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Experienced, Knowledgeable, and Aggressive
“This man is a lawyer’s lawyer. If you need an attorney that is experienced in federal and state criminal cases, has a profound knowledge of crimes and criminal procedures and is a shrewd practitioner of the law, Mr. Severo should be your lawyer.”
– Martin S.
“Mr. Severo was able to grasp my situation immediately and recommended a viable plan of action and approach that no other attorney had even suggested. He cannot be topped when it comes to strategy and approaches to a legal problem. Moreover, the judges he presented briefs to were very impressed at his eloquence and stated so. He was a pleasure to work with during a very difficult time.”
– Jorge S.
“I spent my life building my career in the insurance industry. Then I found myself in the middle of a fraudulent scheme which was carried out by former partners of mine without my knowledge or consent. My career depended upon the successful resolution of my matter, and I couldn’t have been happier with the way Attorney Severo handled my case. He knew right away the best strategy to take to allow me to have my charges dismissed, and was able to follow through as he promised, for a very reasonable cost. I would highly recommend this law firm. Raoul Severo, in particular, was a gifted godsend of a lawyer.”
– John A.
Unparalleled Gravity and Acumen
“Raoul Severo represented me in a major federal criminal matter in which the Government alleged I was involved as a member of a conspiracy to defraud the United States. His gravity and acumen – those are traits that are acquired as a result of a lifetime of experience in the legal trenches—are unparalleled. As he mentioned to me when I first retained him: “You would never trust a novice to perform open-heart surgery on you. Why would you entrust the defense of your life to anyone without a wealth of experience defending the rights of persons caught up in the criminal justice system?”
Some time ago I was accused of a RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations) Act violation by the FBI’s much-vaunted Transnational Organized Crime (TCO) task force. I was facing 30 years in a federal prison. I retained an attorney that I was referred to through word-of-mouth. After retaining this attorney, I kept having a different cast of attorneys appearing in court for arraignment, pre-trial hearings, including important hearings on motion to suppress evidence and dismiss the indictment. In short, I never saw the “famous” lawyer that I retained in court. I then hired Attorney Raoul Severo.
Mr. Severo personally took charge of my case, assigning experienced former federal investigators to track the Government’s investigation by re-interviewing for the defense the witnesses the Government had lined up against me. In the process, several new witnesses were uncovered that the FBI decided not to interview because their statements did not fit the theory of their case against me.
Then, Mr. Severo pushed the Government to reveal the identity of its “star witness,” a former member of the TCO targeted by the FBI. The Government quickly decided that it did not want to sacrifice its star witness. My charges were reduced through a superseding indictment and I pleaded guilty to a much lesser charge. You could say I owe Raoul Severo my life, and that would be an understatement.”
– Sergio V.
Professionalism and Empathy
“I would definitely recommend Raoul Severo and his team. Not only were my charges dropped but the professionalism and empathy I was shown gave me confidence knowing that a deeply experienced lawyer was in my corner working just as hard as I would be—if I had been qualified by virtue of education, training, and experience– to obtain the best possible result. For anyone looking for a lawyer he is one of the best hands down.”
– David K.