Our Experience Makes the Difference

At Nobles & DeCarolis we are both former Monroe County Prosecutors, and we know the strategies prosecutors use in preparing their cases. We have handled thousands of cases both as prosecutors and as defense attorneys. This experience gives our firm an advantage in investigating, preparing, negotiating and trying our cases. Another advantage is that the District Attorney's Office knows that we are prepared for trial if we cannot come to a favorable disposition for our clients. They know we thrive on trying cases and we have a track record of success. 

The Team Approach

In special cases, Mr. Nobles and Mr. DeCarolis join forces to represent a single client. When the stakes are high and the case is headed to trial, having two seasoned trial lawyers is advantageous and incredibly valuable. Beyond just having a second set of eyes, ears, and brains engaged in the case, we spend numerous hours collaborating as a team, investigating the case, strategizing, evaluating the defense, consulting our experts, preparing witnesses and literally reviewing every detail of the case from start to finish.

We both bring our extensive trial experience and successes to the case, and together we can offer our clients a level of advocacy and representation unique to our firm.


Partners: Meet Our Experts

Whether hired individually or as a team, we regularly partner with the region's best professionals to build the strongest case possible for our clients. We use a variety of private investigation firms, counselors, coaches, and other forensic experts, depending on the type of case and the exact needs and goals of the defense strategy. We leave no stone unturned when conducting our own investigations and preparing our case. It is this attention to detail and effective use of resources that has given us a strong advantage and a winning track record in defending our clients.

Here are some of our most trusted partners ::


Mace Investigations

Dave Mace is a retired Major Crimes Investigator of the Rochester Police Department. Having served over 21 years in the RPD, his knowledge of police procedures and protocol are unparalleled. He was also a member of the SWAT team and a firearms instructor. His instinct, insight and connections are extremely valuable in helping defend our clients and they make him an asset to our team.

Cass Investigations


Tracy Cass is a 21-year veteran of the New York State Troopers. She worked as a road patrol trooper, an undercover narcotics officer, a Uniform Sergeant, and ultimately as an Investigator for the last ten years. Tracy has investigated hundreds of cases including homicides, white collar crimes, child sexual abuse, rape, robbery, and burglary among others. Tracy also worked undercover conducting surveillance and working with confidential informants. She has worked with many different agencies locally, federally and nationally.

JPD Investigations

James Donovan, Forensic Accountant: Having a forensic accountant is often a necessity if your client is charged with embezzlement, money laundering, falsifying business records or a myriad of other white collar crime or fraud charges. James is a retired IRS Special Agent, Certified Fraud Specialist and Forensic Accountant. As an IRS Agent, he spent over 36 years conducting complex financial fraud investigations specializing in tax, white collar and money laundering. As a defense expert and forensic accountant, his strengths include interviewing witnesses, documenting evidence, analysis of financial records, locating assets and expenditures, summary report preparation and litigation support in testifying as an expert witness.

Brain Injury Consultants, Inc.

Dr. Jerid Fisher, PhD, ABN has been a forensic neuropsychologist for over three decades. Dr. Fisher's extensive career has included the founding of innovative businesses, collaborative works, articles, publications and consultation at the leading edge of neuropsychology. Since the mid-1990's, Dr. Fisher has focused his work on the forensic assessment of individuals involved in criminal and civil litigation. His work has exposed him to a broad range of cases from working with serial killers, death penalty issues and numerous facets of the criminal justice system. Dr. Fisher's expert analysis has been indispensable in several cases.

Robert V. Tocco, MSEd, LMFT

Bob Tocco has spent over 30 years in the field of substance abuse and family therapy. He regularly helps clients of our firm with substance abuse treatment, family therapy and anger management counseling in situations involving both court-ordered and voluntary treatment.

Riling Leadership Resources


Don Riling is the area’s premier executive coach. When needed, we utilize Don’s expertise to give clients the tools and skills they need to prevent making a bad situation worse. From managing the stress that can accompany high profile cases, to carefully informing their families, employers and other stakeholders about their criminal charges, to media training, if necessary, and ultimately to help them understand the decisions that may have landed them in our office. Don has proven to be literally a life-saver for several clients.

Trident Recovery & Investigations Group


Trident Recovery & Investigations Group is a veteran-owned firm, providing Private Investigative services to attorneys, individuals and corporations across the state of New York.  We are comprised of former law-enforcement professionals who have extensive experience in conducting and managing complex investigations, and skip tracing professionals from the financial and collections industry who are experts in locating people and assets.   This combined experience spans nearly two decades.