KEAHON, FLEISCHER & FERRANTE is a litigation boutique comprised of elite lawyers who specialize in criminal and civil litigation. Known as the premiere criminal defense team in Suffolk County and beyond, the Firm also has experience and expertise in complex commercial litigation, personal injury and civil rights law and has the ability to respond quickly, aggressively and creatively to actual and potential litigation.
The firm's mission is to build on the vast experience and success that William J. Keahon has built in his more than 30 years as the premiere trial attorney in Suffolk County and beyond. The foundation for that success and achievement for his clients is based on an undying will to fight for his clients rights.
We represent clients in all stages of the criminal process: from the pre-arrest investigatory stage, to grand jury proceedings, indictment, plea negotiations, trial, as well as at all levels of the appellate process, including post-conviction litigation and appeals. Our cases take us to all state and federal courts in New York. We even handled a trial in Key West Florida with a client facing a mandatory life sentence and we are proud to say he is living happily with his wife and son today. We attack every case with the same passion whether our client is a celebrity or a local businessman. Our proudest achievements are the countless holiday cards and family pictures that we receive each year from our family of clients.
Our firm has an active trial docket, and our partners have substantial trial experience. This ensures that our clients will receive the best possible representation at trial. Our reputation in court and out is well known to our adversaries. This provides our clients with an additional advantage in settlement and other negotiations. We have had success in convincing the government not to indict our clients, made progress where other attorneys stalled and when absolutely necessary, secured the most favorable sentences possible for our clients. In civil disputes, our ability and willingness to try high-stakes cases often helps us achieve advantageous settlements without trial.
"The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries."
- Clarence S.Darrow
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Firm Hired to Represent Highly Respected LI Physician
Officials say Carmine Mandarano, 61, of Northport, surrendered to DEA agents Thursday morning. Mandarano has a practice in East Islip.
Driver acquitted in fatal 2009 crash
Damian Dudkiewicz, 28, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault. A Suffolk jury deliberated 51/2 hours after eight weeks of testimony before reaching the verdict.
NY mom of allergic 8-year-old faces murder charge
Attorney William Keahon implored the Nassau County judge to release his client Veronica Cirella on bail, contending an autopsy has failed to determine a cause of death of her daughter.
Showman in the courtroom
Bill Keahon sits with his sockless feet on the desk in his Islandia office, a panoramic view of Suffolk County spread out behind him. "Evan?" he says, picking up the phone almost before it rings. "It's Billy."
Ocean Beach cops acquitted of all charges in beating
Cheers and applause echoed in a Riverhead courtroom Monday after a jury acquitted two police officers of all remaining charges in the case of a Fire Island tourist who suffered a ruptured bladder in their custody.
Grucci family member gets time served for shooting grandson
(03/15/11) RIVERHEAD - A member of the Grucci fireworks family was sentenced today to time served for shooting his grandson.
LIRR engineer hires top LI lawyer
The Long Island Rail Road engineer who was recently suspended on charges that he let a passenger operate a train has hired a high-powered criminal attorney who says nobody ever had control of the locomotive other than his client.
Citing Trial Errors, N.Y. Appeals Panel Upsets Sword Murder Conviction
A split state appeals panel has upset the murder conviction of a Long Island man convicted of killing his allegedly abusive stepfather with a Samurai sword.
Conviction Reversed In Hauppauge Sword Killing
(08/12/10) WOODBURY - The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction in the 2005 samurai sword killing in Hauppauge.
Appellate Division Overturns Murder Conviction
A Hauppauge man found guilty of killing his stepfather by nearly beheading him with a samurai sword may get a new trial, after a state appellate court overturned the conviction because it found mistakes in how a Suffolk judge handled the 2006 case.