Our mission is a simple one—to pave the way for our clients to resume their lives by providing the most effective defense to obtain the best possible results.


Our vision is to be a firm whose very name levels the playing field against the government and ensures a fair fight for our clients.


Our mandate is to provide comfort, support, and respect to our clients and their families through superior work and by regular communication.

Core Values

Courage ▪ Creativity ▪ Cohesion

Admitted In The Following Courts

New York State▪ U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit ▪ U.S. Supreme Court ▪ Western District of New York

Southern District of New York ▪  Eastern District of New York

Northern District of New York ▪  Western District of Pennsylvania ▪ District of Connecticut ▪ District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for D.C. ▪ Northern District of Illinois

Former Prosecutor, Top-Tier Defense

When you are facing criminal charges, you deserve an impassioned and well-planned defense. You deserve an attorney who has a deep familiarity with the criminal code—and a rock solid belief in your rights, your liberty, and the opportunity to make a case that will allow you to resume your life. You deserve Varghese & Associates.

Varghese & Associates focuses exclusively on criminal defense. We are a team you can trust to fight for your future. We have earned a reputation for our ability to handle high-profile cases and for winning them. Our legal team can defend clients facing crimes ranging from white collar crimes, embezzlement, assault, violent crimes, theft, juvenile crimes, charges from the IRS, and provide representation for appealing a conviction. We have the vision, skill, and experience you need when the stakes are high. Contact one of our Manhattan criminal defense lawyers today for a consultation.


Mr. Varghese is a proud recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® two years in a row. Over more than a century, Martindale-Hubbell® has developed a reputation as the gold standard in attorney ratings. All recognitions are given based on peer review on five different categories, with the Preeminent™ award being the highest possible accolade. Mr. Varghese is proud of his reputation as one of the premiere attorneys in his field as recognized by his peers.


Mr. Varghese was selected for inclusion into the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers® from 2015 - 2018 for his impressive accomplishments and sharp legal insight. Attorneys are selected by a rigorous peer-reviewed process based on their high-level legal talent, passion, and innovation in their respective fields. Mr. Varghese is proud to be among the top 5% of attorneys in the state chosen for this truly elite and prestigious honor.


In May 2014, Mr. Varghese was named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, the preeminent attorney newspaper. The New York Law Journal stated that Mr. Varghese exhibited the first-rate legal skills and dedication and respected reputation worthy of being chosen for this honor. Mr. Varghese was one of 42 attorneys selected from over 230 who were nominated for the prestigious list, and he was one of only two small firm attorneys to win.

The Journal went onto say that Mr. Varghese’s “record of accomplishments demonstrates that he is a top contributor to the practice of law,” that he “took on tough criminal challenges and delivered crucial arguments in trial and appellate courts.” Mr. Varghese was honored by this recognition.

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