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Provided by Joseph DeMaria

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Education

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

Career

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

Professional Memberships

Member of Florida and New York Bars

Florida Board Certified in Business Litigation

Practice Areas

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

• fraud

• grand theft

• tax evasion

• construction delays

• surety and insurance

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Florida and New York, Federal and State Court Litigation and Arbitration

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

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Litigation: General Commercial - Florida
5
Band 5

Joseph DeMaria is noted for his representation of finance, construction and public sector clients in complex litigation.
"He's a fantastic litigator."

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