Thomas A. DeSimon

Thomas A. DeSimon


Harris Beach PLLC

Recognized since 2008

Pittsford, New York

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: General Practice

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Litigation - Health Care

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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“My role is to safeguard the Constitutional rights of those subject to government inquiry and to resolve matters to the clients' satisfaction.”

Tom represents corporate and individual clients in civil, criminal and administrative investigations and prosecutions conducted by a variety of governmental agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and district attorneys’ offices throughout New York state. He advises executives and management teams of Fortune 500 companies, health care organizations and private companies on matters related to corporate compliance and government investigations, and federal and state regulatory actions. Tom conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and serves as the clients’ liaison with prosecuting authorities.

Tom has tried nearly one hundred cases to verdict in New York state and in the federal courts of New York, as well as handled appellate matters. He has represented thousands of defendants in criminal prosecutions. Tom represents individuals, public officials, and corporate executives in high-profile New York state and federal investigations and prosecutions. He represents clients in administrative proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York State Liquor Authority, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and before local governments.

Location

  • 99 Garnsey Road
    Pittsford, NY 14534

Education

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New York State Bar

Affiliations

  • Monroe County Bar Association - member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - member

Harris Beach PLLC
Headquarters: Pittsford, New York

60 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

14 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Rochester, NY (2021)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Rochester, NY (2017)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Rochester, NY (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - Health Care

Special Focus

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Criminal Investigations
  • DWI Defense
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Federal
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Litigation
  • Qui Tam/False Claims Act
  • State

Awards:

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense since 2008

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