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Mark Andrew Foti

Criminal defense Attorney at Rochester, NY

5.0   8 reviews

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Mark Foti has handled thousands of cases from the arraignment to final disposition by dismissal, plea bargain or trial.

  2. Federal crime
    35%
    Mark Foti is admitted to practice in the Western District of New York and handles cases in Rochester and Buffalo, New York.

  3. Civil rights
    15%
    Mark Foti handles cases involving violations of individuals' civil rights.

  4. DUI and DWI
    15%
    Mark Foti has obtained success at each stage of DWI litigation. He has also provided lectures on DWI litigation to other attorneys in Monroe, Ontario, and Livingston County.

Mark Foti, Esq. is a general practitioner. His primary focus is criminal law. He has handled over 1900 criminal cases. He is a litigator with experience in obtaining favorable plea bargains and representing clients at trial when an acceptable agreement cannot be reached.

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Licensed for 12 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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The Foti Law Firm
16 W Main Street
Suite 100
Rochester, NY, 14614

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional
Mr. Foti was very honest from the beginning. He did not overpromise and fought hard to get the desired outcome. Mr. Foti explained everything thoroughly without being condescending. I hope I never have to hire an attorney again, but if I do, this would be the first one I call.
Posted by Shara | June 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best
Since day one even before I hired him, he was kind, passionate, talked to me and gathered all information he needed and got right down to business!! He’s very knowledgeable and will not steer you wrong. He’s honest and federal cases as we all know are difficult, but he was ready and up for the task and was straight to the point he doesn’t b.s. around! He’s the absolute best!!!!
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Posted by Germania Garzon | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kind, smart, and dedicated
The Foti law firm made a difficult situation manageable for me and my family. I don’t know what we would have done without these professionals guiding us
Posted by B.M. | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
Mark is an inspiration to myself as an aspiring attorney. During a time when I faced life’s obstacles and my options were limited, Mark was the first to walk me through darkness and into the light. Not only was he able to defend me from unfair claims, but his calm and compassionate demeanor also assisted myself and family in a time of adversity. My family and I are forever thankful for his extraordinary service and approach. I wholeheartedly recommend Mark for anyone that needs a champion in their corner.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mark Foti
This Man is the best lawyer ever..I would recommend him to anyone..There are so many words to describe his professionalism and his dedication to his work and clients..He is a go hard person and he will not let you down..I appreciate everything you have done for me Mark you are greatly appreciated keep up the good work you are at the top of the list for the best lawyer..I will never forget you..God Bless
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Posted by Teddy Loria | April 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mark T. Foti: Great attorney who is very honest and a true professional. Will NEVER sell-out a client. I know this fact when he represented me on false and fabricated charges by the Brighton, New York Police Department.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Great, very knowledgeable and informative.
I received a speeding ticket on grand island. I contacted Mr. Foti who was able to get the ticket reduced to a parking violation without myself ever needing to return to the area for a court appearance. Even though Mr. Foti is constantly on the news defending some of the most high profile cases in western New York, he still spoke and explained everything to me as if I was his most important client. I would definitely recommend Mark Foti, esq to anyone I need of legal advice.
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Posted by Peter | February 1, 2014
Better outcome than I could have imagined
I was charged with a violation in Williamsville, NY, in 2013. The case was in Amherst Town Court. I never had to appear in court. My charge was reduced to a parking ticket with an unconditional discharge. I did not have to pay a fine. Everything was taken care of quick and easy!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Foti Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • The College at Brockport
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Mark Foti
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • The Parrinello Law Firm, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Trial Attorney
  • Monroe County (Ny) Public Defenders Office
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Instructor
  • Suny Buffalo School Of Law
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • St John Fisher College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • People v. A.G.
  • Not Guilty of all charges
  • People v. T.J.
  • Not Guilty of all charges
  • People v. T.K.
  • Not Guilty of DWI, convicted of traffic infraction only
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Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • NYSBA Criminal Justice Section
  • 7th Judicial District Representative
  • 2015 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • MCBA Criminal Justice Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • SUNY Buffalo Student Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • SUNY Buffalo Student Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top Ten Under Forty (NY State)
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in New York
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Advocate - National Trial Competition Regionals
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • James M. Kieffer Trial Excellence Award
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • 2009
  • Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Law Faculty Award
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE: Driving While Intoxicated
  • DWI Litigation
  • 2014
  • DWI Litigation: Taking on the Breath Test
  • DWI Litigation
  • 2013
  • SJFC English Dept: Sophomore Seminar
  • Career in Law
  • 2012
  • Ontario County December 2012 CLE
  • DWI & DMV Consequences
  • 2012
  • Multiple DWI Offenses: Relicensing and Collateral Consequences at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
  • DWI & DMV Consequences
  • 2012
  • SJFC English Dept: Career Seminar
  • Career in Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (25)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is a very knowledgeable, zealous, and competent criminal defense attorney. He was a wealth of knowledge and a great mentor when we worked together. His clients are fortunate to have such an advocate on their side. I endorse him without hesitation!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is very well-respected in the legal community. He is a knowledgeable and skilled advocate, and I have come to know him as an attorney who will go the extra mile for every client. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark has always been passionate about criminal law and trial work. I have known Mark for years and the amount of attention and care that he brings to his practice is unrivaled. I would endorse Mark for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor I've had ample opportunity to observe Mark's work in the courtroom. He is always prepared, knowledgeable and ready to work to protect his client's rights. I don't hesitate to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended a Continuing Legal Education course taught by Mr. Foti, who demonstrated an in-depth understanding of legal issues that not every attorney possesses. I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Experienced, hard working and well respected by attorneys and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Foti is a respected criminal defense attorney in the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Andrew Foti is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you need a criminal attorney, I recommend him without any hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Foti is an outstanding attorney in the field of criminal law and is a great advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Foti is an experienced DWI and Criminal lawyer. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Foti provides competent, well-written advice for persons seeking assistance on Avvo.com. Doing so demonstrates his compassion and knowledge. I recommend him without any hesitation."
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