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About me

Firm Focus and History:

Criminal Law, Social Security Disability, Personal
Injury. Helping people during the times of their lives that they need it most.


My father, Raymond L. Sciarrino, started the
practice in 1963, and it continued to grow with the help of various
accomplished associates, until 1995 when I joined the firm after graduating
from Cornel Law School.
I become a partner a few years later and took over the practice in January
2009. We previously had 2 office locations, one in Mount
Morris, NY in Livingston County,
and a second office in Perry, NY
in Wyoming County. I have now consolidated both of
the offices to a larger location in Perry,
NY. For the past 46 years, we
have been able to provide legal services to Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Steuben, and Wyoming Counties.


Why I decide to be a lawyer:

As I grew up, I watched my father, an attorney for the past 46 years, help
the people of my community through those difficult times that inevitably arise
during one's life. This inspired me to want to be one of those people who are
there to make a difference in a person's life at a very core level on a daily
basis? What could be better?


What work experience and education helps me be a better lawyer:

I have been fortunate to have access to the best education available. From
my secondary education at St. Marks School in Southborough,
Massachusetts, to my undergraduate degree at Cornell University
in Applied Economics, to the diverse and rigorous legal education I received at
Cornell Law School.
This Ivy League education has been grounded in the knowledge of my family's
humble origins.

My father, the youngest of seven children, was born to struggling parents that
were factory workers and whose parents were immigrants to the U.S. He always
spoke of the hard times growing up and that the key to overcoming those hard
times was through education. Although I have had the privileges of the middle
class, because of his hard work and accomplishments as an attorney, he taught
his children that all men and women deserve respect and kindness no matter what
the circumstances in their lives. This caring attitude towards people, fueled by
the knowledge gained by education, have given me the ability to represent my
clients vigorously and zealously, while remembering the legal system we work in
not only is law based, but people based.


Why I decide on my primary area of practice:

The presumption of innocence is gone today. You don't even have to be
arrested to be assumed guilty. The mere mention of someone as "a
suspect" is all that it takes for a person to be tried and convicted in
the media and at the local coffee shop. More than ever an accused person needs
the help of a competent and passionate attorney, to turn back the weight the
government exerts on the defendant in a criminal case. At no time in a person's
life is his/her liberty and freedom more in jeopardy than when accused of a
crime and/or arrested. People ask me how I represent sex offenders, drunk
drivers, and other types of accused criminals. I answer and believe that all
people need to have the best defense I can provide, regardless of the
accusations made against them. The integrity of our legal system is as
important as the individual case because if the system is corrupt or
manipulated to convict the "bad man" then you or I could be falsely
accused and convicted ourselves. The English jurist William Blackstone once
said "better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent
suffer." When I represent the rights of the accused, I am also
representing the rights of all men and women. This is why criminal law is one
of my passions.


What I like best about my career:

The opportunity each and every day to change someone's
life for the better.



Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    21 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    21 years
  3. Social Security: 25%
    19 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    21 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

106 Main Street
Mount Morris, NY, 14510


NYCurrently registered 199607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSciarrino & Sciarrino, P.C.1995 - Present
Retired JudgeLeicester Town Court2002 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Magistrates AssociationMember2002 - Present
Livingston County Magistrates AssociationPast President2002 - Present
Wyoming County, NY Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Monroe County, NY Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Livingston County, NY Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
New York Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)Sustaining MemberN/A
Livingston County Bar AssociationPast Vice PresidentN/A
Ethical Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)MemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of New York v. John DoeTwo hours Jury verdict of not guilty.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Cornell UniversityApplied Economics and MarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New YorkFirm Focus and History Criminal Law, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury. Helping people during the times of their lives that they need it most.N/A