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Joel Martin Aurnou

Joel Martin Aurnou

Practice areas:

Litigation, Matrimonial, Appeals, Family

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1959

  1. Litigation: 40%
    56 years, 650 cases
  2. Matrimonial: 25%
    56 years, 150 cases
  3. Appeals: 20%
    56 years, 100 cases
  4. Family: 15%
    56 years, 100 cases

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    Joel's diligence, and knowledge are his trademarks. They are combined with responsiveness, passion for the law, and compassion for his clients.


    Victor Grossman
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Howard J Pobiner

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as a professional colleague with Joel Aurnou on matters and against him as an adversary. Joel is an astute, knowledgeable, talented lawyer with superb skills as trial counsel.


    Howard Pobiner Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McCarthyFingar LLP

11 Martine Avenue, 12th Floor
White Plains, NY, 10606-1934



NYCurrently registered 195903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
50 year Honors - Only non-judicial award everWhite Plains Bar Association2009
Moot Court ChampionNYU LAW SCHOOL1958
Law ReviewNYU LAW SCHOOL1958
John Norton Pomeroy ScholarshipNYU LAW SCHOOL1957
Harry B. Richard Law AwardNYU LAW SCHOOL1957

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
County JudgeWestchester County NY1977 - 1978
PartnerGreenspan and Aurnou1965 - 1977
AssociateSmith Ranscht & Croake1960 - 1965
Law clerk to Federal Judge SDNYUs Government Judiciaary1959 - 1960


Association NamePosition NameDuration
White Plains Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2002
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Westchester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
White Plains Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Almar Realty Corp. v.Sockoloff Bros. Inc.Property owner's Base Year affirmed.
Gasperino v. Larsen Ford, Inc.Judgment for Widow and Children
Male v. Crossroads AssociatesAll 3 defendants Aurnou represented won on motion

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1959
City College of New YorkN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1954

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan, Annual MeetingWinning Before Trial1987
Criminal Law SeminarThe Use of Scientific Evidence1982
Law Day ObservanceThe Role of an Attorney at Trial1981
Bar Association MeetingDealing with the Press in a High Profile Case1981
Annual Meeting ABATrial of a High Profile Case1981
Las Vegas SeminarInsurer Excess Liability for Bad Faith1972