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Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer

My name is Edward Palermo, Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer, and I have been exclusively practicing Criminal Law for 29 years. I am here to help you or your loved one defend criminal charges. I am completely client focused and will do everything in my power to get you the best result.

My experience and talent are well known in the criminal courts of Suffolk County. I have handled well over a thousand clients with criminal charges and pride myself on having built a reputation of success. The intense focus on criminal law has been indispensable to my ability to achieve excellent results for my clients. I am a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer with the concentrated experience to help you regain your life when criminal charges threaten it.

This site is a resource to assist individuals who need the best quality representation. My clients are treated like family and if I take you or your loved one on as a client, my family extends.


Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo voted Best Lawyer on Long Island for 2019, 2020 and 2021

I am beyond proud to have been named BEST LAWYER ON LONG ISLAND for 2019, 2020 and 2021 in “Best of Long Island” by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  This award is based on the support I have from my very loyal and amazing clients.  I have also been awarded a rating of 10/10 highest rating Superb by AVVO.

I have also been a previous National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Lawyers for three straight years! Additionally, I’ve been named Top 1% of lawyers in the nation by the The National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Awards and recognition are wonderful but nothing tops the feeling I get after winning a client’s case and experiencing their heartfelt gratitude. The best hugs, besides my children, come from clients when they feel overwhelmed with relief and ask for a hug after a successful outcome.

Arrested For A DWI? You Probably Have A Number Of Questions

  • Will I go to jail?  
  • Will I be placed on probation?
  • Will I have a permanent criminal record?
  • Will I lose my license?
  • What happens when I go to court?
  • How long will the court process last?
  • How can I find the best lawyer to defend me?

Contact me today and I can answer these questions for you!

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo is here to help you

I know being charged with a crime leads to much anxiety and many questions. I am here to answer your questions with the knowledge that comes after concentrating on criminal law for more than 27 years. As a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer I see first hand the emotional toll criminal charges takes on individuals and their families.

I am here to reassure you that you are not alone. I will immediately put your mind at ease and explain how I can help you through this. Clients always tell me how much better they feel just after our first conversation.

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer with professional relationships.

I have forged tremendous relationships with the Judges and prosecutors that handle criminal cases in Suffolk County. I am a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer who has put in the time to nurture these relationships and gain the respect of all professionals who work in the criminal courts in Suffolk County.

I understand the importance of these relationships. These relationships play a large roll in my strategy. Knowing a judges preferences and supervising District Attorney’s likes and dislikes makes the process of strategy ever so clear. I’ve achieved this level of confidence through putting in the time and effort in the hallways, courtrooms and chambers of the criminal courts on Long Island. Hiring a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer with not only talent and experience but, further, knowledge of and respect from the other lawyers and judges in the system s key to a successful outcome.

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo will review your case and fashion your defense strategy

I will always explain the charges that you are facing. From our first consultation I will begin building a winning strategy. The advantage of more than 27 years of concentrated criminal law experience, is the ability to almost immediately know the best strategy to apply in a given set of circumstances.

I’ve basically seen it all. No set of facts or client background can surprise me. This experience makes my decision making very decisive. Once we speak you will feel my confidence and experience and will breathe easier knowing that you can have me on your side. I am the Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer you need when things seem dire.

You could not find a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer who is a better champion for their clients than me. My client’;s are everything. They are cherished. I will do everything in my power, within the law, to get the results that they need.

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo Is Always Available For Clients

All of my clients receive my personal cell phone number. Clients can contact me anytime. A client who knows that his lawyer is available is a happy client. My goal is to resolve my client’s case favorably so that I have a client for life. I pride myself on being a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer who is always directly available to his clients.

This website is a resource for anyone in need of criminal or DWI representation. It allows someone charged with a crime to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. I am always happy to meet a new client through my website. So please do not hesitate to call me. I look forward to hearing from you and will do everything in my power to get you a favorable result. You have found the Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer with a 27 year plus history of aggressive, personalized representation.

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo Named TOP ONE PERCENT in the Nation!

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected me for membership to the Nation’s Top One Percent. The NADC is a national association of lawyers. According to the NADC, all selections to the Top One Percent are vetted by a research team, a blue ribbon panel of attorneys and a judicial review board. “By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in the NADC.”

Selection to the Top One Percent is a tremendous honor. As a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer, inclusion with the select few prominent lawyers in this association is exciting for me. I look forward continuing to give the same level of service which enabled my choice to this prestigious organization of lawyers.

Notable Criminal Case Results:

Edward has successfully represented hundreds of other clients. His passion for helping the underdog is unmatched. He is ready to help you or a loved one.


Edward Palermo represented a young man charged with first degree assault and a number of assorted felonies and misdemeanors.

The charges carried a maximum sentence of 25 years and a minimum sentence of 5 years upon conviction. The assigned Suffolk County District Attorney offered a sentence of 15 years. Edward rejected the offer and scheduled the matter for trial in the New York State Supreme Court. The trial lasted for four weeks and approximately 15 witnesses, including 3 experts, testified. The jury needed only four hours to acquit Edward’s client of the assault first degree and all other charges. The case was reported in Newsday.

Edward Palermo represented an infamous reputed leader of a Haitian paramilitary group in a mortgage fraud case in New York State Supreme Court in Suffolk County.

The client faced a sentence of up to 25 years in state’s prison. The case received television and press coverage including a three-page article in the New York Times, where Edward was quoted, and in national wire reports. Edward successfully opposed a one million dollar bail application by the prosecuting attorney and after months of litigation, negotiated a very favorable disposition for the client to the least state sentence under law.

Edward Palermo represented the president of an international shipping company who faced the prospect of federal fraud and bribery charges in the United States District Court in Jacksonville Florida.

20 years in federal prison was the potential exposure for the client if convicted. Edward negotiated a result wherein the client would serve 6 months in a federal halfway house. The client was only incarcerated at night. He was able to continue to work at his company.

Edward Palermo represented a man charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in the Suffolk County Supreme Court.

Edward was hired after bail was set at a million dollars with the man’s prior counsel. The client faced upwards of a decade in State prison if convicted of the charges. Edward, first, re-argued bail and successfully lowered the amount to $400,000, which the client posted. He then successfully motioned the Court to dismiss the marijuana charge. Finally, he negotiated a very favorable disposition to a misdemeanor where the client received no jail and no probation. The District Attorney’s Office also agreed to return a large sum of cash that was seized from the client at the time of his arrest. The client then advised Edward that he was “his attorney for life”.

Edward Palermo represented a college student from New York City in a tragic vehicular death case in Manhattan wherein a young Scottish woman died.

A conviction on the charges carried a sentence of up to eleven years in State’s prison. The case was covered in the cities major newspapers including the Times, the Post and the Daily News. Edward negotiated a very favorable disposition for his client and avoided any state imprisonment.

Edward Palermo represented two people charged with First Degree Rape. Each faced up to 25 years in state prison.

The matter went to trial in the New York State Supreme Court in Suffolk County. Both clients were acquitted of all charges.

Edward Palermo represented a client charged with violent Second Degree Burglary allegation.

The client faced the three strikes rule and life imprisonment. Edward tried the case and convinced a fair-minded Suffolk County Jury that his client was not guilty of the charge. The client was then immediately released after having been detained in jail for more than 8 months while awaiting trial.

Edward Palermo represented a businessman accused of Second Degree Sodomy.

The client faced up to 7 years in State prison and deportation. Edward persuaded a Jury in Nassau County to acquit his client of the sodomy charge.

Edward Palermo represented a medical doctor charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality.

The doctor, who had no prior criminal history, now faced up to 4 years in a state prison. Edward convinced a New York State Supreme Court Justice to sentence his client to probation without any jail time.

Edward Palermo represented a client accused of a gunpoint First Degree Robbery wherein the client faced up to 25 years in state prison.

Once again, Edward convinced a Suffolk County Jury to acquit his client.

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer Who Maintains A Manageable Caseload & Is Hands-On With All Clients.

I never take-on more criminal and DWI cases than I can handle. I am the Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer  who will personally resolve or take your case to trial. Many so-called criminal lawyers practice in volume, taking on as many cases as possible. These lawyers can not give anywhere near the level of service that I provide to each of my clients.

I am often retained to handle cases for clients who originally started with other attorneys. These clients greatly appreciate the attention and concentrated effort that I give. When you hire Edward Palermo – you get Edward Palermo. I will handle all important aspects of your case. I will never delegate to my staff what your attorney should do!