One of America’s most high-powered criminal defense attorneys, Joseph Tacopina leads Manhattan-based Tacopina & Seigel. A former prosecutor, Tacopina is a formidable force inside and outside the courtroom, equally skilled at trying cases as he is resolving them without going to trial. That’s why both high-profile clients and referring attorneys rely on him for top-notch representation. In addition to athletes and other celebrities, he has defended stars of the legal, political and business communities, including a judge, a city councilman, a former New York City police commissioner, agents of law enforcement and other attorneys. “Elevated to the upper level of prominence,” according to USA Today, a sharp dresser and a hard charger, Tacopina has earned a reputation with the media for keen insights into the law. He has provided commentary for CNN, NBC, ABC, CNBC and MSNBC.