“One of the finest lawyers on Long Island”
~Martindale-Hubbel Attorney Review, 2014.
Anthony M. La Pinta is one of Long Island’s most accomplished and respected trial attorneys. A lawyer for over twenty-five years, his practice is limited to representing clients in federal and state criminal defense and plaintiffs’ personal injury matters. Mr. La Pinta represents the highest standards in the legal community. He has achieved the highest rating of “Preeminent-AV” by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell attorney peer review directory and has been selected to the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 New York Metro edition of “Super Lawyers Magazine.” Mr. La Pinta has been described by judges and adversaries as “an attorney of the highest caliber,” and “one of the finest lawyers” on Long Island.
Mr. La Pinta has successfully defended many high profile cases that have drawn national media attention. He has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses that have been investigated or charged with white collar, non-violent and violent crimes at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. La Pinta has achieved particular success in obtaining trial acquittals, developing sentencing mitigation, and securing post judgment relief. He has represented clients charged with murder, racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering, Hobbs Act violations, computer crimes, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, narcotics possession and distribution, sex crimes, tax evasion, arson, health care and insurance fraud, gambling, larceny, robbery, burglary, DWI/traffic offenses, and all other felony and misdemeanor crimes in federal, state and local courts. Some of his past clients include law enforcement officials, financiers, politicians, attorneys and physicians.
By also maintaining a significant civil law practice, Mr. La Pinta represents plaintiffs in all serious personal injury matters including wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, mesothelioma cases, product liability, civil rights violations, construction accidents, and professional liability cases. He has obtained numerous noteworthy trial verdicts and settlements in courts throughout the New York metropolitan region.
In addition to his teaching positions as an adjunct professor at Touro Law School and St. Joseph’s College, Mr. La Pinta is also a routine lecturer for the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of New York, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He is also a past President of the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, a former Chairperson of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee and a current member of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District. Mr. La Pinta is an active member of The New York State Association of Trial Lawyers, The National and New York State Associations of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and The New York State Defenders Association. Mr. La Pinta has also been a contributor and legal commentator for Court TV, Fox News, Newsday and News 12 – Long Island.
Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in West Islip, Long Island, Mr. La Pinta earned his undergraduate degrees from The State University of New York College at Oswego and his law degree from Temple University. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as in the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is currently the Managing Partner of Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C., located in Hauppauge, New York.
Mr. La Pinta is an expert litigator who brings enormous energy, personal attention, and an unmatched determination to every client he represents. His reputation and ability as a fierce and respected advocate has produced outstanding results for his clients.