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Richard A. Portale

Richard A. Portale

Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes Lawyer
Richard A Portale
White Plains, NY
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Attorney Biography

Westchester Criminal Lawyer Richard A. Portale is one of the premier criminal litigators in New York and Westchester. He received his BA from the University of Buffalo and his JD from John Marshall Law School.

While at UB, Mr. Portale majored in Interdisciplinary Studies, Classics and Philosophy of Law, and played football, basketball and rugby.

After receiving his JD, Mr. Portale moved to Westchester, New York where he studied for the Bar while simultaneously co-managing the re-election campaign of then Westchester County DA – Jeanine Pirro. That year, Ms. Pirro received a greater percentage of votes for DA than any candidate in Westchester County history.

In January 1998, Mr. Portale was hired as an ADA at the Westchester County DA’s Office. During his near 5 year tenure there, he rose through the ranks: from Motions and Appeals, to Grand Jury, to Narcotics and Gangs.

In his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Portale achieved a conviction in every case he tried but one (Lou Galgano).

Mr. Portale Left the DA’s Office in 2002 and joined one of the most successful Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Firms in the nation – Duffy, Duffy & Burdo, where he further honed his trial and litigation skills.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (65%)
Drug Crimes (20%)
Federal Crimes (10%)
Criminal Appellate Law (5%)

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New York State Bar
New York
Member in Good Standing


New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Richard A. Portale
Richard A Portale
11 Martine Ave 8th Floor
White Plains, NY 10606
Office: 914-831-6223

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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.