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Howard G. O'Rourke

General practice Attorney at Valley Stream, NY

4.6   10 reviews

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Licensed for 42 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/17/2022

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Howard G O'Rourke
104 S Central Ave Ste 4
Valley Stream, NY, 11580-5410


4.6 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When professional sound legal advice is needed
Mr. Howard O'Rourke helped and counseled me on some legal matters related to my employment. He was very professional, down to earth, and a very attentive listener. He worked very well with the other party that was involved and got the job done to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Mr. O'Rourke to anyone seeking legal advice.
Posted by Tracy | November 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Labor Law Counsel
I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. O'Rourke this morning to attain some labor law advice. He was very sympathetic to my plight of having lost my job while offering both legal and personal advice on how to navigate these uncertain times. I would highly recommend him as an attorney who will provide legal counsel in a way that a non-legal mind can understand.
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Posted by Sal | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy Counsel
Howard O'Rourke is extremely dedicated to the needs of his clients. He's approachable and a great listener. His vast experience is an asset to his practice. I am extremely grateful for all of the help he has provided to me and my family over the years and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal counsel.
Posted by Kevin K | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Howard Gets The Job Done!!!!
Classy, professional, smart and a wonderful lawyer. He did some work for me and what a pleasure it was working with him. His knowledge/experienced is amazing and he gets the job done!!!!
Posted by Senita | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Looking for Intelligence, Professionalism, Humble: Awesome Lawyer in Long Island
I had the most incredible experience with the Law Office of Howard G. O'Rourke. For one thing, he explained the pro's and con's of my case prior to taking it. This was a very difficult case. Exactly the way he explained things to me, was the exact way this case played out. Most lawyers I had consulted with for one reason or the other, have treated me as the "Bad Guy", and all about the money. Mr. O'Rourke is a Lawyer who is passionate about helping others. If he cannot do a case, he will express that right away. In other cases, he works above and beyond to make his clients happy. In addition, he is a true professional, and very knowledgeable about the work he performs for his clients. Even though my case is now closed for several months, Mr. O'Rourke still checks up on me, answer my calls for any questions I may have. Some lawyers close the clients out with their case, unless you have more to spend for a consultation. Mr. O'Rourke will never do that. I recently recommended a very close friend of mine and his experience is the same as mine. Two people can't be right if, Mr. O'Rourke was like those other lawyers. Thank you Mr. O'Rourke, for being there for me and my family, when we thought there was no other way around my case.
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Posted by Christine | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Howard recently helped me with some legal work. He was knowledgeable and attentive. I would highly recommend.
Posted by George | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
House Sale - North Valley Stream
Mr. O’Rourke recently represented me in the sale of my house. He was courteous, responsive and professional throughout the process. It was a pleasure to work with him. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Maritza | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A friend to the family
Howard has become more than just our lawyer, he is someone we look forward to seeing and talking to on the regular basis. I’ve used him for the purchase of my first home 9 years ago and for the sale and purchase of my new property. I highly recommend him, he will treat you with respect and have your best interest at heart. Will not disappoint!
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Posted by LUCREZIA | April 14, 2013
a friend, a colleague, and oneof the most trustworthy men I have ever known
Howard has been there for me over the years..........andI know he will continue to be there. I need to see him this week regarding a personal matter.
Posted by Paul | June 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible choice
To date, our experience with Howard G O'rourke have been absolutely horrible. My family hired Mr. O'rourke back in December (2108) to handle an estate issue at the passing of another family member. Back in December, Mr. O'rourke said our issue could be handled/settled in one to two months. Despite our family promptly providing Mr. O'rourke with everything he's asked for in the past nearly 7 months, we've yet to settle our matters and there's no end in sight. In fact, we currently can't get a straight answer from him as to the status of our estate issue as he avoids our calls and emails. We're at a breaking point with this man who blew up with us over the phone when we finally got a hold of him just last week as we voiced our frustrations with his lack of service. He threatened to just drop us, mind you he was with another client while telling us this over the phone, despite our objections of him doing so. If things change in the next week or so and there's some type of resolution to our matter, I'll be happy to change this review. As of now, neither I or my family can recommend Mr. O'rourke's services.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Prosecutor
  • Village of Valley Stream
  • 1991 - Present
  • Sole Practioner
  • Howard G O'Rourke Attorney at Law
  • 1982 - Present


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Adelphi University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
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Real estate Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Howard for many years, and I have found him to be very knowledgeable and helpful in resolving legal matters. He is friendly, competent and down to earth, which make his clients feel at ease while being in good care. I most definitely endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is extremely knowledgeable. and approachable. He is fair with his clients and they keep coming back to him for all of their legal needs. Howard knows how to handle the difficult and problematic matter and his knowledge and experience help him make the necessary calls to get things done. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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Valley Stream General practice Lawyer Howard G. O'Rourke
Howard G. O'Rourke
General practice Attorney
Valley Stream, NY
Licensed for 42 years
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