William T. Lavelle Esq.

William T. Lavelle Esq.

Managing Partner
Location:
Patchogue, New York
Phone:
631-438-1967
Fax:
631-447-7150
Email:
William T. LaVelle was born in Hauppauge, New York. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts of the State University of New York at Binghamton. He studied law at the University of San Diego and received a Juris Doctorate in 1989. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and California, and he is also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Mr. LaVelle is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

Mr. LaVelle has been practicing law in the State of New York for more than twenty years. He spent eight years in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, Narcotics Division, where he achieved an impressive record of convictions. He subsequently entered into private practice using his knowledge and experience from the District Attorney's Office to successfully defend the accused in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Mr. LaVelle established the Law Offices of William T. LaVelle in 1995. His practice has been concentrated in criminal and traffic law, real property law, ERISA collections, commercial transactions and personal injury.

In 2010, Mr. LaVelle and his long-time associate, Alicia M. Menechino, formed a partnership, LaVelle & Menechino Law Office, LLP, where Mr. LaVelle retains the position of Managing Partner.

Mr. LaVelle is very active in his community. He is currently a member of the Board of Education for the Patchogue-Medford School District and has held that position since 2007.

He also volunteers as a soccer coach and was pivotal in starting a Golf Mentoring program at Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services, Inc. He was named Patchogue Medford Youth & Community Services "Man of the Year" in 2006

Mr. LaVelle continues to be an active and vital part of his social and legal community.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal and Traffic Law
  • Real Property Law
  • ERISA Collections
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1989
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

  • Patchogue Medford Youth & Community Services “Man of the Year”, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, Narcotics Division

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of the Board of Education for the Patchogue-Medford School District, 2007 - Present
  • Golf Mentoring program at Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services, Inc.