Mario J. DeRossi is a civil litigation attorney practicing in both the federal and state courts of New York. His practice concentrates in the area of Family Law, including, divorce; child custody; and child support; property division; division of retirement benefits; tax consequences of divorce; annulments; paternity; grandparent's rights; domestic violence; and post-judgment proceedings.
Mr. DeRossi began his career as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army. While a Judge Advocate, he served as lead counsel in more than fifty courts-martial. Most notable, Mr. DeRossi successfully defended fellow officers charged in the highly publicized detainee abuse cases at Abu Ghraib, Iraq and Bagram, Afganistan. Mr. DeRossi was also deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as a military magistrate.
Mr. DeRossi has a unique philosophy in handling Family Law matters. He believes that every client deserves individual attention and the best representation possible. Based upon this philosophy, he has developed a successful Family Law practice. He also recognizes the emotional trauma and pain individuals suffer when going through a divorce. As a result, he offers his clients the time and the experience necessary to guide them through one of the most difficult experiences in their life. In every case, Mr. DeRossi, first attempts to bring about a quick, civilized, fair and inexpensive resolution. However, if that cannot be accomplished, he offers aggressive professional representation. Mr. DeRossi has developed a reputation for attending to the individual needs of his clients.
Mr. DeRossi is a member of the state bars of New York and Massachusetts.
Mr. DeRossi received his Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University, graduating magna cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 2001.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyer Under 40||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top Ten Ranking||The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|2014 New York Metro Rising Stars||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Award for Trial Advocacy||The Association of the Bar of the City of New York||2004|
|Bronze Star Medal||Fourth Infantry Division, United States Army||2003|
|Army Commendation Medal||Trial Defense Service, United States Army||2003|
|Army Commendation Medal||Fourth Infantry Division, United States Army||2002|
|Partner||Stern & DeRossi, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Stern, Adler & Associates, LLP||2006 - 2009|
|Judge Advocate||United States Army||2002 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||Member||2014 - Present|
|The American Society of Legal Advocates||Me||2014 - Present|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Columbian Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Saint John's University, School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2001|