Daniel T. Mentzer

Of Counsel

Daniel T. Mentzer

Daniel Mentzer is of counsel to Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP. He is an accomplished trial attorney with years of experience.

Mr. Mentzer received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and went on to receive his law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School. He also holds the honor of a LL.M from William & Mary Law School.

Since being admitted to practice in New York in 1991, Mr. Mentzer first worked in the Bronx at the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, followed by the New York State Attorney General’s Office in New York County. Mr. Mentzer is now in private practice, focusing on criminal trials. He has a tremendous amount of courtroom experience. He has been lead counsel on over 70 felony trials (28 of which were homicide trials), 20 misdemeanor trials, and more than 300 pre-trial hearings. Mr. Mentzer is one of the most successful and experienced criminal defense attorneys in the tri-state area.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • University at Buffalo Law School J.D., 1991
  • University of California, Santa Barbara B.A. 1988
  • William & Mary Law School, LL.M