Has Been A Member of the Following Organizations

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • New York County Lawyers Association, (Chairman, Committee on Penal Correctional Reform; Committee on Committees)

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • New York State Defenders Association


Former Member Of the Boards of Directors

  • Community Mayors Of New York And New Jersey (Chairman of the Board)

  • Guild Of Catholic Lawyers (president)

  • Catholic Social Policy Coalition of the Archdiocese of N.Y.

  • New York Criminal Bar Association (Vice President)

  • Harlem Legal Services, Inc.

  • Xavier Bar Association


Educational Background

  • St. Joseph’s Grammar school. 1956-1964

  • Xavier Military High School 1964-1968

    • Honors Class, Officer Jr. R.O.T.C.

  • Fordham College, B.A. 1972

  • New York University, 1973

  • New York Law School, J.D. 1976


Law Practice

  • Admitted to New York State Bar, 1977

  • Admitted to Federal Bar (SDNY, EDNY), 1978

  • Admitted to Supreme Court Of the United States, 1984

  • Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, 1976-1979

  • Private Practice, 1979 to present



Criminal Attorney

Mathew J. Mari, was admitted to the New York State Bar on February 22, 1977. He was admitted to practice in Federal Court in 1978 and to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1984. His Criminal defense practice includes the entire greater New York area as well as upstate New York. In addition, he has represented clients in federal matters all across the country. He was chief counsel in the first federal death penalty case (United States v. Pitera) tried in New York State and has extensive experience in federal RICO and conspiracy cases as well as in major state and federal narcotics cases. He has represented clients in famous cases such as “The Commission Case”, “The Bensonhurst Case,” and “The Wells Fargo Case”.





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New York, NY 10005

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Office Tel:  212.804.5737

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