Stanford J. Bandelli, Esq. | Of Counsel
Stanford J. Bandelli has over 20 years experience in the area of criminal law. As a former prosecutor at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, he has tried hundreds of cases involving petty crimes and serious felonies. While serving in that Office, he was assigned to the Narcotics Investigations Bureau where he supervised a joint task force responsible for dismantling drug gangs within New York City’s largest housing project. He concluded his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureau after obtaining A1 felony convictions for the Attempted Murder of 2 police officers responding to a robbery in Astoria, Queens.
Mr. Bandelli also had the pleasure of serving as a Special Assistant to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he supervised the El Dorado Task Force in a complex international investigation utilizing Wire Taps and Subpoenas to prosecute drug trafficking and money laundering offenses.
As a private practitioner, Mr. Bandelli has conducted jury trials in State and Federal Court. In addition to his criminal practice, he has worked on numerous civil matters including Wrongful Termination, Personal Injury, Dram Shop Actions, State Licensing issues and the Suspension/Expulsion of Students from educational institutions. His clients have included lawyers, judges, politicians, doctors, dentists, accountants, contractors, electricians, plumbers, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, insurance brokers, small business owners, teachers and students.
Among his recent notable achievements was the outright acquittal of Attempted Murder charges for Rebekah Johnson, a fugitive from justice who was prominently featured in the Top Ten of American’s Most Wanted, in Staten Island, NY and the reversal of a 26-year jail sentence for a client who received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial in Somerville, NJ (**Both clients are at home with their families today).
Mr. Bandelli has appeared on behalf of clients in State and Federal courts located in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and is admitted in New York and New Jersey. In 2004, he was appointed by the Chief Judge of the State of New York to be Brooklyn’s sole representative on the Commission to Examine Small Firms and Solo Practice. He presently serves as Vice-President of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association and sits on the Advisory Committee to the Assigned Counsel Plan for the City of New York.
Stanford J. Bandelli, Esq
**Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes