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 hundreds of HIV+ individuals with criminal histories with parole and probation, family law and public entitlement issues.
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.
For a number of years, 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 correctional officers in the same classroom setting. Mr. Acevedo was also co-counsel for numerous renowed 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 renowed for his knowledge and expertise on New York State's prison and parole systems and the rights of inmates and individuals with criminal histories.