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Howard Mark File

Divorce and separation Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 46 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 37 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1978
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1987
    Retired No misconduct found

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About Howard

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The founding partner of the firm which succeeded the partnership of Lee, File, and Amtzis, Howard File is well known in the legal profession as an expert in Real Estate transactions and litigation, having been involved in many novel and precedent setting real estate, foreclosure, easement, encroachment, landlord/tenant and contract cases during his 30 years of practice.


In addition, Mr. File has wide-ranging experience and skills in Divorce and Family Law as well as all aspects of commercial litigation.


Presently, Mr. File represents over 60 condominium and cooperative boards, as well as several large commercial and residential developers and contractors.


A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. 1974 and Northeastern Law School J.D. 1977, he was admitted to the New York Bar in 1978 and is also admitted in all New York Federal Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the State of Pennsylvania.  Mr. File was former Chairman of the Richmond County Civil Court Committee and is currently a member of the New York State and Staten Island Trial Lawyers Associations.


Mr. File is an active litigator in all New York Courts, predominantly in Staten Island where he has developed a reputation for hard work and a broad knowledge of the law.  While aggressive in court, he is noted among his peers as warm and friendly with clients and adversaries alike.  He has been married to his lovely wife Robin for over 30 years and has two children who will shortly be embarking on their own legal careers.

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Howard File - The founding partner of the firm.
Remy Larson - Since joining the Law Offices of Howard M. File, Ms. Larson has become actively involved in all aspects of civil litigation, particularly Landlord/Tenant and condominium matters.
Martin Rubenstein - Since joining the firm, Martin has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury and malpractice cases.  He is a highly proficient and knowledgeable professional, who is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients.
Robert Farrell, Jr. - Since joining the Law Offices of Howard M. File, Robert's practice has expanded to corporate, real estate and landlord/tenant litigation, where he has become well-recognized as a competent and successful negotiator and deal-maker.


File Howard M Esq
260 Christopher Lane
Staten Island, NY, 10314

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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2009
Mr. File was an extremely tough advocate for me throughout my divorce and his persistence paid off for me in the long run. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is up against an unreasonable and devious spouse.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2009
Happy Ex-Wife
I retained Mr. File to represent me in my divorce. At that time I had been married for over 30 years and was going through a very difficult period in my life. My husband had abandoned me and I felt I was going to be left with nothing. When I first consulted with Mr. File, he reassured me put my mind at ease. I left his office feeling confident that I was in good hands. He fought diligently to get me what I deserved and was rightfully entitled to - believe me it wasn't easy - my ex-husband wanted to leave me high and dry. I am grateful to Mr. File for giving me the courage to keep fighting for what I deserved, even when I wanted to just give in. I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2010
Former Divorce client, Present Child custody client
While divorcing it was a difficult time, scary even, due to the fact my ex was NYPD and had pulled his side arm out on me. Mr. file and his staff were very supportive and helpful throughout the whole process. He has stood up for me when I felt unable.


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  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • State University New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974


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  • Richmond County Bar Association
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  • Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association
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  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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Staten Island Divorce and separation Lawyer Howard Mark File
Howard Mark File
Divorce and separation Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 46 years