Meringolo & Associates, P.C.

Meringolo & Associates, P.C.

A Manhattan based law firm specializing in complex litigation since 2003, the firm has had the privilege to litigate over 100 cases in the federal courts nationwide.  Its proprietor has over 100 weeks of federal trial experience in both criminal and civil cases in addition to authoring 10 appellate briefs in the federal Circuits Court of Appeals. Meringolo & Associates has litigated numerous high profile cases. Priding itself on hard work, the firm has litigated intellectual property, corporate, tax fraud, securities fraud, insider trading and most every federal and New York State criminal law violation including but not limited to violations of the Racketeering Influence and Corruption Act.

“Everyone in the United States Deserves a Fair Trial” -John Meringolo


Meringolo said Monday he plans to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. “It’s our contention that is, in effect, a life sentence, so we’re going to file for cert,”

New York Law Journal July 7, 2015

“John is a plumber” who has gone to work every day since his arrest, said Meringolo. “All I will say about the case is that we’re involved in good faith negotionations with the government,” said the attorney, an adjunct law professor at Pace and New York Law schools.

United States v. Cerbone. October 2015 New York Daily News

Brooks, who is under house arrest at his Upper East Side apartment after posting a $400-million bond…. The team has had some famous, or infamous, clients. Meringolo was part of a group that defended mobster John Gotti.

United States v. David H. Brook, July 1, 2009

Counselors of Law

John C. Meringolo, Esq.

Mr. Meringolo has career experience in academia, entertainment, law and publishing. Currently, he is the proprietor of Meringolo Law and a Professor of Law at Pace Law School.

Anjelica Cappellino, Esq.

Graduated from New York Law School in 2011. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. John’s University in 2008.

Clara Kalhous, Esq.

Graduated from Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 2009. She is admitted to the bars of New York (2009), New Jersey (2009), the Southern District of New York (2010), the Eastern District of New York (2010), and the District of New Jersey (2009).

Cross examination of Michael Boemio

Cross examination in United States v. Libous by John C. Meringolo Esq. January 2015

Opening Argument, US v. Gregory Depalma 2006

Defense Table, US v. John Gotti 2010

Defense Table, US v. John Gotti 2009

Joseph D'Angelo. US v. John Gotti 2009

Cross Examination of Joseph D’Angelo. US v. John Gotti 2009

After the hearing, a lawyer for Inspector Grant, John C. Meringolo, called his client ‘an exceptional police officer for his entire career.’

New York Times June 20, 2016

“Matthew Libous was represented by John Meringolo and Anjelica Bianca Cappellino of Meringolo & Associates.”

New York Law Journal January 28, 2015

“Defense lawyer John Meringolo, who is also an adjunct professor at Pace University Law School, said any prospective juror who has seen the Martin Scorsese classic film should be barred from serving on the panel. “It’s very rare for a crime to be depicted in a movie or a book before the trial is held,” Meringolo told the Daily News, also referring to the book “Wiseguys” by acclaimed journalist Nicholas Pileggi, which inspired the film.Meringolo, who is not involved in the upcoming trial, said the gangland bloodbath depicted in the “Goodfellas” film in the aftermath of the Lufthansa robbery would be highly prejudicial to Asaro because he was not involved with killing any of the members of the crew.”

New York Daily News, September 17, 2015

“Defense lawyer John Meringolo, part of the team that won John “Junior” Gotti’s fourth and final hung jury, said his experience suggested the juror was holding out…”When there’s chaos in the jury room, it’s always good for the defendant. Statistically, the conviction rate is so high in the federal system, when you have someone willing to take a stand, it means that maybe he’s got a shot.”

New York Post, November 26, 2015

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