After graduating law school and completing a two-year federal clerkship, Mr. Acevedo was the Managing Attorney for the Osborne Association's Legal Services Unit, where he represented individuals with parole, probation, public entitlements, drug abuse, Family Law and HIV+/AIDS issues. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Acevedo was the first paralegal in the 100+ year history of the Legal Aid Society to be elevated to a management paralegal position where he supervised outreach and training for homeless families in New York City.
Mr. Acevedo also served as the interim supervising attorney for the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Rights Project, where he represented homeless families with children. He worked as an associate with J. Bruce Maffeo, a preeminent New York criminal defense attorney, and was involved in a number of notable criminal trials, including the Flight 800 case and the corruption trial of the former mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Acevedo has also been appellate counsel in a number of
high profile appeals and some of his cases have been featured on CBS' 48 Hours.
Mr. Acevedo was an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught ethics and public interest law. Mr. Acevedo was also an instructor and the Assistant Program Coordinator for the New York State Department of Correctional Services’ Paralegal Training Program, an intensive six-month program taught at the infamous Sing Sing Correctional Facility and sponsored by the Pace School of Law. The program was the first in the nation to teach law to inmates and corrections officers in the same classroom setting. Mr. Acevedo was also co-counsel for numerous renowned street artists in their attempt to save 5Pointz, the outdoor aerosol art center in Long Island City, New York that was considered the world's premier graffiti mecca. Mr. Acevedo is widely recognized for his knowledge and expertise on New York State's prison and parole systems and the rights of inmates and justice involved individuals.