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Edward V. Sapone

White collar crime Attorney at New York, NY

4.8   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014

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Edward V. Sapone, LLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Liana | May 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, professional and compassionate
I am taking this opportunity to thank Edward Sapone who is representing my son’s case. When I contacted Mr. Sapone for the first time, stressed and scared, I immediately felt this is the lawyer I’d trust my son’s life. Since then, I am sincerely thankful to Edward for his professionalism and experience, compassion and understanding. He has a big heart supporting me as a single mother, generous and kind person who I trust the dearest thing in my life, my son. Edward Sapone is very knowledgeable who has unique thinking and will lead you the best option available. My prayers go out to Edward and his family, let God bless this wonderful attorney who is doing miracles for his clients.
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Posted by VT | July 12, 2023
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Absolute Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Edward Sapone represented me in a Federal Case, that involved a complex Money Laundering Conspiracy case. He took charge with unparalleled skill and precision. I was astounded by his expertise, professionalism, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for my case. Mr. Sapone’s involvement in numerous criminal defense associations along with his incredible in-depth understanding of the law and court system in the New York Federal Court was made evident with his skillful and knowledgeable approach to my case. I was left with no doubt in my mind that I was in the right hands. Mr. Sapone’s courtroom presence is unmatched, during the proceedings, his preparation and articulate delivery captivated everyone present, including a highly respected judge who went so far as to comment, that he has been a judge for 27 years and Edward Sapone’s presentation and legal argument was the best he’s ever witnessed. I was absolutely blown away by his knowledge, confidence, and professionalism. Beyond his legal skills, Mr. Sapone’s approach to his clients is empathetic and supportive. He not only addressed my concerns with the utmost care and precision, but he also provided emotional support for both me and my family. Guiding me through the legal process with compassion, Mr. Sapone eased the burdens and uncertainties that come with such challenging circumstances. I will forever be grateful for his dedication to my well-being and the results he achieved. Edward Sapone’s efforts and expertise played a crucial role in achieving the best possible outcome for me. If you find yourself in need of a Federal Crime Attorney who will surpass your expectations and leave no stone unturned in your defense Edward Sapone is the perfect choice.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2021
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EYS
Edward Sapone defended my son during a federal criminal case. Due to his unique, outside of box defense thinking and defense, my son was sentenced with time served and was home that same evening. Mr. Sapone diligently and tenaciously defends his clients. During my son's trial Mr. Sapone referenced God's word, The Bible, and its foundation principles on Mercy and Grace. My sincerest gratitude and appreciation for Mr. Sapone's unyeilding efforts, professionalism, and legal acumen.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2021
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Mrs.
Ed Sapone represented my son in a federal criminal defense case that lasted more than four years. We had many unexpected twists and turns and Ed always told us to be patient because time was our friend. This turned out to be the right advice for our situation. Ed was consistently thoughtful and brilliant. He was always there for my son and for me as my son was facing a very difficult judge in an incredibly tough case with mandatory minimums and excruciating guidelines. Mr. Sapone and his hard working and kind associate Chase were always honest but hopeful about the time my son was facing . They did the hard work including preparing and presenting several complicated submissions. Mr. Sapone knew which professionals ,outside his office, needed to be consulted and he brought them in. He seized an opportunity for my son resulting in a below the guidelines with no mandatory minimums sentence. I can only say that this has been the most horrible time in my life and I was comforted and convinced to have hope by a lawyer who did everything he could to help us. To say we love him is an understatement. He added a dimension to our situation that saved us and that was hope and resiliency and brilliance. My son was facing a 17 year guidelines sentence and that was reduced by our judge to 7 years. Ed Sapone bears great responsibility for a very positive outcome.
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Posted by Shorena Sharashidze | March 11, 2020
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Thank you Mr. Sapone
Mr. Sapone is the best lawyer for anyone who needs a professional. Trust him and his great experience. This is a master class of professionalism. Thanks Edward
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
He Saved My Life
Ed Sapone is an ethical, conscientious, caring human being who applies these qualities to his practice of law. He is an expert in his field with a heart. He patiently answers any question and is available to lend a sympathetic ear. His associate Chase Ruddy is of similar character and I am very grateful to have had them help my family and me through the most difficult ordeal of my life. I was charged with illegally prescribing narcotics. The process lasted over three years with much anxiety. Jail time (36 months and possibly more) seemed to be inevitable based on the sentencing guidelines. The judge had a reputation for being very strict. Due to his consummate legal skills, my sentence was reduced to 3 years probation. I recommend Ed Sapone wholeheartedly and without reservation. He saved my life.
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Posted by William Seals | June 21, 2016
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Simply the Best
I awoke at dawn in August of 2013 to three loud bangs on my front door, followed by, "This is the FBI, come out with your hands up!" So began the worst day of my life. Having twenty FBI Agents and U.S. Marshalls surrounding my home wiith guns drawn told me something very serious was happening. I would soon learn that I was being arrested, named in a $140 million securities fraud indictment. Thank God I would soon meet Edward Sapone. Mr. Sapone clearly knew all the legal nuances and U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. Even though the Government had all of the leverage, Mr. Sapone used his many years of experience and cutting edge team of lawyers and paralegals, composing a formidable team, ultimately keeping me from having to go to trial, facing the horrible possibility of 30 years imprisonment. Initially, the Government offered me a plea deal, with a range of seven to nine years imprisonment. Mr. Sapone diligently negotiated the plea down to a range of zero to five years, with a five year cap. As good as everything was falling in to place for me, the best was yet to come. Given the hundreds of hours of work done by Mr. Sapone on my sentencing memo, he convinced the judge to use a downward variance whereas I received only five years probation. Mr. Sapone had prevented me from going to prison and enabled me to get my life back, so that I can continue to take care of my family. Mr. Sapone has great patience, never talked about money and above all is a gentleman, whom I consider a close friend. I highly recommend Mr. Sapone to anyone needing a lawyer they can count on, as I do even though he is 3,000 miles away!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2015
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Truly A Great Lawyer
I was put in touch with Ed Sapone through my father in law, also an attorney, after an unfortunate series of circumstances led to my arrest. It was never a situation I thought I would find myself in in my entire life, but Ed and everyone at his office was approachable, understanding, and available throughout the process of dealing with the NYC court system and everything that came after. I truly felt like I was in good hands with people who not only understood, but cared. Ed is sincere, diligent, and passionate about what he does. I hope to never find myself or anyone I love in another criminal situation again, but if that does become the case, I know exactly who to call.
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Posted by Dawn | August 6, 2015
Satisfied and Grateful
When I met Edward Sapone my husband had just been arrested. I didn’t know who to turn to or what to do. I walked into court for my husband’s arraignment and Ed was there, sent by a mutual friend. He introduced himself and we made plans to meet at his office the next day to discuss our options. I was scared and did not have much money for my husband’s defense. From the minute I met Ed I felt comfortable and trusted him and his colleagues Chase and Delia. They was genuinely concerned, sincere and wanted to help. He worked out a way for us to afford him while doing everything he could to fight for my husband to get the best possible outcome. My husband was facing 20 years to life. Ed is extremely knowledgeable of the law. If he tells you he is going to do something he absolutely does, he is a man of his word. The eventual outcome was 57 months. Ed fought for my husband to be eligible for the RDAP drug program and halfway house. After serving 3 years my husband was home with us. Unfortunately after being home a little less than 2 months my husband was falsely violated by the halfway house and returned to prison. I immediately called Ed Sapone. No questions asked he wanted to help. Without taking a penny he and Chase (from his office) wrote an argument based on the facts on my husband’s behalf and referred us to a BOP lawyer who could help. We are still in the process of fighting this charge, but I am reassured and comforted knowing every step of the way we have Ed in our corner willing to return every phone call and answer every question. Doing all he can to help. Ed is not just our lawyer he has become a valued friend. In a world where most people are all about money it’s nice to know that there are still some lawyers like Ed that truly want to help people and have you and your family’s best interest at heart. If you need someone to fight for you, you won't find a better lawyer than Ed Sapone.
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Posted by Ryan | June 30, 2015
Grateful
I have been a healthcare professional for almost a decade now. Approximately a year ago, federal charges were being faced against me potentially crippling my career. After the initial contact with Mr. Sapone, he easily distinguished himself from the previous lawyers I spoke with. He was very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Along with his strong staff (Chase and Delia), I was informed throughout the process. I always was able to contact someone in a short time which is a huge relief when dealing with these situations. Sitting in court at sentencing, I was sure the outcome would not be in my favor. The judge was adamant with his feelings and strongly expressed it and opposed Mr. Sapone's argument. Somehow, after being backed in a corner, Ed stood his ground and continued to passionately, deliver his argument. I truly do not feel I would have received the same outcome if I didn't have Mr. Sapone. I received the best outcome possible. I was not incarcerated and I am actively continuing my career.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Knowledgeable, Compassionate and Dedicated Attorney
Mr. Sapone is the consummate professional who’s heartfelt approach is sensed the moment you speak with him. He helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life with such kindness and consideration. His vast knowledge of the law and our legal system has surpassed many of the professionals I've dealt with. He guided me through step by step as if I were a member of his family. This was an organized crime case with complex twists and turns, but he handled every movement deliberately and with such precision. I was amazed at his skill set and the dedication of his staff. I would highly recommend Mr. Sapone and can truly call him a friend for life.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2015
Mr Sapone
My life has taking a drastic change. Feel like I'm living a dream . I've been looking for a lawyer to handle a federal case and I've called several. And when speaking to them they sounded unsure and very hesitant when speaking to them. But when I spoke to Mr Sapone. His knowledge of the law blew me away. He knew it like the back of his hand.I have not had the pleasure to work with Mr. Sapone yet, but he took the time to answer any questions I had and even offered to lower his cost for me. He was very patient with me, and even called to check up on me and my spouse which indicated that he sincerely cares about what we are going through. I would recommend him to any one in need of a lawyer. Especially reading and reviewing his previous cases and the outcomes of those cases. I understand every situation is different but reading his reviews and seeing some of his past cases and his knowledge of the law I feel confident that he can give my family hope and our lives back.
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Posted by Nicole | October 16, 2014
Guaranteed Results! Compassionate and Equally Competent Attorney!
I am a licensed healthcare professional that was named in complex civil RICO case. I simply could not afford adequate counsel let alone pay any damages the insurance company was seeking. I was truly screwed! I was referred to Mr. Sapone by a close friend. After speaking with Mr. Sapone he assured me that I had nothing to worry about and that he would take my case. Not only did he take my case but he cut his fees considerably and told me to pay as I could. I have never seen this type of generosity before! He was in the midst of other complex cases that required most of his energy, however he and his staff always answered my calls and continued to treat me with the same respect he provided his clients who could afford his services. I am still in awe of this man and his team. A few months later, my matter was DISMISSED!!!! Every time I think of this difficult time in my life and how Mr. Sapone and his staff handled my case I am still in disbelief!!! He still makes himself available if I should have any questions or concerns and I am forever grateful for his compassion, diligence and RESULTS!
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Posted by Julie | October 14, 2014
Consummate Professional
I hired Edward to help and guide me though the criminal justice system as a victim of a crime. Ed was referred to me via another attorney due to his outstanding reputation in the field of criminal law. I could not have been more impressed with his zealous advocacy, honesty, and general assistance through what was one of the hardest experiences I have had in my life to date. Ed carefully and thoughtfully explained the judicial system to me and was my advocate through and through. I don't think I could have faced our labyrinthian system without him. While I hope no one ever has to go through what I did, please know that Ed is the attorney of choice if you ever find yourself a victim of crime in need of truly effective counsel and guidance.
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Posted by AF | August 21, 2014
Trustworthy and Knowledgeable
Edward took me on as a client in a moments notice. He was there for me when I needed him. My case was very complex and Edward took more then enough time with me getting to know the case and myself. Hindsight, it was more time then I thought then. Unfortunately when you go trough a criminal case, your emotions take over and you waste time talking about everything. Yes, I wasted his time. But he NEVER made me feel like that. I truly appreciate him talking me off the ledge so to speak many, many times. Edward is a very smart, trustworthy and knowledgeable man. He is very articulate, well thought out, and experienced. I truly am thankful for everything he did to help me.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Edward Sapone will keep his word and give you the best outcome possible!
At 5:00 am federal agents surrounded my home with my children sleeping in their beds. My fiancé was taken and charged with conspiracy to distribute marajuana and 2 counts of conspiracy to commit extortion. Although I wasn't completely blindsided as to his involvement in criminal activity, I had absolutely no clue how serious the consequences would be. I have never even received a speeding ticket, forget about knowing what to do about felony drug charges. As the agents drove away with my fiancé in cuffs, I stood there paralyzed with nothing but a piece of paper my fiancé scribbled with "Edward Sapone-attorney" written on it. My life as I knew it had completely crumbled within an hour that morning and the only hope I had was this scribbled piece of paper with Mr. Sapone's name. Three days later I sat in Ed's office trembling and dizzy because I hadn't eaten a thing since my fiancé was arrested. Ed sat with me for 6 hours. After consoling me, he explained the charges and the time my fiancé was facing...5-40 years, with recommended federal guidelines of 10 years! I thought I was going to die of a heart attack right there. And the icing on the cake was to learn that the government's position on violent drug crimes is that under no combination of circumstances should a person with these charges be released on bail. But then Ed spoke....he said he assures me "whatever result we get from this case will be the best possible outcome that could be obtained." I am definitely not naive and I believe I am pretty good at reading when someone is trying to sell me something. But looking at Ed's eyes, I knew this wasn't the case. This was the first glimpse of hope I had in days. As we prepared for the bail hearing 8 days later, Ed reminded me of how we are fighting an uphill battle. Ed and his staff worked literally round the clock to prepare all of the financial documents that were necessary for the slim chance that the judge would grant bail. At midnight the night before the bail hearing I was on the phone with Ed's staff making sure all the "i's" were dotted and "t's" crossed. The morning of the bail hearing was a complete blur but I do remember staring at Ed feeling like my life was in his hands. As Ed spoke there wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom. His words were sincere and true about my fiancé's family ties and character. He presented the bail package to the judge and I held my breath for what felt like 3 hours....we got bail!!!! So far so good. Ed kept his word! My fiancé was arrested along with 3 other co-conspirators, none of whom got bail. I had 7 months with my fiancé at home as we prepared for the rest of his case. This time was much needed for all of us, especially considering how he was just so abruptly removed from our lives and facing so much time in prison. Next it was time to work on the case. Months and months of stress wondering how I, as a 38 year old woman with 2 young children was going to live without the love of my life and father-figure for my boys for 10 years or more. I still remember when my fiancé got Ed's call...he has "good news!" He had reached a plea agreement with the prosecution lowering the sentence range to 0-20 years with federal guidelines recommending about 5!! That changed everything. So again, Ed kept his word. Now it was time for sentencing. At this point I had gained significant faith in Ed and his team but was still apprehensive considering our fate was in the hands of just one judge's decision. Yet another day shaking and holding my breath in the courtroom. The courtroom was filled with family and friends...all of their hopes placed on Ed's shoulders. Ed's team walked in with binders of work in support of my fiancé. Ed spoke, once again, touching everyone's hearts with nothing but the truth. And once again, as the judge read his decision, I knew for sure I chose right with Edward Sapone! 30 month sentence!!! Mr. Sapone gave my life back to me!
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Posted by mary | January 22, 2014
criminal Defense
If you want a Lawyer who is Trustworthy,Knowledgeable and all of the above . Than Mr Edward Sapone . Is the lawyer that will get the job done and win!!!!! Thank you. Mr Edward Sapone
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2022
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Fails to communicate and always late
Ed sends documents (plea deals, tolling agreements, etc) via email with no notice. Then when I tried to discuss them via phone, he would tell me that I would receive a call me back in a few minutes. In reality, he never called back. I ended up trying to chase Ed down via phone for over a week and eventually just gave up. He loves to tell his clients to call him 6am. Then when I tried to call him, he never answered. However, there were numerous times throughout the case that Ed initiated same-day phone calls that I had absolutely no time to prepare for. I found this to be incredibly infuriating. When I complained, he insulted me and said I want my "hand to be held." There were also several times that I showed up for meetings at Ed's office and he arrived several hours late. I highly recommend that you avoid this lawyer at all costs. His firm has a very high staff turnover rate and he openly boasts about how he doesn't maintain a schedule. His secretary even says that he is always late...
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Edward V. Sapone, LLC
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. A.M.
  • Trial judge grants post-trial Rule 29 motion seeking a directed acquittal of all charges. Defendant acquitted, and double jeopardy clause bars re-trial.

Associations

  • New York Criminal Bar Association, Sentencing Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • New York Metro
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Citation of Honor
  • NY State Assemblyman Francisco Moya
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, NY Board of Directors
  • 2011
  • Top New York Verdicts
  • Verdict Search
  • 2010
  • Proclamation
  • NY State Senator Jose Peralta
  • 2010
  • Citation of Honor
  • Hon. Helen M. Marshall, Queens Borough President
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • The E. David Woycik Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Welcome to the Profession: Thoughts on Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Decade
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Jury Voir Dire and Trial Preparation
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 2014
  • The E. David Woycik Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Delivering a Closing Argument, Not a Summation
  • 2013
  • Trial Technique Spring Semester Series
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2012
  • The E. David Woycik Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • New Jersey Criminal Trial Preparation Anatomy of Criminal Defense: Accusation through Sentencing
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Bridge the Gap: Introduction to Criminal Practice
  • 2012
  • The E. David Woycik Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2011
  • Fraud Examiners Conference
  • Defending the Modern-Day Professional Against Accusations of Fraud
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Defending a Federal Narcotics Trial
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • New Jersey Federal and State Trial Techniques: Criminal Cross Examination
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Trial Techniques: The Science of Cross Examination
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Bridge the Gap: A Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Trial Techniques: Jury Selection
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Defending a Federal Fraud Case in the Year 2010
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Win Your Trial on Day One: How to Deliver a Winning Opening Statement
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Bridge the Gap: A Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Trial Techniques on Effective Cross Examination
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"You cannot go wrong with hiring Ed Sapone to defend you if you have been charged with a crime. He is smart, hard-working, conscientious, and creative. He will do everything possible to find a way to resolve your case efficiently and successfully. I cannot say enough about Ed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward is a professional and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer with all my heart and soul. He is truly one of a kind with a overwhelming devotion to his client's needs. Very smart and very loyal. His ability to connect with lawyers, adversaries, judges and most of all juries is unparalleled in his field. It is no doubt why he obtains the incredible results I have seen from him."
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New York White collar crime Lawyer Edward V. Sapone
Edward V. Sapone
White collar crime Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 23 years
Virtual consultation available