Raphael F. Scotto  

    Raphael Scotto was appointed as a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office after graduating from St. Francis College in 1968 and Notre Dame Law School in 1971. He was selected to join the Special Narcotics Prosecutors in Manhattan under the leadership of Frank Rogers. After years of trial experience in the narcotics area, he retuned to Kings County to prosecute homicide cases. As a private attorney, Mr. Scotto has represented and conducted jury trials in every type of criminal case, from assaults to complex conspiracies in both the State and Federal Court. His AV rating was based upon significant acquittals and dismissals in the areas of homicides, drug charges and white collar crimes. His most noted successes include the dismissal or acquittal of individuals charged with the death of Joan Kipp, the St. Patrick’s Day Murder, the Metropolis and Salty Dog assault cases.

    Mr. Scotto’s reputation is one of an untiring, aggressive defender who will try the most difficult of cases with success. As a result of requests from former clients, Mr. Scotto has acquired significant verdicts in tort trials involving falls, vehicular accidents, false arrests and other tort actions. Based on his experience acquired while as a prosecutor and defense attorney, Mr. Scotto has also enjoyed success as an appellate attorney in the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Mr. Scotto’s individual attention to matters over the last 40 years has garnered for him the respect of his peers in the legal circles of New York City.