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Stephen N. Preziosi

Appeals Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   11 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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FEDERAL APPEALS LAWYER IN ALL 50 STATES CALL 844-938-2986

The Law office of Stephen N. Preziosi handles appeals of criminal convictions in all U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and in New York State Appellate Courts (including Appellate Divisions and the New York Court of Appeals). Whether your case is under the Penal Law in New York State Courts or under Federal Law in the U.S. District Courts, I have extensive experience with all types of appeals of criminal convictions in both the New York State Courts and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.

I am a criminal appeals lawyer have pursued appellate cases in the Appellate Divisions, the Appellate Terms and the highest court in the State of New York, the New York Court of Appeals. This included appeals of felony convictions in New York State Courts, appeals of Federal Criminal Convictions in the various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and successfully identified legal issues, designed and written briefs and conducted oral argument.

In many criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts there is a need to review certain constitutional issues and the development of new evidence found after a criminal defendant has been through the entire appellate process in his/her State Courts.

In the Federal Courts the accused, or appellant, can have the State Appellate Courts decision reviewed in the Federal Courts through the Writ of Habeas Corpus or the Writ of Errors Coram Nobis. It is important that the petitions for these types of applications be brought in a timely manner and that the correct issues are raised so that the Appellant will have the greatest possible chance for success. An experienced appellate attorney will be familiar with the process and procedures necessary to execute these important applications on behalf of the client. ?I have prepared numerous Writs of both Habeas Corpus and Coram Nobis for clients and have extensive experience in this area of the law.

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Licensed for 22 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi
48 Wall Street
1-800-APPEALS
New York, NY, 10005

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Posted by Marika | December 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Appeals Attorney
I would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who is looking for a federal criminal appeals attorney! He deals with federal cases in every state! I consulted him on behalf of my boyfriend who has been serving years in prison for a crime he didn’t do. We spoke for over an hour, and he really took the time to listen to me and review my boyfriend’s case. He gave me his honest professional unbiased opinion of my boyfriend’s options free of charge and has been so incredibly helpful! Don’t hesitate to contact him if you need a lawyer or need any legal professional advice!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sara Jackson
The best way to describe Stephen Preziosi is brilliant. He is as zealous as they come. As opposing counsel, I observed Stephen fight tooth and nail for his client. If you are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate attorney, Stephen is the man for you! He will stop at nothing to win cases for his clients and he knows the intricacies of laws to make that happen.
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Posted by Anthony | March 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A dedicated lawyer
Thank you Stephen for being an HONEST lawyer who believed in me and KNEW I was done wrong and unfairly by the justice system, Thank you for your HARD work dedication to my defense and fighting for me like it was your life and freedom on the line, You brought me home to my family, through the grace of God, you got me my appeal bond approved and got me a reversal, I highly recommend him as the guy to get the job done. When I see you I owe you a big HUG Thank you for your patience, and honesty Everything you said you were going to do you DID I never met a lawyer that ever told the truth and fought for me and my family like you I wish I could give you a higher rating and a million stars lol Thank you Steve I will be forever grateful
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Posted by Ibrahim | October 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appeal lawyer like no other
He's one the rare lawyers who loves his work. You can tell it, the moment you approach him. While most other lawyers won't even touch your case before getting hired or try to give you a quick unhelpful answer, Stephen took time to explain to me how the appeal system works before even getting to my case. He took time to explain lawyer methodology, how to tell a story from your facts and how to convince the court instead of just putting dry statements and citations. He truly understands the system and he clearly explains it to his clients before diving in. Then he even took time to listen me, read what I wrote, understand what I've gone through, then, and only then, went ahead to help with my brief. Every time he was fixing a mistake, he was actually teaching me how to do it correctly in future. From his touch to my case and his thought process, you can tell he's extremely experienced. My case was a small civil case, otherwise I'd also hire him in a heartbeat. But even in my situation, his touch to my brief made the whole difference. He didn't just give me few tricks, or fixes, he gave me a whole new fresh approach.
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Posted by Joe | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This guy is a Rock Star!!!
I contacted Stephen to do an appeals case for me. He worked with me at every step of the way. He sent me work that he was submitting, and it blew me away. I met him for the first time for oral arguments for my case. I had no idea what to expect. He had always been very kind and respectful to me and was hoping he would really deliver a prime-time performance. He did not disappoint. I had a few people watching the case online and my phone lit up with comments like your “Your lawyer is amazing” or “my God, your lawyer crushed it”. I have trusted lawyers in the past and felt very disappointed. This man treated me and argued for me like he was family. Without him by my side during this process, I don’t know where I would be right now. He tells you his opinion and lets you know everything from the start. He knows all the nuances of the appeals process and makes a terrifying process much more palatable. He has been realistic about the expectations from the beginning; however, he has a plan in his head to win. He doesn’t like to lose. He is the type of lawyer I can see arguing before the Supreme Court of the United States. He’s that good!
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Posted by Risilda Laho | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Clever Lawyer
Aside from Stephen’s vast knowledge as an Appellate Lawyer, he is one of the most compassionate and helpful Attorney’s I have ever met. Both he and his staff exhibit an unwavering commitment to service and he has created a positive culture unlike any law firm I have seen. Whenever I have questions, he has always gotten back to me in a more than timely fashion. With all this in mind, he has a great attitude, he is pleasant, always gracious and professional!
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Posted by Bernard | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, knows his stuff!!
Stephen helped me during my situation trying to overturn a case from 1998. He treated me like family, always there to explain the process and the status. He always had time for me and made me feel like everything was ok with no guarantees but with his knowledge he knew how much work he would put into our case. He was dedicated throughout the entire process never gave up on me. He never asked for more money which is what most lawyers do. He was so professional, kind, courteous, really knows the procedures he specializes in. Would highly recommend him to anyone who is asking. I could not have asked for a better person to handle my case.
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Posted by Scott | August 12, 2015
He navigates every twist in the labyrinth with ease... and he's loyal !!
As a client, I'm glad to recommend Steve Preziosi's legal services for appellate or other post-conviction representation. He is articulate, tough, devoted to justice, and possesses knowledge as vast as any client could hope for. For us, in an unjust criminal matter, he quickly and impressively harmonized our complicated legal and practical considerations, then authored a workable strategy. He defends his empirically grounded conclusions with complete confidence and clarity - and without fear. He's never patronizing, tells it like it really is, and always takes the time necessary to put a client at ease. Based on my experience, if you or a loved one ever lands in a foxhole -- such as New York's court system -- I know Steve Preziosi is one loyal guy you'd want by your side. He just never stops believing there's a way out.
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Posted by jane | August 7, 2015
Worth Every Penny
I stumbled upon Counselor Preziosi online when I was exploring the possibility of filing an appeal in my father's guardianship proceeding. I had felt that the court and the Judge were unjust and unfair in how they ruled against me and against my father's best interest. Of all the attorneys I had consulted, Mr. Preziosi is the only one that gave me the confidence I needed to move forward with an appeal. Along the way, Mr. Preziosi has been very clear in educating me about how the justice system works. Mr. Preziosi's experience and strength is just what a potential litigant needs when faced with a justice system that is flawed at best and corrupt in worst case scenarios. There are no guarantees but Mr. Preziosi has given me a shot and an opportunity to tell the truth to a higher, more sophisticated court.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A MAN THAT HAS HELPED ME WHEN NOBODY ELSE HAS,!
I can't remember clearly how I met MR PREZIOSI all I do know hes a man of truth.to myself I said he going to give me the run around like the other50 lawyers ive came in contact with I was totally wrong. I explained my situation to this man and I didn't even finish before he stop looked me in my face and made it clear that he would HELP ME.i was shocked I explained I have nothing but the truth im 47 years old that man made me cry again he looked me in my eyes and stop crying .I GOT YOU. PREZIOSI THAT MAN IS 1000 % THOROUGH. ANY BODY THATS LISTENING THAT MAN HAS YOUR BACK.JUST BE TRUTHFUL..NO B.S PEACE
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Posted by Pete | August 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear, concise, but with heart
I consulted with Mr. Preziosi on a very serious and extremely sensitive family issue that required legal counsel and advice difficult to locate as a lay person over the internet. His insights were very useful in getting to the best possible outcome for a very bleak situation. Mr. Preziosi provided information in lay persons terms and professional in his demeanor to build trust and repore to quickly get to the heart of the matter. I would highly recommend Mr. Preziosi’s legal services and counsel.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Appeals Attorney
  • Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi
  • 2007 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Suffolk County Legal Aid Society - Felony Bureau
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Public Defender
  • Suffolk County Legal Aid Society - District Court Bureau
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • St. John's University Business School
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • People v. Tuthill
  • Conviction Reversed

Associations

  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • The First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • University Foundation Award
  • StonyBrook University
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Writing Better Legal Briefs Using Literary Techniques
  • 2016
  • CLE Presentation
  • The appellate Process
  • 2016
  • Legal Research And Writing Class
  • Writing Briefs and Legal Writing for Criminal Appeals
  • 2015
  • St. Johns University School of Law
  • Birth, Life & Death of a Criminal Appeal
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • 1st Amendment Rights & Search Engine Optimization
  • 2014
  • St. Johns University School of Law
  • Birth, Life & Death of a Criminal Appeal
  • 2013
  • Nassau Criminal Bar Association
  • Padilla vs. Kentucky
  • 2012
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Padilla vs. Kentucky
  • 2012
  • Negotiating the Post Padilla Minefield
  • Padilla v. Kentucky
  • 2010
  • CLE Presentation
  • Birth, Life & Death of a Criminal Case
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Appeals Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you are involved in any kind of appellate matter, you need to contact Stephen Preziosi. I have never worked with a more dedicated attorney. Stephen is undoubtedly who I would hire if I needed someone to do my appeal."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Preziosi. He handles all appeals for my clients. He is currently handling an appeal of a commission dispute related to a $100MM transaction for on of my clients. He is also experienced in appealing convictions of those who are facing life sentences in prison. He is a legal giant in Appellate Practice, which is why I trust him; and put my clients' lives in his hands."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top level appellate attorney. If I have an appellate issue, Stephen is the first person I call. No case too complex. Highly recommended."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Preziosi is a fantastic appellate attorney with an uncanny clarity in all legal matters relating to both Federal and State criminal and civil rights cases. He is my go-to guy. I highly recommend Mr. Preziosi for any Criminal or Civil Rights appellate matter."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Steve for years and he has proven to be a great resource for knowledge and experience when it comes to appeals."
Appeals Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is truly an impressive appeals lawyer. His deep understanding of the appellate process makes him the best lawyer of :last resort". When everyone else has failed you, call Stephen."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I use Steve for all my motions, legal research and appellate work. His work product is outstanding and his ability to craft a winning argument is exemplary. I highly recommend Stephen Preziosi as a zealous advocate and a highly skilled writer."
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