Queens Law Associates was founded in 1996 by Joseph Vaccarino and Lori Zeno, attorneys committed to providing the highest quality legal representation in the area of criminal defense. At the time of its founding QLA had just 8 attorneys and a small number of support staff.

The organization, moreover, only represented individuals charged with criminal offenses. Since then, the office has grown to more than 47 attorneys and 21 support staff. In addition to criminal cases, QLA now handles family law cases that include visitation and custody and related matters and also advises clients on immigration issues.