John Deverna

Deverna Law
111 John St. Ste 1615
New York, NY 10038


  Criminal Defense  Felonies  Misdemeanors  __Civil Rights  False Arrest_  Police Brutality  Personal Injury  Slip & Fall_s  Car Accidents  Construction Sites  


  New York State Court  New Jersey State Court  Connecticut State Court  U.S. Federal Court (SDNY)  U.S. Federal Court (EDNY)  


  J.D., Brooklyn Law School  B.A., University of Maryland, College Park  


  New York County Bar Association  Bronx County Bar Association  Kings County Bar Association  Queens County Bar Association  Jewish Lawyers' Guild  Community Board 2, Manhattan  


  Prior to establishing the law firm, John Paul DeVerna was an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office. During his six year tenure as a prosecutor, he achieved success both as an Investigative Attorney and as a Trial Attorney.    In February of 2009, while working as an Assistant Disctrict Attorney, Mr. DeVerna was one of two Assistant District Attorneys hand picked by then District Attorney Charles Hynes to join the distinguished Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau (known as "MNIB").    That honor made Mr. DeVerna one of the youngest Assistant District Attorney's in New York State handling A1 Felony matters.    An elite division of the King County District Attorney's Office, MNIB is one of the only bureaus that requires its attorneys to handle matters from pre-arrest through trial. During his time in MNIB, Mr. DeVerna gained extensive experience negotiating pleas, conducting pre-trial hearings, conducting investigations, and presenting cases to the Grand Jury.    This in depth understanding of how cases start, develop, and are assessed give his clients the confidence that they are in experienced hands.    In the Grand Jury, Mr. DeVerna presented well over 100 cases to the Grand Jury of Kings County with a 98% Indictment rate.    After two years in the Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau, and his assignment in the Grand Jury, Mr. DeVerna continued his success when he was promoted to Trial Bureau One, where he brought many felony and misdemeanor cases to trial, achieving a 90% conviction rate.  

As an Investigative Assistant District Attorney and as a Trial Zone Assistant District Attorney, Mr. DeVerna became experienced in a variety of criminal matters that include:

  A1 Felonies  Conspiracies  Attempted Murders  Assaults  Robberies  Narcotics (Posession and Sale)  Burglaries  Arsons  Weapons Charges  DWI's    While working at the District Attorney's Office, John Paul DeVerna developed relationships with many of his colleagues, defense counsels, Judges, and support staff.    The experience working in the District Attorney's Office complemented Mr. DeVerna's prior experience working at the New York State Attorney General's Office, and for a New York Federal Judge.