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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|The Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Principal||Law Offices Of William Petrillo, P.C.||2002 - Present|
|Of Counsel And In House Trial Counsel||Criminal Defense Firm||1998 - 2002|
|Assistant District Attorney||Nassau County District Attorney's Office||1994 - 1998|
|Police Officer||New York City Police Department||1984 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers; Top 100 Trial Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|The New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2005 - Present|
|The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2002 - Present|
|The Nassau County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|The Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County||Member||1998 - Present|
|The Former Assistant District Attorney's Association of Nassau County||Member||1998 - Present|
|City University of New York School of Law at Queens College||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|St. John's University||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Nassau Academy of Law||Defense Summation, Cross Examination & Preparation||2017|
|Hofstra Law School||Cases That Shock The Conscience||2017|
|Nassau County Police Academy||Courtroom Testimony||2016|
|Nassau Academy of Law||The Fundamentals Of The Trial In A Criminal Case||2016|
|Hofstra Law School||Jury Selection||2016|
|The Nassau Lawyers' Association||Cross Examination||2015|
|Nassau Academy Of Law||Anatomy of a Criminal Trial From Jury Selection to Summation, Practical Strategies & Suggestions||2015|
|Marino Legal Institute - NYC||The Perfect Closing||2015|
|Hofstra Law School||Correcting The Injustice||2015|
|The Nassau Lawyers' Association||From Arrest To Arraignment||2014|
|Nassau County Police Academy||Courtroom Testimony||2014|
|Nassau Academy Of Law||Defense Cross Examination & Summation||2014|
|Hofstra Law School||From Jury Selection To Summation||2014|
|Hofstra Law School||Attacking The Prosecution's Case||2013|
|Hofstra Law School||Winning The Case Before The Trial||2012|
|Hofstra Law School||The Anatomy Of A Criminal Trial||2011|
|City University Of New York School Of Law||Cross Examination||2010|
|City University Of New York School Of Law||Closing Argument||2009|
|City University Of New York School Of Law||Prosecuting & Defending Fraud Cases||2008|
|Nassau Academy Of Law||Defense Cross Examination & Summation||2007|
|Nassau County District Attorney's Office||Defense Closing Argument||2006|
|Nassau County District Attorney's Office||Opening Statement & Closing Argument||2005|
|Molloy College||Trial Preparation & Jury Selection||2005|
|Nassau County District Attorney's Office||Defense Closing Argument||2004|
|Molloy College||An Analysis Of A Murder Trial||2003|
Posted by anonymous
William Petrillo is just an amazing blend of magnificent attorney and wonderful human being. When I stepped foot into his office the warmth and genuine concern shined immediately. His knowledge and ability astounded me. I knew within 5 minutes of speaking with him that this was the man I would entrust my future too. Today the outcome of my case is proof positive I made the right choice. After this experience I am left thinking there are attorney’s you could hire to protect you and there are those that you enlist to be your guardian angel. Bill falls squarely and unequivocally into the second category. Anytime I needed reassurance he was there. His staff was there. They were always there insulating me from the fears of possible incarceration and the complete ruination of my career. You truly know a person has your best interest in mind from the bottom of their heart when they stand to make more money the longer your situation drags out and they dedicate themselves wholly and tirelessly to expediting the process as much as humanly possible. That’s Bill Petrillo. I cannot recommend this man enough. 5 stars just doesn’t give his ability the justice it deserves. If my life were at stake in a criminal matter ever again I would trust NO ONE besides Bill. No one at all!
Posted by anonymous
In early 2012, I was wrongfully accused of arson via circumstantial evidence. The lead detective was determined to have me suffer for someone else's crime and I felt powerless. Mr. Petrillo saved me from my Kafkaesque nightmare through his strength of character, confidence of law and learned talent in the court room. From day one, he was upfront about my situation, preparing me for all possible scenarios. My concerns were his, both in and out of the courtroom. When this all began, I was depressed the justice system failed me and I was downtrodden by what appeared to be absolute powers tailoring the facts to my demise. By the end of trial, Mr. Petrillo lead us to a triumphant acquittal; In the process, restoring my faith in the justice system. I'm convinced had I not been in Mr. Petrillo's professional hands, I would not have prevailed and fallen through the fingers of a lesser lawyer. I am forever grateful. Should you find yourself in a similar predicament: You'll want a warrior like Mr. Petrillo fighting at your side in the courtroom.
Posted by O.W.
About a year and a half ago I ran into some legal trouble and needed legal representation. My wife's cousin is a corporate lawyer and she referred us to William Petrillo. Having never been on the wrong side of the law, I didnt know what to expect. I also didn't know if this would affect my employment status. I had a laundry list of concerns and questions. After my first consultation with Bill, he immediately struck me as personable, professional, confident and honest. He told me what all of my options were and also gave me his personal opinion. My best interest was always his primary concern. He always reiterated that no matter what legal avenue i chose to go down, he was in my corner 100%. I felt extremely confident that i had chosen the right guy. And i definitely did. From the first court appearance right up to my last, Bill and his associate, Karen Bobley always put their best foot forward. They never wanted to settle for anything less than what I had hoped for. At the end of my court proceedings I did get the outcome i was looking for and my friends and co-workers could not believe that it was possible, under the circumstances. I owe it all to Bill and his team. Whenever I needed legal documentation e-mailed or faxed, for work or other purposes, Jennifer, Bill's office manager, was always on top of things. Jennifer would call me the day before any court appearances, as a reminder, and also give me the heads up on what would happen at that appearance. Whenever I had questions, Jennifer usually had an answer and if she didn't, Bill would , personnally, call me back by the end of the day. Words do not truly describe the high level of service that I received. Bill and company made a very stressful situation very manageable and i am forever grateful. Not only is Bill a great lawyer. He is a wonderful human being. And that is what separates him from the rest. So, if you ever find yourself in a legal bind, don't take chances or cut corners. Protect yourself and go with the best, William Petrillo.
Lauren Riesenfeld, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I highly recommend Mr. Petrillo for anyone looking for a top notch criminal defense attorney. Mr. Petrillo is kind, intelligent and a skilled advocate. He goes above and beyond for his clients to ensure the best possible outcome for their case.
Oscar Michelen, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Bill is simply one of the best trial lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Dedicated, thorough, an expert at cross-examination and a sharp legal mind. On top of that, he is personable and cares deeply about his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him for anyone seeking a criminal defense lawyer.