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Joseph J. Ranni

Elder law Attorney at Florida, NY

5.0   16 reviews

Licensed for 35 years

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Joseph Ranni concentrates on protecting the rights of individuals and empowering them to obtain the best legal solutions possible. He began his career in the New York City Metro area in 1987 as a litigator for employment and disability cases in state and federal courts while volunteering as a NYS Certified Nursing Home Ombudsman.

With the enactment of the American Disabilities Act in the 1990’s, Mr. Ranni felt there was a clear symmetry between disability and elder law. Believing that least restrictive living environments, self-facilitation and reasonable accommodation were a person’s rights regardless of the age, disability or circumstance of the individual, he chose to focus his practice on these issues.

Mr. Ranni is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a former Presiding Justice for the Town of Chester, NY. His client-centric approach looks beyond the disability and focuses instead upon the goals of the client for their future needs. He has been recognized by his fellow attorneys for the past several years as one of the Top Attorneys in Upstate New York and a Super Lawyer for peer recognition and professional achievement by the Thomson-Reuters Service.

Community Involvement: Mr. Ranni volunteers on several non-profit committees and local civic organizations, and provides pro bono legal work through advocacy groups throughout the region.

Licensed for 35 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/04/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/05/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1987
Updated 07/09/2022
State FL
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/23/2022

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Posted by Carlota | December 8, 2021
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Worth every dime.
I obtained Joe Ranni to help navigate a very difficult situation with my mother, pertaining to health care proxy issues, as well as extremely uncooperative hospital and nursing home personnel. His counsel has proved priceless to her care. Joe is patient, kind, calm, extremely knowledgeable, and knows how to approach serious issues with finesse. My mother is home, and we are forever grateful for his help.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
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Highly Recommended - Joe Ranni
Highly Recommended! Joe Ranni did a great job helping me secure the best possible outcome for my case. His years of experience were a powerful advantage during negotiation time. He was unwavering in his support and always available to answer any questions, concerns I had throughout the process.
Posted by Jennifer | September 28, 2020
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Most knowledgeable, Best character
Mr. Ranni met me during a very difficult time in my life. He always told me the truth would prevail, supported me and believed in me when I didn’t. Mr. Ranni related to me and I felt it easy to trust him. He always stood by my side and never misled me. His dedication and commitment resulted in justice. The Ranni law firm gave me the ability to stand up for myself. Mr. Ranni always says the best thing is to be able to speak your truth and tell your story. Mr. Ranni has since been our family’s go to attorney and a wonderful friend. He assisted us with purchasing a home with his fantastically organized and knowledge assistant, Antoinette. He is the best representation for anyone involved in a legal matter. His compassion, sincerity and brilliance are the best sources of comfort.
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Posted by Jeannie | March 15, 2020
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Down to Earth!
Knowledgeable, calm demeanor, made me feel comfortable and that I made the right choice choosing him. I would absolutely contact Joe Ranni again if need be. Let's just say concerning my case, I feel at ease. Thanks Joe.
Posted by Fran | February 10, 2020
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The most helpful and knowledgeable lawyer I have ever had
I recently contacted Joe Ranni regarding an issue I was having with my former employer. As stressful as it can be to have to fight for your rights, Joe approaches it with a calm demeanor and speaks to you in layman’s terms. I’ve had Joe represent me several years ago and he won my case. I wouldn’t hire any other lawyer to represent me.
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Posted by Marie | February 9, 2020
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Excellent!!!
I was being bullied and abused by the Administrators at my job which intensified after I blew the whistle on some serious misconduct of my staff. Joe was recommended to me by a friend and he immediately set up a meeting and heard my complaint. He was extremely encouraging and pro active and advised me what to do right away. He took action and within a few days all abuse ceased. He was also always available when I called especially when I needed him at that moment. I highly recommend Joe and can't say enough about how he came to my rescue!!
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Posted by Christine | February 9, 2020
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Employment case
Joe is amazing! He is very supportive yet remains focused. Every interaction I have had with Joe has been purposeful. He's in it for the long haul and remains consistent in his approach. He has tremendous passion for lawyering with purpose, this coupled with an extensive knowledge base and years of experience makes him an excellent attorney I'm grateful to have on my side. Thank you.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 4, 2020
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Fair, Knowledgeable and Compassionate
I don't often write reviews but it's important for potential clients to know the value that Joe Ranni brings to the table and into the court room. This man is THE best attorney in the Hudson Valley. He knows his stuff inside and out and truly understands his law thoroughly. His ability to recall ALL of the important details surrounding a case is impressive and is certainly an asset in the court room. Not only will he fight for you but he has a high level of integrity and an edge of compassion for his clients and their families that is second to none. Joe walked us through the process every step of the way as navigating the legal system can be intimidating and confusing. Joe is the kind of attorney that is in it for the right reasons, to serve people who deserve to have justice.
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Posted by Joseph N. | February 4, 2020
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Joes the Best lawyer i have ever had!
I just had it out with the New York State dept of labor on an issue.Joseph Ranni was reffered to me by my Comp .Lawyer in Kingston Ny.From the minute i met Joe i knew he was the man for the job.We knew we were up against The state but Joe took the case and he treated me like family.When we got to trial he showed me why he is so good.He told me to tell the truth and nothing more and we would be ok.He spent weeks and weeks on my case and i appreciate the job he did and if you need a compasionate lawyer Joe is the best and he is not affraid to take on any case especially the State of New York.Great job Joe!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Joe is BRILLIANT. From the start, he and his legal assistant, Antoinette, were always very accessible and responsive. Their office has a high level of communication on all fronts and kept us informed. He remembered every little detail of our ongoing, extremely layered and complicated case without missing a beat. His knowledge in Elder Law is unsurpassed. He prepared us for court and built our confidence. When things got dark, scary and confusing, a short (or sometimes very long) talk with Joe always brought an overwhelming feeling of relief. He was aggressive and passionate. He fought hard. Joe is an honorable man and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone I know
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Posted by Kim O'Bryant | February 2, 2015
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Compassionate, Attentive, Wiilingness to help and showed concern for what I was feeling.
Posted by Brian | October 2, 2013
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE
I was recommended to Mr. Ranni regarding an employment/wrongful termination complaint and he directed me to the proper course of action. He was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful throughout the entire process, especially due to the involvement of Federal agencies beyond ourselves. I would return to Mr. Ranni with any further legal problems that might require his knowledge and expertise.
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Posted by Michael | September 12, 2013
Excellent lawyer
My wife and I started a lawsuit against my son's school believing that I could litigate it myself (I'm a lawyer). However, just before the hearing, I realized that I was in way over my head and asked Joe Ranni to take over (he had been recommended to me.) Although it was very late in the case, he learned the relevant facts and case law with amazing speed and was able to proceed at the hearing without delay. At the hearing, he was able to get to the heart of the issues at hand, and was particularly effective at questioning and impeaching witnesses. My wife and I had complete confidence in him throughout, and he was a pleasure to work with. Due in large part to his efforts, we won the case and obtained a money settlement from the school. I would highly recommend his services, especially if a trial or hearing is needed.
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Posted by Amy | September 10, 2013
Absolutely the most competent, amazing, caring lawyer out there!!! He saved my life, literally by always being there ALWAYS!!!!
Joseph Ranni, fought for me for 6 long years. He never gave up on the situation or me. He fought with blood, sweat, and tears for me, and was there for everything!!! I don't think there are words for this man that really tell the story of him. He is one of the most exceptional Lawyer, let alone human being I have ever been blessed to know. When I couldn't fight anymore, he held me up and fought for me. He indeed won my federal case, but even if he hadn't, he gave it everything he had, and you don't find that anymore. He is a true hero to me in every sense of the word, and I will never be able to thank him enough. If you need a lawyer, do not hesitate! Joseph Ranni saved my life, and fought harder than anyone Ive ever met, for me, someone he didn't even know at first. He is a true man, lawyer and an absolute first rate human being.
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Posted by Kathleen | September 7, 2013
Guardianship
Mr Ranni represented me in a case involving a guardianship case where I was requesting To be appointed as a guardian for my sister. It was a complicated case and Mr Ranni was so compassionate and understanding during the year and a half it took for my case to finally be heard by the Courts. I don't know what I would have done without him it was a very trying time for me and my family and through it all Mr Ranni never failed to be there for me when I had questions about what was happening with my case. He kept me informed and up to date on all aspects of my case at all times which was very comforting to me. I would recommend Mr Ranni to anyone and would not hesitate to call him again he is a very informed and compassionate attorney which is very refreshing. He cares about his clients and it shows!
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2013
Very Satisfied
Mr Ranni provided compassionate representation and considered the impact upon other aspects of the matter. He was dedicated and considerate, and obtained an excellent result.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Ranni Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Judge
  • Town of Chester
  • 2006 - 2014

Education

  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner
  • 2022
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Certification-Azheimer's essentiALZ
  • 2021
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • LLM
  • 2014
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair - Disability Rights Committee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Independent Living Inc., non-profit
  • President of the Board
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New York State Surrogate Decision Making Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Disability Rights
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Elected Delegate
  • 2015 - 2020
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • New York State Nursing Home Ombudsman
  • Ombudsman
  • 1991 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Attorney of North America
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2022
  • Diamond Member
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2022
  • Diamond Member
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2021
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • President's Circle
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Best of the Best - Reader's Choice Nominee
  • Times Herald Record
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Selectee
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction - Elder Law
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Who's Who
  • Heritage Registry
  • 2014
  • Who's Who
  • Heritage Registry
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer for Upstate New York
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney in Hudson Valley
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney in the Hudson Valley
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer for Upstate New York
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal
  • Accommodative Residences Utilizing Community Medicaid Exemptions for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Representing Persons with Disabilities
  • Accommodating Attorneys with Disabilities
  • 2018
  • Annual Meeting - New York State Bar Association
  • Elder Rights - Empowerment and Protection
  • 2009
  • Annual Meeting New York State Bar Association
  • Utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act in Personal injury, Worker Compensation and Insurance Litigation
  • 1996

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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 23
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"Joseph Ranni has worked hard on any clients that I referred to him over the years. He knows the law and he is a fighter. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
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Florida Elder law Lawyer Joseph J. Ranni
Joseph J. Ranni
Elder law Attorney
Florida, NY
Licensed for 35 years
Virtual consultation available