Law Offices of Chris La Tronica- Call (347) 973 2992
Are You “Ready For Trial?”
Are you? Better yet, is your attorney? I cut my teeth as an attorney with the U.S. Navy. As a Naval Officer, I had the privilege of representing the men and women who swore to defend our way of life. I still have the thank you note that my first client wrote to me after winning his acquittal. Together we faced down allegations involving drugs that threatened, not only his military career, but his freedom as well.
My service in the Navy trained me to think in terms of capabilities and limitations. Whether it is a criminal or civil case, an attorney's "Caps and Lims" will directly translate into the range of possible outcomes you can expect. When facing litigation, an attorney who is limited by his or her capability to successfully take a case through trial is a liability. As a Navy Judge Advocate General (google “A Few Good Men”), I have tried a variety of cases ranging from the mundane administrative hearing or DUI charge to more serious accusations involving sexual assault, national security violations, and attempted murder. I took these cases through trial as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. Consequently, I understand the mentality on both sides.
After my honorable discharge from the Navy, I moved to Connecticut and began working as a private criminal defense attorney with Pattis & Smith, LLC. There I learned the impact an aggressive litigation firm can have when the prosecutor brings allegations of criminal conduct. I witnessed firsthand what happens when the state or federal government sets its sites on someone for criminal prosecution. A case evolves differently when the government knows it is up against an attorney that is ready for trial.
Next, I transitioned to New York and began working as a public defender with Brooklyn Defenders Services (BDS). There I applied my passion for criminal defense to serve and protect Brooklynites facing allegations of criminal activity. Joining BDS made my transition from a Connecticut to a New York legal practice seamless. It was only a few days before I was back to augmenting my capabilities by defending all types of criminal cases.
I spent a year with BDS learning the ins and outs of the criminal practice in New York before opening my own firm. I take cases in New York and Connecticut. If the state accuses you or a loved one of criminal conduct, how you respond will dictate what possible outcomes are available. The attorney you choose to represent you should send the state a message. Here at the Law Offices of Chris La Tronica our message is clear: “Ready For Trial.” Selecting an attorney with an aggressive litigation background will send the state a message that you are not playing games.
Ultimately the choice to go to trial is in your hands. However, having an attorney with the capability to do so will help ensure you achieve the best possible result. Don’t let an attorney’s limitations narrow your options. When you are ready for trial, make sure you choose an attorney that is too. When you are ready, call (347) 973 2992.
|Attorney General||Law Offices of Chris La Tronica||2019 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Brooklyn Defender Services||2018 - 2019|
|Attorney||Pattis & Smith, LLC||2016 - 2018|
|Lead Prosecutor||Judge Advocate General's Corps||2014 - 2016|
|General Counsel||Judge Advocate General's Corps||2014 - 2014|
|Defense Attorney||Judge Advocate General's Corps||2013 - 2014|
|First Tour Judge Advocate||Judge Advocate General's Corps||2011 - 2013|
|Student Attorney||Tulane University Criminal Law Clinic||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Connecticut State Attorney||2010 - 2010|
|Intern||Navy Judge Advocate General Corps||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Tulane Law Review, Volume 85, Issue 3, Page 831. (Spring)||Could You? Should You? Florida v. J.L.: Danger Dicta, Drunken Bombs, and the Universe of Anonymity||2011|
|Tulane Law Review, Volume 84, Issue 5, Page 1317 (Spring)||Troubling Trifles: U.S. v. Whitelaw Divines a Sentencing Court’s Reasons for an Above Guidelines Sentence in the Fifth Circuit||2010|
|Tulane University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|London School of Economics and Political Science||MS - Master of Science||2006|
|Skidmore College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|STATE v. MORENO (Tony Moreno)||Guilty|
|STATE v. STACKOWITZ (STACKOWITZ, ROBERT v. HICKEY, DETECTIVE Et Al)||Case Dismissed|
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