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Joseph A. Lobosco

Criminal defense Attorney at Rochester, NY

3.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Experienced criminal defense

    34 years, 1,000 cases

People often ask me how I can defend criminals.  My answer is always the same - I don't.  I defend those accused of crimes.  And whether those crimes are misdemeanors like DWI or petty larceny, or felonies like drug sale and possession, rape, robbery or any other serious crime, my job is the same - to make sure that my clients receive the best defense they can get.  Because that is what every defendant is entitled to, and that is what every defendant deserves. 

I was a prosecutor for over fifteen years, and I've been a defense attorney for over ten.  I know how to deal with district attorneys, with judges, with the police, and with my clients and their family.  My promise to every client is the same: that I will work hard for you, and that I will give you the best defense you can get.  And I will be honest with you.  Sometimes the best result in a case is a plea bargain.  And if that's your case, I will tell you the truth.  The worst thing an attorney can do is mislead the client about the case.  

 Every client deserves their attorney's best.  That's what you'll get from me.


The Law Office of Joseph A. Lobosco, PLLC
510 Clinton Square
Suite 510
Rochester, NY, 14604

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Posted by Cody | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So far so good
Joseph Lobosco is the real deal and has been handling my felony case with hopes of getting the charges dismissed and I'm very confident in him. I will give you updates on my case
Posted by Xiomara | December 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience
Recently I found myself in a overwhelming situation this year but Joe! Was there to ensure peace of mind. He’s punctual communicates very well & Step by step he went over my case getting me the best outcome possible I was extremely happy with the results & I am more than thankful for his services and I will recommend him to any family or friends!!!!. Thank you Joe for all you did for me and my family ❤️
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Posted by Jessica | September 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute no!
My husband had a criminal case where Mr. lobosco was hited as a public defender. First of all, yhe entire 6 months, he saw my husband 1 time and spoke to him on the phone one time.... In 6 months. Mr Lobosco never once answered a phone call from my husband and there were almost 50 recorded call attempts. I emailed him over 10 times without responses and the rare occasion I did get a response it was short and never gave all the information asked about. He never tried to enter a plea deal until my husband asked him to ask the da for one. We never saw a complete discovery packet until AFTER the plea was entered and found that Mr Lobosco had the information for 3 months prior to that but never gave it to is even after repeated attempts by myself and my husband. The information in the discovery packet was false and proveable to be false and when it was brought to his attention he didn't do anything to fight it. Mr Lobosco lied to us about the release of property saying that the da said it was released which it never was and he never called the parole board to release the hold after the hearings were concluded. I dont know how he is as a paid attorney, but when I first spoke with him I had high hopes because he played himself up really will and I thought he was actually going to help when what he really did was screw us over completely and allowed an unnecessary sentence.
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Posted by Scorpion | April 22, 2011
If you want a lawyer to SCREW up your case, choose this guy..
I had my doubts about this guy because by his own admission, he was always busy "on trial in Queens". However, as you can see from his website, he has prosecutorial experience and has practiced for 20 years, so I figured he knew what he was doing..Plus, he assured me that he's always very attentive to all his clients' cases no matter how busy he might appear..I took his word for it..Bad move!! This guy must have never tried a DWI case before as a defense attorney..He had absolutely no idea how to handle the administrative portion of my DWI case, involving the status of my driver's license.. When I needed the case postponed because my witness couldn't make it, he didn't bother doing it, even though I reminded him more than half a dozen times.. He told me that I could show up @ the place of the hearing without him & wait on a line & request another date, which turned out to be erroneous information.. I had to go before an administrative judge who pretty much let me have it for my attorney's absence & questioned his competence. The judge told me that he couldn't excuse the absence because Mr. Lobosco didn't follow standard protocol for postponing a case, & I could either proceed w/out my attorney on that day or I could have my license revoked because he failed to request another date. I had to accept the revocation until a new hearing date would be set (which is at least a few months down the line), because I wasn't going to proceed without an attorney present.. Additionally, Mr Lobosco FAILED to even contact the District attorney's office regarding the release of my forfeited vehicle, which had been in custody for four months.. I fired this clown & hired another attorney that I know has experience handling these types of cases. Also, when I requested a financial accounting of my case so that he could return unused retainer funds owed to me, Mr. Lobosco ignored my request and wouldn't return my phone calls. Thank God I paid a chunk of his fees via credit card & filed a dispute through the credit card company. Moral of this story, stay away!!
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Nelson Law Office P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Joseph A. Lobosco, Esq.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - 2004


  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Farmville
  • Client acquitted of drug sale charge


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Lobosco for many years. He is very responsive and a hard worker."
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Rochester Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph A. Lobosco
Joseph A. Lobosco
Criminal defense Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 34 years
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