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Joseph Michael Stancati

Civil rights Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Joe Stancati, Law Office of Joe Stancati

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    60%
    Joe practices Civil Rights Litigation on behalf of clients who have suffered abuse by officers of the NYPD and Department of Correction, including NYPD False Arrest, Excessive Use of Force, Malicious Prosecution, and False Imprisonment. His Civil Rights Practice also includes defending the rights of people who have disabilities and people who face illegal discrimination by their employers. Joe Stancati has years of experience in successfully obtaining monetary damages for Clients in these cases.

    11 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    If you are facing criminal charges, the right attorney can ensure that all of your rights are respected and help you obtain the best outcome. From your arraignment through trial, Joe Stancati will vigorously advocate in your defense. Whether you are charged with a violation, misdemeanor or felony, please contact us for a FREE consultation.

    9 years, 12 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    6%
    If you are facing criminal charges, the right attorney can ensure that all of your rights are respected and help you obtain the best outcome. From your arraignment through trial, Joe Stancati will vigorously advocate in your defense. Whether you are charged with a violation, misdemeanor or felony, please contact us for a FREE consultation.

  4. Consumer protection
    2%
    Anyone who buys a product, from household cleaners to cars to computers, relies on advertising to make the decision to purchase it. If that advertising is deceptive, it may mislead and cause injury and economic harm to the purchaser. Joe Stancati has helped large groups of consumers obtain monetary damages from the companies that have deceived them in violation of state and federal laws.

    9 years, 2 cases

  5. Violent crime
    2%
    If you are facing criminal charges, the right attorney can ensure that all of your rights are respected and help you obtain the best outcome. From your arraignment through trial, Joe Stancati will vigorously advocate in your defense. Whether you are charged with a violation, misdemeanor or felony, please contact us for a FREE consultation.

Joe is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in racial and sex discrimination in employment cases, and cases on behalf of people who have suffered abuse by NYPD or Department of Correction officers, including  NYPD False Arrest, Excessive Use of Force, Malicious Prosecution, and False Imprisonment. His Civil Rights Practice also includes defending the rights of people who have disabilities and people who face illegal discrimination by their employers. Joe is also a Criminal Defense Attorney who defends people facing criminal charges throughout the five boroughs.

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Location

Law Office of Joe Stancati
305 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10007

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Reviews

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Posted by Joy | January 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Professional
I had the pleasure of retaining Joe Stancati as my attorney for my injury case. He was dedicated to me and my case and brought forth a good resolution for me.
Posted by Hannat | February 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
After being turned down by many lawyers for my discrimination lawsuit against a major cancer hospital in NYC, Joe was up to the task. From the time we spoke he was strategic and timely. He was easily accessible and very responsive. The outcome of the lawsuit was favorable thanks to Joe’s expertise and vigor. I would definitely recommend Joe Stancati for any civil rights cases!!
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Posted by Hanna mootoo | November 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
TOP notch attorney, by your side EVERY step of the way!!
I hired Mr. Stancati to represent me & defend me in a recent case - I expected him to do the normal consultation & discuss what my possible options were... But I was absolutely blown away by what the knowledge & expertise Of Mr. Stancati. I told him about my case - he not only listened, but he accompanied me to each and every hearing, meeting with people representing the other party and every one else! Mr. Stancati, pulled out ALL the stops - from filling motions in a timely manner, to his thorough knowledge of all grounds for dismissal & implementing that knowledge and filling motions for such. Unlike tons of other attorneys - where you go through a paralegal or the attorney's receptionist - I had direct access to Mr. Stancati 24 /7 - so no matter what time or what was going on - he was always available to answer questions, reassure you & come to your defense. I've found him to be the most sincere and genuine attorney - he genuinely believes his clients are innocent & would stop at nothing to defend you & prove your innocence. As for my case, Mr. Stancati, got me a dismissal on the case against me. He's a relentless attorney & he'll stick with you and personally attend all related and potentially related meetings with you! Mr. Stancati, was by far the most outstanding, knowledgeable & experienced attorney I've ever dealt with & without a second thought I'd hire him in a heartbeat for any other defense representation I may need in the future. No other defense attorney in NYS even holds a candle near to what you get with, Mr. Stancati! None!
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Posted by Princess | September 29, 2017
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Would Hire Again!
Mr. Joe Stancati is a great lawyer and handled both my criminal and harassment at work cases. He provided his services in helping me get false criminal charges dropped against me and dismissed. He really went the extra mile for me to make sure I got the justice I deserved. He's extremely helpful to me as his client and I would definitely recommend him as a lawyer who fights for his clients.
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Posted by Delroy | September 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Joseph Stancati
I spoke to Mr Stancati initially on the phone and was immediately impressed with his telephone manner. I had called other lawyers concerning a civil rights matter but felt that they were abrupt, arrogant or not interested. He listened to me and asked common sense questions and frankly speaking, after our conversation concluded, I wanted to hire him before even meeting him in person. I eventually met Mr Stancati in his office and hired him to handle my case against a National Retail Chain. From the beginning I knew that he would be successful. He is a smart, hard working professional who is focused and motivated. I respect his judgment and advice. After working on my case for a few months, I received a settlement from the National Retail Chain. I can safely say that Mr Stancati is a great attorney and I am totally satisfied with him and the services he provided to me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Joe Stancati
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kurzon Kohen & Stancati LLP
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Of Counsel
  • The Richman Law Group
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
  • 2007 - 2014
  • General Litigation Extern
  • New York City Law Department
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Human Rights Watch
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Frederick H. McDonald
  • Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Advocates For Basic Legal Equality
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ramtahal v. Mootoo
  • We secured the OPTIMAL outcome for our Client - the judge ordered the father's petition DISMISSED for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
  • Pennant v. [national retail chain]
  • We secured a just monetary settlement for our Client.
  • People of the State of New York v. Preston
  • Despite the fact that the NYPD had a "complaining witness" against our Client, all charges against our Client were DISMISSED AND SEALED.

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Stanley & Hope Adelstein Environmental Law Writing Prize
  • Stanley I. & Hope S. Adelstein
  • 2007
  • Note of the Year
  • Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
  • 2006

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "Don't Worry Murray" (radio show hosted by venerable NYC crim. defense lawyer Murray Richman)
  • Police Misconduct (spoke as Guest on the show)
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Joseph
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a hardworking and diligent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Friend
"Joe is a friend from law school who was always personable and interested in justice and doing what was right. He is quite smart and a good advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a highly professional and personable lawyer. He's worked for more than a decade in NYC, and is familiar with the ins and outs of the City's justice system. I thoroughly recommend Joe Stancati to anyone seeking criminal defense representation in the five boroughs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Friend
"Joe is serious about his work and serving his client's needs."
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New York Civil rights Lawyer Joseph Michael Stancati
Joseph Michael Stancati
Civil rights Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 16 years
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