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Vinoo P. Varghese

Vinoo P. Varghese

  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Appeals & Appellate
  • New York
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Biography

As one of the nation’s top white collar and criminal defense attorneys, former prosecutor Vinoo Varghese takes on trials and appeals other lawyers won’t—and wins. Yet, he prides himself on the fact that he has repeatedly convinced prosecutors to end cases against his clients without charges or gaining public attention, allowing those he defends to resume their lives.

Varghese is a visiting faculty member at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list has included Varghese for nine consecutive years, he is ranked as a New York Metro Super Lawyer for the past eight years and has obtained the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for six straight years. Earlier in Varghese’s career, the New York Law Journal recognized him as a Rising Star.

The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Law Journal, and Law360, have quoted Varghese for his vigorous advocacy of clients. In addition, he has published op-eds highlighting prosecutorial dilemmas with O.J. Simpson, George Floyd, and the Central Park “Karen.” In an op-ed published on March 21, 2020, Varghese challenged then Governor Cuomo’s failure, in his initial lockdown order, to include criminal defense attorneys as “essential workers.” The next day New York State designated criminal defense lawyers “essential.”

Varghese is a regular guest commentator on domestic networks ranging from FOX to CBS to CNN, and international ones from BBC to i24 Israel to Sky News Arabia. Vanity Fair invited him to fact check Hollywood scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street to Billions.

Varghese graduated from Brooklyn Law School, New York University, and Chaminade High School. In 2000, Varghese began his career as a prosecutor, and in 2006, he founded Varghese & Associates, P.C., a white-collar and criminal defense firm dedicated to helping clients across America resume their lives.

Education
New York University
B.A.
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. | Law
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Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Varghese & Associates, P.C.
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Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services
Selected: 2020-2022
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Selected: 2014-2022
Client Reviewed: (5/5)
Martindale-Hubbel Lawyer Services
New York Metro Super Lawyers list
Super Lawyers
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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- Current
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New York State Bar  # 3960945
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 3960945
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Prices vary from case-to-case. Please email us at info@vargheselaw.com, or call us at (212) 430-6469 for consultations and pricing.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    Appeals & Appellate
    Federal Appeals
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Website
Varghese & Associates, P.C. Website
Blog
Varghese & Associates, P.C. Blog
Videos
After being found guilty of two out of the five charges, will Harvey Weinstein survive his first month in prison, let alone the entire appeal process? Watch Vinoo break down... Will Harvey Weinstein Survive the Final Verdict?

After being found guilty of two out of the five charges, will Harvey Weinstein survive his first month in prison, let alone the entire appeal process? Watch Vinoo break down...

Since her arrest, Vinoo has denounced the Boston U.S. Attorney’s case against Lori Loughlin calling out the lack of evidence & the government’s wasting of taxpayer dollars defending rich, private... In Defense of Lori Loughlin

Since her arrest, Vinoo has denounced the Boston U.S. Attorney’s case against Lori Loughlin calling out the lack of evidence & the government’s wasting of taxpayer dollars defending rich, private...

Vinoo gets into a heated debate with Lou Dobbs over the Mueller Report on Fox Business' Bulls & Bears with host David Asman! Mueller Report Found No Collusion

Vinoo gets into a heated debate with Lou Dobbs over the Mueller Report on Fox Business' Bulls & Bears with host David Asman!

Vinoo would have advised Lori Loughlin to not take the plea deal too! Watch him break down the latest news from the College Admissions Scandal on CNN's The Situation Room... Lori Loughlin faces new charges in college admissions scandal

Vinoo would have advised Lori Loughlin to not take the plea deal too! Watch him break down the latest news from the College Admissions Scandal on CNN's The Situation Room...

The heir to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel testifies that El Chapo escaped jail in a laundry cart! Talk about airing out dirty laundry! Watch Vinoo break down his testimony on... CBSN: El Chapo escaped prison in a dirty laundry cart

The heir to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel testifies that El Chapo escaped jail in a laundry cart! Talk about airing out dirty laundry! Watch Vinoo break down his testimony on...

Shanann Watts' parents sue her killer husband for wrongful death. Watch Vinoo discuss the Chris Watts' trial on HLN with host Mike Galanos and guest Joey Jackson. Shanann Watts' Parents Sue Her Killer Husband

Shanann Watts' parents sue her killer husband for wrongful death. Watch Vinoo discuss the Chris Watts' trial on HLN with host Mike Galanos and guest Joey Jackson.

Criminal Defense attorney Vinoo Varghese battling with Laura Ingraham on Fox News over whether SCOTUS nominee, particularly, Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic religion matters. With Bill Donohue of the Catholic League Ingraham Angle: SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Religion Controversy

Criminal Defense attorney Vinoo Varghese battling with Laura Ingraham on Fox News over whether SCOTUS nominee, particularly, Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic religion matters. With Bill Donohue of the Catholic League

Contact & Map
Varghese & Associates, P.C.
2 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (212) 430-6469
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)