Joseph L. Decolater
is an attorney who has been admitted to practice for over 22 years. His focus is on prosecuting complex motions and appeals. Mr. Decolator has won numerous appeals on behalf of police officers injured in the line-of-duty, helping to establish precedents which benefit all police officers in this state. Mr. Decolator successfully argued in the State's highest court on behalf of the estate of a police officer who was killed in the line-of-duty and held Parol Board responsible for the officer's death. Mr. Decolator was also among the co-authors of GML § 205-e. Mr. Decolator received his Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University in 1984 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University in 1979. He also received a merit scholarship while an undergraduate at Boston University. He was admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey in 1985 and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in 1986. Mr. Decolator is a member of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Kings County. Joseph Decolator has been accepted among the prestigious ranks of Stanford Who's Who as a result of his exceptional effort in the Legal Services Industry. Read Joseph Decolator's Blog
Neil L. Cohen
is an experienced trial attorney who has worked on, prepared, and tried virtually every type of criminal matter. Particularly, Mr. Cohen has represented New York City Police Officers for the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in disciplinary, criminal actions and personal injury matters. Mr. Cohen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College in 1980, and in 1984 he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. While at law school, Mr. Cohen was a senior editor of the Law Review and ranked in the top ten (10%) percent of his class. He is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York. Mr. Cohen is also admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyer's Association.
is a seasoned trial attorney with 25 years of trial experience. He handles all areas of litigation including vehicular, municipal, premises, construction and product liability. Mr. DiPrisco has tried numerous cases to verdict in the five boroughs of New York City as well as the Counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester. Mr. DiPrisco received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University in 1980 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University (C.W. Post Campus) in 1977. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1981, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1982, and the United States Supreme Court in 2000. Mr. DiPrisco is a member of the Columbian Lawyers Association of both Kings and Nassau Counties and was formerly an instructor with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).