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Joseph F. Buono

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fishkill, NY

4.6   10 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 11 years
    Virginia - VA 9 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2014
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Ability Impaired - Drugs, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, misdemeanors and felonies.

  2. Family
    Family Offense and Custody Petitions, Support Petitions, Support Modification Petitions, Grandparent Visitation, Violation Petitions, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Matrimonial Litigation, Separation Agreements, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements.

  3. Criminal defense
    DWI/DUI, Drug Possession, Drug Sales, Assault, Burglary, Financial Crimes, Computer Crimes.

I am a New York attorney with a law practice based out of Fishkill, NY and I am available to serve individuals and businesses located throughout the state. My practice is focused on Criminal Defense, Family Law and Civil Litigation, however I am available and willing to take on matters outside those areas if the need arises. 


I regularly represent clients in courts in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. If you have been served with a Family Court petition, a Summons and Complaint or have been arrested in any of those counties, please reach out as soon as possible to discuss your options.  Retaining an attorney quickly is critical to resolving your matter with a favorable outcome.



The Law Office of Joseph F. Buono
804 Route 9
Suite 4
Fishkill, NY, 12524

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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Kathleen | January 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer.
Mr Buono, Was just amazing from the start with everything answering any of my questions. Making me feel comfortable about my case and really explains everything in detail super honest about all outcomes and realistic,But most importantly Mr Buono cared about my case, which was just great. I would definitely recommend Mr Buono to anyone who is in a Family court matter ,He goes above and beyond. He was such a pleasure to work with on my case.
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Posted by Lindsey | July 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proficient Lawyer - Criminal Defense - Legal Hero
I was referred to Joe thru a mutual friend when I was going thru a crisis in need of an unexpected criminal defense. If it was not for Joe, and his expertise/resources to help me so proficiently with background checks to support my case - the result in my case could have been much worse . I owe many thanks to this qualified personable man who took the time to navigate and represent me superbly. All criminal charges were dropped and I owe this terrific guy many thanks. I would refer any locals finding them selves in need for legal matters to Joe 100%.
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Posted by George | February 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Home Buyer’s Hero!
Joe guided my wife and I through the complex process of purchasing our home and his expertise made all the difference. Joe went to bat for us time and again and was a calming presence in a stressful situation. We will be using Joe in all of our future endeavors.
Posted by Kerry | January 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First time home buyers
My husband & I used Joe when we were purchasing our first home this past summer. Joe was in constant communication with us, making sure all of our questions & concerns were heard and answered. Though the process of buying a house can be overwhelming, our experience with Joe made all the difference. He made the process as simple as possible, helping us every step of the way.
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Posted by Christina | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph went above and beyond to help resolve my issue. I cannot express enough how competent and genuine he is, and would strongly encourage anyone in need of law expertise to use him In the future.
Posted by Patrick | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Lawyer and Effective Communicator
I was ticketed on the Taconic while moving to Virginia. Needless to say, I did not want to make the trip back up to NY to fight the charges! Joe represented me in court and succeeded in getting my charges and fine reduced. He communicated effectively throughout the process, which I appreciated greatly as I dealt with settling in to a new city.
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Posted by Patrick | January 14, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience
Joseph is a knowledgable lawyer who takes the time to explain things in a way that's immediately understandable. Anytime I have a contract to sign, I send it over to Joseph to take a look because I know he has my best interest in mind and he'll be able to give me a picture of what exactly I'm signing, which always makes me breathe a little easier. I'm looking forward to continuing to have Joseph as my legal counsel.
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Posted by Jairo | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer To Work With
In the process of getting my house and when came down to finding a lawyer, Joe Buno was the first person that came to mind to handle the job. As first time homeowner he was available to answer all my questions and most of all able to accommodate my crazy work schedule to meet up and get the job done in a timely manner. While we had few bumps in the process, Joe was there to make sure things were handled in a respectful manner. His friendly personality and knowledge of law made things easier and reassuring for my wife and I, that things are well taken care of. If you need a lawyer, I would highly recommend Joe for your legal need.
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Posted by Francie | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe saved the day!
I can't even express how lucky I am to have met Joe. He helped me out tremendously with a huge out of state speeding ticket and I would probably have had to pay a fortune in fines and gotten many more points on my license if he hadn't been there for me. Great communication with quick responses. The best!
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ineffective Representation By An Attorney
This happens to be the very worst representation ever by an attorney. He could not be reached at the most crucial of times and took months to inform of actual Court Orders thereby destroying the chance of an appeal and eroding other rights to Due Process. Look elsewhere for proper representation in any legal field. He does too much in too many fields and is the master of no one area.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Law Office of Joseph F. Buono
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Jonna Spilbor Law
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Joseph F. Buono
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Intern
  • Judge in Dutchess County, NY
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Dutchess County Home Inspectors Continuing Education Conference
  • Business Law Concerns for Home Inspectors
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Buono’s experience, knowledge and professionalism make him a true asset to the legal field. His expertise in criminal defense and family law give his clients a much needed edge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is an excellent criminal defense attorney, particularly in the area of DWI felony and misdemeanor cases. In addition, he has extensive experience handling other criminal defense cases. Joe is also a highly regarded attorney in the area of matrimonial law and family law."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent attorney and exemplary human being. In addition to his ability to understand and resolve complex areas of law, Joe is able to relate those concepts to his clients in understandable terms, while at the same time exhibiting true compassion to all of his clients. I strongly endorse Joe Buono."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a passionate and knowledgeable attorney who will give your case the time and attention it deserves. I highly recommend Joe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a passionate attorney who advocates zealously for his clients and truly cares about their well-being. He is extremely detailed in his writing and one of the finest attorneys in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an intelligent, competent and thorough attorney who works hard for his clients and pays strong attention to detail. You are in great hands with Joe as your lawyer."
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Fishkill DUI and DWI Lawyer Joseph F. Buono
Joseph F. Buono
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fishkill, NY
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation