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About me

My practice is focused on fair dealing and the free flow of accurate information in the market. I restrict my practice to representing individuals, though I may take on a nonprofit or small business in a pro bono context.

Where I might help:

  • Consumer credit collection defense (disputes over credit card debts, medical debts, car repossessions deficiencies, timeshares, etc.)

  • Debt collection abuse (harassment, collecting from the wrong person, threats, trickery, etc.)

  • Copyright infringement claims, including subpoena defense

  • Remedying fraud and deceptive business practices

I’m experienced in obtaining international jurisdiction over foreign defendants, especially corporations. And I’m comfortable with issues arising from the internet and modern communications, such as jurisdiction and internet-specific statutes and regulations.


Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 80%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    5 years

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  • Jeffrey Benjamin

    I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Dempsey. I hope we continue to work together on our matters. He is a great professional, lawyer and person. Two thumbs up!


    Jeffrey Benjamin Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Joseph Anthony Dempsey

14 Woodcrest Ter
Amawalk, NY, 10501


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, cum laudeFordham University School of Law2011
Public Service Student Leadership AwardFordham University School of Law2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJoseph Anthony Dempsey, Attorney and Counselor-at-Law2012 - 2015
Public Service FellowCoalition For Debtor Education2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wikimedia NYCBoard Member2015 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesAttorney Member2012 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Empire Portfolios, Inc. v. M.S.Judgment vacated and voluntarily dismissed with prejudice
First Resolution Investment Corp. v. M.S.Judgment vacated and case dismissed
Blyakher v. Royal Holiday Club, AGAmicable settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Loyola University Chicago School of LawPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solo Out of the Gate: A Boot Camp for Attorneys Starting a Law PracticeOffice Essentials2015
Wikipedia Day 2012 NYCLaw and Internet Policy2012
Program on Student Lending and EducationThe Need to Read: Red Flags in Proprietary School Contracts2012