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Joseph A Lo Piccolo

Criminal defense Attorney at Garden City, NY

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About Joseph

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I am an extremely experienced State and Federal Criminal Defense attorney with a focus on Major Felonies. I have gone to trial in over 75 cases including over a dozen homicides in the last 7 years. I practice in Nasau and Suffolk County along with all the boroughs of the City of New York. My firm handles many cases for local college students at Hofstra, CW Post and Mollow along with more high profile crimes including mortgage fraud and vehicular homicides often related to allegations of DWI

    26 years, 10,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    My firm has handled misdemeanor and felony dwi cases in Nassau, Suffolk, New York City and beyond. We have successfully tried all types of cases including breathalyzer and refusal cases along with allegations of driving under the influence of drugs. Our more serious cases have involved motor vehicle accidents which have led to a fatality,

    26 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    We handle all types of traffic matters on Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties along with the city of new york hearings at the traffic violations bureau.

    26 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Family

    20 years, 100 cases

  5. General practice
    We are a full service law firm handling all types of civil litigation, estate planning and your family needs such as real estate and wills.

    42 years, 5,000 cases

I have been a criminal defense attorney for my entire career.  I average 6-8 felony amd misdemeanor trials a year, including homicides, robberies, sex offenses and dwi's.  My practice area includes state criminal defense in Nassau County, as well as Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Westchester and Suffolk Counties along with Federal cases.  There is no case too small or too big. My firm has attorney's who can handle all levels of criminal matters, including traffic cases.

Licensed for 24 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/28/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Avenue
Suite 200
Garden City, NY, 11530


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Posted by Matt | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Lo Piccolo is a wise choice
I met Mr. Lo Piccolo after a very difficult and unsavory experience with another attorney. I was having a difficult time, and was facing a charge that was quite frightening for me. Mr. Lo Piccolo was extraordinarily professional and thorough from the start. At no time did he pass judgements about my situation, just looked at all the facts and went from there. He was very clear with me about what my options were, the potential outcomes, and demonstrated a keen knowledge of and extensive experience with the law. His office ALWAYS contacted me with a reminder the day before a court appearance, and everything I needed to know was provided to me in writing. In the end, the result he helped to obtain was highly satisfactory in both his opinion and mine. If you are looking for someone who will be straightforward, direct, and honest with you and not try to blow smoke up the proverbial rear-end, I would certainly recommend meeting Mr. Lo Piccolo. His consultation with me was free, and was enough to convince me of his value. I am glad I listed to my instinct to retain him, and believe many of you out there would feel the same way. Good luck on your search.
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Posted by Joe | July 25, 2014
Great law firm
I dealt with mr. Lo piccolo and other lawyers in his firm and all of them are great and did a great job with my case I would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2014
Hired the firm, great to work with, they know what they're doing. Mr Bekoff has plenty of experience and Mr Lo Piccolo is learned & wise. And though it may seem unknown about the law this attorney is Gifted.
Posted by Jonathan | January 29, 2014
Excellent defence lawyer
Joe is great! He managed to get my case retried and the sentence overturned. I spoke to several defense lawyers, all realized that my sentence was way to harsh for the offense I committed but only Joe had a realistic solution, and a 100% successful one. Joe's superior understanding of the law in combination with his familiarity of the NY State criminal system makes him a potent attorney and advocate for those who have had the misfortune of finding themselves on the wrong side of the law. I now can start working in my profession again, he is a life changer!
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Posted by Mike | January 12, 2014
The Best, simply said !
Mr. LoPiccolo is a top notch defense attorney. He provided me with great advice and counsel. We did butt heads at times, but, as hard as it is to admit, he was right. I cannot give enough praise to him.


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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal A Id Society of New York
  • 1997 - 2003


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • People v.
  • Multiple Acquittals


  • Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Law Student Award
  • FADA
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (45)
Given (26)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer - Joe is an amazing advocate and extremely passionate. He is one of the best Trial Lawyers I have ever seen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lo Piccolo provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joe for his familiarity with criminal law and alcohol-related offenses. He clearly has the knowledge, experience, and clarity of expression vital to be a great attorney. He is a consistent and consistently helpful contributor, helping many here in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe and I are working on separate cases for the same client. He is a zealous advocate and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an extraordinarily attentive and committed criminal defense attorney. He is easy to work with and has a wonderful manner. He is a passionate advocate and is both well recognized and well respected in his field. He has a long history of successfully resolving clients' issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for many years. I have observed him in the courtroom and in his work with organizations like the Criminal Courts Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. Joe is a knowledgeable and highly skilled attorney that is committed to getting the best possible results for all his clients. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Lo Piccolo continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. A lawyer can accomplish certain things. A compassionate lawyer can accomplish far better things. Mr. Lo Piccolo is of the latter variety."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had an opportunity to read many of Mr. Piccolo's AVVO responses to questions. He freely gives his time and valuable advice on AVVO. I find his responses very informative, which clearly demonstrates his extensive knowledge of the law. For those reasons, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Piccolo and I practice in some of the same areas of law. I have had the privilege of reviewing many of her responses and comments to questions posted on Avvo. His answers and comments reflect a deep understanding of the law and have provided helpful information. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Every Avvo answer I have read written by Mr. Lo Piccolo, and I have read many, has been right on the money. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is the former president of the prestigious Criminal Courts Bar Association. His reputation in the area of criminal defense is outstanding. Joe is known as an aggressive trial attorney, as well as an attorney his colleagues can call for advice. I endorse Joe as a criminal defense attorney."
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Garden City Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph A Lo Piccolo
Joseph A Lo Piccolo
Criminal defense Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 24 years