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George Charles Grasso

Criminal defense Attorney at Kew Gardens, NY

5.0   37 reviews

also known as GCGrasso Law, PLLC, Attorney and Counselor at Law

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    From traffic violations to misdemeanors and homicides, I have successfully defended thousands of clients throughout the five boroughs of NYC, Nassau, Westchester, and beyond. A renaissance man, I am, but it is the Constitution for which I Stand.

    11 years

  2. Constitutional
    10%
    Of my favorite cases in this realm, I sued NYC in 2021 after the city unconstitutionally tried to deprive my clients of their 1st, 5th, and 14th Amendment rights in the wake of an event in Tompkins Square Park. Emergency OSC in SDNY carried the day

    11 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    You name it, I’ve likely drafted a contract for it. Many, from scratch.

    11 years

  4. Debt settlement
    10%
    Ever heard of Article 3A? Probably not. It’s but one of my secret weapons.

    11 years

  5. Entertainment
    10%
    Transactional work, negotiations, the representation of many well-known artists and bands across a wide spectrum. I have had the privilege of couching my love of Rock & Roll into my own legal practice.

    11 years

  6. Litigation
    10%
    I have always been immersed in litigation. I’m not bashful. Yet I always get along well with my adversaries. From representing a small European nation before the DC Circuit Ct. of Appeals to defending & prosecuting cases covering the gamut.

    11 years

Very early in my career as an attorney, while engaged in negotiating the terms of a very serious contract, my opposing counsel was apparently taken back, ostensibly aghast.  He made this apparent by stating, "for someone who has only been admitted to practice law for a few days, you're pretty damn tenacious."  I suppose that he was reaffirming several of the qualities that have long-since honed to a science, satisfying my clients (and at times) irking my family - my gumption, persistance, and neverending relentlessness.

That lawyer's observation set the tone for my career.  I developed a reputation that may be most aptly described as Stephen King (a known critic of attorneys) once wrote, "an attorney with sharp teeth, and preferably a taste for human blood."  I admit that I haven't ever drawn blood, but I like the metaphor for my effectively aggressive, unorthodo, and zealous advocacy, which I have routinely employed on a daily basis, for each of my client, for over ten years

With all candor, I aim to separate myself from the lawyers that are so often the butt of so many old jokes (not to mention the caricature of the many imagianary lawyers conjured by the great King).  I have been told that I'm much easier to speak to than many other attorneys.  I have been told that I "don't look like a lawyer."  I have been told by experienced people that I'm the best lawyer that they have ever known; and I have been threatened with contempt of court only twice.  I believe that principle trumps procedure and that there's a good argument that the entirety of common law is one big legal fiction.  Above all, I aim to solve problems.  In keeping therewith, I believe that candid communication is elementary in every case, as essential to building trust between attorneys and clients as between married couples.

As indicated by my work over the course of my career, I constantly strive to build and maintain trust, while always providing the best possible legal representation for each and every single one of my clients.  I have been very successful in doing so - persistently achieving excellent results across the board, from cases involving punk rock shows at Tompkins Square Park and the Constitutional rights that make such events possibl, to multi-million dollar contracts, to cases of alleged homicide.

One of the most important facets of my practice is to ensure the peace of mind of every person who humbly seeks my counsel.  I want you to be able to sleep at night.  It actually matters to me.  The better you sleep, the better I sleep.  Your problems become my problems merely by virtue of the business that I have nurished and constructed.  Take that weight off of your shoulders and leave it with me.  I'll use that weight to build momentum and fight for the best solution to your case.  That's my job.  And I'll never lie to you.

Thanks for your interest in my practice. Please don't hesitate to give me a call to discuss your legal issues or to set up a free consultation at your convenience.  (I don't actually bite).

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Location

GCGrasso Law, PLLC
123-60 83rd Ave., Ste. 2R
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2024
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Great - Caring Attorney
Initially, we sought the services of a law firm where George served as a contracted attorney as the co-leader of the team. Over time, our original attorneys became increasingly unresponsive. Recognizing the need for decisive action, George smoothly transitioned from his co-leader position to lead our case. His remarkable ability to manage this shift and the case itself was commendable. George’s deep commitment to understanding the intricacies of our situation enabled him to leverage his vast legal knowledge with precision. His foresight in anticipating and explaining potential outcomes, along with their broader implications, was crucial, ensuring we were always informed about every facet of our case. With George’s guidance, the legal process was demystified, communicated in a way that was both clear and accessible. His steadfast support and guidance were constant, providing us with the confidence and understanding we needed at every stage of the judicial process.
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Posted by Stephen | March 28, 2024
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Association with George Grasso
I was introduced to George a year ago through a mutual colleague. George has been quite helpful and instrumental in my launching a new LLC company. He has been knowledgeable, resourceful, and very communicative. He recommended a reliable source with whom to establish the LLC. Once it was set up, George helped me track down a logo I wanted for my company, assuring I had full, unencumbered legal rights to it. He went above and beyond by tracking the logo that was created in the Ukraine. This entailed numerous emails requiring translation and interpretation of nuances dealing with a foreigner. During this process communications proceeded seamlessly. George is a reliable, resourceful, ethical lawyer. I'd recommend him highly, without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2024
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Best lawyer out there!
I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal representation provided by George. From the moment I reached out for help, he demonstrated unwavering support and dedication to my case. His expertise and guidance not only helped me avoid jail time, but also provided reassurance and comfort throughout the entire process. I highly recommend George Grasso to anyone in need of a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2024
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Truly on your side
George was empathetic, and hard working in a time I needed that most. He was successful in his efforts and I am forever appreciative of all the work he put it. I highly recommend him.
Posted by James | March 11, 2024
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straightfoward and trustworthy
George has been my personal lawyer for years and has been nothing but great hes honest and puts in the work to get things done James Drescher
Posted by MICHAEL | March 11, 2024
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talented
i have used George’s services on many occasions criminal law contract law he is outstanding and gets the job done i am very satsified
Posted by Qi | January 30, 2024
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Problem-solver
I panicked when my 18-year-old son got in trouble with law enforcement. George responded to my call immediately and guided me step by step, kept me calm. There's always a solution to any problem, George is the one, he showed us 100% support and got the work done professionally. Thank you!
Posted by Adam | September 18, 2023
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A great lawyer and a genuine person!
A few years ago I got my first ticket from a state trooper and my friend recommended George. Since then I’ve never gone to anyone else for assistance! He’s taken great care of my cases and made things as simple and easy for me as possible. He’s responds in a very timely manner and I never have to worry about anything.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2022
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No prison time!
So I was charged with 2 different misdemeanor weapons possession charges for a firearm and a felony ‘robbery displays firearm’ - and George got me a probation plea agreement with zero prison time! I’ve known George a long time and he’s always been a hell of a friend, but thankfully - he’s an even better attorney.
Posted by Marko | November 17, 2022
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The best
George is amazing! Very professional and polite He represented me and fight until we won! Truly cares about the case,I would recommend him to everybody,you won't regret it Definitely will use him in a future!
Posted by Clarissa | November 17, 2022
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Total Professional
George was an absolute stellar lawyer and listener. He always set aside time to guide us in a productive manner during a difficult period with our former landlord. It was truly a life saver to have his guidance during such a stressful time. He’s someone with spot on ideas that will lead you in the right direction, and can craft a great email when the time is needed. Also has super cool style!
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Posted by Michael | June 22, 2018
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A consummate professional
George has represented me on a plethora of issues, and is my most trusted legal council in all affairs for myself and my family over the course of 5+ years. He’s transparent, smart, and will represent you with the utmost care and professionalism. A true gem of a person!
Posted by Karen | June 21, 2018
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A Great Lawyer
I am forever grateful to George Grasso. I was about to enter into a business transaction. All I can say is that asking George to look into it at the last minute saved me a fortune and potentially years of legal headaches! His expertise, professionalism and understanding know no bounds. It's a comfort to know that when legal advice or services are needed, that George Grasso is my lawyer!
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Posted by Shirley | June 21, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
Well I just want to tell anyone who is fighting a legal battle George is probably the best money can buy. He is kind courteous and always there and on time, but more importantly he is very good at what he does. I was going through I had the Mestic violence case that he was able to get rid of only after two court dates. I highly recommend him if you’re in need of a criminal attorney
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Posted by Tab | June 21, 2018
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Mr. Grasso
I was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree, NYPL 265.01(1) for having a pocket knife that was slightly more than a 4 inch blade. It was obtained after an illegal search and I was arrested. I hired Mr. Grasso as my Attorney by word of mouth. The end resulted in a misdemeanor being dropped down to a fine and 30 hours of community service. Now most any attorney can help reduce charges, or have them dropped. The reason that I am writing this review and highly recommend Mr. Grasso to anyone is due to his communication skill set . Very, very important in my opinion. This gentleman is quite busy on a weekly basis with different people and cases, but not once did I ever feel left out or put on the back burner during the process. Anytime I needed to contact him or ask any questions, he replied immediately and if not within a few hours later that day. I can imagine that an Attorney’s life can be a bit overwhelming with everyone trying to get ahold of you at the same time, but Mr. Grasso has a unique ability to be there working with you the whole way through. Thank you George Grasso once again, you do your job extremely well, and I am very grateful to have hired you as my Attorney.
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Posted by Janet | June 21, 2018
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Client
I hired George Grasso to help me with a speeding ticket I received. George explained everything I needed to know about the process going forward. He was responsive to all my questions and concerns. He went to court on my behalf and was able to reduce my fine. He then followed up with an issue that was necessary to close my case. George is an intelligent, conscientious and helpful attorney. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Mike | August 4, 2017
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Very respecful
George has been my attroney through out this past year. I'm not a criminal , I have been going through a difficult divorce. He has got my criminal matters out right dismissed,while being there for me and understanding my family matters as well. Although George doesn't do family cases/divorce. He has worked closely and professional with my other attorneys with full knowledge and understanding of all matters. He has been nothing but professional and has always followed through with all that was promised . I have refered George to other friends of mine with similar situation. It has been my experience that the best way to thank someone is a referral.
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Posted by Ortego | July 27, 2017
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Case Dismissed
George Grasso is friendly, thorough and professional. His keen advisement and persistence in court was crucial to getting my reckless driving case completely outright dismissed. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Paul | July 1, 2015
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A Genuine Person and Diligent Lawyer Who Looks Out For His Clients
Even before he became a lawyer, George Grasso was a great friend. When it was time for my family to purchase our first house, I did not hesitate to make him my real estate lawyer. Twice, we came close to making an offer on some co-op properties. George reviewed the co-op's financials thoroughly and found red flags that would have cost us money in the long term. I really appreciated his concern to protect us. Eventually, we got lucky enough to buy a house at a great price. George was instrumental with that purchase, diligently coordinating with the mortgage and title companies. I also had a TON of questions during that time, and he was happy to answer every one of them to alleviate my concerns. George has also helped me with other things like a traffic violation and setting up the LLC for my IT consulting business. I'm happy to have him on my team!
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Posted by chris | May 17, 2015
a true professional
Having been ill advised previously and paid Alot of money for nothing, I had spoken to George grasso about the issue I was dealing with. He not only took the time to explain everything he was doing, but did it in a timely manner. He was fair to me with his billing and in general made me feel confident in him. He helped me and went the distance for me, where as my previous attorney wouldn't. . Im confident I would call George again and always recommend him to anyone who asks
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • GCGrasso Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Founding & Managing Partner
  • Grasso & Guseynov, LLP
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Founding Partner
  • The Law Firm of Walsh Grasso & LeFebvre, LLP
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Sole Practitioner
  • The Law Offices of George C. Grasso
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid Society New York City
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • United States District Court Eastern District Of New York
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Term
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Branch
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Queens County District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • City University of New York School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association of Notaries
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Psi Chi
  • International Honor Society in Psychology
  • 2009

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Firm Practice Seminar
  • Small Firm Practice Lecture
  • 2018
  • Small Firm Practice Seminar
  • Small Firm Practice Lecture
  • 2017
  • Small Firm Practice Seminar
  • Small Firm Practice Lecture
  • 2015
  • Learning from Katrina
  • Refereed Paper and Presentation: Learning from Hurricane Katrina
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"George is a great attorney and friend! He is honest, sincere, and has a great sense of humor. He is incredibly intelligent and his knowledge of the law is vast. While working on an immigration case, George (who practices criminal law) took it upon himself to learn many of the nuances of immigration law so he could fully inform himself on how his case would develop. I was incredibly impressed how quickly he learned such an intricate area of the law so quickly. That just gives me the confidence that he is an expert in criminal defense and can easily maneuver through any area of law if he so chooses. I fully recommend him as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with George on several criminal defense matters. His legal prowess is clear, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Moreover, his colleagues enjoy working with him as he is always willing to dedicate enough time and knowledge to obtain the best possible results. I have no hesitation in referring George Grasso to my closest friends and family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Grasso is a diligent, motivated and knowledgeable attorney. I have worked with him on several cases, and I've been very impressed with his abilities. He recently handled a very delicate and complicated issue for my clients; he got a great result, and my clients were very comfortable with him. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"George Grasso is a great attorney, and a better man. His strong work ethic, honesty, and dedication are just a few of the traits he possesses that allow him to provide his clients with unrivaled representation. He brings enthusiasm and energy to the legal profession, along with a wealth of knowledge and compassion for his clients that is truly unparalleled. It is an honor to work with George, and anyone would be very fortunate to call him their attorney."
Business Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is a very skilled attorney, dedicated to aggressively advocating for his clients. I recommend him to anyone looking for a litigator."
Litigation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. His litigation skills are terrific. His hard work and client sensitivity are essential in representing clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known George for some time and have been in court with him. He is a relentless advocate with an eye for fine details. He pursues the best outcome for his clients in a compassionate and highly professional manner. I would call George if ever I had a family member in trouble."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Grasso is an excellent attorney with impeccable character. He takes on every matter with the utmost dedication and integrity. I am proud to call him a peer and a friend. He is truly an asset to the legal community."
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Kew Gardens Criminal defense Lawyer George Charles Grasso
George Charles Grasso
Criminal defense Attorney
Kew Gardens, NY
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation