Varghese & Associates focuses exclusively on criminal defense. We are a team you can trust to fight for your future. We have earned a reputation for our ability to handle high-profile cases and for winning them. Our legal team can defend clients facing crimes ranging from white collar crimes, embezzlement, assault, violent crimes, theft, juvenile crimes, charges from the IRS, and provide representation for appealing a conviction. We have the vision, skill, and experience you need when the stakes are high.
Vinoo Varghese, the principal, is a MARTINDALE AV Preeminent rated attorney, New York Metro Super Lawyer in the criminal defense arena. For the past three years, he has been honored as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS organization. Varghese was a 2014 recipient of the NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL Rising Star award.
Varghese’s advocacy has led him to be quoted multiple times in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, the NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, and LAW360. Some of his more notable white-collar representations have included Galleon hedge fund trader, Rengan Rajaratnam, and former NYC Councilman, Dan Halloran.
In 2013, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, in court filed papers, recognized Varghese as a courageous attorney for his stalwart defense of clients, the federal and state constitutions, and the criminal defense bar at large.
Varghese graduated from Brooklyn Law School, New York University, and Chaminade High School. He has taught for the NYC Law Department’s Trial Advocacy Program, Cardozo Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, and Brooklyn Law School’s Business Boot Camp. Varghese has also provided clinical training through an externship for students at Brooklyn Law School, Hofstra Law School, and New York Law School.