New York Criminal Defense Attorney

Handling Tough Cases In New York, New Jersey and Nationwide

Defense attorney Jonathan Savella handles every case with the energy, intelligence and savvy that makes New York’s top lawyers among the best in the country. Drawing on experience earned through a prestigious federal clerkship and over a decade practicing alongside several of the City’s highest-profile attorneys, he represents individuals and businesses in criminal investigations, trials and appeals.

Jonathan understands that successful advocacy begins with diligence. A quick study with a knack for research, he masters the facts of each of his cases, conducts a close study of the applicable law and builds a defense tailored to his client’s unique circumstances. This rigorous approach reflects Jonathan’s deep commitment to achieving the best-possible outcome in each and every case.

The truest indicator of Jonathan’s ability is his involvement in a growing list of courtroom victories. In the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, he contributed to an impressive string of appellate wins that included U.S. v. Cain, 671 F.3d 271 (2012); U.S. v. Mahaffy, 693 F.3d 113 (2012); U.S. v. Haynes, 729 F.3d 178 (2012) and U.S. v. Huggins, 844 F.3d 118 (2016). Following a 2018 trial on racketeering charges in the Eastern District of New York, Jonathan persuaded a federal judge to trim more than ten years from the sentence prosecutors recommended for the lead defendant. In a stunning pair of “white collar” victories in 2020 and 2022, Jonathan defeated securities fraud claims in an SEC enforcement action in the Southern District of New York and secured the dismissal of insider trader charges in the District of Massachusetts.

Jonathan has successfully represented clients in New York State, New Jersey, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. If you or your loved one is dealing with an investigation, facing charges, preparing for sentencing or planning to appeal from a criminal conviction, call or email him today.