Domestic Violence

White Plains, NY Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorneys

Domestic violence or harassment cases are very sensitive matters because most involve a family member or a romantic partner. Many domestic violence and/or harassment charges are filed solely based on one person's complaint to the local police department. To most people, including many charged with such crimes, this comes as a surprise and seems unfair, and under many circumstances, we agree.

One accusation is all it takes for someone to be arrested and even forbidden to enter their home or see their children. This is because when a domestic violence crime is filed, in almost all instances, a temporary order of protection is issued by the Judge forbidding the defendant to have any contact with the complaining witness until the case is disposed, which can take months or years. If you have been charged with a crime involving Domestic Violence or allegations of Harassment, the Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC are here to help.

New York Criminal Defense Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

Our attorneys have over forty years of combined experience practicing criminal law. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you obtain the best result possible in your case. On a regular basis we represent clients charged with:

  • Harassment
  • Aggravated Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Assault
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Abuse
  • Rape

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have had success in making reasonable modifications to orders of protection in domestic violence cases, and achieved very positive overall results for our clients. For a description of some of our more recent cases, please click here.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with a Domestic Violence or Harassment type crime in New York, the Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC stand ready to protect your rights and achieve the best possible result - whether it be by trying the case to a verdict or negotiating a plea bargain with the District Attorney. Please contact us for a free initial consultation at one of our three centrally located offices.

Client Reviews
Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne