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Joseph R. Corozzo, Partner

Joseph Corozzo has earned his reputation over the years as a fearless litigator who never gives up the fight for his clients. After interning with famed defense attorney Bruce Cutler, and graduating law school in 1991, Mr. Corozzo joined forces with fellow partner Ronald Rubinstein to establish the law firm Rubinstein & Corozzo, LLP.

Since then, Mr. Corozzo has appeared in over a hundred federal cases and numerous state cases. He has appeared in the federal district courts of New York, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Louisiana, and New Hampshire, and has had great success in obtaining acquittals in both federal and state courts. In fact, Mr. Corozzo obtained full acquittals in the last three out of four Federal New York cases he tried to verdict. In addition, he has settled many SEC claims via arbitration thereby saving millions of dollars for his clients.


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 1991
  • Pace University, B.A. 1988

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York


  • New York City Bar Association

Mr. Corozzo has represented a wide range of clients from Wall Street broker-dealers to musicians and artists, and an Afghan man with alleged ties to the Taliban. Additionally, Mr. Corozzo is highly recognized for his aggressive representation of alleged members and associates of organized crime. This experience has made him a revered trial attorney in New York City and beyond. Fellow criminal defense attorneys and co-counsel routinely seek Mr. Corozzo’s expertise regarding RICO charges, securities litigation, and organized crime conspiracies.

Legendary Senior Federal District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York described Mr. Corozzo as, “a brilliant attorney, probably among the most brilliant in New York City.”