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Christopher Charles Brocato

Criminal defense Attorney at Central Islip, NY

3.7   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Domestic Violence Parts and Major Crime Bureau

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury

    22 years

  3. Family

    19 years

Christopher C. Brocato is a former Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney. He served in the District Court, Domestic Violence, Case Advisory and Major Crime Bureaus.  In February of 2008, Mr. Brocato left the District Attorney’s Office and with Douglas P. Byrne formed the law firm of Brocato and Byrne, L.L.P.   Mr. Brocato has handled thousands of criminal matters including numerous high profile cases. His practice has a strong emphasis on aggressive criminal defense and is committed to achieving the best possible outcome on each and every case he handles. In 2010, Mr. Brocato expanded his practice to include personal injury and is committed to obtaining the highest possible verdict or settlement for his clients. Mr. Brocato is dedicated to client satisfaction, and to this end he believes this can only be achieved when clients have an open line of communication to their attorney. This includes giving his clients ample time to explain their particular situation, explain their concerns and having a clear understanding on what a successful outcome is to his clients.


Law Office of Christopher Charles Brocato
320 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, NY, 11722

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3.7 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Pete Asarisi | October 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% trustworthy I highly recommend
Had 30+ year old moving violation pop up while out of state on a workation. Christopher C Brocato, Esq. & crew handled everything, not easy during a pandemic but they assured me it would get cleaned up as fast as possible & they were true to their word. Renewed faith in humanity
Posted by Yolanda | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Best lawyer. I have no complaints after half a decade with him as my attorney. Compassionate and trustworthy. 5 star
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Christopher Brocato is the most honest and compassionate attorney I know. He goes over and beyond expectations for all his clients no matter how difficult the matter is. He has been there for my family and has fought vigorously to make sure my son had the best possible outcome. I would not trust any other attorney as much as I trust him. 5 stars in my book..
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Posted by Ernesto | March 2, 2015
He went above and beyond.
From the moment I first met with Chris, he was there for me. Due to my disease, I made some serious mistakes that I am not proud of to this day. I even have family members that have written me off, (my fault) but not my lawyer. He took my situation personally and fought for me getting me help and not a jail cell. I told two other friends about Chris who had legal problems and both thanked me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2011
To whom ever reads this, I would like to say, Chris & Doug, were straight forward with me, Felt they were not about the money but concerned with their client being me. As I did interview a few attorneys, I chose Chris and he delievered big time, not going into details, lets just say, I could not be more happier then I am now. Thanks a lot Guys you two are the best.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2010
Happy Client
Mr. Brocato far exceeded my expectations. I met with a several other attornies before deciding to hire Mr. Brocato for my case and he was the only one to treat me with an honest down to earth approach I respected. He kept it real and told me what to expect. In the end his results far exceeded my imagination for the out come. I owe my freedom to his efforts. Thanks Chris
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy attorney
Chris did not give in to the parole department who wanted to send my son to prison for a year for a violation. Chris was willing to take it to a hearing and held out until parole was willing to work with him.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No integrity. Will sell you out. 25 years he got my friend. He failed to safe guard his rights. Be careful with this one. He feeds on your weakness
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awful Experience
Arrogant, abusive, and an overall nightmare to work with. Would not recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2015
former client in case involving drug sale and distribution
I wish I would of listed to my gut which was telling me that I'd be better off rerepresenting myself. No where near aggressive enough. A gentleman with an empathetic demeanor, this he absolutely is. But a lawyer that fights for you fearlessly?- not even remotely. He goes with the flow and seems so chummy with the ADA , I sometimes thought he forgot he no longer is on their payroll. Disappointed- and that is absolutely putting it as nice as possible.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brocato & Byrne, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2008


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Flagler College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of New York v. Anthony Noto
  • Case dismissed
  • People v. Willy Jean-Pierre
  • Felony Charges Dismissed
  • People v. Joann Lannon
  • Manslaughter Charges DISMISSED


  • Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • New York Law School
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is an excellent attorney. He and I were co-workers at one point and he has continued his tradition of excellence ever since."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have recommend him to my friends and family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he is a trial machine. If Chris can not secure an acceptable resolution to a case, he has no qualms with trying the case. I respect that."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris Brocato is one of the most talented and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys in Suffolk County. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a highly accomplished criminal defense attorney in Suffolk and Nassau Counties. He is a top notch litigator with multiple felony trial acquittals under his belt. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney to fight aggressively on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brocato is an expert in his field and sets a high standard of professionalism among the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Brocato is one of the finest attorney's in Suffolk County. His hard work and dedication to his clients is unmatched. He is respected by everyone in the legal community for his fine legal work and success at every stage of a criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a well known and respected attorney in the legal community. I enthusiastically endorse him."
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Central Islip Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Charles Brocato
Christopher Charles Brocato
Criminal defense Attorney
Central Islip, NY
Licensed for 21 years
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