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Brian J. Dolan

Associate Attorney
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Profile

Brian J. Dolan is an Associate Attorney with Portale Randazzo LLP and joined the firm in 2020. His practice is focused on criminal defense and post-conviction relief.


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Previous Experience

Mr. Dolan began his legal career in 2019 as a judicial law clerk to Associate Justice Thomas E. Humphrey of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Maine’s highest appellate court. During his time there, he worked on a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. He became well‑versed in the intricacies of appellate practice and procedure and honed his research and writing skills.

Education & Personal Life

Mr. Dolan attended SUNY Geneseo as an undergraduate, then earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was a staff member of the St. John’s Law Review and graduated on the Dean’s List in the top 20% of his class.

When he is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as playing soccer and tennis, snowboarding, reading, and watching sports.

Admissions

  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department
Publications
  • To Knock or Not to Knock? No-Knock Warrants and Confrontational Policing 93 St. John’s L. Rev. 201 2019 Visit Publication
  • Ramos v. Louisiana: Does the Fourteenth Amendment Fully Incorporate the Sixth Amendment Guarantee of a Unanimous Jury Verdict? The Claremont Journal of Law & Public Policy, Fall, Vol. 7, No. 1 2019 Visit Publication
  • American Institute Best Law Firm
  • Super Lawyers 2020
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • New Yrok State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • NYSACDL
  • NYSTLA
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Avvo Client's Choice 2014
  • Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney 2015

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  • He took the time to explain how the legal system works and its process, which helped us understand what was going on.

    “I would highly recommend Richard Portale of the law firm – Portale Randazzo for any criminal or legal issues you may have. He was very knowledgeable and informative. He took the time to explain how ...”

    - FC
  • Richard became more than our attorney, Richard is a family friend

    “When my teen son was arrested for attempted murder and possession of a firearm, I felt our family was faced with the deepest and most painful experience life could offer. I felt hopeless and powerless ...”

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Proven Results

Real Cases
  • No Jail Time Arson / Theft / Grand Larceny – Arson Charge
  • All Charges Dismissed Assault / Attempted Murder / CPW – Mount Vernon Dad Shoots Assailant
  • All Charges Dismissed Assault / Criminal Trespass / Harassment – Confrontation With Police Chief
  • All Charges Dismissed Assault / Reckless Driving / Leaving the Scene – Auto Accident
  • Plea Deal Assault / Reckless Endangerment / Reckless Driving / Resisting Arrest – Police High Speed Car Chase Defense
  • Released from Prison Pending Appeal Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of a Narcotic Drug
  • All Charges Dismissed CPW / Menacing – Teenage Actor Cornered by Thugs – Acts in Self-Defense
  • All Charges Dismissed CPW / Violation of Parole – Possession of an Illegal Weapon Dropped
  • All Charged Dismissed Criminal Nuisance / EWC – Westchester Mom Studying for Ph.D.
  • Verdict against co-defendant, affirmed on appeal Deliberate Indifference to Medical Needs and Wrongful Death
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