Skip to main content

James A. Pascarella

Criminal defense Attorney at Mineola, NY

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice area


The Pascarella Law Firm
1551 Franklin Ave
Mineola, NY, 11501-4803
The Pascarella Law Firm
775 Park Ave
Suite 255
Huntington, NY, 11743
Hide locations

Similar lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Charlie | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James was very upfront from the beginning til the end of what’ was happening and what was going to happen through out my case. Made sure I was comfortable during this very uncomfortable life experience. He was able to get my DWI , in which I hit 2 vehicles...down to a traffic violation. I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND HIM!!!!
Posted by Michael | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for the best, stop looking and call Mr. Pascarella!
If you are looking for a top-notch attorney who will surpass all of your expectations, look no further! I was very nervous about my situation and from the very start James Pascarella made me feel comfortable and assured. He really cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to make sure they are taken care of. Not only is he so friendly and personable, but he really knows his way around the court room and the law. I would undoubtedly recommend him to my closest family and friends!
Read less
Posted by Doug | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
James was outstanding during my entire process. From initial consultation through going to court. He was professional, didn’t give any false expectations, fought hard and did an exceptional job.
Posted by DJ | September 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top shelf
James is a knowledgeable, much respected, personal, well networked and just make a bad situation go away. Grateful is an understatement, words can not expressed the impact he had on our lives.. Thank you again, you will always be family in my eyes
Posted by Colleen | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LOOK NO FURTHER -- hands down BEST out there!
Look no further...if you need an attorney, James Pascarella is hands down the best out there!! I was very nervous about my charges and I initially consulted several attorneys. None of them made me feel at ease or confident about my situation. A close friend finally recommended me to Mr. Pascarella, and upon meeting him, I knew he'd be the right choice. He was so down to earth and took the time to talk me through everything and explain it in detail. He didn't try to rush me, pressure me, or give me a sales pitch just to gain a client. My case went to trial, and Mr. Pascarella got my charges dropped, which exceeded my expectations! I am so grateful! As another reviewer said, even the jurors were asking him for his business card after the trial was over!! You will undoubtedly be in good hands with Mr. Pascarella!!!
Read less
Posted by Eileen | July 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate , caring , always had my best interest at heart .
I contacted Mr. Pascarella after a friend recommended him to me . I was and still am going through a very tough time . Mr. Pascarella is more than an attorney . He became my confidant and immediately put me at ease . Not only is he knowledgeable , smart and confident , but he is also caring, kind and made me feel like I was his only client . He immediately gets back to me and is readily available when I need him . I highly recommend anyone who is in need of legal advice to please give Mr. Pascarella a call . I promise that you won't be sorry .
Read less
Posted by Gary | July 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
EXCELLENT!!! Mr. Pascarella has represented friends in the past and he has been nothing short of perfect. Mr. Pascarella always returns calls promptly and keeps my friends informed about their case. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal help.
Posted by Christian | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience
James was brought on to my case after it had already begun, and immediately provided step-by-step instructions on what he needed from me in order to potentially arrive at the best possible outcome. He was always honest, going so far as to say the outcome that I was hoping for with my case was not usually feasible, but assuring me that he would do everything in his power to work towards that outcome. Always available to answer any questions I had, James kept in contact, updating me on the progress he was making on my case, and was always kind and courteous in every interaction. The outcome of my case was even better than either he or I anticipated at the beginning, although i still had to jump through a lot of hoops, my sentence was greatly reduced, thanks to his diligence and ability, and I am so grateful for his help, it's because of him that i was able to keep my job, and can continue my career aspirations.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
Hands Down Finest Attorney
I have had the pleasure of knowing James Pascarella as an acquaintance. He is an outstanding individual. An unfortunate time fell upon me and I found myself needing his representation. I knew he was an honest person, so figured he would be a good lawyer. Turns out he is SUPERB as an attorney. He really cares about your case and getting the best outcome for you. He communicates with you throughout the entire process. He properly explains everything to you, every step of the way. His secretary is great too! He is respected in the courtroom by his peers and superiors. He is well spoken, intelligent and down to Earth. I felt so comfortable with him on my side. James Pascarella even recognized I was sad and embarrassed about the situation and gave me a great pep talk. How's that for going above and beyond!! He truly is an amazing man and attorney. You would be silly not to retain him for your needs. It would be in your best interest. After all was said and done, James Pascarella got me the best deal I could have asked for. Thank you James Pascarella, you are a life saver! I recommend him to my dearest friends and anyone who wants the best service and outcome.
Read less
Posted by lauren | April 13, 2015
Amazing Attorney
James A. Pascarella was recommended to me, thankfully!!! He was extremely professional through the entire process. I was arrested w 4 or 5 counts and James not only got me off them but he also got me off of the lesser of charges as well. Yup free of ALL charges put on me!!! Put it to u this way, when my trial was over some people om my jury came up to my attorney afterwards to ask him for his business card bc he KICKED ASS & they watched him work. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend James Pascarella. Hopefully I won't need him again but if I do. He's the first I'd call!!!!!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
Very Professional and Knowledgable
James Pascarella has helped me with legal concerns in my business for years. He is very knowledgable and handles himself well in the courtroom. He is also well versed in criminal law and is an excellent source for legal advice and counsel.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
Great Lawyer
James Pascarella is an excellent attorney who is well versed in criminal law. He handled my drug offense case very professionally and bargained to the lowest possible sentence. He kept me well informed through the whole process. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2015
Superior Lawyer!
James Pascarella came highly recommended by a friend of mine who found himself in the same unfortunate scenario in a previous year. He said to use Mr. Pascarella because he is an amazing attorney. In addition to my friend, I heard about James from other acquaintances who said that he was the only lawyer to speak to if I was looking to get the best representation. He has a magnificent gift in the way he handles cases as well as his clients. James is approachable, reachable, and personable. Theses are rare unique qualities to find in an attorney. Mr. Pascarella goes above and beyond for his clients. He listens carefully to what your needs are and hears you as an individual. James answered all of my questions and kept me highly involved in my case. James was also prompt, precise, and extremely knowledgeable about the laws. I would highly recommend James to anyone seeking help on a criminal matter. You will not find a finer attorney in New york.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2015
Caring and Thorough Lawyer
Mr. Pascarella is an extremely knowledgeable , effective, and professional attorney. James took extra time asking about the incident and focused on all the details. He takes his time with you very seriously and looks out for your best interest. Mr. Pascarella was always prompt in returning calls and messages. He was very thorough in answering my questions and made sure I understood various options pertaining to my case. James is an upstanding attorney and with strong moral character. I am very appreciative of James along with his work ethic, confidence, and compassion. I could not have been happier with the outcome. I would highly recommend his services.
Read less
Posted by Charlie | January 8, 2015
A true professional!
I was wrongly arrested for a complex white collar crime, and I immediately called James Pascarella. I had heard nothing but good things from a family friend and knew he was the attorney to deal with. He is honest, reliable, professional...and what a nice guy! James is down-to-earth and extremely personable. He really makes you feel comfortable. Not only that, he knows his way around the courts and the law! It is evident that he is a smart attorney who really knows his work. He showed the DA that I was not involved, and wound up getting the case dropped. James was a pleasure to work with!
Read less
Posted by Jen | January 8, 2015
A blessing!
Attorney James Pascarella was recommended to me by another attorney, and I am so thankful for it. He was a blessing! I was charged with a criminal offense and it was extremely stressful, especially considering I have never been charged before. He always kept me in the loop and was with me every step of the way. Mr. Pascarella really went above and beyond and made me feel at ease. His extensive knowledge of the law is truly impressive and I could not have been happier with the outcome of the case! He made the whole process so easy. Thank you, Mr. Pascarella!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2015
Amazing Lawyer!
I was arrested for a DUI last year and refused the breathalyzer test. Almost every lawyer I met with told me it was almost impossible to get anything less than a criminal charge. After being referred to James by a family member (who is a lawyer) I gave him a call. Because of his confidence and calm demeanor I decided to work with him. It was the best decision I could have made. He not only got my misdemeanor charge down to a violation but he lessened the amount of time my license was revoked. James was extremely reliable and kept me informed on a weekly basis of any changes. Everyone in the court knew him by name and had a lot of respect for him and his work. I would recommend James to anyone who needs a lawyer!
Read less
Posted by Joseph | December 28, 2014
Fantastic Attorney
I was arrested for a criminal charge and a friend referred me to Mr. Pascarella. I could not have been happier! Mr. Pascarella has a fantastic bedside manner and immediately made me feel comfortable. He kept me informed every step of the way. It was clear that he was very experienced and had the respect of both the prosecutor and the Judge. I would recommend him without hesitation!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
criminal defense
My experience with James was extremely professional as well as personable. His ability to navigate through my problems at hand as well as execute the objectives of our case impressed me tremendously. He is an amazing trial lawyer!! His ability to have the jury understand our case really was something that sticks out in my mind the most. His relentless determination and passion for justice separates him from many others attorneys that "personify" that. Your decision to hire James is one that you will not regret!
Read less
Posted by Edward | December 13, 2014
Top-notch attorney!
James Pascarella is hands-down the best attorney I've ever worked with! In addition to being very personable and friendly, he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in various areas of the law. He has helped me on numerous occasions and I would recommend him to anyone!
View less reviews


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Pascarella Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County Da's Office
  • 1999 - 2005


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Doctor of Law (JD)
  • 1999
  • University of Maryland
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996


  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Suffolk Defenders
  • 2005 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Amicus Fraternitas Award
  • FOCO (Fraternal Order of Court Officers)
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Jurisperitus Award
  • COBANC (Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County)
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Prosecutor Award
  • Suffolk County DA Office
  • 2001
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Advocacy for Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Class Lectures and Community Awareness Seminars
  • Criminal Law
  • 2005
  • Brookhaven National lab, numerous confrences and community meetings
  • Identity Theft
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor, I opposed James on a number of cases. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In taking the necessary multi-faceted approach to many complex criminal defense matters, James is hands down the perfect combination of aggressive advocacy, compassionate client handling, and professionalism. He is also well-respected by every officer, judge, and clerk in the building, which certainly does not hurt! I would hire James if I ever were in need."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Mineola Criminal defense Lawyer James A. Pascarella
James A. Pascarella
Criminal defense Attorney
Mineola, NY
Licensed for 21 years