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Solo practictioner based in Astoria, Queens  with 28 years of experience in divorce, probate, bankruptcy and tenant's rights in New York   Reasonable rates   Please call for a free 30 minute consultation . 

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 38%
    28 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 28%
    27 years
  3. Probate: 23%
    28 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 11%
    28 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Martin Carasso

    John is very knowledgeable, smart and hardworking. I recommend him highly.


    Joseph Carasso Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have co-counseled with him on cases. He is knowledgeable and reasonable. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. He understands how to litigate a case.


    Laura Russell
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

3144 43rd St
Astoria, NY, 11103-2702


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
volunteer recognitionLegal Services for New York City2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo practitionerLaw Office of John M. Allen2002 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers Project (Foreclosure Defense)Queens County Bar Association2009 - 2010
Volunteer AttorneyLegal Services for New York - Bankruptcy Assistance Project2007 - 2008
Supervising AttorneyLegal Services Plan - City Employees Union, Teamsters Local 237 (New York, NY)1987 - 2002
Law studentNational Consumer Law Center1985 - 1985
Attorney/Law GraduateNeighborhoood Legal Services (Lynn, Mass)1985 - 1987
Law studentPrisoners Rights Clinic, Northeastern University School of Law1981 - 1982
Paralegal/government benefits specialistLegal Services for Cape Cod & Islands1977 - 1980
Paralegal/VISTA volunteerConnecticut Legal Services (South Norwalk, CT)1976 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationFamily Law SectionN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ludlow 65 LLC vs C.Appeal decided
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawN/AJ.D.1986
New York University School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975