About JQA

Born in Buffalo, New York, James Auricchio He became a member of the Bar after passing the Bar Exam immediately after graduation from The State University at Buffalo Law School in 2000 where he earned his Juris Doctorate.  He was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, New York, where he prosecuted simple misdemeanors and eventually, Felony DWI and Violent Felony Offenses in New York State and County Courts.

In 2004 he moved home and was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Erie County, where he was assigned to prosecute White Collar, Felony Narcotics, Tax Evasion and Public Corruption cases.  During his tenure there, he also investigated Police shootings, taught several courses on White Collar Crime and Criminal Tax Evasion to Law Enforcement Officers and Agents, and piloted the State’s Crimes Against Revenue Program in Erie County.  In 2006 he was awarded the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation’s Annual Commendation for his work with the Suburban Narcotics Interdiction Taskforce.  In 2008 he was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney to prosecute Arson in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

In 2008 he was recruited to join the Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Bureau of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York.  Before starting his own firm in 2009, he earned service commendations from the New York State Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security.


He has handled several high profile matters as a defense attorney, and earned acquittals on a variety of different cases from simple Vehicle and Traffic matters to Federal Narcotics matters.  He has taught courses on Search and Seizure and trial technique as a defense attorney, is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, New York State Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association the American Civil Liberties Union, the Aid to Indigent Prisoner’s program and the Criminal Justice Act Federal Defense Attorney panel.