They Say Justice Is Blind, but We Don’t Believe in Clichés. We Believe in Results.

At Portale Randazzo, we have bandwidth.  The Firm’s practice areas range from Criminal and Federal Civil Rights -Institutional defense, to General Counsel law and Healthcare ComplianceOur attorneys offer over 150 years of combined litigation experience. Our model is a trial model because we understand that your adversaries are not going to give you an inch. In fact, just the opposite is true.  They want to take what you cherish; your family, your career, your company, your professional license, your liberty, and so on.  Inevitably, it is not unless and until your opponent believes they may lose, that they will ever honestly make their best offer.  That is a fact.  So, from intake, we prepare for trial and as a result, we obtain the best possible results. 

The Most Experienced & Reputable Criminal Attorneys

Equipped With the Courtroom Acumen To Dissect And Dismantle Even The Most Challenging Allegations

At Portale Randazzo LLP, we have well over a century of combined criminal and civil defense experience.  All three partners are former prosecutors who cut their teeth between the Bronx and Westchester District Attorney’s office. Founding partner Richard Portale has achieved victory in some of the most challenging prosecutions in Westchester County history.  Here are just a few examples:

  • As lead counsel, Mr. Portale achieved an acquittal following the jury trial of Anthonica St. Victor, a young Haitian mother accused of shaking and killing her 1-year-old daughter, Clarissa. Medical experts testified that the baby had suffered bilateral bucket-handle rib fractures, bilateral subdural hematomas and bilateral retinal hemorrhaging, the so-called “triad of injuries” allegedly associated with a shaken baby homicide. 
  • Jaerue Williams was wanted for 40 plus burglaries/home invasions in the Mamaroneck area and ultimately was indicted for 6. Following a jury trial in Westchester County’s ceremonial courtroom (Honorable William Wetzel), Mr. Williams was acquitted of all charges and released, despite a hand written confession detailing the point of entry and items stolen and DNA evidence.
  • Portale Randazzo Partner Richard Portale was lead trial counsel for Off-duty Eastchester Police Officer James Pileggi, who was indicted for shooting and killing his friend in a car at point blank range with his service firearm.  A complex crime scene reconstruction and forensics were critical in analyzing the ultimate issue, whether this was an accident or a crime.  The client was not convicted, as jurors could not reach a verdict and a mistrial was ultimately declared.
  • Talners Jewelers of New Rochelle, New York was burglarized and robbed of roughly One Million Dollars in cash and prizes. Despite, video evidence depicting our client’s face and DNA evidence from a trail of blood leading out the door and down the sidewalk, Partner Richard Portale’s presentation convinced jurors not to convict and a mistrial was declared.

Proven Civil & Criminal Defense Firm

We are a tried and tested boutique litigation firm with a track record of client satisfaction awards

Results and testimonials speak volumes. Our attorneys are the most talented and creative around, which is why our results are second to none. Our team will evaluate, recognize and begin to strategize your defense at intake, analyzing every move on and off the board to create a winning pathway for you. We will grind forward until we fix your problem. We will secure the best outcome possible for any given fact pattern.

When Only a Warrior Will Do

A true warrior fights to make peace, not war.  A true warrior is skilled at swordsmanship, but does not need to show it.  Are you or a loved one facing charges that could strip you of your freedom? Our criminal attorneys in Westchester County know how difficult a criminal accusation can be. While it might seem like your back is against the wall with the weight of the justice system bearing down on you, our skilled and seasoned Westchester New York attorneys are ready to restore hope and peace of mind to you and your family. Our clients leave our offices feeling safe and confident knowing that they have retained true warriors to defend them against the weight of the system. 

At Portale Randazzo – Our Attorneys Are True Warriors

With over a century and a half of experience in the courtroom and hundreds of successful verdicts to show for it and in the backroom with thousands of the absolute best resolutions possible, the trial lawyers at Portale Randazzo share several of the 5 principles of the true Warrior:


A warrior is awake in their life. They take the time to reflect and are present in the moment. Opportunities do not easily escape the warrior’s grasp because they stay ready to catch what the universe is throwing.  Whether during a Murder or White-Collar trial, or during intense negotiations, our attorneys are awake – watching and listening, poised for the right moment to strike.

Raison d’être

The warrior has a reason for being, a purpose or drive. They know their assignment, or at the least, understand they have an assignment. A warrior living in their passion and purpose will not easily relinquish their energy to tomfoolery. Anything that does not serve their gift (or the other principles) is quickly vanquished. I call this the warrior’s quest.  When a warrior stands for something, they will not fall for anything.  At Portale Randazzo, our Raison d’etre is you and your outcome.


The warrior is unconquerable. A loss on the battlefield is not a loss in life. They are impenetrable, resilient, and courageous. Though they experience fear, they don’t succumb to it.  It is this principle that makes manifests our firm’s quest. We like to refer to it as grit or sheer determination of will. 


The warrior embraces their gifts. They are unlike anyone else, and they take joy in that. They believe in authenticity and vulnerability.  A warrior is a unicorn who dares to flaunt its horn upon this stage we call life.  Our attorneys fly our flag high and let all those who are on our team pledge allegiance. Life is too short and far too interesting to spend it pretending. 


The warrior holds fast to their code or ethos. Warriors are accountable, responsible, demonstrate integrity, and above all, loyalty.  Money nor power will easily sway the warrior to turn their back on what they believe to be right.  At Portale Randazzo, we hold fast to truth, integrity, and a higher power that guides us to justice.

Let the true warriors at Portale Randazo defend and guide you through what may seem like an overwhelming legal system.  It is not overwhelming to us.  Whatever your issue, we have seen it, and solved it.

Honors & Accolades

New York Criminal Lawyers Who Will Tirelessly Fight for Your Rights

Our creative litigation attorneys will tailor a personalized defense strategy to ensure the best possible result for your case.  We offer a full suite of  representation in the following specialized fields:

Criminal defense

  • Federal Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, Healthcare Fraud and Crimes of Theft
  • Asset Seizure & Forfeiture
  • Narcotic Drug Crimes, Possession of Controlled Substances 
  • Sex Crimes
  • DWI, Driving While Intoxicated
  • Violent Crimes

Civil litigation

  • General Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Misconduct
  • Employment Law Claims
  • Commercial Litigation

The Right Choice

Effective Counsel Throughout Your Case

Whether you’ve been charged with a crime or you’re involved in a legal dispute, our criminal defense and civil litigation lawyers can deliver the representation you need. Our team has over 150 years of combined experience and a proven track record. We have a 98% success rate and can skillfully guide you through your case both in and out of court.

Knowledgeable Attorneys Ready to Help You

Throughout our years of practice, we have handled various types of legal matters. Thus, our team knows the law and the judicial process. When you hire us, you can be confident that you will have an attorney on your side who can help you understand how your case may progress and your legal options. We are ready to fight for you. To get started, call us at (914) 292-3557 or contact us online today.

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