Ed Palermo Long Island Criminal Defense Attorney

Edward Palermo, Criminal Lawyer Has More Than 20 Years of Criminal and DWI Experience.

I am a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer with 20 years of experience. I have also maintained an active criminal and DWI practice in Nassau County and the east-end of Long Island. I also will handle cases in New York City and my services have also been requested in other states. I began practicing in 1994 as a solo practitioner. I quickly developed a reputation as a young, fearless criminal attorney. What drew me to criminal defense law was my love of helping the underdog and the excitement of courtroom trial work.

As I have matured as a criminal practitioner, I have become adept at not only trial work but the more nuanced, behind the scenes, negotiating that often leads to quality results for my clients, without the risk and expense of trial. I was recently named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for the third straight year. I was also just selected to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Top One Percent in the country! I have also been recognized by AVVO with their highest rating of 10 – “Superb”.

I have vast Federal experience as well, which includes the Evergreen Spot Trading trial, which lasted for three months and involved a fraud of more than 100 million dollars. As a federal defense practitioner, I previously served a three-year appointment to the Criminal Justice Association’s panel of defense attorneys for federal criminal matters in the Eastern District of New York.  I am admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Nassau County DWI Lawyer

I have steadily built my reputation. When you hire Edward Palermo, I can assure you that you will know that there was no one better for the job. I cherish the opportunity to represent people charged with criminal and DWI offenses. I am also truly humbled and honored when another human being entrusts their freedom and reputation to my skills as a criminal lawyer.  While no lawyer can guarantee any results for clients, I can guarantee that no one will work harder for you. I will represent you the only way I know how…. 100% at all times.

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Office Phone (M-F 9am-5pm)

(631) 265-1052


Mobile Phone (24/7)

 (631) 903-3733

    Here is a small sampling of my case results. My firm has represented thousands of individuals charged with crimes over the past 20 years.

    • Edward Palermo represented a young man charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident with a death when a young woman was tragically killed crossing a street in Manhattan. The client faced a sentence of more than 10 years in State’s prison if convicted. Coverage of the case could be found in the New York Times, New York Post and the Daily News. Edward  negotiated a very favorable result  for the client and avoided any state imprisonment.
    • Edward Palermo represented two men accused together with committing First Degree Rape.  Each man faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The case was tried in the State Supreme Court in Suffolk County. Both clients were found not guilty of all charges.
    • Edward Palermo represented a man accused of Second Degree Burglary. The client was subject to life imprisonment if convicted. Edward tried the case in the Suffolk County Court in Riverhead. The jury returned a not guilty verdict as to the burglary charge. The client was released from custody after being held in the Riverhead jail in excess of 8 months while awaiting trial.
    • Edward Palermo secured another not guilty verdict in a case where his client was charged with a gun point robbery. Edward’s client faced a potential sentence of 25 years in state prison. 
    • Edward Palermo secured another not guilty verdict for a client charged with a felony sex crime in Nassau County Court. The client was subject to up to 7 years in State prison and deportation.  
    • Edward Palermo represented a man facing potential charges for bribery in the Federal District Court in Jacksonville Florida. The client faced up to 20 years in a federal penitentiary. Edward was able to secure a disposition wherein his client only served 6 months in a federal halfway house.    
    • Edward Palermo represented a doctor charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality. the man  faced up to 4 years in  a state prison. Edward convinced a  New York State Supreme Court Justice to sentence his client to probation with no time.
    • Edward Palermo represented a Brooklyn man charged with marijuana possession in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in the Suffolk County Supreme Court. The man faced more than 10 years in State prison if convicted of the crimes charged. Edward first secured dismissal of the marijuana charge. Edward then negotiated a reduction in the remaining felony charge to a misdemeanor. Edward also secured the release of a large sum of money confiscated by the police from his client at the time of arrest.  
    • Edward Palermo represented a man charged with first degree assault in Suffolk County after shooting and blinding a man in self-defense. The man had trespassed the client’s property with a gang of men and threatened the client with bodily harm. The case was heard in The New York State Supreme Court before the Honorable, William Condon. The trial continued for four weeks and more than fifteen witnesses, including three experts were called to testify.  The client faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The jury returned a not-guilty verdict as to all charges in less than four hours. Click here for the Newsday story.
    • Edward Palermo has successfully represented many other clients in Nassau, Suffolk, New York City and in other parts of the country . 

    Please remember that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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