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We provide legal assistance to a wide range of corporations and individuals with legal problems. As a former federal prosecutor, I can deal wit highly complex matters. However, I recognize that every case is a major event in the life of my client.

My legal assistant is Jerin Rosas. She has extensive experience in civil and criminal matters and speaks Spanish. However, every client receives my personal attention.




Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 30%
    40 years
  2. Tax Fraud: 25%
    34 years
  3. Appeals: 15%
    40 years
  4. Federal Crime: 10%
    40 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Theodore W. Robinson

    I highly endorse Peter Tomao. He is well known for his expert abilities in the federal criminal court forum and he is highly regarded by his peers and all those attorneys who have had any dealings with him. He is excellent at what he does and he's well known among his peers.


    Theodore Robinson Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Peter J. Tomao

600 Old Country Road.
Suite 328
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 197707/10/2016
DCInactive 197907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Columbia's Best" for special achievements of alumni/aeColumbia Law School Magazine2005
Outstanding Perfromance as an Asst US AttorneyUS Department of JusticeN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Peter J. Tomao1999 - Present
N/ADel Gadio & Tomao1997 - 1999
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUS Attorney Office - Eastern District of New York1982 - 1997
N/AUS DEPT OF JUSTICE, Antitrust Division, Energy Section1976 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York Council of Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Federal Bar Council, Central ISLIP Courthouse CommitteeMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationDirector2002 - 2005
Nassau County Bar Association, Federal Courts CommitteeChairman1999 - 2001
Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of CourtPresident1996 - 1997
Federal Courts CommitteeChairman1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Federal Tax Audit of AttorneyAvoided Criminal Investigation
United States v Lisa J.Avoided prison sentence
People v VSD, Inc.Saved client from deportation in criminal tax case
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Publication nameTitleDate
Nassau LawyerUsing Law Enforcement Experts in Federal Criminal Cases2009
Nassau LawyerArrest, Initial Appearance and Arraignment in Federal Court2007
Nassau LawyerFederal Sentencing Following Booker2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
St John's UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Dissection and Treatment of Ponzi Schemes in the Post Madoff WorldRepresenting Defendants and Witnesses in Ponzi Scheme Cases2010
Federal Criminal Law UpdateTiming of Government's Pre-Trial Disclosure Obligations2003
Federal Civil Practice UpdateModerator2001
Trading Secrets: An Insider's View of Securities Farud, Investigation and ProsecutionSecurities Fraud2000
A Guide to Federal Criminal PracticeModerator2000
Federal Courts Practice UpdateCurrent Developments in Federal Rules of Civil and Appellate Practice1999
C.W. Post Tax InstituteThe Role of the Accountant in Tax Fraud Investigations1998
Tax FraudTax Fraud1995
Federal Sentencing GuidelinesPanelist1994
Sentencing Guidelines - Dinosaur of Federal PracticeProsecutor's Perspective1990
Anti Kick Back ConferenceWhat to do if1990
Civil Rights Lawsuits and Police Brutality CasesAbsolute Prosecutorial Immunity1983