Chris is an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the fields of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Law and Real Estate. He is a former prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, he handled both misdemeanor and felony cases. In his private practice, he has vigorously defended all types of criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts. Chris has extensive trial experience and is a relentless advocate on behalf of his clients. His experience covers all types of personal injury matters as well as Family Court issues and Real Estate subjects. He prides himself on being available to his clients 7 days a week.
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
New York State Magistrates Association
Nassau County Magistrates Association
Village of New Hyde Park
Village Justice of New Hyde Park from 2003 - 2021
Associate Village Justice of Roslyn from 2008 - 2021
Board of Ethics
Chris was appointed to the Nassau County Board of Ethics by the County Executive. He proudly served on the Board during 2018-2019. As a member of the Board, he dealt with a variety of ethical and legal issues involving all Nassau County employees.
Chris has served as a volunteer fireman in the New Hyde Park Fire Department for the last 35 years. He is a former Fire Commissioner for the fire district and is also an ex-Captain in the Estates Engine Company. He is currently on the Board of the Exempts Association. His passion for the fire service has given him the opportunity to represent members, officers, Chiefs and Commissioners in many departments on a variety of legal issues. Additionally, has had the privilege to represent a multitude of fire Departments and Fire Districts in disciplinary proceedings as well as Article 78 proceedings.
He currently represents
Franklin Square and Munson Fire District
Hempstead Fire Department Fire Council
Lawrence Cedarhurst FD
Melville Fire District
Woodmere Fire Department
Yaphank Fire Department
He has represented many fire departments across Long Island including :
East Rockaway FD
Garden City Park FD
North Merrick FD
North Bellmore FD
Shelter Island FD
Wading River FD
West Babylon FD
West Islip FD
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"Chris has been representing me since the past summer and is still currently representing me. He was recommended to me through a friend he once represented. He is amazing. Extremely knowledgeable, diligent, very punctual and over all a great spirit. For a lawyer he has a great attitude about him, he knows how to talk to and treat his clients. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of criminal representation. He is a true guru of his trade."
"Class Act.... Top Notch...Very Professional Lawyer.."
"Mr. Devane is extremely professional and caring. Mr. Devane is well respected in Nassau county, and it shows. Hiring the right lawyer when your freedom is on the line is half the battle, prayer is the other half. Mr. Devane is always on time and prepared, he knows his craft, and he excels at it. The only bad thing I can say about Mr. Devane is he is a Boston red Sox's fan, that's about the worst thing you will ever hear about Mr. Devane”
Posted by sanchezpierre28
"Highly Recommended Attorney"
"Mr.Devane has been my attorney for 7 months on a really difficult criminal case. I am delighted to say that in such a short period of time, thanks to his exceptional expertise Mr.Devane was able to negotiate my charge down to a full dismissal. I am extremelly blessed that I was able to have such competent and exceptional attorney with a winning intellect. I highly recommend Christopher Devane, not just because he is an amazing attorney but because he is an extraordiany person who understood many of my concerns about my case and was always available to answer them honestly. I felt protected while under his counsel."
Posted by AJM
"Best Criminal Attorney in Nassau County”
"Chris Devane has represented my son twice. One reduced to a violation and currently working diligently on this current case which is a little complicated, However, with Mr. Devane, I have the utmost confidence he will succeed again. He has a great human spirit which most attorneys seem to lack. I thank God there are still good people like him in this profession."
Posted by Melissa
"Top notch attorney"
"Christopher represented me on a DWI case that went on for nearly 2 years. During this time he was very caring and devoted to making me informed of the situation, was always there waiting for me in the court room, on time, and helped to put me at ease as I was very nervous over the outcome of this matter. It was an extremly tough time for me; luckily he was able to get my charges reduced to an impairment that would not hold a criminal charge on my record. Would definitely recommend this attorney!"
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My Practice Areas
Nassau, Suffolk and the 5 Boroughs
DDWI/DUI, Assault, drug Crimes, Weapons & Gun Possession, Robery, Larceny & Burglary, White collar crimes, Sex offense, Arson, Homicide, Insanity Defense,Sealing criminal records, Fraud
Motor Vehicle accidents, Motorcycle accidents, Construction accidents
Injury and wrongful death, Medical Malpractice, Nursing home abuse and neglect, slips and falls
Divorce, Legal Separation, Property Division, child custody and support, draft prenumptual and postnuptial agreements
Closings, Purchase/Sale agreements, Mortgage documents, Title documents, deed transfers, short sales, Foreclosure, Zoning Permits Landlord/Tenant
Every inquiry is approached with utmost Compassion & Professionalism