Courageous Defense, Creative Solutions, Proven Results



  • “[Malcolm] Smith’s fate in this trial…was sealed the moment the first witness, a special agent of the F.B.I…testified under cross-examination by Vinoo P. Varghese…that there were recordings …that federal prosecutors had not turned over to the defense.”

  • “The government chose to make a deal with the devil, a guy facing 4 ½ centuries in prison’ Mr. Varghese said, referring to [the] cooperating witness…who worked undercover hoping to reduce a potential sentence…”

  • Mr. Varghese “represent[s] the next generation of dynamic, intelligent and civic minded New York bar leaders…[and] exhibit[s] the first-rate legal skills, keen judgment, creativity, and dedication that [has] made a lasting impression on [his] colleagues and clients.”

  • “[A] courageous attorney…Mr. Varghese…demonstrate[d] his concern for his client, the criminal defense bar and the federal and state Constitutions.”

  • Mr. Varghese “demonstrate[s] superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile.”

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We Beat the IRS

The IRS wins 99.75% of the time, but we were able to successfully defend our client, who had been unjustly convicted by a lying government witness. We got our client a new trial, beat the government’s appeal, and finally got our client cleared of all charges. With a less than one percent chance of winning, and after six years of litigation, we convinced a federal jury to give a verdict of Not Guilty of All Charges.

Our Results Are Press Worthy

The New York Law Journal sought our lead attorney’s opinion on the highly covered 76-day Dewey trial in which the government charged three former executives of a major law firm with fraud, and our victories against the IRS were also covered by LAW360.

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NYC Criminal Lawyers

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Manhattan

"We pave the way for clients to resume their lives. See how we can help you." To meet the challenges ahead, you need the strength of a criminal defense firm with a track record of success. Whether or not you are guilty, you have rights, but if you speak to the government without the right lawyer, you are in danger of losing these rights. Level the playing field by contacting Varghese & Associates today. Our New York criminal defense team, led by a successful former prosecutor, will get to work immediately, protecting you and preserving your freedom.

At our Manhattan criminal defense firm, we practice only criminal law. That’s the kind of firm you want when your future is on the line. We dedicate ourselves to protecting and defending our clients in federal and New York state courts as well as in private matters such as internal investigations. We’ve secured dozens of dismissals, favorable plea bargains, and settlements. We’ve recovered seized property, and when involved early enough, we have even prevented arrests. Our successes have been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. We pave the way for clients to resume their lives. See how we can help you.

If you’ve been accused of a crime or are about to be accused of a crime, call (212) 529-3925.

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  • My cousin was arrested and I was referred to talk to Mr. Varghese. He helped him and our entire family. He was worth every penny.

  • I hired Varghese to represent a family member in a serious criminal matter. He did a terrific job. He was caring and empathetic, but at the same time he was assertive and determined in getting the charges dismissed.

A Reputation For Success

  • Case Dismissed

    Attempted Murder

    After a bar fight, the District Attorney charged our client with attempted murder. We launched our own investigation, which revealed that our client had acted in self-defense.

  • Case Dismissed

    Federal Narcotics Charge

    Our client was arrested for narcotics conspiracy in federal court in New York. We convinced the U.S. Attorney that its case was weak.

  • Charges Reduced

    Fraud Charges

    A successful businessman faced 7 years in prison for forging several appraisals of popular art prints. We demonstrated that our client himself was a victim of art fraud, and convinced prosecutors to reduce the charges.

  • Successful Appeal

    Sex Abuse Case

    A family court judge had sentenced a 12-year-old boy to the maximum term for a juvenile felony. We successfully moved to “stay” (suspend) the sentence pending appeal, and got the boy released to his family.

  • Former Prosecutor Fighting for You

  • Track Record Of Defense Victories

  • Selected for New York Metro Super Lawyers®

  • Practicing Criminal Defense Exclusively

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 NY Lawyers