Arthur L. Aidala Esq.

Managing Partner

Location: New York, New York

TELEPHONE: 212-486-0011

FAX: 718-921-3292

Arthur L. Aidala Esq.

Managing Partner

Location: New York, New York

TELEPHONE: 212-486-0011

FAX: 718-921-3292

photo of Arthur Aidala at his desk

Professional Experience

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, as well as corporate matters. 

Mr. Aidala has more than 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:

  • 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 

  • 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, the Bernie and Sid and ‘Radio Night Live’ with Kevin McCullough 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.

 

Mr. Aidala is married and has two sons and a newly borne daughter, and resides in Brooklyn, New York.

“Arthur Aidala saved my life.”

– LAWRENCE TAYLOR, FORMER NFL GIANTS FOOTBALL STAR

Admissions

2016

United States Supreme Court, Sponsored by Justice Antonin Scalia

1998

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

U.S. District Court, Southern District

1992

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

1988

B.A. State University of New York at Purchase

Legal Affiliations

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

All Stars of the Courtroom Forum – St. Thomas University School of Law

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2021

Lawyers of Distinction, 2021