- Mr. Cavallo was successful in receiving a dismissal in a high profile murder case, People v. Rodrigo Requejo. Mr. Requejo was charged with murder and attempted murder and housed at the Santa Ana jail in December of 2004. Mr. Cavallo was successful in obtaining the dismissal of murder and attempted murder for Mr. Requejo.
- Mr. Cavallo is representing a 13 year old girl who was raped by 46 year old Edward Swanstorm in a high profile rape case. Mr. Cavallo is representing the 13 year old minor victem in a civil case against Swanstorm, who has been charged with rape of a minor. This case has appeared in the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times.
- Mr. Cavallo represented Dawn Randall in a federal case which also received national media coverage. The case involved a conspiracy with the IRS of shredding government documents in a cover-up. More
- Mr. Cavallo has won over twenty million dollars fro his clients in civil suits.
- Mr. Cavallo is currently representing Morteza Bakhtiara who has been charged with attempted murder for the hit and run of a man in Aliso Viejo.
- Mr. Cavallo was the lead defense attorney in the matter of People v. Haidl, et al. which received international coverage.
- In the matter of People v. Haidl et al., Gregory Haidl, 19, the son of a wealthy Orange County California Assistant Sheriff, and two of his friends, allegedly gang raped an apparently unconscious 16-year old girl, and videotaped it. In the first trial, Mr. Cavallo guided the jury to a hung verdict, with the jury leaning toward aquittal on most of the 55 counts after nearly two months of trial. More
- Mr. Cavallo appeared on the O’Reilly Factor, 48 Hours, CNN, MSNBC, and Good Morning America to discuss People v. Haidl, et al.
- After guiding a hung jury verdict in the first trial of People v. Haidl in May of 2004, Mr. Cavallo caught international attention when he fashioned a new concept of hiring jurors to act as consultants. In The Media
- Please read the excerpts below containing the media coverage:
A Street Cur Named Cavallo
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Haidl lawyer bullies an alleged gang-rape victims parents and grandmother before jury deliberations
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County RegisterThe Haidl trial went to the jury on March 17. Whatever the verdict, one thing is clear: long after locals forget Greg Haidl, they’ll remember Haidl’s attorney, Joseph G. Cavallo. They’ll remember him as the shameless brute with cantaloupe-sized biceps, a Jersey accent and high-end suits. They’ll remember his habit of preparing for trial as if he wanted not merely to beat but to destroy legal opponents. They’ll recall that he bullies witnesses, taunts prosecutors and mocks judges. They’ll remember he’s capable of unleashing a frightening stream of obscenities at reporters he believes aren’t fair to his clients. More
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