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John Anthony Pappalardo

Divorce and separation Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.3   6 reviews

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John A. Pappalardo is a Partner in the law firm of Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari, an AV rated firm with offices in White Plains, New York and Roseland, New Jersey. The firm is involved in matrimonial and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. The White Plains office consists of three (3) partners, six (6) associates, one (1) of counsel attorney, law clerks, paralegals and an administrative staff. John has been an active matrimonial practitioner, Arbitrator and Mediator for 31 years. He supervises a 12-member matrimonial department. Please visit the firm's website at http://www.pappalardoesq.com/.

John’s matrimonial practice handles moderate to very complex litigation involving matrimonial and family law cases. He also has a private matrimonial mediation practice, is certified in matrimonial collaborative law, sits as a matrimonial arbitrator, and is New York State Certified as an attorney representing children. He has served as Guardian Ad Litem in matrimonial proceedings and is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Bar for the United States Supreme Court and the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Westchester Bar Association and their Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolutions subsections. He is a referral attorney for the State Department for Missing and Exploited Children, representing parents who have had their children abducted. John is on the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Family Law Section and is a Board Director of the Westchester County Bar Association. John is a member of the American Arbitration Association and has taught Arbitration and Mediation programs for the AAA. He has spoken in the field of Domestic Relations law on behalf of the Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and National Business Institute. He is a former member of the Berkeley College Paralegal advisory board; a former visiting professor at Pace University Law School and an existing visiting professor teaching Arbitration and Mediation at Hofstra Law School. He is a former adjunct high school instructor teaching Trial Preparation. John is a 1983 graduate of Ithaca College with a BA degree and a 1986 JD graduate from The New England Law School.

John has served as an arbitrator and mediator in over 500 domestic and international matters involving construction, franchise, commercial, industrial projects, real estate valuation, insurance, legal services, homeowner and contractor disputes and civil claims handling issues between contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, homeowners, architects, municipalities, attorneys and clients, and mid to large sized businesses. He has been involved in commercial and construction law matters involving both public and private projects ranging in value from $50,000 to $10 million. He has a civil litigation practice, which includes the representation of clients against contractors and contractors against clients in litigation. Additionally, he has represented clients against home inspectors and against major corporations in various products liability cases. He has represented a significant number of homeowners and homebuilders in litigation associated with the construction of new homes and the renovations and expansion of existing homes. As an arbitrator he has served in over 300 domestic and international matters, including an LPGA certified golf club and general contractor; and architect and developer; multi-million dollar New York City excavation and water drainage projects; car wash installation projects; contractor and homeowner disputes and moderate to significant matters between contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, homeowners, architects, and businesses. He has sat as a sole and panel arbitrator on significant international matters involving publicly funded construction projects and franchise agreements. As a mediator, he has served in over 200 matters involving construction, commercial, real estate valuation, insurance, tax, and civil claims in multi-party disputes. He has sat as a sole mediator on significant international matters involving publicly funded construction projects, franchise disputes, and the construction of private projects with parties from different countries.

 

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Licensed for 35 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1987
Updated 07/09/2022
State NJ
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/05/2022
State MA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1986
Updated 09/19/2022

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Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari
200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY, 10601-4959

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Posted by Valerie | April 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Honorable Person
John's professionalism, integrity and knowledge of marital law protected me throughout a difficult divorce. John responded to my emails, calls and questions and always kept me informed. As his client, I felt respected, valued and understood. He is truly a person you can count on for diligent representation.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
John did a wonderful job representing me with a real estate case. He was cordial, concise, professional, upfront and extremely knowledgeable. His council was excellent every step of the way, and I truly felt he looked out for my best interests. I would highly recommend him for any legal issues. You will be in good hands!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Nothing about separation and divorce, especially those involving children, is easy or simple. After initially consulting with John, I felt heard and supported. He asked pointed and relevant questions, allowing me to focus on what was most important to me - my son's safety, health and well-being. Even though I am steeped in the second round after a failed reconciliation, there was no judgement, only compassion and empathy. His team - from the office assistant to the associate - is highly professional and courteous. He came highly recommended by a trusted friend and I am pleased to continue the endorsement, no matter the outcome.
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Posted by Maria | January 8, 2018
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True professionalism with an extraordinary work ethic.
Working with John Pappalardo was truly a refreshing and enlightening experience. The support I received and level of commitment in making sure that I was fairly treated by the court system during my divorce proceedings was beyond my expectations. Through John's guidance, I felt I could have complete trust in John and be assured that I would be taken care of throughout the process. The complexity of my divorce required much focus and attention to detail which I found to be one of John's strengths and was quite impressive. He was vested in making sure both the short and long term outcomes of my divorce were fair ones for me and my daughter. Normally, when one goes through such an extensive and tiresome process, you prefer not to continue the relationship with your lawyer due to the intensity of emotions and negativity during that time. Nonetheless, due to the support, respect and kindness received, I will unquestionably continue my relationship with John. John is a true professional with an extraordinary work ethic.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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Top notch divorce lawyer - highly recommend
Mr. Pappalardo provided me with excellent legal counsel during my highly acrimonious divorce. He showed remarkable compassion for my deep concern about my son's well-being and happiness, which was my central focus throughout this process. Moreover, his insight and guidance during the custody phase of my divorce proved to be extremely beneficial not only legally but also in terms of my son's social and emotional needs. As those of us who go through divorces know, there are very few positive aspects to this process. But, I will say that in my case, Mr. Pappalardo's honesty, integrity and depth of understanding of matrimonial law made all the difference to me. I felt like I was in good hands, and he would help me make the best of an extremely challenging situation. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a top-notch matrimonial lawyer.
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Posted by Christopher Rodier | April 9, 2022
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Cost me a fourtune, worst law firm in New York
http://blastedyou.com/index.php/2022/04/09/how-pappalardo-esq-cost-me-250000/ This law firm failed to tell me to only send money to my wife's own bank accounts, not our shared accounts. This alone cost me hundreds of thousands. They didn't as much as put together a settlement offer for a $10,000 retainer. They will fleece you, and not think twice about it. Use anyone else, not these clowns. I'm a 47 year old software engineer at Amazon. Contact me if you need any details.
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Response from John Pappalardo April 14, 2022
I am saddened to hear about the continued difficulties Mr. Rodier has had through the long strenuous process that going through a divorce can cause. I am sorry that he was unhappy with our services as it does not represent the quality of honest work that we provide to our clients. We genuinely wish him well going through this difficult time in his life.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Ithaca College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • In re Malik E.
  • In re Afton C.
  • Coastal Sheet Metal Corp. v. Vassallo
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Associations

  • Soundview Prep Trial Program
  • Former Adjunct
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  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
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  • Westchester County Real Estate Assessment Arbitration Panel
  • Inactive Member
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  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member
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  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Columbian Lawyers of Westchester County
  • Member
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  • National Arbitration & Mediation, Inc.
  • Member
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  • New England Law / Boston Alumni Association
  • Member
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  • Lewisboro Lions Club
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association (Commercial Arbitrator, Dispute Resolution Section, & Mediation Panel)
  • Member
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  • Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester
  • Participating Attorney
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  • American Arbitration Association
  • Member/Former Speaker
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  • Berkeley College Paralegal Advisory Committee
  • Member - not active
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  • Pace Law School
  • Visiting Adjunct
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  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Referral Attorney
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  • United States Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel
  • Member
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  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • New York State Attorney for the Child Panel
  • Member
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  • New York State Council On Divorce Mediation
  • Member
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  • Academy of Family Mediators
  • Member
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  • Westchester County Civil Arbitration Panel, Family Law Section
  • Inactive Member
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  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2018 Selectee John Pappalardo
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firms in New York
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Selected in 2017
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Selected in 2016
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms in New York First Tier Rankings
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2016
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms In New York First-Tier Firm Rankings
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney Certificate of Appreciation
  • Ninth Judicial District's Supreme Court Westchester County Uncontested Divorce Clinic
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Westchester Bar Journal
  • Revisiting ADR in Domestic Relations Law
  • 2011
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
  • 2010
  • Westchester Bar Journal
  • New York State's Refusal to Promote Visitation Between Foster Care Children and Their Extended Family
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z
  • Tax Consequences of Divorce
  • 2015
  • Family Court Practice - Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics
  • How to Handle a Custody Case, Part II
  • 2013
  • Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
  • Matrimonial Actions
  • 2013
  • Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2012
  • Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
  • Basic Matrimonial Practice
  • 2011
  • Family Law from A to Z
  • Child Custody and Visitation Rights
  • 2011
  • Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
  • Basic Matrimonial Practice
  • 2010
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great mentor who zealously advocates for his clients. He is fair and reasonable with his adversaries. His knowledge and experience puts him above his opponents without question."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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White Plains Divorce and separation Lawyer John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo
Divorce and separation Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 35 years