Joseph Tacopina
Updated February 2013
A renowned defense attorney and respected legal analyst

A high-powered Manhattan defense attorney, Joseph Tacopina has handled dozens of sensational cases over the course of his career. The founder of the Law Offices of Joseph Tacopina, P.C., now the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C., he has won nearly all of the 100 cases to verdict. Adopting an approach that he calls aggressive advocacy, Joseph Tacopina has proven his ability to achieve positive results for his clients. As a much sought-after attorney, he values professionalism and integrity and maintains a distinct commitment to his ethical standards.

Joseph Tacopina’s firm deals with an array of criminal matters, securities, and civil litigation. Within his criminal practice, he has represented clients charged with an misdemeanors and felonies in both state and federal courts, including complex fraud, murder, and assault. Since he established his practice in 1994, Joseph Tacopina has procured acquittals for clients in some of New York’s most closely followed cases. He successfully defended a police officer in the infamous Abner Louima torture case, cleared a New York senator of assault charges, and had all gun-possession charges against the rapper Sticky Fingaz dropped.

Joseph Tacopina’s firm also includes a securities litigation practice, which provides services relating to regulatory disciplinary actions and general arbitrations. Joe Tacopina also operates a renowned civil litigation division concentrating on general commercial litigation, sports and entertainment law, civil rights, employment law and personal injury, among others. In a recent New Jersey civil trial, he represented a cardiologist hit by a 20-year-old drunk driver, procuring a judgment of $7.4 million from the driver’s apartment complex. One of New Jersey's largest settlements. Joe Tacopina has also handled multiple discrimination cases, including a civil rights trial on behalf of a lesbian police officer who experienced harassment from her colleagues. The lawsuit resulted in a $5 million settlement.