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Joseph F. DeFelice, Esq.

Joseph F. DeFelice Esq. is a former attorney with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Law Secretary to Supreme Court Justices and Assistant District Attorney in Queens County. Now with his own practice, attorney Joseph F. DeFelice represents clients in Criminal, District, Immigration, County and Supreme Courts. Mr. DeFelice has successfully handled numerous trials and appeals including murder cases, robbery, domestic violence, drug charges, arson and burglary. He also represents clients for minor offenses and misdemeanors such as DWI.

DeFelice Law can help you with naturalization, the new immigration policy called The Dream Act, and earning citizenship in the United States. DeFelice Law is built on the foundation of establishing trusting relationships with our clients and Joseph F. DeFelice has the expertise to meet your legal needs. We can assist you with the filing of petitions and applications to obtain permanent United States Citizenship and provide representation in the New York Immigration Court.

Attorney Joseph F. DeFelice is admitted to the New York and Florida Bar, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 2nd, 3rd, and 11th Districts and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is currently active with and the past President of the Queens County Bar Association and has served as President of the Confederation of Columbian Lawyers and President of the Columbian Lawyers, Queens County.

Awarded for 8 years of service by NY State Grievance Committee
Graduate of St John’s University – B.A. in Political Science 1970
Graduate of St. John’s Law School – J.D. 1973

Some of his appeals include- People v Parks, 95 NY2d 811; People v Alfonso, 63 NY2d 419; DeFelice ex rel. Barbera v NY City Police Dept., 89 NY2d 267; People v LaPene, 40 NY2d 210; People v Haupt, 71 NY2d 929; People v Brown, 30 AD3d 561; Francis v INS – 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; Perez v INS, – 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; Aziz v Dept. of Homeland Security, USDC, EDNY; Josan v Josan, 134 AD2d 486 and Kromer v Kromer, 177 AD2d 472.