Award Winning Former State and Federal Prosecutor

Named to list of Top 100 Criminal Lawyers for New York 2019 by NationalTrialLawyers.org

“We work hard, not just to defend our clients, but to help them thrive.  If you have been accused of breaking the law, whether its something as simple as a traffic ticket or as complex as conspiracy to commit wire fraud, I can help.  I have handled thousands of cases in nearly every court across Western New York.  From Ashford Town Court to United States Federal Court for the Western District of New York.”

-James Quinn Auricchio, Esq.

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Practice Areas

Vehicle and Traffic Law

Your insurance rates can go up as much as 300% if you are convicted of a moving violation.  We’ve helped hundreds of motorists avoid points, skip court and pay lower fines.


Our system may be the best in the world, but it makes mistakes. We’ve freed men from prison and exonerated the innocent.

DWI Defense

There are few areas of the law that change so frequently and rapidly as DWI defense.  The days of hiring your family lawyer for your DWI are gone.  We know the law because we work in this area every day.

Family Law

Divorce, Child Support, Custody and Visitation issues can be difficult to deal with. We try to maintain a voice of reason and foster your relationship with your children.

Federal Defense

Years of experience working with and against Federal Agents has proven to be crucial.  The stakes are too high. We question everything and it makes a difference.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Working with clients to overcome alcohol and drug use, abuse and addiction allows us to pursue any underlying legal issues more aggressively.  A healthy client is easy and rewarding!


We help small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.  From conception to dollar one and beyond, with a focus on restaurants and hospitality.

Investigative Consultations

Years of experience in White Collar investigations helps us identify issues before they happen and helps our clients handle difficult situations with discretion.

If you are looking to retain an attorney, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Criminal Defense Attorney, Buffalo New York

James Quinn Auricchio, Esq.

Criminal Law

James Quinn Auricchio, Esq. has served as an Instructor for the Erie County Bar Asssociation, University at Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo Medical School, New York State Prosecutor’s Training Institute and the Assigned Counsel Program of Erie County.
Erie County Bar Foundation
He is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Erie County Bar Foundation.

Named to the list of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in New York in 2019.

New York State Defender's Association

He is a current member of the New York State Defender’s Association and a past member of the Chief Defender’s Association.


New York State Bar Association

He has served on several committees with and is a proud member of the New York State Bar Association.


Our clients recommend our work and dedication is our motto.
We take any case and turn it into a winning case.