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Joseph DiBenedetto
GET UPDATES FROM Joseph DiBenedetto DiBenedetto, born and raised in Queens, New York, is a prominent criminal defense attorney. At 32 years old, DiBenedetto is one of New York City’s fastest rising stars in the criminal defense world. He has represented dozens of high-profile clients - including Peter Gotti and a NFL Buffalo Bill player - and has successfully advocated for fellow attorneys, law enforcement personnel, union officials, medical professionals, accountants and CEOs of major corporations at the federal and state level.

The son of two Italian immigrants, DiBenedetto credits his parents’ hardships and language barriers as the driving force in his decision to become a lawyer. He wanted to speak for people unable to speak for themselves. He began his career in 2001 working with a notable sole practitioner and in 2008 developed a large enough client base to open his own firm.

DiBenedetto received a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. He lives in Queens with his wife and two-year-old son, with their second baby on the way.

Joe has been interviewed and quoted as an industry expert in top tier media outlet, including CNN Money, E! Online, New York Daily News, The Jim Bohannon Show,, and Newsday.

Affiliations: Member of the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C.; The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Columbian Lawyers Association; and The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Blog Entries by Joseph DiBenedetto

Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Should John Gotti Jr. Have Testified In Order To Avoid Another Hung Jury?

Posted November 23, 2009 | 12:55:30 (EST)

Each of John Gotti Jr.'s previous three trials has ended in a hung jury. Insiders say the jury may yet again be deadlocked. As a criminal defense attorney who has followed the case and once represented Peter Gotti, I'm apt to conclude that the defense strategy to not allow Junior...

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