Our Practice

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Practice Areas

  • Federal Asset Forfeiture Defense
  • Drug Crime Defense
  • DWI Defense
  • Computer Crimes and Child Pornography Defense
  • Wire Fraud Defense
  • Violent Crime Defense
  • Sex Crime Defense


Please visit www.vanheelaw.com for more information on Attorney VanHee's Criminal Defense practice.

Client Centered Approach

Attorney VanHee works closely with his clients to identify and develop winning strategies. If you are represented by Attorney VanHee, your voice will be heard and your thoughts and opinions regarding strategy will be completely addressed. Having a client-centered approach to the practice of law ensures that clients are not "left in the dark" about the trajectory of their case.

Biography and Qualifications

H Dana VanHee was admitted to practice Law in New York in 2000.  Mr. VanHee is also admitted to practice in United States Federal Court for the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.  Mr. VanHee is a trial attorney whose practice primarily focuses on federal asset forfeiture defense, criminal defense matters, including international drug smuggling, drug conspiracy, Continuing Criminal Enterprise, RICO, violent crimes and DWI.  Mr. VanHee has represented clients in most counties in New York state and in each of the federal district courts in New York. Mr. VanHee is an experience state and federal trial attorney, having successfully tried numerous cases to verdict.


Mr. VanHee is a 1994 graduate of Northeastern University's highly acclaimed College of Criminal Justice. During his studies at Northeastern University, Mr. VanHee's academic accomplishments earned him Dean's List honors.  19 1996, Mr. VanHee enrolled at Western New England College School of Law, earning a spot on the school's Law Review based upon high academic achievement. During Law School, Mr. VanHee clerked for the Onondaga County District Attorney and American International Group ("AIG") in New York City. 


After graduating from law school, Mr. VanHee practiced law in two respected New York City law firms.  In 2002, Mr. VanHee returned to his native Syracuse, New York and, in 2005, formed his own law practice focusing on federal asset forfeiture defense and state and federal criminal defense.  Mr. VanHee has represented thousands of clients facing diverse legal issues ranging from simple traffic matters to complex federal asset forfeiture and high profile murder cases, Hobbs Act violations, RICO violations and Continuing Criminal Enterprise charges.