The Attorneys at McGuire, Peláez & Bennett P.C.

Christopher P. McGuire, Esq., Senior Partner

A Suffolk County Criminal, Traffic, Landlord-Tenant and Personal Injury Law Attorney

Christopher P. McGuire, Esq. is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995. He is a retired judge and former prosecutor. He has taught judges and attorneys on important legal issues at educational seminars and has written articles for the Suffolk Law Journal. Mr. McGuire is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and all New York courts. Mr. McGuire was an Aide to the Secretary of State during the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit, a Congressional Aide to Congressman Thomas J. Downey, taught college classes in Beijing China, and was a Diplomate for the East West trade conference in Beijing, China in 2010. He is founder of HALO Missions, a charity that provides educational and medical assistance to orphans around the world.

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Mary C. Peláez, Esq., Partner

A Suffolk County Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Mary C. Peláez, Esq. was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2005. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School with a concentration in Family and Elder Law. Ms. Peláez attended Stony Brook University and St. John’s University, where she received her B.A. in Sociology. She also holds a Certificate in International Human Rights from Tulane University. Ms. Peláez was a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney before joining the practice in 2006 as an associate.

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Brett J. Bennett, Esq., Partner

A Suffolk County Criminal & Traffic Law Attorney

Brett J. Bennett is a partner with the firm who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding Criminal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law. As a former staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, Brett has handled thousands of criminal and traffic cases, including arraignments, negotiated pleas, hearings, and trial work.

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Luigi Belcastro, Esq., Associate Attorney

Luigi Belcastro, Esq

Luigi Belcastro, Esq. is an experienced Criminal Attorney, spending more than 12 years as a Suffolk County District Attorney from 2008-2020.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Belcastro successfully prosecuted thousands of cases.  He was well respected for his abilities and repeatedly promoted.  As a result of his successes, he was assigned to the Enhanced Prosecution Bureau in Riverhead, where he handled serious and high-publicity felony criminal cases.  His experience includes prosecuting organized crime and gang activity, assault, counterfeit currency, prostitution, gun-related offenses, and murder cases. As a prosecutor, Mr. Belcastro conducted a wide diversity and a significant number of jury trials.

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