Ronald P. Fischetti is an esteemed practitioner, instructor, and leader in the field of criminal defense. Highly regarded in the bar, his decades of experience have earned him the respect of colleagues, judges, and clients. A member of the adjunct faculty of Fordham University School of Law, he is a recipient of the Bene Merenti Medal for distinguished service to the School of Law. Professor Fischetti is a nationally renowned Trial Advocacy Instructor who has accepted invitations to lecture at the nation’s premier centers of legal scholarship (including invitations to lecture at Harvard, Yale, and NYU). In addition to his classroom acumen, Professor Fischetti enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a mentor. Under his tutelage, many former students have gone on to successful careers in both the private and public sector, distinguishing themselves as either prosecutors or criminal defense practitioners.
Mr. Fischetti’s belief in Charles “Chuck” Schwarz, a New York City police officer charged with the assault of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, inspired a complex pro bono representation, which spanned several years. Mr. Fischetti is credited with the reversal of Chuck’s prior conviction, and litigation that spanned three trials, ultimately resulting in the government’s dismissal of all the civil rights violations.
From Judges, Congressmen, and Councilmen, to attorneys and police officers, to celebrities, Mr. Fischetti’s client list is an extensive pantheon of names. His zealous advocacy and skillful prowess make him a top choice for clients seeking a criminal defense attorney to help them at their most desperate life moments. As such, he has been called upon to represent cases all across the country, including the representation of a state senator in a high profile case in South Carolina, major fraud cases in Chicago and Kansas, and countless white collar cases here in New York City. Mr. Fischetti is a frequent spokesperson for various national media outlets on cases here in the metropolitan area. Notably, Mr. Fischetti covered United States v. Martha Stewart for MSNBC and CNBC as their legal analyst, the OJ Simpson trial, and most recently, he provided legal commentary about RICO corruption on the FIFA indictment in the Eastern District of NY.