Who we are


Sapone & Petrillo LLP TeamSapone & Petrillo, LLP defends individuals and corporations against large-scale federal and state prosecutions and investigations. The Firm also litigates complex parallel civil matters, including securities cases brought by the SEC and FINRA forfeiture actions. Since 2001, the Firm has been criminal defense counsel to the government of Mexico through its consulate in New York.

The Firm’s founders, Edward V. Sapone and William S. Petrillo, are experienced trial attorneys who defend clients in federal and state courts across the United States. They routinely win acquittals after trial and dismissals of indictments in a wide array of cases ranging from complex white collar fraud and tax prosecutions to murder, narcotics and DWI related offenses.

The associate attorneys of the firm are Chase Ruddy and Kaitlyn Devenyns, who work closely with the Firm's principles to provide clients with the best possible results.

The Firm's mission is to protect its clients. Individuals and corporations retain the Firm when a government or private entity is accusing them of wrongdoing and trying to strip them of their liberty and money. The Firm has represented people from all walks of life including judges, prosecutors, trial lawyers, surgeons, FBI agents, CIA agents, educational institutions, corporate CEOs and people at the highest positions of governments.

The Firm's founders have a wealth of experience. They recognize that all cases are unique, requiring individual assessment and strategy. They have a passion for protecting people, a think-outside-the-box philosophy and an unparalleled work ethic. Sapone & Petrillo, LLP goes above and beyond to protect its clients.