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Christopher Morgan La Tronica

Criminal defense Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.8   4 reviews

also known as Chris La Tronica, Chris LaTronica

  • State Years
    New York - NY 6 years
    Connecticut - CT 12 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2018
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

  2. DUI and DWI
    All charges

    13 years

  3. Sex crime
    All charges

    13 years

  4. Violent crime
    All charges

    13 years

  5. Appeals
    Civil and Criminal

    13 years

  6. Civil rights
    Police Misconduct

    9 years

  7. Federal crime
    All charges

    13 years

  8. Lawsuits and disputes
    High Conflict Civil

    13 years

  9. Military law
    Investigations Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP) Administrative Separation Boards (ADSEP) Boards of Inquiry (BOI) Courts-Martial

    13 years

  10. Personal injury
    All types

    9 years

  11. Speeding and traffic ticket
    All infractions

    14 years

  12. White collar crime
    All charges

    9 years

                                                  Law Offices of Chris La Tronica- Call 

                                                                    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.


Law Offices of Chris La Tronica
Call (347) 973 2992
Brooklyn, NY

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4.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Walter | September 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Chris is an excellent lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and handled my issue quickly. Best of all, he took time to explain what was going on every step of the way. I hope I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, it's Chris without a doubt.
Posted by Brad | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When You Want To Win Your Case
When winning your case matters you hire Chris. When you want more than legal intelligence you hire Chris. When you want surgical precision in the defense of your case you hire Chris. But most of all you hire Chris for his unwavering loyalty to you as a client and proven as a Navel Officer and proven to me in the handling of my own case. I have hired many attorneys for many reasons over many years but very few have brought to the courtroom the depth of legal skill, detailed research, time sensitive case management, and winning results I needed. Chris fought hard for my rights and he will fight hard for yours. It is simply in his DNA. There are plenty of charismatic and caring attorneys that will gladly be retained by you. You can find them all here on this site. Each are friendly enough. Charisma and high energy however don't win cases. Legal intelligence and fortitude does. Chris has both. But the best recommendation that distinguishes Chris from other attorneys is this. I would without hesitation hire him again and so should you. Read the reviews here and see how many former clients wrote that. So when winning matters to you hire Chris.
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Posted by Mr. Davis | October 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Don’t want to lose? It’s Chris you choose
As a professional that got caught up in legal trouble, I’m happy I chose the firm that had Attorney Chris represent me in court. He was punctual, went over a game plan prior to entering the courtroom, and got me in and out so quick I didn’t have to take the day off of work. When your freedom is on the line make sure you make the right choice. Choose the firm that has Attorney Chris.
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Posted by Amadou | September 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal defense lawyer
My lawyer helped with my case mad sure I had went to all my programs and community service sessions. My lawyer also checked up on me once and a while making sure I was staying out of trouble and gave me a better opportunity to help and close my case.


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Work Experience

  • 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
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  • 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

Sample of Legal Cases

  • STATE v. MORENO (Tony Moreno)
  • Guilty
  • Case Dismissed


  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 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

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Sex crime Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris La Tronica is an outstanding criminal defense attorney and trial attorney. His clients benefit from his extensive courtroom experience and strong knowledge of the law. I highly recommend him to anyone facing misdemeanor or felony charges in state, federal, or military court."
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Brooklyn Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Morgan La Tronica
Christopher Morgan La Tronica
Criminal defense Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 12 years