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After graduating from Long Island University, Frank M. Maffei received his Juris Doctor from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he became a teaching assistant in the University Clinical Program. While attending Capital, Mr. Maffei revitalized the Delta Theta Law Fraternity and became its Vice Dean. Additionally, Mr. Maffei worked as an intern for the Franklin County Public Defender and Franklin County District Attorney offices. He was admitted to practice as an attorney before the Courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

In 1986, he was appointed an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County for District Attorney Patrick Henry. There, he prosecuted cases including assault, battery, larceny, insurance and welfare fraud in the District, Screening and White Collar Crime Bureaus.

Mr. Maffei later joined one of the largest personal injury law firms in Long Island. Having worked his way up the ladder as a trial lawyer, he ultimately became their senior trial attorney, handling their largest cases to verdict.

He is an active member of the following organizations:

  • Suffolk County Bar Association, where he held some of the association’s most responsible positions, including Chairman of the Insurance Negligence Committee and member of the Judicial Screening Committee and the Nominating Committee

  • NY State and Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Associations

  • St. Mary’s Parish in East Islip since the mid-eighties, maintaining an active pro-bono role as a member of St. Mary’s Parish outreach.

Presently Mr. Maffei handles all types of personal injury matters from automobile cases to foodborne illnesses. Mr. Maffei has tried many cases to verdict before juries and Judges in multiple jurisdictions. An experienced trial lawyer for over 25 years, he has returned verdicts and settlements for his clients for millions of dollars, including cases against major automobile manufacturers and corporations.

He has earned the highest rating of AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®. In addition to personal injury, Mr. Maffei handles criminal defense matters, as well as, serving as a Court appointed Receiver and Referee.

Mr . Maffei serves on the boards of two local charitable organizations, the Rollstone Foundation and The Lions Club. Additionally, he was a former Coach in the Islip Little League, and has served as a New York State Bar Association Moot Court Volunteer Judge. Mr. Maffei is a longtime resident of East Islip, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    29 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Bryan E. Cameron

    I endorse this lawyer. I know Frank to be an excellent attorney and have no fears of referring clients to his practice where I know they will be treated respectfully and with great care.


    Bryan Cameron Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP

969 Jericho Turnpike
Saint James, NY, 11780


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJakubowski, Robertson Maffei Goldsmith and Tartaglia LLP2008 - Present
Trial AttorneySiben & Siben, LLP1988 - 2008
Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County District Attorney1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rollstone FoundationBoard Member2013 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationChairman Plaintiffs Committee2006 - 2007
lions club of the islipsVice President2003 - Present
Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986