2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year White Collar Criminal Defense Buffalo NY

1980 – present

Who's Who in Law

2004, 2006-2008, 2010

Upstate Edition, 2008 - Present

Best Lawyers Award Badge
1987 - Present

Mr. LaTona's list of notable cases includes some of Western New York's most highly publicized and most compelling cases involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy, murder and criminally negligent homicide. Mr. LaTona's practice has always included involvement in complex white collar and electronic surveillance investigations and prosecutions.

Those cases include his representation of the taxpayers in United States v. Manufacturers & Traders Trust Co., 703 F.2d 47 (2d Cir. 1983), and United States v. Todaro, 744 F.2d 5 (2d Cir. 1984). In the Matter of Establishment Inspection of Buffalo Recycling Enterprises, LLC v. Buffalo Recycling Enterprises, LLC, 2011 WL 1118671 (W.D.N.Y. 2011), Mr. LaTona acted as co-counsel in successful litigation that resulted in nullifying Occupational Safety & Health Agency ["OSHA"] search warrants.

Mr. LaTona represented several of the criminal defendants and civil respondents in the Ingram-Micro income tax investigation in which several sales personnel were targeted [W.D.N.Y. 1996-1997].

Throughout his career, Mr. LaTona has represented public and elected officials. They include the Niagara County Clerk, the Niagara County Social Services Commissioner, a Niagara Falls Bridge Commissioner, a Niagara Falls City Councilman and a Deputy Commissioner of the Buffalo Parks Department [WDNY "Niagara County Investigation" 1991-1993; WDNY "Plumline" 1987; WDNY "Local 91 Investigation" 2003-2006; WDNY "Delano-Buffalo Parks" Investigation].

Mr. LaTona has also represented many police officers and corrections officers during his career. He also represented one of the "Lackawanna Six" and former University of Buffalo basketball great Maurice "Modie" Cox (1997).


Joseph M. LaTona, Attorney at Law
403 Main Street, 716 Brisbane Building, Buffalo, NY
February 2001 - present

Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury, & Cambria LLP
42 Delaware Avenue, Suite 300, Buffalo, NY
Partner: September 1988 – July 1992
Senior Partner: July 1992 - February 2001

Condon, LaTona, & Pieri, P.C. (and predecessor firms)
300 Statler Towers, Buffalo, NY 14202
September 1974 through September 1988


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