Rochester, New York

Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law

Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law

16 W Main Street, Suite 204
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 546-5072
Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law, Attorneys, Services, Rochester, New York

With 34 years of legal victories under his belt and countless satisfied clients behind him, Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney & Counselor at Law comes highly recommended. As a DWI attorney, criminal defense lawyer, and family law expert—who also specializes in bankruptcy and traffic violations—he’s handled a wide range of cases. And, he’s as known for his compassionate, personalized approach as he is for his professional expertise.

After graduating from Allegheny College in 1977, Thomas Corletta obtained his law degree at SUNY Buffalo, and he’s been serving the area ever since. He handles 150 cases per year, and he’s licensed to practice in 11 counties across western New York State. His work has been referenced, or featured, in numerous articles and scholarly treatises, and he’s argued cases before the Appellate Division and the New York State Court of Appeals, so his reputation is well-established.

Thomas Corletta is also unique in that he’s the only lawyer practicing at his firm. Unlike many other attorneys, he never contracts cases out—which means that when you seek out his services, you get his help, and his undivided attention, alone. That means no loopholes, no stones left unturned, and no miscommunications. Rather, you get the kind of thorough, one-on-one, concentrated representation that builds trust and wins cases. And in the world of law, finding that kind of dedicated and ethical commitment among trial attorneys and criminal and civil trial practices is rare.

To speak with Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney & Counselor at Law, call (585) 546-5072 today. Consultations are always free, and so is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’ll be dealing with a seasoned professional who’s at the very top of his game.

Announcements & Events from Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law
Rochester Lawyer Explains Liability in Accidents Caused by Uber Drivers, Rochester, New York
Uber, Lyft™, and similar car services are becoming increasingly popular, with hundreds of thousands of drivers across the country displacing taxis as a primary mode of transportation...read more
Family Law Attorney Explains How Child Support Is Calculated in New York, Rochester, New York
The area of family law covers many different different areas such as divorce and separation, which often; include how child support payments are calculated. In Rochester, NY, &n...read more
Rochester Lawyer Explains How to File for Legal Separation in New York, Rochester, New York
For couples in need of a break, a legal separation can be a lifeline — a way to officially put a halt on the union before deciding whether to move forward to the finality of a divorc...read more
Review the Facts from the People vs. T.J. Case Success, Rochester, New York
Mr. Corletta obtained a superior disposition for a college engineering student who needs to have a clean record in People v. T.J. (Henrietta Tn. Ct., 10/26/17) In that case, Mr. Cor...read more
Review the Facts from the People vs. W.F. Case Success, Rochester, New York
Mr. Corletta, appearing in a Court approximately 75 miles from Rochester, achieved still another favorable resolution in People v. W.F. (Somerset Tn. Ct., Niagara County, 10/12/17). ...read more
In this case, Mr. Corletta obtained a not guilty verdict on all charges, including the lesser included offense of Driving While Ability Impaired, at a trial resulting from a stop at ...read more
Family law attempts to preserve the relationships between a child and both parents, granting each a variety of rights and recognizing their responsibilities. A custodial parent ...read more
         Mr. Corletta once again saved the license of a chronic traffic offender client by reducing a potentially crippling 6-point speeding charge to a mere...read more
         Mr. Corletta walked into a tough situation with a client being denied visitation with their son in L.A. v. H.S. (Mon. Co. Fam. Ct., 9/6/17).  ...read more
Do you know what to expect after a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New York? In addition to high fines, fees, and jail time, you should anticipate losing your drivi...read more
Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury lawsuit in which injury was caused by a medical professional providing care to the plaintiff. Not all negative outcomes after medical...read more
Drunk driving is notoriously dangerous, impairing the decision-making, reaction times, and coordination a motorist needs to avoid an accident. However, as incidences of drunk driving...read more
Bankruptcy is a form of debt relief that was designed for individuals who cannot reasonably pay off the debt they have accumulated while still covering the basic necessities. It is n...read more
In most cases, people declaring Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy make the decision to file after assessing their situation and determining that doing so makes the most financial se...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment to justice for his cli...read more
Every day, more than 3,000 people are arrested for drunk driving. But how do police officers spot drunk drivers? What signs signal to police that a driver may be impaired? DWI lawyer...read more
Criminal law is complicated, and due to local custom, practice, and “policy”, it doesn’t just vary from state to state but from county to county, and even towns and cities, as well. ...read more
If you are facing Weapon Possession charges in New York, you should be aware the penalties in this state are among the strictest in the nation. Accordingly, securing a highly qualifi...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment to justice for his cli...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment to justice for his cli...read more
For those who own a gun for reasons of self-defense, it's important to be aware that laws are different depending on whether the gun is utilized inside or outside the home. Thomas A....read more
As of December 31, 2016, Rochester, NY's controversial red light traffic program officially came to an end, partly due to a perception that the devices disproportionately affected th...read more
Many people believe bankruptcy should be a last resort, only to be pursued once they have exhausted all other options and personal resources. Unfortunately, this can mean invadi...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment to justice for his cli...read more
Drinking and driving has always been a serious offense with serious repercussions, but now the state of New York has made DWI laws even stricter. The DWI lawyer of Thomas A. Corletta...read more
         Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding...read more
         Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding...read more
         Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 31st consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corl...read more
Intoxicated driving has always been a serious offense with serious consequences, and New York State continues to make DWI laws even stricter. DWI lawyer Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney ...read more
When a person experiences financial trouble and is unable to pay their bills, they may have to seek the legal advice of a bankruptcy attorney — especially if creditors are suing them...read more
Preparing for bankruptcy is certainly not something you had hoped to be doing. Occurrences like being unemployed, going through a divorce, or difficult medical problems can quickly h...read more
Location, location, location. Realtors often say location is everything. Much the same applies to DWI in New York, something every defense attorney who regularly handles DWI cases is...read more
Once you’ve made the decision that bankruptcy is the right solution for your financial needs, you’ll need to decide which type will work best for your situation. If you’re an individ...read more
A divorce is always painful, but it is particularly challenging for kids struggling to understand the “new normal” in their lives. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to...read more
In addition to the minimum jail sentences, fines, and a suspended license, the judge may order you to attend a Victim Impact Panel if you've convicted of Driving While Intoxicated. A...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 30th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
There is a common misconception among law enforcement, lawyers, and the public that standardized field sobriety tests are reliable and accurate indicators of intoxication. In reality...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 29th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 28h consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment t...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 27th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 26th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 25th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 24th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
A DWI is considered a serious offense by the state of New York, and the conviction carries heavy penalties. But New York’s DWI laws are fairly lax compared to those in Canada. Canadi...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 23th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
People v. T.J. (Palmyra Tn. Ct., 10/16)           Mr. Corletta recently saved still another client’s license in People v. T.J. (Palmyra ...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 21th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyielding commitment ...read more
           Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 20th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show M...read more
From saving his clients 8 points on their license to aggressively protecting a 401(k) retirement plan, Thomas A. Corletta breaks down his most recent case victories in the following ...read more
Highlighting Thomas Corletta’s 18th and 19th consecutive dismissal, reduction or acquittal in a contested case, this week’s case successes show Mr. Corletta’s unyieldi...read more
Wondering what a typical case looks like for Thomas A. Corletta, Rochester Defense Attorney? Read the following case reviews to better understand how Mr. Corletta goes above and beyo...read more
Family vacations and holidays are an opportunity for parents to share enriching experiences with their children. However, if you are divorced and share custody with your former spous...read more
Thomas A. Corletta describes his latest success of 2016- a DWI re-prosecution case.  When you need an experienced lawyer, trust Thomas A. Corletta to protect your rig...read more
Motorcycle safety is crucial on roadways both in the state of New York and beyond. While motorcyclists enjoy the same rights as automobile drivers, the elevated personal hazards invo...read more
Summer is the best time to visit New York’s iconic state parks. While taking in the scenic beauty, visitors or campers may also unwind with an adult beverage or two. This can lead to...read more
According to the American Boating Association, boating under the influence is a serious problem and the leading contributing factor to fatalities on the water. Nearly one-in-fiv...read more
The following cases took place this week and represent Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law’s 16th and 17th consecutive reduction/acquittal. Read through the case reviews he...read more
Thomas A. Corletta, Rochester’s successful DWI attorney, shares important case success from 2016.  Need an experienced attorney and counselor at law? Thomas A. Corletta special...read more
Thomas A. Corletta, Rochester’s experienced criminal defense lawyer, shares important case success from 2016.  Need an experienced attorney and counselor at law? Thomas A....read more
Thomas A. Corletta, Rochester’s trusted family law and criminal defense lawyer, shares important case success from 2016.  Need an experienced attorney and counselor at law? Tho...read more
If you have been stopped and suspected of DWI, the officer may ask you to perform a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, which are designed to provide sufficient evidence for...read more
One of the most serious consequences of a DWI conviction is the suspension or revocation of your driver's license, which could cause you to lose your job or face jail time if you're ...read more
DWI or “sobriety” checkpoints and roadblocks can be stressful, because they are usually unexpected and catch people by surprise. However, remembering that a checkpoint is a Constitut...read more
License plate reading technology is becoming more and more prevalent, especially when it comes to traffic enforcement and automobile repossession. Also, cameras are now watching inte...read more
If you have been arrested for a DWI, or know someone who has, you may be familiar with SCRAM bracelets. SCRAM is short for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring and allows the ...read more
Being on probation for a DWI is not easy; in fact, any lawyer will tell you violations are fairly common. Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law, wants you to have all the information y...read more
Public defenders are excellent lawyers who are committed to their clients. Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law, in Rochester, NY, explains how these dedicated public servants excel i...read more
Recent News stories regarding wrongful convictions and police impropriety can have a demoralizing effect on Rochester residents, many of whom would normally put their faith in the Cr...read more
Being charged with a sex crime is a life-changing event, different from many other crimes because of the long ranging consequences. If convicted, it will impact the rest of your life...read more
A Rochester Lawyer Warns Against Driving & TextingDriving with a portable electronic device in hand has become the norm as more people feel the need to text friends and family wh...read more
Did you know that couples are more likely to file for divorce after the holidays than they are at any other time of the year? This is because the holidays are a time of love and fami...read more
Being convicted of DWI carries many mandatory consequences; the most significant of which is installation of an Ignition Interlock device on any vehicle you own or operate. These dev...read more
When a married couple divorces and child custody is an issue, the process can become very contentious. An all to frequent symptom is parental alienation, a behavior that one or both ...read more
The holidays are a time for celebration. But if you celebrate too much, you may find yourself with legal trouble. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, Thoma...read more
There are few things in life as joyous as seeing the face of a loved one unwrapping a holiday gift. It's certainly easy to understand how holiday shopping can get out of control and ...read more
For many people, the holidays are a time for celebrating with family and loved ones. But for others, the stress of the season reveals major problems within the family that may requir...read more
There’s no question that the holidays are an emotional time, and no one knows this more intimately than children whose parents have divorced. While making plans for the holidays ma...read more
Driving under the influence of any drug, including some prescription medications, is incredibly dangerous, contributing to millions of car accidents in the United States every year. ...read more
For most of us, the holidays mean family time, celebrations, and annual parties with old friends. Unfortunately, all this driving makes the holidays one of the most dangerous ti...read more
This past summer, New York's legislature passed some major changes to its existing alimony laws. These changes however, have not yet been approved by the Governor. Anyone who has bee...read more
When you feel that a police officer is treating you unfairly or violating your Constitutional rights, it's natural to become indignant and try to stand up for your rights. However, a...read more
If you're dealing with unmanageable debt, Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides an invaluable way out, allowing you to completely discharge most of your unsecured debts and start over again....read more
Before refusing a breathalyzer test in New York, think about the implications of what this on-the-spot decision could mean for you. The most obvious repercussion is that you wi...read more
In most states, including in NY, when you become a licensed driver and you get behind the wheel, you are implying consent to certain tests by law enforcement including a Breathalyzer...read more
There are two approaches to filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. These include hiring a lawyer or doing it yourself. You will quickly learn that hiring an attorney like Thomas A. Corletta At...read more
Filing for bankruptcy protection is the only way for some people to reclaim their lives from growing debts. However, many borrowers hesitate, worried that having a bankruptcy on thei...read more
A divorce attorney will turn the tide in your favor when it comes to finances, child custody, and getting the most peaceful and expedited settlements. This is why a considerab...read more
Whether a divorce is unexpected or a long anticipated event, it's almost inevitable that without careful planning, it will affect a person’s assets. According to the family law attor...read more
If you've been arrested for a crime, need a DWI attorney, or are dealing with any other complex legal issue, you need experienced legal representation you can trust. At many law firm...read more
Whether you need an accomplished, aggressive DWI lawyer, a family law specialist, or criminal defense attorney, turn to Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law, one of western New Y...read more