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TIME Magazine article introduced James Brady, a lead iron worker on One World Trade Center, who B.A.S.E. jumped off the communication ring of the tower on September 30, 2013. "In February, Brady, along with Marko Markovich, 27, Andrew Rossig, 33, and Kyle Hartwell, 29, (who acted as a look-out on the street, according to police), contacted lawyers after learning that they were being investigated. Andrew Mancilla, Brady’s lawyer, says the men were preparing to turn themselves in when news broke that a teenager made his way past security to reach the roof’s spire. Mancilla says the New York Police Department called him to demand that the four men surrender last week. 'In our view, they wanted to have control over the media frenzy and how it was going to play out,' Mancilla says."

 

Brady and the other jumpers were charged with a felony burglary in addition to the misdemeanors of reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.

 

The goal of the defense was to clear the felony charge since it was announced. That is exactly what a jury decided to do more than a year later. 

 

The Daily News and The New York Times covered the persuasive closing statements that were made to the jury against the felony charge in the World Trade Center. 

 

"'Proof beyond a reasonable doubt that they were inside? It doesn't even come close — use your common sense,' Brady's attorney Andrew Mancilla told jurors. Brady, who was a union ironworker at the site for four years before the incident, was not even there without permission, Mancilla said. While he did 'misuse' his access it was not unlawful and 'he had pass, he had a privilege to be there.'"

 

"The defense largely appealed to the jury’s 'common sense.' Mr. Brady’s lawyer, Andrew Mancilla, used the phrase at least a half-dozen times as he contended that three men leaping from a communication ring crowning the roof can hardly be considered to be 'inside' a building."

 

Other major media outlets covered the entire World Trade Center B.A.S.E. jumping case and countless websites announced the successful verdict.

 

Sources include BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post

 

"Andrew Mancilla, called the verdict 'a huge relief'. But he added: 'It's just a shame so much of the taxpayers' money had to be wasted."

Despite the Prosecutor asking for a 12 year sentence for defendant's commission of 5 burglaries in Manhattan, secured the statutory minimum sentence of 5 years for the defendant. 

Justice.gov — Second sat, alongside Ronald Fischetti, the trial and acquittal (8/9 counts, hung on 9) for the lead defendant in US v. M.Z. on Charges of Healthcare Fraud, Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy, Mail Fraud, Mail Fraud Conspiracy, Money Laundering, Money Laundering Conspiracy in SDNY in what was known as "the largest single no-fault automobile insurance fraud ever charged, and the first case of its kind to allege violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO")"

Worked alongside Eric Franz to obtain a Sentence of Time served (2 months) for Alleged Member of Motorcycle Gang Originally Charged with Selling Firearms and Murder Conspiracy

   Negotiated a $10,000 advance from Performing Rights Organization.

Obtained a $10,000 buyout of a Web Series

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"Everyone knows that there is no shortage of lawyers in the tri-state area. Honest lawyers? That's another story. As an independent consultant, I needed legal advice from someone I could trust. And more importantly, who would tirelessly advocate on my behalf - not just their firm's agenda. From day one, Andrew Mancilla gave me invaluable advice and strategically represented my interests - in the short and long term. It was not only important to him that we win, but just as important that I fare well in the long term. He's ambitious, tough, hard working and ridiculously charismatic. I highly recommend the Mancilla law firm."
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"translat[ed] my creative concerns into legalese."
"I met Andrew when I needed a lawyer to help me navigate a heated discussion about ownership and rights to a web series I was working on. Andrew helped me obtain a sizable buyout of the web series and he has since guided me in several entertainment contract situations. Andrew is always incredibly diligent, taking time to learn the ins and outs of the particular situation, and as an artistic person himself, is able to understand and translate my creative concerns into legalese. His ability to think through/explain complicated scenarios I found extremely helpful. I couldn't be more pleased with the results - Andrew is someone you want on your side."
Daniel Schloss, Film Producer/Director/Creator

"invaluable insight into cases"
"Andrew is an energetic, highly motivated attorney who provides invaluable insight into his cases as well as an effective and diligent work ethic. No task is too great for him to handle and he is a master legal writer. I cannot say enough about his talents as an attorney and am proud to have him as an associate attorney at my law firm."
Eric Franz, Attorney

"Earnest, professional, accessible"
"Mr. Mancilla exceeded my expectations. As I was dealing with an out of state legal matter, he contacted a number of colleagues in Michigan regarding state-specific laws for my offense. On our first meeting, he presented a summary of the process by which we would resolve the offense. As developments in the case arose, Mr. Mancilla was always expedient in relaying the information to me. The matter was settled in a timely matter and with the utmost professionalism. I will use Mr. Mancilla's services in the future, and I give my full recommendation to anyone in need of legal counsel."
Anonymous, Touring Musician

"World-class Attorney"
"Andrew Mancilla is a meticulous lawyer who worked tirelessly to help us when we were in our greatest time of need. Whenever I had a question, it was promptly answered. I was kept abreast of all court proceedings and never had to remind him about anything.
My father was facing serious jail time in what was considered to be one of the biggest mortgage fraud schemes during 2010-11. We were looking at the possibility of him spending decades in a federal Penitentiary. There comes a time in life when good people of moral character get in trouble with the law. It is imperative that you find the ideal legal council who is committed to staying on your case, treating you with respect and giving you all of their resources. While Andrew was working on my father's case, he was at every hearing and made a constant effort to assure us that his office will do everything in their power to help remedy the situation.

Andrew is truly a unique individual who possesses the traits that are required to be very successful in the legal field. Mr. Mancilla is a consummate professional who also has a great personality. Andrew's work ethic is unmatched by any lawyer whom I have had experience working with. Even though he is great at what he does, Andrew displayed a genuine human side not often seen by colleagues within his own field. His focus on building a relationship with us enabled my family and I to quickly gain his trust.

Working as a defense lawyer on a federal case is an extremely difficult task. Andrew helped to cut a deal with federal prosecutors and then later played a significant role convincing the Judge that my father's involvement was very minimal in the scope of the entire fraud case.

Andrew's knowledge skills and abilities ultimately helped us receive the best outcome we ever could have ever imagined. My father was sentenced to 10 months home detention and only 5 years probation. I truly believe that God sent us Mr. Mancilla, along with the other attorneys whom which he worked so diligently with.

I highly recommend Andrew Mancilla for any legal matter that needs to be addressed. You will be receiving a world-class attorney who is an excellent listener, never condescending, and has big time cases under his belt. You will be nothing short of pleased with his efforts in representing you."
Chris Henry

"I won't hesitate to call Andrew for all my future legal issues"
"Andrew was able to take a situation in which I was facing huge attorney fees and what could have been years of litigation, and convince the opposing party that we would have given them enough of a run for their money that it simply didn't make sense to pursue. Ultimately, he convinced the opposing party's attorney, over his client's objections, to withdraw from the case. I won't hesitate to call Andrew for all my future legal issues."
J. P.

"Andrew is an incredibly savvy lawyer that knows his craft. I recommend him with the highest regard. He was prompt in responding to our case and despite being in trial with other clients he still managed to keep consistent communication throughout the whole process (which with the busy schedules of lawyers is appreciated). His passion for his work is evident and he advocates with a strong hand during negotiations to ensure his clients are not being taken advantage of and their needs are met. Andrew is also extremely knowledgable and it quick to point out fallacies in contracts and loop holes that can serve his clients. If you are seeking a passionate lawyer well versed in his craft to advocate on your behalf, Andrew is your man!" Kelly Lovell, Actress/Model/Motivational Speaker

 

"Andrew was incredibly fast in helping me trough a very serious charge I faced in New York, without his help I would have faced mature trouble. Thanks to his professionell service the whole criminal charge was settled within 3 days" -C.A.

 

"I will be singing Andrew’s praises for the rest of my life..."

"There are no words that can properly convey the respect and appreciation that I have for Andrew Mancilla. I first met Andrew in December of 2013, almost a year and a half after my fiancé was first arrested and charged. In the months before my fiancé and I met Andrew, we had worked with two other attorneys, both of whom pushed for my fiancé to take a sentence that neither of us were happy with and repeatedly failed to file motions on his behalf. From the moment we met Andrew, we knew he was different from both of those attorneys. He immediately started filing motions, contacting the District Attorney assigned to my fiancé’s case, but most importantly, he wanted to get to know us. In the year and a half that we had been dealing with this case, no one had ever asked to sit down and really meet us. Andrew spent hours simply speaking with both my fiancé and I because he felt he need to know who he was representing. He wanted to really know who my fiancé was so that he was adequately prepared to argue why it was that the court’s offer of twelve years was too much.

By the time of my fiancé’s next court date arrived, Andrew had expertly prepared all that he needed to, established a rapport with the DA and the judge assigned to the case and was able to get the court to offer my fiancé seven years! We were astonished and delighted, but Andrew wasn’t done yet. He was able to get my fiancé three very necessary adjournments so that could he deal with his health, settle his necessary affairs and attend his daughter’s graduation ceremony. During this time Andrew went about gathering character letters on my fiancé behalf, in the hope of getting the court’s offer lowered. In the end, he was successful and was able to arrange for a five-year sentence. I was left dumbstruck that Andrew was able to negotiate such an amazing sentence from a notoriously difficult judge and my fiancé was left in tears.

Throughout the time that I have known Andrew, what has struck me most was not only his expertise at his craft, or his ambition to do more in his career—including creating his own practice—or even his charisma. What is most striking about Andrew is his genuine kindness towards his clients. There was not a single time that we called or texted Andrew and did not receive an immediate response. Whenever we needed him he went out of his way to speak to us, to explain to us some mundane law, to answer any questions we had—no matter how silly they were. Andrew took the time to get to know us not only in a client capacity, but also as people. We mattered to him as individuals and as a couple and although he was legally my fiancé’s attorney, he always made me feel welcomed and important to the process that we were all going through together.

I’m so grateful for Andrew. My fiancé and I struggled tremendously when this case first began. I don’t know if our relationship would have withstood the continued stress of this court case and the amount of time he was initially being offered. Although I am not an extremely religious person, I truly do believe that Andrew was a godsend. He gave us hope when we had none and gave us results when we no longer expected them. Prior to meeting Andrew, my fiancé and I had all but given up on this case and were slowly giving up on each other. He managed to resolve our court dilemma in the best possible way and helped us strengthen our relationship when we needed to the most. So in addition to being an amazing lawyer and a talented musician, he may have some future as a couple’s counselor as well!

I will be singing Andrew’s praises for the rest of my life, as will my fiancé, his family, and his friends. I cannot speak highly enough about him and I recommend him wholeheartedly.

- Client's Fiancé