Vinoo P. Varghese

Vinoo P. Varghese

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

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
Fees
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  • 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 3960945
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2nd Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
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U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
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U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
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U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern & Western Districts of New York
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U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern & Western Districts of Texas
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Varghese & Associates, P.C.
Current
2006-Current
Teaching Faculty
Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Kings County District Attorney's Office
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Education
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (2000) | Law
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New York University
B.A. (1996)
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Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
2020-2023
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2015 - 2023
Client Champion - GOLD
Martindale-Hubbell
2022
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Top 100 Lawyer in New York
Top 100 Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Selected: 2014-2022
Rising Star
New York Law Journal
Best Lawyers Under 40
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Forbes Business Council
Official Member
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New York County Lawyers' Association
Member
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Activities: Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee
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Brooklyn Bar Association
Member
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Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
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Queens County Bar Association
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Westchester County Bar Association
Member
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Asian American Bar Association of New York
Member
Current
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North American South Asian Bar Association
Member
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South Asian Bar Association of New York
Member
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New York State Bar  # 3960945
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Fordham University School of Law
Media Appearances
https://www.vargheselaw.com/media-press/
Websites & Blogs
Website
Varghese & Associates, P.C. Website
Website
Varghese & Associates, P.C. Legal Minute
Website
Varghese & Associates, P.C. Media Recaps
Blog
Varghese & Associates, P.C. Blog
Videos
From his unbiased commentary on the George Floyd/Derek Chauvin trial to fact-checking Hollywood classics for Vanity Fair to going toe-to-toe with Laura Ingraham, Wall Street Criminal Defense Attorney, Vinoo Varghese,... The Best of Wall Street Criminal Defense Attorney, Vinoo Varghese

From his unbiased commentary on the George Floyd/Derek Chauvin trial to fact-checking Hollywood classics for Vanity Fair to going toe-to-toe with Laura Ingraham, Wall Street Criminal Defense Attorney, Vinoo Varghese,...

Murdaugh Double Life Sentence: Wrong or Right? Hear Vinoo's take & what he says Murdaugh's lawyers should have done differently on @CBSNews and anchors Anne-Marie Green and Nancy Chen. Check... Alex Murdaugh's Double Life Sentence: Wrong or Right?

Murdaugh Double Life Sentence: Wrong or Right? Hear Vinoo's take & what he says Murdaugh's lawyers should have done differently on @CBSNews and anchors Anne-Marie Green and Nancy Chen. Check...

2 rounds of impeachment, multiple criminal investigations, a battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, and not a scratch made on #DonaldTrump. Will NY AG #LetitiaJames's fraud lawsuit finally take him... Art of The Deal or Art of The Steal? | Will This Be the End of Trump?

2 rounds of impeachment, multiple criminal investigations, a battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, and not a scratch made on #DonaldTrump. Will NY AG #LetitiaJames's fraud lawsuit finally take him...

Daniel Penny faces 15 years in prison for killing a mentally ill homeless man, Jordan Neely, on a NYC subway. Watch Vinoo on Turkish News answering whether the DA should... Daniel Penny: Subway Hero or Killer?

Daniel Penny faces 15 years in prison for killing a mentally ill homeless man, Jordan Neely, on a NYC subway. Watch Vinoo on Turkish News answering whether the DA should...

The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) invited Vinoo on its weekly podcast, Amicus Curiae. NYCLA asked Vinoo to analyze the legal issues of the Depp v Heard verdict! Was... Depp v Heard: The Aftermath

The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) invited Vinoo on its weekly podcast, Amicus Curiae. NYCLA asked Vinoo to analyze the legal issues of the Depp v Heard verdict! Was...

Vinoo’s CBS interview generated much vitriol from YouTubers & Twitterati. Watch NYS Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe break down the digital fury. Dissecting the Backlash: CBS viewers angry that Vinoo questioned the validity of Trump’s indictment

Vinoo’s CBS interview generated much vitriol from YouTubers & Twitterati. Watch NYS Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe break down the digital fury.

#foxnews and Dominion reached a $787.5 million defamation settlement. Dominion sued #foxnews for defamation in 2021, claiming $1.6 billion dollars in damages. Today they settled for just under $800 million.... Fox News settles defamation case with Dominion Voting Systems: Did they dodge a bullet?

#foxnews and Dominion reached a $787.5 million defamation settlement. Dominion sued #foxnews for defamation in 2021, claiming $1.6 billion dollars in damages. Today they settled for just under $800 million....

New evidence leads prosecutors to drop charges against #alecbaldwin. For now, prosecutors have dropped the involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin for shooting and killing the cinematographer on his Rust western... Is Alec Baldwin Actually Innocent?

New evidence leads prosecutors to drop charges against #alecbaldwin. For now, prosecutors have dropped the involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin for shooting and killing the cinematographer on his Rust western...

Former President Trump has accepted the subpoena for his alleged involvement in the January 6th Insurrection. Is this the beginning of the end for Trump, or will he escape again?... January 6th Subpoena Accepted By Trump | What Happens Next?

Former President Trump has accepted the subpoena for his alleged involvement in the January 6th Insurrection. Is this the beginning of the end for Trump, or will he escape again?...

@NewsmaxTV invited Vinoo and former Trump advisor George Papadopolous to discuss whether Manhattan DA #alvinbragg will put Trump behind bars. Check out our website for more information: https://www.vargheselaw.com Follow us... Manhattan DA v. Trump: Who Wins?

@NewsmaxTV invited Vinoo and former Trump advisor George Papadopolous to discuss whether Manhattan DA #alvinbragg will put Trump behind bars. Check out our website for more information: https://www.vargheselaw.com Follow us...

On Thursday April 27, #mikepence testified before a grand jury about #DonaldTrump & the #Jan6 #Insurrection. How will Pence’s 7-hour long testimony impact Trump? Watch Vinoo's answers on @CBSNews Mike Pence Testifies Against Donald Trump

On Thursday April 27, #mikepence testified before a grand jury about #DonaldTrump & the #Jan6 #Insurrection. How will Pence’s 7-hour long testimony impact Trump? Watch Vinoo's answers on @CBSNews

Former President #Trump is officially federally indicted for the possession of classified documents. Will this be the straw that breaks the camel’s back? Watch Vinoo’s interview on CBS News for... President Trump Under Federal Indictment | Is This The End?

Former President #Trump is officially federally indicted for the possession of classified documents. Will this be the straw that breaks the camel’s back? Watch Vinoo’s interview on CBS News for...

Donald Trump has been indicted in New York, likely for the hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels. @CBSNews asked Vinoo to break down these recent events and speculate on... Trump Indicted in New York | What’s Next?

Donald Trump has been indicted in New York, likely for the hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels. @CBSNews asked Vinoo to break down these recent events and speculate on...

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg “invited” Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury about Stormy Daniels. Was this a real invite and will the DA be the first to lock... Was Trump Really “Invited” to Testify Before A Grand Jury?

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg “invited” Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury about Stormy Daniels. Was this a real invite and will the DA be the first to lock...

#adnansyed faces potential jail time after his conviction was reinstated. He previously served 23 years before being released September 2022. What’s on the forecast for Syed and the family of... What a Conviction Reinstatement Means for Adnan Syed

#adnansyed faces potential jail time after his conviction was reinstated. He previously served 23 years before being released September 2022. What’s on the forecast for Syed and the family of...

The #DJT was arraigned on Tuesday following his 34 felony indictments. Is he still the #TeflonDon, or is #DABragg bringing legitimate prosecution? Vinoo provides insight on @CBSNews with Kaitlin Heuy... What’s Next for Trump After His Arraignment?

The #DJT was arraigned on Tuesday following his 34 felony indictments. Is he still the #TeflonDon, or is #DABragg bringing legitimate prosecution? Vinoo provides insight on @CBSNews with Kaitlin Heuy...

The state prosecutor in the #AlexMurdaughtrial begged the jury to use common sense in deciding whether Murdaugh killed his wife and son to cover up unrelated financial fraud. Is that... Wild Closing Arguments Against Alex Murdaugh | Vinoo Varghese on CBS News

The state prosecutor in the #AlexMurdaughtrial begged the jury to use common sense in deciding whether Murdaugh killed his wife and son to cover up unrelated financial fraud. Is that...

Criminal Defense Attorney Vinoo Varghese & Libertarian @LarrySharpeForOffice discuss #AlecBaldwin's fate. Check out our website for more information: https://www.vargheselaw.com Follow us on social media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinoovarghese/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vargheselaw/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/vargheseassocpc?lang=en... Will Alec Baldwin End Up Behind Bars? | Breaking Down Baldwin’s Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

Criminal Defense Attorney Vinoo Varghese & Libertarian @LarrySharpeForOffice discuss #AlecBaldwin's fate. Check out our website for more information: https://www.vargheselaw.com Follow us on social media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinoovarghese/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vargheselaw/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/vargheseassocpc?lang=en...

Trump announced he was being arrested today—but he wasn’t. Publicity stunt by him? And is the grand jury investigation a big publicity stunt by the DA? Watch Vinoo’s take on... Will Trump End Up in Cuffs? | Vinoo Varghese on Potential Trump Arrest

Trump announced he was being arrested today—but he wasn’t. Publicity stunt by him? And is the grand jury investigation a big publicity stunt by the DA? Watch Vinoo’s take on...

Recently, @trtworld @NexusTRTWorld asked former prosecutor, now criminal defense attorney, Vinoo Varghese, whether he would have dropped the charges against formerly convicted murderer. Check out our website for more information:... Would I Have Freed Adnan Syed? | Former Prosecutor Weighs in on Syed’s Release

Recently, @trtworld @NexusTRTWorld asked former prosecutor, now criminal defense attorney, Vinoo Varghese, whether he would have dropped the charges against formerly convicted murderer. Check out our website for more information:...

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Varghese & Associates, P.C.
2 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (212) 430-6469
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