Joseph R. Benfante has been a criminal defense attorney for over Thirty years. Mr. Benfante has obtained an unprecedented number of acquittals, many in high profile cases throughout the United States at both the federal and state level.
As a result of Mr. Benfante’s extensive background within the field of criminal law and his continued success, Mr. Benfante has been featured in numerous books and articles, including: The Helmsleys, The Rise And Fall Of Harry & Leona; The Pizza Connection; The Last Days Of The Sicilians, At War With The Mafia; and New York Magazine.
Mr. Benfante has been noted to have "one of the largest criminal law practices in the city" and has been described as possessing the "uncanny ability to get his clients acquitted."
As a respected member of the New York Bar, Mr. Benfante lectures at the Police Academy for The New York City Police Department and appears as a legal analyst on Court TV, MSNBC, Channel 5 News, Law Line, Fox News and The O’Reilly Factor.
Mr. Benfante is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Columbian Lawyers Association, The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The New York Criminal Bar Association.
Joseph R. Benfante graduated from Seton Hall University in 1969 and New York Law School in 1973.