With over 35 years of experience, Mark Fonte is regarded as one of New York City’s top criminal defense and civil attorneys. Mr. Fonte has tried well over 100 criminal cases, including murders, attempted murders, robberies, narcotics cases, sex offenses, and an array of violent and non-violent felonies. Mr. Fonte firmly established himself in the top echelon of criminal attorneys after obtaining acquittals in back-to-back Murder trials. He is well known throughout the City of New York and is considered the “go-to” attorney when you are facing criminal charges.
Mr. Fonte is a graduate of St. John’s University and attended Touro College School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and received the prestigious “Excellence in Trial Advocacy” award for his graduating class.
After Law School, Mr. Fonte worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office, where he gained experience handling thousands of Misdemeanor and Felony cases. Mr. Fonte also gained valuable experience as a Student Law Clerk to the late Court of Appeals Justice Vito J. Titone.
Following his tenure with the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Fonte ventured out on his own and established his own law practice serving the people of Staten Island and the rest of New York City. For the last 30 years, Mr. Fonte has built a reputation as Staten Island’s most trusted attorney, helping thousands of clients navigate through their criminal and civil issues. He has the respect and admiration of the judiciary, prosecutors, insurance firms and, most importantly, the clients he represents.
Mr. Fonte has brought his talent and trial skill to the realm of personal injury law. He aggressively represents individuals involved in auto accidents, slip and fall matters, wrongful death and all civil cases. He has garnered the respect of insurance firms ands their attorneys who quickly realize that they are up against a formidable adversary. Mr. Fonte endeavors to make sure his clients obtain the settlement they deserve.
Mr. Fonte has handled many high-profile cases and has been on a multitude of radio and television news shows. He is an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University teaching criminal justice and is a guest columnist for the Staten Island Advance.
- Bachelor of Science, St. John’s University
- Juris Doctor, Touro College School of Law