Recent Appellate Victories

State v. Odell A. (2016) (Reversed finding of Mental Hygiene Law Article 10 Mental Abnormality; defendant released)

People v. Naqvi (9/11/15) (25-life sentence reduced to 17-life in interest of justice)

Rivas v. Fischer (2015) (Murder conviction reversed based on actual innocence and ineffective assistance of counsel)

Muniz v. State of New York (2012) (Inmate serving federal and state sentences entitled to state parole release hearing prior to completing federal sentence)

Greaves v. State (2011) (Inmate awarded $100,000 due to state failing to abide by sentencing court’s commitment order)

Dillon v. Conway (2011) (AEDPA statute of limitations equitably tolled to allow state prisoner to bring untimely federal habeas corpus petition)

U.S. v. Woltmann (2010) (Federal appeals court reverses federal sentence and orders resentencing before a different judge)

Recent Trial Victories

People v. Ruben G. (2020) (SORA hearing finding Level 1; State sought Level 2) (nonjury)

State v. Ronald S. (2018) (Nassau Sup; Frye hearing – OSPD-NOS not a valid specifier for Article 10 Mental Hygiene Law civil commitment) (nonjury)

People v. Brendan M. (2018) (Nassau Sup; acquitted gang assault) (jury)

People v. Kemar M. (2017) (Nassau Sup; acquitted assault and child endangerment) (jury)

People v. Romaine A. (2016) (Nassau Sup; acquitted attempted burglary (jury)

People v. Lawrence C. (2017) (Nassau Dist. Ct; acquitted four counts menacing and reckless endangerment) (nonjury)

Recent Oral Argument

People v. James J. App. Div. 2d Dept. January 2019

Experience, Expert Strategy and Personal Service

Richard M. Langone is a lawyer’s lawyer. He holds two Master’s Degrees, including an advanced law degree (LLM) with an emphasis on commercial law and taxation. He is the past Chairperson of the Appellate Practice Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association (2014-16). He has taught legal research and writing and jurisprudence to law students at Touro Law Center. And he is widely recognized among his peers as a leading appellate and trial attorney in the New York Metropolitan area.

Mr. Langone believes tenacity is an essential ingredient to success in litigation; hence, his motto - and marching orders to the staff at L&A - is: "Leave no stone unturned!"

Practice Areas

Appellate Litigation – Civil and Criminal
Aviation Law
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense
Personal Injury