Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP

Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP

New York, New York Office

Firm Overview

Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP is a law firm focused on the representation of individuals in criminal and civil litigation. The founding partners of the firm, Maurice H. Sercarz and Roland G. Riopelle, have over forty-five years of litigation experience. Mr. Sercarz and Mr. Riopelle met in the early 1990's when they were both involved in a lengthy trial involving the notorious Blue Thunder heroin ring - Mr. Sercarz as counsel to one of the lead defendants in the indictment, and Mr. Riopelle as a member of the prosecution team for the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. In 2003, Mr. Sercarz and Mr. Riopelle formed Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP with a shared commitment to providing high quality, individualized representation at a reasonable cost. The firm's principal practice areas include representing individuals charged with white collar crimes, government corruption and environmental crimes, as well as commercial litigation, securities litigation and regulatory litigation.

Main Office

Main Office
152 West 57th Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10019


(212) 586-4900


(212) 586-1234

Criminal Defense

Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP will represent your Criminal Defense legal matters.

Criminal Trials and Appeals in all Courts. White Collar Crimes, Governmental Corruption, Environmental Crimes, Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory Litigation.

Maurice H. Sercarz

Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP


Practice Areas:
-Criminal Trial
-Criminal Appeals

University: Wesleyan University, B.A., 1971

Law School: University of North Carolina, J.D., 1976

Admitted: 1977, New York; 1991, New Jersey; U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Memberships: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New York City Criminal Bar Association; New York Council of Defense Lawyers.

Languages: French

Born: New York, N. Y., September 11, 1949

Biography: Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law.

ISLN: 903849157


University of North Carolina
Juris Doctorate, 1976

Roland G. Riopelle

Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP


Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas
-Criminal Litigation
-Regulatory Litigation
-Securities Litigation
-Commercial Litigation

University: University of California at Berkeley, A.B., summa cum laude, 1981; Columbia University, M.A., 1982

Law School: Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, J.D., 1985

Admitted: 1985, New York

Memberships: Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member: Criminal Advocacy Committee, 1998-2000; Criminal Courts Committee, 2001, 2008-2011; Judiciary Committee, 2004-2007; Chairperson, Criminal Advocacy Committee, 2001-2004); American Bar Association (Member, Criminal Justice Section); New York State Bar Association (Member, Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation); New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors, 2008-2009); Federal Bar Council.

Phi Beta Kappa. Articles Editor, Industrial Relations Law Journal. Law Clerk to Judge Frederick Cassibry, U.S. District Court, 1985-1986. Selected to The Best Lawyers in America, 2010, 2011. Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1991-1998.

ISLN: 902128253


Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California
Juris Doctorate, 1985

Diane Ferrone

Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP


Experience & Credentials:

University: Binghamton University, B.A., 1998

Law School: University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2001

Admitted: 2002, New York

Memberships: New York State Bar Association.

Born: Manhasset, New York, July 9, 1976

Phi Beta Kappa. Law Clerk, Honorable Jay C. Waldman, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2001-2002.

ISLN: 916950376


University of Pennsylvania Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2011