Law Offices of Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, P.C., Managing Partner
In his capacity as the managing partner of the law firm, Mr. Aidala oversees every aspect of the practice, including all of the criminal cases, civil litigation, and corporate matters.
Mr. Aidala has twenty-five years experience in the area of criminal law. He has represented hundreds of privately retained clients in both Federal and State courts in jurisdictions throughout the country. He has handled complicated matters on behalf of his clients involving all aspects of white collar crime, including allegations of securities fraud, accounting and bank fraud, RICO violations, bribery, bid-rigging, extortion, and embezzlement. Individuals, corporations and companies of varied sizes have retained Mr. Aidala regarding investigations and prosecutions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Among the highlights of his trial cases are the successful defense of NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor in Federal Court, obtaining a full acquittal of William Rapetti in the New York City crane collapse case, and securing a mistrial of real estate developer Abe Hirshfeld in his “Murder for Hire” case.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Aidala has handled appeals in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the New York State Appellate Division for the 1st and 2nd Departments.
For the past five years, his peers have acknowledged Mr. Aidala as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area, as reported in Super Lawyers Magazine.
On-air Television and Radio Legal Analyst
Mr. Aidala has appeared on every show of the two FOX channels on a regular basis, analyzing the most current and compelling cases in our nation. He reported regularly on the shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, the Baltimore police officer trial and the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing. He was chosen as the attorney to be live on the air for the verdicts in the prosecutions of Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, Jerry Sandusky, and Jodi Arias, amongst others. Mr. Aidala also reported live on decisions by the United States Supreme Court as they were handed down, such as the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Second Amendment rights and same-sex marriage.
Mr. Aidala’s legal commentary can often be heard on the radio as well as television. He has been a recurrent guest on the Imus in the Morning Show, the Joe Piscopo Show, the Geraldo Rivera show, the John Gambling show and the Bernie and Sid show to name a few.
Kings County District Attorneys Office, Senior Assistant District Attorney
Mr. Aidala tried dozens of felony cases to verdict during the most crime-ridden period in New York City’s history. After swiftly advancing through the ranks of the Office, Mr. Aidala was promoted to a senior trial attorney after only two years as a prosecutor. He convicted some of the most heinous criminals on the streets of New York for crimes such as rape, robbery, burglary, gun possession, drug sales, and murder. Mr. Aidala also secured the first murder conviction under a new state statute whereby the defendant was sentenced to prison for life without the possibility of parole.
In addition to perfecting and arguing appeals at the Appellate Division for the Office, he was a Bureau Supervisor in the Investigations and Intake Bureaus.
United States Supreme Court, Sponsored by Justice Antonin Scalia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District
U.S. District Court, Southern District
New York State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
1992 Juris Doctor City University of New York School of Law
1990 Siena, Italy Constitutional Law Seminar with Justice Antonin Scalia
1989 B.A. State University of New York at Purchase
Brooklyn Bar Association, Past President, Member of Board of Directors
Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department, Past President
American Bar Association, Former Member House of Delegates
New York State Bar Association, Member House of Delegates
Kings County Criminal Bar Association, Secretary
National Italian American Foundation
National Italian American Bar Association
New York Criminal Bar Association
Catholic Lawyers Guild
Columbian Lawyers Association of Kings County
Kings County District Attorney Alumni Association
Bay Ridge Lawyers Association
Awards and Acknowledgments
United States Congress
New York State Senate
New York State Assembly
New York City Council
Greater N.Y. Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Columbian Lawyers Association
Federation of Italian American Organizations
American Italian Coalition of Organizations
DROR Jewish Association
Guild for Exceptional Children
Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club
Academic Speaking Engagements
Justice Antonin Scalia, His Life and the Law
– Quinnipiac University School of Law
A Judge’s Life with Justice Samuel Alito and Judge Andrew Napolitano
– Brooklyn Bar Association
Criminal Law Seminar with Professor Alan Dershowitz
– Harvard Law School
Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts with Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner
– Brooklyn Bar Association
Media and the Law, Handling the High Profile Case with Geraldo Rivera
– Columbian Lawyers Association
Polygraphs and Their Use in Criminal Proceedings
– Kings County Criminal Bar Association
Trial Advocacy and the Art of Cross Examination
– Fordham Law School
– Brooklyn Law School
– St. John University School of Law
– John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Mr. Aidala is married and has two sons and resides in Brooklyn, New York.