Before you read another word, there is something you should understand. I authored everything you’re going to read. It’s an expression of who I am, what I bring to the table insofar as being an attorney and not what some “webmaster” thinks you want to hear.
With that being said, there’s an old expression: “Lawyers and doctors make money off of other people’s misery” and, if you’re looking at this website, you’re probably in some kind of trouble or a loved one is knee-deep in hot water.
So, let me introduce myself and give you the information I think you need in order to decide whether or not you want a lawyer like me to handle whatever it was that brought you here in the first place. I say ‘want’ a lawyer like me because, whether you know it or not, if you’re looking for a lawyer on the web, you already ‘need” a lawyer like me. The way I figure it, by reading this straightforward presentation, “if you don’t like my peaches, don’t shake my tree”!
I have the well-earned reputation as a “hard boiled”, “no nonsense” litigator who knows his way around the Courtroom and, for the most part, Judges and jurors love me for it. I have an open, honest and affable demeanor, but have the skill, knowledge and experience necessary to brace up any adversary that threatens my client. I’m not a lawyer to be trifled with.
I started my own practice in 1991 and, since then, have litigated to verdict hundreds of criminal, matrimonial and “high end” civil cases. I’m known by many as the “lawyer’s lawyer”. In other words, when other lawyers get arrested, divorced or have a tough trial ahead of them, it’s not unusual for me to be brought into the mix. When people ask about me, the most likely response from any lawyer who knows what they’re talking about is: “He’s a real trial lawyer”.
Being a trial lawyer means much more than actually trying a case. It involves motion practice, framing out winning legal arguments and perhaps most importantly, mapping out a successful litigation strategy. In my experience, winning and losing a case depends on how the case was handled from the very beginning. The point is, if you want to win, you really have to know your case, be nimble with the law and persuasive in Court if you want to win.
One day, I was standing with a group of lawyers in a criminal Courthouse, including elders in the legal community, when someone or another obscure point of contract law was being discussed. After listening to the debate for a few minutes, I had heard enough. I gave everyone the answer and simply walked away. As I was leaving, I overheard an Assistant District Attorney ask, “He’s a criminal defense/matrimonial lawyer, how does he know that?” One of the elders said, “Do you know what Bob Del Col does for a hobby?” The Assistant District Attorney shrugged and said “no”. The other lawyer said, “Legal research…don’t argue with him.” Everyone got it.
I’ve litigated too many cases to count on my ‘home court” here in Suffolk County, New York but I am quite familiar with the Courts in Nassau County, every borough of New York City and the Federal Courts. I have handled cases in Pennsylvania, Nevada and worked on appeals at every level, including the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
I’m a non-conformist in the tradition of Ben Franklin and our founding fathers and I am always willing to challenge the status quo and “make law”. In other words, coupled with what others call my “extraordinary trial skills”. I’m a deep thinker who knows the law and if I believe it’s wrong, I’ll work to change it.
Because you deserve the truth, and can hopefully handle it, while you will pay me handsomely, know this about me and amount of money commensurate with my training and skills, know this about me: I hate losing more than I like winning. If you’re under indictment, think you’re getting indicted, charged with a crime, getting divorced or have a civil suit that really matters, get in touch.