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Mario Alexis Joseph

Mario Alexis Joseph

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Business, Litigation, Family, Criminal Defense

Mario Joseph

About Me

Born in Cordoba, Argentina. Education: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1995). Published: New York Real Estate Law Reporter. Background: Assistant Ombudsman to Governor Mario Cuomo, Department of State; Clerk, Judicial Commission on Minorities. Member: New York State Bar; New Jersey State Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court of New Jersey; U.S. Supreme Court. Associations: New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section; American Bar Association; New York County Lawyers' Association; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Honorary Positions: Chairman, Business Advisory Council, 2003 National Leadership Award; Director, Chinese American Bar Association.  Recipient: National Republican Congressional Committee, 2003 Certificate of Recognition; National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Certificate of Achievement, 1997 Interstate Bike Tour; New York Academy of Sciences, Certificate of Merit, 1994. Profiled: Who's Who in America (55th Edition), and Who's Who in American Law (13th Edition). Speaker: New York County Lawyers' Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee, Oct. 10, 2000. Legal Expert: FOXNews article "Importance of Mother's Role Gives Britney Spears an Edge in Court",  January 22, 2008. Advisory Panel: American Bar Association, 2008.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Mandarin, Greek, Hebrew

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
    18 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    18 years
  3. Business: 10%
    18 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    18 years
  5. Family: 5%
    18 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • No photo

    Mario is extremely efficient and insightful. I would welcome him onto my team anytime.


    Florendia Dragazis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nataliya I. Gavlin

    I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience.


    Nataliya Gavlin Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Joseph & Smargiassi, LLC

65 Broadway
17th Floor
New York, NY, 10006


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top One Percent, Nation's Top AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Certified as AV PreeminentMartindale Hubbell / LexisNexis Attorney Peer Review Ratings2012
Certificate of AppointmentBusiness Advisory Council2003
National Leadership AwardNational Republican Congressional Committee2003
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2003
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who2001
Certificate of MeritNew York Academy of Sciences1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner / MemberJoseph & Smargiassi, LLC1999 - Present
Senior Litigation AssociateLaw Office of R.H.W. (Sole Proprietorship)1995 - 1999
ConsultantDraftDirect Worldwide1994 - 1995
Summer InternFranklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities1993 - 1993
Judicial InternNew York State Supreme Court1993 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2008 - Present
Chinese American Bar AssociationDirector1998 - 1999
New York State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember1996 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Harris v. HarrisSuccess.
Farance v. FaranceSuccess.
Purpura v. PurpuraSuccess

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Publication NameTitleDate
FOX NewsBritney Spears' custody case2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
City University of New York, Queens CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteeOf Counsel liability and concerns2000