Timothy C. Parlatore is the founder and Managing Partner of Parlatore Law Group. He is a nationally recognized attorney, who practices both criminal defense and civil litigation. An imposing advocate, both in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Parlatore has successfully handled a myriad of complex and consequential cases across many jurisdictions, while proving time and again he performs best under pressure and in high-profile cases.
Throughout his career, Mr. Parlatore has avoided pigeonholing himself into representing only certain types of clients or certain types of cases in favor of maintaining an interesting and eclectic portfolio of cases. He initially rose to prominence through his representations of the former Police Commissioner of New York City, the men who parachuted from the World Trade Center, and organized crime figures. Though already well-known, he skyrocketed to worldwide recognition through his successful defense of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher in the most significant war crimes trial in the history of the U.S. Navy.
He has gone on to represent several significant and high-ranking current and former government officials including state and federal legislators, a former state governor, mayor, a 4-star Admiral, and even a former U.S. President. Though he enjoys representing political figures, he is rigid in his focus on the facts, evidence and the law, as opposed to politics and is equally comfortable representing people on both sides of the political aisle.
While he is known for handling cases in the spotlight, he does not seek it and his preference is to handle cases quietly, without any headlines, to protect his clients’ images and reputations. One common, but little-known theme of every high-profile victory that Mr. Parlatore has won is that before embarking on a very aggressive and public defense, he first attempted to resolve the case quietly, in a manner that would allow all parties to walk away with dignity and on terms substantially identical to what the ultimate verdict turned out to be.
Mr. Parlatore’s career path began by working for smaller criminal firms in New York City. It was there that he had the opportunity to work with and learn directly from several iconic defense attorneys, before running a successful solo practice. In 2016, he merged his solo practice with one of the largest cloud-based firms in the nation to help them start a white-collar practice group. Three years later, he founded Parlatore Law Group to improve upon the cloud-based model, while providing a platform that caters to smaller businesses and individual clients.
Mr. Parlatore has been recognized by several organizations for his accomplishments. He has been awarded the coveted AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, has been named a Rising Star multiple times by the Top Attorneys in Metro New York list and has been rated in the Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys for the past two years by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a regular commentator on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
In addition to his remarkable legal experience, Mr. Parlatore is heavily influenced by his military background as a former Naval Officer and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer on board the USS Normandy, and later as Commanding Officer of a reserve military police unit, Naval Security Forces LaMaddalena. He also competed as a member of the US Navy Marksmanship team.