Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

DUI/DWI, Traffic Violations

Tom Anelli is a highly accomplished attorney specializing in the defense of individuals charged with DWI offenses. He is widely recognized for his expertise in this field and is the founder of Anelli Xavier, P.C., which has grown to become the largest law firm in the nation specializing in DWI defense. In April 2017, he embarked on a new venture with the establishment of Tom Anelli & Associates, P.C.

Tom’s exceptional legal skills have earned him a place among the top 5% of lawyers in America specializing in DWI defense. This recognition is exemplified by his inclusion in Superlawyers, a prestigious rating service that honors outstanding lawyers who have received significant recognition from their peers and have achieved notable professional accomplishments. Furthermore, AVVO, a highly regarded national organization for ranking lawyers, rates Tom as an exceptional attorney with a perfect score of 10/10.

Tom has also received accolades from esteemed legal associations. The National Trial Lawyers Association has recognized him as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and the Association of Distinguished Counsel ranks him among the top ten percent of lawyers in the country.

Tom’s expertise is further bolstered by specialized certifications and training. He is certified in the Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing and has received factory training from the President of National Patent Analytical Systems, the leading manufacturer of the breathalyzers commonly used by local law enforcement agencies. Additionally, he is a certified practitioner and instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, accredited by the NHTSA.

Notably, Tom is an accomplished author, having written the New York Edition of The DUI Book: A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding DWI – DWI Litigation in America.

Tom’s legal prowess has earned him national recognition, and he has been a frequent legal commentator on Tru TV.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Syracuse University, earned his J.D. degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1997.

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