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Eric Michael Arnone

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Licensed for 19 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/17/2022

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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2019
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Excellent Service!
Eric was extremely professional and helpful with his services. His communication was excellent and really only provided the best news! His years of experience were vital to the resolution of my case and I would absolutely use his services again if needed, 10/10!
Posted by Theresa | July 16, 2019
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Excellent service
Mr. Arnone represented my son in a firearms case. My son made a mistake in not knowing about the firearms laws of New York since he was born and raised in Texas. Mr. Arnone was very sympathetic to my son's situation and made sure that the family was informed of any updates, since the family is in Texas. He even took time out on Eater Sunday to speak with the family by phone about my son's situation and what he would to for him. I was very impressed by that gesture. Not many people would take time out on a holiday to do that. Mr. Arnone was successful in my son's case and I would recommend him in an instant.
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Posted by Jerry and Yoli | May 16, 2019
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Amazing Attorney!!!!
Our 21 year old son was arrested at La Guardia airport in NY for two felonies. He was traveling from Connecticut to Texas via La Guardia airport. We were frantic, scared and didn't know what to do. We finally found the AVVO website and contacted nine attorneys on April 21, 2019 (Easter) asking them for help. Eric was the first attorney to respond on Easter for a consultation... only one other attorney contacted us that same day. Eric, unlike the other attorney that contacted us, immediately set our mind at ease by giving us a detailed account of the NY law and his view on what we could expect going forward. He was professional, knowledgeable, calm, thorough, and so very caring about how we were feeling. We hired him. We are a large family and on most calls Eric had about five family members at one time on the calls. He also timely responded to emails from all five family members. He always remained professional and very patient with all of us. Ultimately, Eric was able to negotiate with the Assistant District Attorney to dismiss both felonies. We are so very thankful to Eric for all he did for our son. We couldn't have found a better attorney...we were blessed with Eric.
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Posted by Lisa | January 14, 2019
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Title IX - Thank You Eric!
One year ago, my son was falsely accused of a horrific crime by an obsessed "friend" who filed a fabricated claim against him with his university's Title IX office. We quickly realized that a Title IX process does not follow a "presumption of innocence" standard and we needed help. I began to research top NYC lawyers. I was immediately impressed by Eric's credentials, particularly his success as a prosecutor. This was important as the complainant had long been harassing and blackmailing my son in an attempt to coerce him to remain in the relationship as well as threatening him with filing this false claim out of vengeance. We needed someone with a measured yet aggressive approach to challenge the allegation and bring forth the truth. I was concerned that a Title IX case would be too insignificant for Eric relative to his scope of work, but I sent a brief synopsis of our situation via the Galluzzo and Arnone website in hopes of a response. Within 20 minutes I was on the phone with Eric; there was no need to contact anyone else. I was instantly comforted by Eric's warmth and compassion. Eric took a few days to thoroughly review the extensive record of threatening communications my son had been subjected to and they met; my son too was relieved by the fact that he was in the right hands. Eric's comforting demeanor is surpassed only by his legal brilliance. Eric preemptively laid the groundwork with local authorities should this situation go beyond the university. Eric went over every option and the impact each might present if we chose to go outside the university to address the illegal harassment of which my son was victim. Eric detailed in layman's terms the legal process involved, formulated a concise approach to deal specifically with the distinct and often confusing Title IX process and outlined every point that could present a hurdle. Eric accompanied my son at every meeting and because Title IX prohibits the release of their written reports, Eric thoroughly documented specific concerns he instinctively knew the investigators were focusing on and we needed to address. Eric was exact in keeping each submission on point, editing and optimizing the impact of each response by directly challenging the increasingly uncredible claims by the complainant and the errors and misplaced assumptions of the investigators. There were critical points that neither my son nor I thought of that Eric insightfully brought out which I am certain made the difference. The truth prevailed; the claim was unsubstantiated, the complainant deemed uncredible and guilty of harassment as well as abusing Title IX as a means to retaliate against my son and was sanctioned by the university as a result. We fight on. The complainant was allowed to levy additional retaliatory claims of verbal abuse. Eric put together an appropriately aggressive appeal, refuting each new fabrication, outlining the procedural errors in the investigation and challenging the false assumptions within the Title IX report; it was masterful. We are optimistically hopeful. Our smartest decision was connecting with Eric Arnone. Not once have we felt our case was minimized relative to Eric's other cases and if I didn't know better, I would think our case was his one priority. Eric's prompt responsiveness and detailed knowledge of our case has been phenomenally impeccable; he amazes us. Eric also worked with us to tailor our account to reflect the phased setup of the Title IX process; he and his office have been most accommodating and generously understanding. Another reviewer references Eric in terms of friend; it's true. Not only is he a most professional and brilliant lawyer, Eric is exceedingly relatable. Eric Arnone is the friend who has your legal back at every turn. Eric made what seemed impossible, possible. The depth of this family's enduring gratitude cannot be adequately expressed in the following two word, but I will say them regardless, Eric - THANK YOU!
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Posted by Andy | December 4, 2018
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Excellent Attorney, Great Communication, Caring Individual
I hired Eric July of 2018 after consulting with many different lawyers. My case was a somewhat difficult case and Eric was able to fight his way through and do what is the best for me to achieve the best results. I was able to get off with no jailtime/probation. He is very responsive with emails and calls and was able to answer all my concerns and questions very clearly. On top of everything that a lawyer should be doing, he genuinely cared for my well-being and stayed in contact with me even after the case was over to check up from time to time. Eric has gone above and beyond in his care and have made the process as easy for me as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
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Excellent Results, Excellent Comunicativity, and a Sympathetic Ear
I hired Mr. Arnone in May of 2017. He took a disastrous situation and really made it as painless as possible. He was able to reduce a potential felony Aggravated Assault to a Harassment Violation in just a few months. On top of that he was always immediately responsive to me and my family and was non-judgemental in his interactions with us. He is a great advocate.
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Posted by Daniel | May 18, 2018
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My first born child will be named Eric Arnone. Boy or Girl. Doesn't matter
I called his firm the night before, which I highly advise against, and by the next day with quick responses and genuine concern, he met me at the court office. Thoroughly explained the options I had and the scale and order in which we wanted them. And we got the best outcome. Thank you!!
Posted by Peter. | April 11, 2018
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Saved my Son's Life.
Approximately a year ago my 16 year old son was charged with two class C felony and one class B felony. He was also being charged as an Adult. My son was facing 20 plus years if convicted. His mum and I knew the charges were fabricated but how were we going to prove his innocence. We met with Eric Arnone and he listened to my sons side of the story and realized that this was a fabricated charge by the so called victim. BUT, we had to prove to the District Attorney that these events and charges were false. Eric went full force to prove these allagations were false and hired an investigator to collect the facts and evidence to prove my son was innocent. Long story short, because of Eric's tenacity and perseverance all three felony charges against my son were dropped. Eric was relentless in going after the facts and proving to the District Attorney that my son was innocent of these charges. Eric I can't thank you enough for your support and answering all our phone calls, emails and texts within minutes, and for the reassurance that this would end exactly as you said it would from the start. Eric, Thank you, thank you, thank you, Beyond.
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Posted by Mark | March 23, 2018
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positively recommended!
Throughout the entire process Eric's experience, professionalism and knowledge was impressive and very reassuring. It was clear from the beginning that he had a genuine concern for the outcome my case and was always available to provide clear answers to any questions. His desire to understand all aspects of the situation and apply his years of experience as a District Attorney to achieve the best possible resolution was unwavering. I would certainly put my trust in Eric again and highly recommend him.
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Posted by John | March 14, 2018
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Defense of Laura
Eric explained all aspects of this case in detail. He was very timely in all correspondence. He put me at ease knowing what to expect for my daughter. What also impressed me was the number of court officers who knew him and obviously respected him. I would highly recommend him for your defense.
Posted by Laura | March 14, 2018
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Criminal defense
I spent less time in the courthouse then I have in Starbucks waiting for coffee. In and out thanks to Eric, who broke down every aspect of what to expect upon going before the judge. He is not only a fantastic lawyer but personable and friendly to work with. He made court as positive as it could be. I would hire him again!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
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Best Lawyer Ever.
I found Eric Arnone on Avvo, called a few others but chose to hire him. Mr. Arnone turned out to be very responsive and efficient. My working experience was seamless. The results and the experience was excellent. Highly recommend him!!! Mr. Arnone is quick to reply and follow up, addresses concerns. He is a very nice human being as well as a lawyer
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Posted by Williams | December 20, 2017
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Best of the Best !
Firstly, I must confess that I don't believe in online reviews before now. I am a big skeptic. Before now I believed that online reviews were written by pals and friends. But I am writing one myself and my views have changed. I am a visitor to the city of New York from South Africa, attending job interviews. I was falsely accused and arrested for a misdemeanor. I was issued with a DAT (Desk Appearance Ticket). I faced possibility of not being able to travel and coming back into the country any time soon. I faced possibility of not being employed even if considered for jobs I was interviewed for due to open criminal case against me. I searched and searched every nook and cranny online for a good DAT lawyer until I stumbled on Mr. Eric’s profile. I consulted him and he explained to me that I may get three possible outcomes for my case - (1) Best outcome. (2) Good Outcome (3) Not that bad outcome. He helped me, I got the best of the best outcome! I will recommend him any day, any time. My views (cost, honesty) about lawyers have changed forever. I will ever be grateful to him. He saved my career and my admissibility to the US. Hire him. Don't even think about it. He is humane and a good professional.
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Posted by Michael | December 15, 2017
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Creme de la creme
Eric is not only personable and caring, he fought for me like a Pitbull. He constantly reminded me of my options and did not take no for an answer from the DAs office. He kept me abreast of the situation whether big or small. He put together a comprehensive profile of my life that moved the DAs office. These are the intangibles that are unheard of. It was a pleasure to have him in my corner. Everyone needs a passionate and intelligent lawyer like Eric in the trenches with them. His professionalism is unparalleled.I highly recommend Eric to everyone.
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Posted by Kay | September 28, 2017
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One of a Kind Criminal Defense Attorney
About two months ago, I went from being the best man at my friend's wedding to sitting behind bars for 15+ hours. It was probably the worst day of my life. After I got out, I never thought I would miss the outside world so much. I was looking at three misdemeanors and a violation. People usually say misdemeanors aren't serious, but regardless, if you are convicted, you will forever have to answer that you were convicted of a "crime" whether it's for a job interview or an apartment application. I started looking for lawyers immediately. Eric Arnone was the second lawyer I met in person after speaking with a handful on the phone. From the moment I met him, I had a really good feeling he was the one. He could see that I was in complete distress, and one of the first things he said to me was, "Whether or not you decide to hire me, I'm going to make sure that by the time you leave this office, you'll feel a lot better." And indeed I did. My free consultation, which lasted probably close to 2 hours, consisted of Arnone explaining to me the procedure and timeline for my case, the different strategies that we could employ, and all the possible outcomes that I could be facing. He gave me worst case scenario, best case scenario, and the likelihood of each. He answered all my questions and was compassionate and understanding throughout. After leaving his office, I canceled all my other consultation appointments. I called Arnone back and told him that I wanted to hire him to represent me. His fees were reasonable given the wide range of prices I was quoted from the other lawyers. Most importantly, his results were spectacular! He got me an ACD at my first appearance back in court. Now I just have to complete two days of community service, wait out my 6-month ACD, and hope for the best. I couldn't have made a better choice in picking Eric Arnone for my defense.
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Posted by Jim | July 26, 2017
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Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney
Eric Arnone represented a family member who's charges could have resulted in a sever penalty. If you or a loved one are facing serious charges you want a lawyer who understands the system and has the respect of court and the prosecution. Eric Arnone is knowledgeable, empathetic and a straight shooter. He know the law and he understands people, you can't find better.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2017
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Look No Further
During the 60 days I had from my arrest till the court appearance, I contacted at least 50 attorneys. Out of all the attorneys I spoke with on the phone, Eric stood out as the best for the following reasons: 1) He was kind, patient and empathetic during our initial consultation. 2) My call was returned promptly. 3) The fees quoted were very competitive and reasonable, especially when compared to the other attorneys' estimates. 4) The advice provided was SPOT ON. I did not know this at the time but between the first and last court dates, the events unfolded play by play as Eric had advised. For example, Eric mentioned that due to a previous arrest I had, the likelihood of me receiving an ACD for this second arrest is slim and instead I would receive an offer to drop the charge to a disorderly conduct. On the first court date Eric was the first attorney there and allowed my case to be called first, a life saver as I did not want to spend any more time in the court than I had to. As Eric advised, the prosecutor offered a disorderly conduct. On the fly, Eric provided me with a quick analysis of benefits and disadvantages to not accepting this and trying to push for the ACD, which I really wanted. In the end I pushed it to a second court date and asked Eric to see if he can continue trying to advocate on my behalf for an ACD. The next 6 weeks were the most anxiety filled and restless weeks of my life. Eric reached out to me on a regular basis informing me of the steps he had taken. The Bronx prosecution office was so backed up that it took about 3 weeks for them to get back to Eric. Eric was persistent and relentless during this time, providing updates during the whole process. He did not give up and was able to get me the ACD! That was one of the happiest days in my life when Eric called, his voice beaming over the phone, and gave me the great news of what he was able to accomplish for me. Without Eric's diligence and commitment to getting me the result I wanted, I would not have received the best possible outcome. 5) Got me the results I wanted (see #4). 6) Eric is well respected by his opponents (the prosecution), which I saw first hand during the course of my case and has built great relationships with them. He has built these relationships not only during his time working for the prosecution (prior to becoming a defense attorney) but also while working as a defense attorney. 7) The most important reason, talking to him and meeting him in person just felt right. There was no B.S. and it really felt like he was on your side. During the whole matter he proved this on a daily basis. So, look no further, call Eric and arrange to meet him face to face. I am confident you will see what I saw and hire him immediately. You will not be disappointed and instead will thank me in your prayers. I wish I could post my name or personal information but obviously to protect my job and identity I cannot. I'm willing to shout this from the rooftops if I could, I wish all attorneys were like this. P.S. - when I was first arrested over 10 years ago, I was ripped off by an attorney, hence why I called at least 50 attorneys this time and did my diligence in finding the right one. Take my advice, use my work and get the result you want.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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Great lawyer and person
Eric provided thorough and well guided defense throughout. He was always on time and took the time to walk me through the process and possibilities. I always felt that I was in good hands.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2017
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NYC Best Defense!!
Eric Michael Arnone is a one of the best defense attorneys in New York City. I hired Eric to represent me in a Class A Misdemeanor charge resulting form a serious untrue accusation. This charge had the potential to seriously affect my career and reputation. I was impressed by the first meeting with Eric. He was very professional and super intelligent. He’s different from the other attorneys that give this profession a bad name. He’s truly invested in your case and clearly discusses the best options for your situation. I had never got in any trouble with the law my entire life. I was in an unfortunate situation that resulted in me needed an attorney. He explained the charge in detail and all the potential different outcomes. We discussed each different scenario and what he thinks the best approach would be. He always considers what’s realistic and what’s best for your situation. Whenever I had a question he was very responsive to my calls and texts. I believe hIs many years as an Assistant District Attorney helped him shape an effective strategy. Hiring him paid off! His strategy won. He got the change dismissed after two court hearings. He’s caring, smart, strategic and a fighter. When you have one chance to fight for your innocence, he’s the one you want on your side.
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Posted by Alfred | April 21, 2017
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Highest recommendation
From the first meeting through the successful resolution of the pending matter, Eric's compassion and legal expertise made a difficult situation tolerable. In addition to being a good lawyer, Eric is very caring and understands the his clients are scarred, he does everything he can to make them feel comfortable. Bottom line: A very good lawyer, a great man.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Galluzzo & Arnone LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Galluzzo & Johnson, LLP
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Galluzzo & Johnson, LLP
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney
  • 2001 - 2011
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • New York University
  • BA
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Second Circuit Victory
  • Lower Court Victory Upheld on Appeal.
  • Argues and Wins Appeal in Appellate Division, First Department
  • Dismissal affirmed
  • Federal Conspiracy, False Arrest Case Dismissed
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Panel - NYC Assigned Counsel Plan
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2001
  • University Honor's Scholar
  • New York University
  • 1998
  • Founder's Day Award - Highest Bracket of Scholastic Achievement
  • New York University
  • 1998
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • New York University
  • 1998
  • Dean's List
  • New York University
  • 1998
  • Dean's List
  • New York University
  • 1997
  • Dean's List
  • New York University
  • 1996
  • Dean's List
  • New York University
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Vanguard or Vandalism? Graffiti Writers and Street Artists Speak
  • Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • Fordham University
  • Guest Speaker on Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • 2013
  • Fordham University
  • Guest Speaker on Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a highly dedicated and effective defense attorney whose grasp of the law should bring peace of mind to those facing serious charges in the justice system. He is a passionate advocate who will not only take the time to clearly explain things to you, but one who will also use his knowledge and extensive experience to defend your rights with the utmost zeal. I highly endorse Eric and harbor no hesitation in referring my criminal cases to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a top flight defense attorney who puts clients needs first. As a former prosecutor he knows the law intimately and can launch a robust defense in your case. I would not hesitate referring my clients to Eric. You can trust that you are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known of Mr. Arnone and his work as an attorney since his years as an Assistant District Attorney, and have relied on his advice relating to criminal law since I started my own Immigration Law practice. In all the years that I have called him with questions relating to criminal law, I have yet to posit a question that he was unable to answer immediately and in great detail. No question was too obscure or complex for him to handle. Let's put it this way- If I were ever arrested, he's the man I would call for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arnone is a tremendous advocate for his clients. We have known each other for years; first, as fellow Manhattan Prosecutors, now as fellow criminal defense attorneys. Eric is smart, works hard, and always fights for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric Arnone. I've known him for several years, both as an adversary and as a fellow defense attorney. Eric is well-respected, well-liked, and very knowledgable. He will always fight for his clients and get superb results. He's a great attorney. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a fantastic criminal defense attorney who understands what is needed in each case. He is dedicated, intelligent and very well respected by his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arnone provides consistently well-reasoned comments on AVVO."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Eric professionally for more than a decade. We started together at the Manhattan DA's Office, where Eric quickly earned his reputation as a great litigator with a powerful courtroom presence and an exceptional grasp of the law. He was a great prosecutor, a knowledgeable colleague, a loyal friend, and the person I would want representing me in the courtroom. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Eric for over 13 years. We worked as colleagues at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office for many years and Eric was, without a doubt, one of the most talented and dedicated assistant district attorney in the office. He prosecuted some of the most hardened criminals in Manhattan and always did so in a tough but fair manner. He is now showcasing that same passion and commitment as a criminal defense attorney. I can't think of someone I would rather have protecting the rights of a friend or family member accused of a crime. Anyone in need of criminal representation would be well served to consult with Eric."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Eric Arnone for over 10 years. I know him to be a thorough and excellent attorney with top-notch investigative and trial skills. It is an honor to work with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is an excellent attorney and brings years of experience as a former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan to the table. I endorse Eric wholeheartedly and without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Eric for a long time and had the pleasure of working alongside him for many years. He has a rare combination of brains and street smarts and gets great results for his clients. As an advocate he's tough and polished, and in terms of his preparation, he's thorough and detail-oriented. Most importantly, though, he genuinely cares about his clients and goes to war for them. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him if I were in trouble myself."
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