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Stefano Cambareri

DUI and DWI Attorney

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Steve Cambareri

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               Stefano Cambareri is the managing partner of the Syracuse, New York law firm of Cambareri & Cambareri, LLP and has managed the firm since its formation in 1999.  His legal practice focuses on criminal matters, with an emphasis on DWI/DUI defense.  Mr. Cambareri also represents clients charged in a wide variety of cases, including murder, narcotics possession/distribution and white-collar criminal offenses including tax fraud, falsification of business record and other theft type offenses.

Prior to the formation of Cambareri & Cambareri, Mr. Cambareri spent nearly nine years as an Onondaga County Assistant District Attorney where he handled cases ranging from violent felonies to petty offenses.  As a member of the violent felony trial bureau, Mr. Cambareri tried numerous cases including murder, attempted murder, robbery, burglary, gang assault and weapons possession. Prior to working as an Assistant District Attorney, he was an associate at the Syracuse law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King.








Licensed for 33 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/17/2022

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Steve is the BEST... hands down. He has the knowledge, experience, and relationships to handle even the most difficult cases. I would never trust another lawyer to handle any legal issue unless they are recommended by Steve. Besides his amazing business qualifications, he is also a really great person who truly cares about his clients. He has always made me feel well guided and reassured in any situation. I can't say enough positive things about Steve Cambareri. We are so lucky to have him in Syracuse, NY!
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2016
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“I got arrested for DWI two times within about 4 months of each other. I also had a DWAI from a few years before that and I knew I was in trouble. I hired a lawyer who told me that he knew what he was doing and I shouldn’t worry about anything. I knew something wasn’t right after I pled guilty to the first charge and was about to plead guilty to the second one. A businessman friend told me that I should call Steve because he was the lawyer for some people he knew who got DWI charges and did a very good job for them. I met with Steve who told me that if I kept doing what the lawyer said, I’d lose my license for something like 5 or 6 years. Steve worked hard on my case and got my first guilty plea thrown out. My case worked out really great because of Steve’s amazing work. I didn’t go to jail and wasn’t put on probation. He encouraged me while I was finishing my outpatient alcohol treatment and can say I’m a much better person for it now. I have a valid driver’s license with no interlock, a new job and car that I can drive. My life has changed so much for the better and it wouldn’t have happened without Steve as my lawyer.”
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2015
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“I made the bad decision of pleading guilty by mail to what I thought was a simple traffic ticket. When I found out that the consequences were much more severe and could cause me to lose my license, I needed help fast. All my friends told me I needed to call Steve to help me. He immediately got my case re-opened and dismissed. I would recommend him to everyone!”
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Cambareri & Cambareri, LLP
  • 1999 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Onondaga County District Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bond, Schoeneck & King
  • 1989 - 1991


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986


  • Onondaga County Cultural Resources Trust Board of Directors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Syracuse Law Review 799
  • United States v. Pforzheimer and the Converse Silver Platter: A Closer Look
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Cambareri. Honest, on-point, and a pleasure to work with."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is absolutely one of the most talented and dedicated criminal defense and DWI lawyers in the community. You may hear some lawyers advertising saying they are the guy you should call or that they are writing a book, the truth is that Steve was on the board of editors for the Criminal Practice books (we call them treatises) used by most lawyers in the State. He regularly teaches other lawyers by giving lectures for the Bar Association. The best part about Steve is that he will tell it to you straight. He won't surprise you later with something unexpected or bad. He will explain the process and get you the best result possible. He has the experience clients need. There are only a few lawyers I would trust with a family member who has a criminal or DWI case and Steve is one of them. I definitely endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is one of the most well-respected, knowledgeable attorneys in the community. I am confident that all of his clients are being represented to the best of his ability when I see him in court. Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer."
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DUI and DWI Lawyer Stefano Cambareri
Stefano Cambareri
DUI and DWI Attorney
Licensed for 33 years