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John P. Buza

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

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About John

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Federal and New York criminal defense litigation

    16 years, 1,500 cases

John P. Buza is a Manhattan criminal defense attorney and founder of the Law Office of John Buza, PC. Mr. Buza was a prosecutor for New York for many years, where he handled a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony cases. His insight into the prosecutor’s perspective of working a case now works to his clients’ advantages. Mr. Buza has successfully helped clients win a not guilty verdict or have their charges dismissed when other attorneys told them to take plea deals. You should never have to defend yourself from the government without an attorney who can put you on an even playing field. Call Mr. Buza’s firm today for a free consultation. He is available 24/7.

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Location

Law Office of John Buza, P.C.
233 Broadway 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10279

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Posted by Mag | March 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not an Automaton
I met Mr. John Buza in very dire circumstances. When I called him the very first time I knew he would not be a typical lawyer. He sounded like a human being rather than an automaton, aka “stone face”, who is trying to first determine if I could “afford him”... but has no genuine interest or engagement in my case-crisis whatsoever…! And believe me I had interacted with lawyers before and so I can make a solid differentiation here. It’s a drag to be dealing with the latter type & hence my appreciation and respect for Mr. Buza is exponentially greater because of that fact alone. He listened, took interest in what I was saying, had a reaction to it, was reassuring but measured in his style. He was willing to take action immediately, he did take it and provided much needed answers shortly thereafter. Mr. Buza was very present throughout the case and I am using “present” loosely because so much falls under that term. He was available even when I knew that he had no new information for me or when I was contacting him knowing that I am monopolizing his time because nothing had changed or could be changed at that time regarding the case. He made himself available for a trip to Rikers during Christmas time even though he could have very legitimately delayed it. He was patient, genuinely supportive, and genuinely responsive. He was never dismissive or turning “lawyerly formal/official” or busy. I would ask him the same questions or share concerns multiple times and he was willing to explain legal options and prospects about the case in layman’s terms multiple times. I always felt he had our back and that he would always do everything he could to effect positive outcomes regardless of our financial status. He was …normal. That's a rare find. You need someone you can partner with about the complexities of your case and Mr. Buza is someone you can partner with and depend on not only because he is a lawyer and not only because he understands but more importantly because he cares and appears to have a moral/ethics compass, that’s so lacking in the field, still intact.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
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Professional
John Buza has been working on my criminal case for the past year. During this entire time I have been very impressed by his professional dedication to my case. John has displayed a motivational level and seriousness of approaching and fighting my criminal case which I greatly appreciate. He has demonstrated eagerness to do whatever it takes to win my case. John also possess other qualities which I belive make him a successful lawyer. He is well organized, full of positive energy, and good listener, he always patiently answer to all my questions and concerns regarding my case. He is also systematic and manages his time effectively. In conclusion, John Buza is an excellent lawyer with a strong passion for the law. He has demonstrated the character and work ethic that lead to success in my criminal case. I do recommend John as I know he can make only positive changes to any criminal case.
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Posted by Jason | February 16, 2017
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Quick Resolution for My Needs
Feeling like the odds were stacked against me with an unfortunate situation-I was referred to John from a few respected sources in Manhattan. Within a few hours of our initial phone conversation John had a firm grasp of the details of my case and went right to work. The ability for John to file through his knowledge of criminal law and all it's ins and outs enabled my case to be dropped and most importantly dropped within 4 weeks of hiring him. If you even consider hiring someone else- shame on you, John is a man of honesty, knowledge and most importantly results.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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Buza is "THE MAN"
Mr. Buza gave me a second chance at life. From my first encounter with Mr. Buza, he was honest, thorough, and genuinely cared about me as a person, not just a client. I had already paid another law firm in Downtown Brooklyn 10k. Those three lawyers advised me to take a 10-year deal for a crime I had NOT committed. They REFUSED to take the case to trial. My family and I were devastated, to say the least. Mr. Buza, on the other hand, took the time to examine the case, the evidence and listened to ME. He was always available to listen and answer any questions I had. After his thorough review of the case, he decided that he would take my case to trial. Mr. Buza is young and knowledgeable. Therefore, he was able to relate to me. I am a Latino man in my early 20's. Mr. Buza made sure that he explained everything in a way that I understood. He explained his strategies and the laws to support them. I felt comfortable every step of the way! I was facing 90 years in jail if convicted on every charge. Mr. Buza fought and successfully got me acquitted of all EIGHT felony charges. I am a FREE MAN today because of YOU Mr. Buza. On behalf of my mom, brothers, and five-year- old son, we sincerely thank you for your dedication to my case. You proved that at the end of the day, justice does prevail with the right defense lawyer! Buza, you're the MAN!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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Excellent
Experience and knowledgeable defense lawyer, easy to communicate with. Did the legwork and got the job done, resolving my case with the best possible outcome.
Posted by Nicole | February 14, 2017
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Made a stressful situation bearable
I imagine there is seldom a time when the necessity for law council is a welcomed occasion. I was beyond stressed about the particulars of my situation but John was courteous, informative, calming and thorough. In the multiple times we met in person, spoke on the phone or via email he always made a point to keep me "in the know" and make me feel that my fears were being acknowledged. The end result was a great resolution to unfortunate circumstances. Would definitely recommend his services!
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Posted by Lisa | February 14, 2017
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Knowledgeable and responsive
I'm a retired lawyer, married to a lawyer, and over the years we have certainly had our fair share of legal troubles which required hiring counsel. I've consistently had two problems with counsel I have hired in the past: (a) they don't know their field well, or they don't know how to negotiate either the subject or the parties or (b) they don't answer repeated phone calls and e-mails. We were so happy with Mr. Buza's representation, which resulted in a complete dismissal of all charges. He knew the workings of the court system and its personnel, was an apt strategist, and returned every call and e-mail we made. I feel very lucky to have found him, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
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Excellent representation and outcome
In the Fall of 2014 I retained Mr. Buza to handle my matter and he had the case dismissed in Court. I could not have been more pleased with the result. He understands the law, and knows how to make arguments that stand up in Court in a calm, reasoned, and persuasive manner as any attorney should.
Posted by Aaron | February 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Not long ago, I ran into some trouble with the law. It was so scary. But from the moment I had my first meeting with John about my case, I knew I was in good hands and would be ok. It's so important to trust your attorney, and the best thing I can say about John is that you can trust him. Would highly recommend him to anyone in trouble with the law or seeking criminal defense advice.
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Posted by Boyie Ramsamooj | February 14, 2017
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John Buza, Attorney at his Word
What I strongly admire and appreciate of Attorney John Buza are his WORDS. When he says something about a case he works diligently and focused to meet the expectations that he agreed to. When he says based on experience and precedents and the law that he can obtain a DISMISSAL, believe him, he is that kind of a lawyer committed, dedicated, give feedbacks, clearly explaining the process and decision making in the courts, industrious and approachable and most of all get the results clients expect. He is the consummate professional totally bent on fighting hard for his clients and ensuring that justice prevails.
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Posted by John | February 14, 2017
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Professional great work
John was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. He handled my case wonderfully, and answered all the questions I asked. He is also extremely easy to get in contact with which was very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome job
What I really appreciated about John Buza was that he was completely honest with me in regards to my case. After I spoke to him he put me at ease and made me feel like my case was in good hands. The day of the court appearance he was there on time and got me off with a slap on the wrist and everything I asked for. I would definitely use him again if I ever find myself in trouble with the law again.
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Posted by Toni | March 4, 2016
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Searching for a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
I had so much going through my mind when my son got himself in trouble. Is he going to jail? Will this be on his record? How serious are these charges? Can the police really do that? I knew I had to get legal representation, and I couldn't have made a better selection. Mr. Buza was patient, he answered all of my questions before I even asked them, he took the time to explain the law, the legal process and all possible outcomes of the case. He was confident, knowledge and most impressive, he was successful. I trusted Mr. Buza from our first consultation and would recommend his services to anyone seeking an experienced professional who dedicates himself to your case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of John Buza, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney New York County
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Us Attorney Office Eastern District Of New York
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Kings County D.A.
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • New York County Defender Services
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. K
  • Not guilty of all charges after jury trial
  • People v. M
  • Case dismissed and sealed
  • People v. J
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Brief, Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Excellence in Written and Oral Advocacy
  • New York Law School Moot Court Society
  • 2006
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Publications

  • New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog
  • Blog
  • 2014
  • New York Law School Moot Court
  • Fact Pattern Froessel Moot Court Competition
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation or reservation. Mr. Buza is experienced, tremendously talented, and dedicated to obtaining the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Buza is a highly talented and effective criminal defense attorney who I have worked with in the handling of many complex criminal cases. John uses his experience as a prosecutor to the benefit of his clients and can be counted upon to defend you in a wide variety of criminal cases. I highly recommend John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Buza is as effective and hard-working advocate as can be. I would not hesitate to recommend him for your criminal defense needs. His grasp of the law, tenacity and work ethic set him far above his colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Buza is one of the brightest and hardest working attorneys I know. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Buza is a top notch criminal defense and civil rights attorney. His oral advocacy skills coupled with his aggressive trial tactics make give him a winning combination in the courtroom. Would highly recommend using this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John since he worked with me as an intern in the United States Attorney's Office EDNY several years ago. He has a broad base of legal knowledge and experience, superior analytical and advocacy skills, and a commitment to providing his clients with dedicated, excellent representation. John has my highest endorsement!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an aggressive yet respectful criminal defense attorney who gets outstanding results for his clients. Anytime I have an issue dealing with criminal law in Manhattan, I immediately call John. If you or a loved one is in need of criminal advice, you would be wise to call him as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Friend
"John is highly competent in criminal defense. I send any of my family or friends who need representation in criminal defense to John, and I endorse him without reservation."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer John P. Buza
John P. Buza
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 15 years