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Daniel DeMaria

About me

Daniel DeMaria is an Attorney & Counsellor at Law who specializes in criminal defense law and who is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions:


  • New York

  • Massachusetts

  • U.S. District Court (Massachusetts)

  • U.S. District Court (Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court (Northern District of New York)

  • U.S. District Court (Southern District of New York)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals (1st Circuit)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals (2d Circuit)


Mr. DeMaria focuses exclusively on state and federal criminal law matters. Mr. DeMaria has handled a wide range of criminal matters including drug trafficking, drug possession, gun possession, alien smuggling, armed robbery, shoplifting, driving while intoxicated, and various sex crimes.


Mr. DeMaria regularly represents clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Yonkers, White Plains, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, and throughout the state of New York.



Languages spoken: French, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    8 years
  2. Federal Crime: 40%
    8 years, 30 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 7%
    8 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 6%
    8 years
  5. Other: 7%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christine Bennett

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney DeMaria is an outstanding attorney. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services


    Christine Bennett Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney DeMaria is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputatiion. They dont' come any better. I highly recommend his legal service. He is a true credit to the legal profession.


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Contact info

Merchant Law Group LLP

535 Fifth Avenue
25th Fl.
New York, NY, 10017


NYCurrently registered 201007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys"10 Best" Law Firms for New York2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
"10 Best" Attorneys for New YorkAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2015
Premier 100American Academy of Trial Lawyers2015
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 40 Under 402014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselOsorio Cachaya Law Offices PLLC2013 - Present
Of CounselThe Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyMerchant Law Group LLP2008 - Present
Summer AssociatePetro-Canada2007 - 2008
Summer AssociateTelus Mobility2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkAttorney2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAttorney2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAttorney2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MassachusettsAttorney2009 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the First CircuitAttorney2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wuttunee v. Merck Frosst Ltd.Settlement
P.M. v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith IncorporatedSubject to confidentiality agreement
Bethel v. Hollinger Inc.Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Second Circuit Court of AppealsAppellate Brief: People v. Trevor Cole2014
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyNew Lawyers2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Western Ontario Faculty of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Calgary, Faculty of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Law ConferenceWhite Collar Crime2009
Business Law ConferenceWhite Collar Crime2008