Joseph Tacopina, an ambitious New York City lawyer, has earned accolades as a dependable champion of his clients’ rights. Through Joseph Tacopina’s diligence as a defense attorney, scores of his clients have received favorable resolutions to their complicated cases. Mr. Tacopina has received positive feedback from his past clients, including those accused of drunken driving. Clients maintain that he and his firm handle their cases with professionalism and dedication. They have stated that their lives have remained intact due to Mr. Tacopina’s hard work. Frequently appearing on television news shows and winning numerous court victories,Joseph Tacopina has gained prominence since forming the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C. in 1994. Joseph Tacopina has won a high percentage of civil and criminal cases while advising everyone from celebrities and athletes to companies and average citizens. His cases have ranged from civil claims of wrongful death and sexual harassment to the defense of clients accused of murder and assault. He has obtained judgments of millions of dollars for clients and safeguarded the constitutional rights of others. In addition to his successful legal record, Joseph Tacopina has earned recognition for his efforts. In 2004, the National Italian American Bar Association honored Mr. Tacopina as an eminent member of the legal community. In 2011, The Italian Tribune awarded Tacopina for his outstanding accomplishments with the Publisher's Award/Christopher Columbus Award. In addition to giving talks throughout the country on legal matters, he volunteers as an instructor at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City, as well as the Benjamin Cordoza School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.

Tacopina Law Firm Makes Successful Defense in Vehicular Homicide Case

As one of New York City’s most accomplished criminal defense attorneys, Joe Tacopina tries cases on behalf of a wide variety of clients, ranging from entertainers to police officers. He has headed his own firm for nearly 20 years and is known as one of the most aggressive litigators in the city. Additionally, Joe Tacopina is a frequent guest on TV news and public affairs programs.Joe Tacopina recently won a trial on behalf of Anthony DiGilio, who had been charged with vehicular homicide. His defense revolved around the fact that DiGilio had been unaware of the collision of his boat with a much smaller craft, assuming he had brushed up against a log or buoy. DiGilio’s defense team, while acknowledging the tragedy of the event, maintained that the case should never have been brought to trial. After several years of preparation and a three-week trial, the jury returned with a verdict of not guilty after just two hours of consideration.


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