Joseph Tacopina founded the Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel in 1994. After serving as a prosecutor, Mr. Tacopina chose to bring his talents to the criminal defense bar. Having tried more than 80 cases at the age of 42, Mr. Tacopina has earned the media’s praise as the “hottest young criminal defense lawyer” in New York.
Because of his extensive litigation experience in both federal and state court and his successes in some very high profile cases, Mr. Tacopina frequently appears as an expert legal analyst on various media outlets nationwide. He can regularly be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN, and Court TV, and even occasionally has taken his licks on “Imus in the Morning.”
Mr. Tacopina is a member of the Federal Bar Council, the New York Counsel of Defense Lawyers, and the Judicial Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He also serves on the Legislative Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Tacopina volunteers his time as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and lectures nationwide on a variety of legal issues. He was also recently honored by the National Italian American Bar Association and is the basis for the fictional attorney on the CBS show The Guardian – Read Article. Mr. Tacopina was recently recognized for the second year in a row by Super Lawyers, an honor given to attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.
To learn more about Joe Tacopina, please visit his other sites at Joe Tacopina Explains Misdemeanors and Joseph Tacopina – Criminal Defense Attorney With a National Profile