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Joseph A. Marra

Car accident Attorney at Yonkers, NY

4.8   36 reviews

also known as The Law Offices of Joseph A. Marra, PLLC

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 39 years
    New York - NY 39 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    When one suffers a significant injury due to the negligence of another we are there to assure that the victim of another's negligent conduct receives the compensation that they are entitled to.

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    We handled divorce matters and problems and issues associated with divorce such as the division of marital property, the custody of children, the payment of maintenance to a spouse, child support and the like.

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate Planning involves dealing with family issues that occur both before and after one's death. One may have an estate that could be subject to estate tax. Planning needs to be done to avoid the estate tax. One may wish to avoid probate through utilization of trusts. One may wish to plan for a child with special needs, a spouse with diminished mental capacity, a minor child or an adult child who cannot responsibly handle money.

    34 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    When one suffers a significant injury due to the negligence of another we are there to assure that the victim of another's negligent conduct receives the compensation that they are entitled to.

    32 years

  5. Elder law
    5%
    Elder Law, consists of drafting estate planning documents. It also includes Medicaid Planning, meaning preserving as much of one's assets as possible while still qualifying for Medicaid

    34 years

  6. Guardianship
    5%
    When one is no longer capable of managing their own financial affairs due to diminished mental capacity one can petition the court to be appointed that person's guardian. Likewise, when a mentally disabled child reaches the age of majority a guardian can be appointed to handle their affairs.

    34 years

  7. Probate
    5%
    When one dies with assets in their name alone and they executed a Last Will and Testament, the Will must be submitted to the court so that the court can issue an order giving the Executor named in the Will the power to carry out the instructions set forth in the will.

    34 years

  8. Trusts
    5%
    A Trust is a legal document where a Trustee is named to hold title to the assets that you transfer to the Trustee and to utilize those assets pursuant to your instructions in the Trust document. Trusts can be used for many reasons, including to protect the assets from estate taxes, to qualify for Medicaid benefits, and to provide for someone with special needs.

    34 years

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I have been a practicing attorney in New York and New Jersey for over 30 years. My first full-time position of employment upon graduating law school was as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of Bronx County. Since 1988 I have been a principal of a general practice law firm in Westchester County, New York.

Founded in 1988, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Marra strives to ensure clients receive the most aggressive and thorough representation possible, without the high costs associated with Manhattan or White Plains firms. The attorneys and paralegals in our firm specialize in a wide range of practice areas, including Personal Injury, Divorce, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Real Estate and Small Business. Our firm also handles Criminal Defense, (Mr. Marra is a former Assistant District Attorney), Estate Planning, Small Business representation and residential and commercial Real Estate transactions. A real person answers our telephones 24 hours a day. Providing services in Manhattan, The Bronx, Westchester and surrounding areas of New York.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2012

Location

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Marra, PLLC
909 Midland Avenue, 2d Floor
Yonkers, NY, 10704

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Rob | July 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and helpful
I contacted Joseph for an elder law question and he was helpful and responded within two hours of my call. He was not pushy and provided help without demanding an in person visit nor a payment. He also seemed very knowledgeable.
Posted by Ilia | April 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Setting up my will
I had been wanting to set up a will for some time. Through the networking group I belong to, I had heard about Joseph Marra. I contacted him and was impressed since he was the only attorney I contacted that took the time to explain what a trust consisted of. I met with him at his office in Yonkers, New York where he reiterated that in order for the trust to be valid, it was crucial that all my assets get moved into the trust. The follow-up visit where everything was notarized and signed also went very well and was conducted in a professional manner.
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Posted by Gloria | March 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
We reached out to Mr Marra’s office in regards to estate planning. His front office was very pleasant, and arranged an appointment in a timely fashion. When we met with Mr. Marra we found him to be professional, competent and through. He took what seemed to be a very overly wordy legal jargon and explained its relevance and importance with ease in a very real world realistic manner. We would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Brittney | April 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney who will go out his way for his clients
Diligent and respectful. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.
Response from Joseph Marra April 8, 2021
Thank you Brittney! We are here to serve.
Posted by Lillian | September 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Elder law- Thankful and happier
I called Mr. Marra regarding elder law and applying for medicaid for my husband, when my insurance stopped paying for him. Mr. Marra answered all my questions and explained situations that I was not aware of and allowed me to make the right choice. I thank you for your time and energy.
Posted by Deborah Bigelow | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice
I was impressed from the moment Attorney Joseph Marra answered the phone when I called his office. I appreciated his kind manner and intellectual clarity both on the phone and, later, in person. Attorney Marra visited our home for the first information-gathering visit, and provided my husband and me with a Last Will and Testament, Living Will and Health Care Proxy, and Power of Attorney within a month of our scheduled international travel at a reasonable cost. Exchanges on the phone, by email and text were handled by either Attorney Marra or his able assistant, Maro Salazar. They always responded on the same day with clear and excellent professional advice. Our visit to Attorney Marra's office in Yonkers to review, sign and have notarized all the above documents proceeded smoothly with all of our questions addressed to our satisfaction. I am a descendent of generations of attorneys and very pleased to have Attorney Joseph A. Marra acting on our behalf in New York State. Thank you! Deborah B. (Somers, NY)
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Response from Joseph Marra September 24, 2018
Thank you Deborah!
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Mr. Marra gave me a clear and concise answer to my question.
Posted by Vincent | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills & Estate Planning
Mr. Marra reviewed our previous wills and saved us from a disaster. The previous attorneys had set up a Family Trust and never instructed us that the assets had to be moved into the Trust. We had assumed they did it. Mr. Marra went over our wishes and asked us many questions and also gave us a tutorial about estates and wills. We came away impressed with his professional approach and friendly manner. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Nancy | February 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph A. Marra
I went to see Mr. Marra with help pertaining to a matter of elder law, specifically to explain and navigate a revocable living trust that we opened many years ago and had questions about. Mr. Marra was patient and promptly answered all my questions. I found him to be extremely knowledgable. He advised me on how to proceed and I felt and still feel very confident with him.
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Posted by Pete | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional
I've worked with Joseph and his partner on two separate legal matters and they both handled things in the most professional manner possible and at a reasonable cost.
Posted by Susan | January 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He knows his stuff!
Working with Joseph Marra was extremely easy. He made sure I understood everything, even when I had questions after hours he was available to answer them or he got back to me as soon as possible. The guy knows his stuff and is a great lawyer!
Posted by Susan | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and quick
I heard about Joe Marra from a group I was a part of and called him up when I needed legal help. He was so helpful and courteous. It's not just me, he's worked with everyone in my family and we have all had great success working with him. It was an easy matter, but he made sure all the bases were covered and I appreciate that.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked on wills and power of attorney
I used Joseph Marra for a few different things, power of attorney and a living will. I also am working with him on my husbands will. He is a very knowledgeable lawyer and is always super clear when answering my questions.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
Issue With My Coop Board and Management Company
I hired Mr. Joseph Marra to advise me and defend my interests vis-a-vis my coop board and management company. He recommended an excellent person to help me with some problems in my apartment. He also exchanged correspondence with the Management Company's attorney. My experience was very professional and even pleasant. I would recommend him highly and plan to go on using his services.
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Posted by Pat | August 3, 2015
Highly Recommend Joe Marra
I needed Joe’s advice concerning an Estate problem with my late Step Father. I have been working with the Joe Marra for a few months and he has been very professional and knowledgeable. Joe has been extremely informative about the whole process. The issue hasn’t been resolved yet, but I’m sure with Joe representing my Mom, this will have a favorable outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Knowledgeable
Joseph Marra really knows what he is doing. I sought him out as a power of attorney and to do several wills for me. He did a great job and I am still working with him. He's always there for questions and to explain anything I don't quite understand.
Posted by Fady | October 15, 2012
Review for Josaph A. Marra
Joe Marra resperented my parents in the closing of their home sale in Yonkers, NY. My parents had to leave their house in NY due to health reasons and moved to Miami, FL. Joe was able to keep us informed through phone calls and emails was able able to represent us well, even though we were 1,300 miles away. He took excellent care of my parents.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2009
Smart with the heart...
Joe worked diligenlty on my pre-nup and helped me address the important economc and personal issues, which allowed me to make appropriate decisions. One the business front, Joe set up the appropriate legal filing, documents, and tax structure for my new company. All on-time, on budget, with appropriate follow-through. John R.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2009
Professionalism, Positive Approach, People Person
My mother who is 75 went to Mr. Marra for legal advice. His patience, knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile was extremely helpful in solving my mother's legal dilemma. His patience with the many questions my mother asked, often calling his office numerous times a day, went a long way in helping her understand not only the nuts and bolts of the situation, but also the options she had in finding a logical solution to her problem. We would not hesitate to contact Mr. Marra in the future should we need further legal advice.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2009
Joseph A. Marra Review
Knowledgeable and responsive.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-440 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Law Office of Joseph A. Marra
  • 1988 - Present
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Law Office of Mark Varrichio
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Senior Tax Consultant
  • Deloitte Haskins + Sells (n.k.a Deloitte & Touche)
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1991
  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Iona College
  • B.B.A
  • 1980

Associations

  • Somers Central School District - District Safety Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Somers Central School District - Finance Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Academy of Finance of Lincoln High School
  • Advisory Board Memeber
  • 2006 - Present
  • Yonkers Chamber Of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Yonkers Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Somers Central School School District
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - 2022
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Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Awards
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
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Publications

  • The Law Offices of Joseph Marra
  • Estate Planning & Coronavirus
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Gateway to Entrepreneurship
  • The Cares Act and Changes in PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (5)
Endorse Joseph
Real estate Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr. Marra for almost a year now and I have found him to be a no nonsense straight shooter, which is refreshing in the practice of law. I have confidence in Mr. Marra and know his clients are well represented."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his high quality work and expertise!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Marra. He is always knowledgeable and generous with his assistance!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Marra has done an exceptional job representing a family member in a difficult landlord-tenant matter. As a fellow attorney in a different field, I appreciate Joe's knowledge, work ethic and practical advice. I highly recommend Joseph Marra."
Business Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have referred several clients to Joe and have been very satisfied with his high level of knowledge and professionalism! I have no reservations whatsoever regarding attorney Marra's ability to address all clients' needs in the areas of Elder Law, Trusts and Estate Planning."
General practice Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe for at least 12 years and have Known him to be a very knowledgeable professional who really cares for his clients. I strongly recommend Joe for any estate planning matters you may need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Friend
"I went to law school with Joseph Marra, and I have been a personal friend ever since. Joe is smart, thorough, and very professional. I have referred clients to him in the past and will no doubt continue to do so in the future."
General practice Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"The Law Office of Joseph A. Marra affords each client an aggressive and thorough representation from beginning to end. I recommend Joseph A. Marra and his staff without reservation."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Marra for 30 years and find him to be one to the most professional lawyers I know. He spends a great deal of time keeping abreast of all new developments. When I have a question, he's the one I go to."
General practice Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Marra is a fellow attorney who I have known for thirty years and am truly proud to endorse. He has a broad base of legal expertise, is conscientious to detail and handles each client with the dignity that is often overlooked in the legal process. Joseph has an outstanding and deserved reputation as an attorney who adheres to a high regard to ethics and excellence and is noted as such by the Bar and the Courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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