Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Law ​Serving Greater RochesteR

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A former prosecutor, David C. Pilato is a highly dedicated and experienced criminal defense and personal injury attorney servicing Rochester, NY and its surrounding areas.

Mr. Pilato fights tirelessly for his clients' rights in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome.  He has experience with criminal cases of all kinds, ranging from simple violations and misdemeanors to serious felonies.  Mr. Pilato has represented clients charged with Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Drug, Weapons, and DWI charges.

In addition to his criminal legal work, Mr. Pilato has an incredibly successful track record in personal injury cases. He helps accident victims get compensated for serious injuries resulting from another’s negligence including cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall injuries, and dog bites.

Mr. Pilato's clients receive a high level of professionalism, hard work and dedication.  Each case is handled with personal attention and care.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Pilato served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for almost four years.  During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Pilato held positions in several Bureaus, including Motions & Appeals, Local Courts & Grand Jury, and Investigations, where he was assigned to the Firearms & Gang Violence Division.


Mr. Pilato is admitted to practice in the courts of New York State, and in Federal courts in the Western and Northern Districts of New York, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  He works with clients located in Rochester and its surrounding areas, including Penfield, Fairport, Greece, Gates, Irondequoit, Pittsford, and Henrietta.


J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2006
B.A., Tufts University, 1999


New York State Bar Association

Monroe County Bar Association

New York State Defenders Association

National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer



Criminal Defense

Being accused of a crime is a very serious matter with potentially devastating consequences, including the possible loss of one's freedom. Mr. Pilato is prepared to handle criminal matters of all types in NY state and federal courts. Mr. Pilato's experience includes the representation of people charged with a wide variety of crimes, ranging from simple violations and misdemeanors to serious felonies, including Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Drug and Weapons charges. Mr. Pilato draws on his experience as a former prosecutor to thoroughly investigate the charges. Mr. Pilato relies upon his experience and works diligently to fight for his clients' rights in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome.



Accident victims should be compensated for serious injuries that result from another’s negligence. This includes compensation for damages, lost wages and medical expenses. Mr. Pilato is a skilled personal injury attorney with experience in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall injuries and dog bites. Mr. Pilato will work hard for you in this time of need and give you the personal attention big personal injury firms don’t. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, Mr. Pilato is prepared to help you.


Being accused of Driving While Intoxicated is a serious matter that carries with it considerable criminal and financial implications. Mr. Pilato is fully prepared to offer those accused of Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Ability Impaired with sound counsel and zealous advocacy. If you or a loved one is accused of an alcohol-related driving offense, Mr. Pilato is prepared to help you.


Mr. Pilato is experienced in defending traffic tickets and traffic offenses. He has successfully negotiated several Vehicle & Traffic Law infractions, many of which have resulted in no-point violations. If you have been charged with any traffic ticket or offense in the State of New York, or your license has been suspended or revoked, Mr. Pilato may be able to help you resuscitate your driving record and get you back out on the road.


Mr. Pilato has experience representing individuals and businesses as a litigation associate at both the trial and appellate levels, in state and federal courts. If you or your business is in need of a litigation attorney, call Mr. Pilato today for a free consultation.

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30 West Broad Street, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14614