Rick J.  Pasacreta
Law Office of Rick James Pasacreta, New York

Rick J. Pasacreta has practiced criminal law in New York for fifteen years. He is currently in private practice in New York County, specializing in criminal defense. He is on the homicide, felony, and misdemeanor panels of the Assigned Counsel Plan, First Department, New York County, and has handled hundreds of criminal matters from arraignment to disposition. Prior to that he was an Assistant District Attorney with the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office for twelve years, where he was the Chief of the Special Case Unit. While there, he prosecuted many high-profile cases, including those of official corruption, murder, arson, and vehicular homicide. In addition, he obtained the first indictment in the county under the current "hate crimes" laws. He has created and lectured at numerous CLEs on criminal law and procedure. At the City Bar, he also serves as a member of the ABCNY Criminal Courts Committee.