Menicucci Villa Cilmi Adds Criminal Defense With Joseph V. Sorrentino

Veteran criminal defense attorney represents clients in New York and New Jersey state courts, and federal courts across the U.S.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AUG. 1, 2018) – The law firm of Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC (MVC) has welcomed prominent criminal defense attorney Joseph V. Sorrentino as an “Of Counsel” member to its legal team. 

Practicing in federal courts nationwide and the state courts of New York and New JerseyJoseph Sorrentino is a seasoned criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor with more than three decades of impressive performance,” said Michael M. Menicucci, MVC founder and managing partner. “His contribution to our legal team offers our clients fresh perspective and convenient access to a top criminal defense attorneyfurther underscoring our firm’s long-standing commitment to excellence. It’s great to welcome Joe on board.”

Sorrentinowho attended St. John’s University and St. John’s University Law School with Menicucci, began his legal career in 1984 as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx and left four years later to pursue his passion of criminal defense.

He has since worked the gamut of criminal cases, defending clients accused of illegal acts such as those involving organized crimemajor drug casesfraud; theft; gambling; racketeering; money launderingalleged violations of the Hobbs Act, a federal extortion statute, and purported breaches of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission laws, to name just a few.

“I’m very pleased to associate myself with Menicucci Villa Cilmi,” Sorrentino said. “MVC’s long-established reputation of integrity, uncompromised due diligence, and success align well with the character and high ethical standards that define my practice.”


Sorrentino’s criminal defense expertise nicely complements Menicucci Villa Cilmi’s years of experience in civil litigation and court proceedings, further addressing the potential needs of clients.

Having served clients for over 30 years, MVC is a New York law firm skilled in the legal details of business; banking and finance, including regulatory-compliance issues; residential and commercial real estate transactions; land use and development; mortgages and foreclosures; all forms of commercial litigation; appeals, and personal injury.

Headquartered on Staten Island, with additional offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC – with Founder and Managing Partner Michael M. Menicucci, Esq., at the helm – is recognized as one of the top law practices of its kind in the NYC metropolitan area. 

The multi-faceted law firm brings considerable knowledge in various legal disciplines to the table when handling litigation, including, but not limited to, matters of: Commercial and residential real estate transactionsbusiness law; banking law; zoning, land use and environmental lawfinance, and many more. 


More specifically, from pre-suit evaluation to trial – and throughout the appellate process – MVC offers expertise in a variety of matters, such as: Commercial transactions, leases, and business disputes; real estate litigation, including claims involving commercial or residential transactions, or partition actions; residential and commercial mortgage foreclosures; foreclosure alternatives; mortgage foreclosure defense and loan modifications; construction litigation, such as contract negotiations, finance, management claims, arbitration, mechanic’s liens, contract or tort claims; land use and zoning litigation, including environmental law, civil enforcement of municipal regulations, administrative litigation of violations, environmental claims, site remediation, and zoning issues; commercial and residential landlord-and-tenant disputes, and lease negotiation; prosecuting and defending personal injury claims, and banking litigation.

MVC may be reached at 718-667-9090; Joseph Sorrentino may be emailed directly at