Our law firm focuses on the representation of individuals in civil rights, employment, and discrimination suits, as well as the defense of those charged with criminal offenses in Federal, State, and Municipal Court. A substantial portion of our practice is devoted to defending the rights of law enforcement officers, public employees, and labor unions in departmental hearings, administrative appeals, and unfair labor practice charges as well as protecting their rights in employment discrimination cases. Our law firm also has widespread experience in both Federal and State civil litigation.
Of particular note is our extensive experience in representing and defending clients in high-profile cases and complex, cutting-edge legal matters in Federal and State court. Many of these cases have received extensive media coverage and have resulted in the granting of new trials, the reversal of convictions, and the publishing of legal opinions in several different areas of the law. Our firm has tried and successfully defended clients facing such charges as Patriot Act terrorist offenses, first degree carjacking, rape, and attempted murder charges. We have also represented clients in appellate matters and has won appeals on behalf of criminal defendants and police officers in reported opinions.
Our law firm's managing partner, Gina Mendola Longarzo, Esq., is a television commentator and has appeared on all major news networks to discuss cases pending in the media. She is a lecturer and seminar panelist and also serves on many civic leadership groups and boards of trustees. She has received the highest "AV" peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is well-respected by her peers. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and devotes herself to their causes and cases with dedication and compassion.