Provided by Joseph DeMaria
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law & Jurisprudence
J.D., cum laude
1979 - 1982
St. Bonaventure University
B.A., History/Economic, magna cum laude
1975 - 1979
Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Miami Strike Force, 1985-1989
Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren, 1001 Park Ave., New York, New York, 1982-1985
Member of Florida and New York Bars
Florida Board Certified in Business Litigation
Joseph DeMaria is an aggressive advocate for clients involved in high-stakes business, construction and white-collar criminal litigation disputes.
A former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Miami Organized Crime Strike Force who has four decades of experience leading trial teams, Joe is well-known for his tenacity and no-holds-barred approach to major litigation before state and federal courts.
Joe has secured key trial victories while representing clients from wide-ranging sectors, including banking and financial services, large-scale corporate construction, international business, government entities and public school systems. He has also defended individuals under investigation and subject to criminal and regulatory charges by the U.S. Department of Justice and state and federal regulators.
Certified by the Florida Bar as a Business Litigation Specialist, Joe has successfully handled many “bet the company” cases. His experience extends to:
• federal and civil RICO claims
• embezzlement and bribery
• accounting and legal malpractice
• corporate governance
• breach of fiduciary duty
• money laundering
• grand theft
• tax evasion
• construction delays
• surety and insurance
Expert in these Jurisdictions
Florida and New York, Federal and State Court Litigation and Arbitration
Joseph DeMaria is noted for his representation of finance, construction and public sector clients in complex litigation.
"He's a fantastic litigator."