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Peter Joseph Famighetti

Litigation Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Peter

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I am a passionate and dedicated advocate.  I have represented clients in various forums, including the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Disrtricts of New York, as well as in New York State Courts throughout the region.  Throughout my career that has spanned more than a decade, I have served as a defendants' and plaintiffs' counsel in single and class action employment and civil rights related litigation.  Additionally, I have appeared extensively in cases before arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York City's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, amongst others.


Prior to entering private practice, I served as a Deputy County Attorney at the Office of the Nassau County Attorney.  During my tenure as a Deputy County Attorney, I represented the County of Nassau and the County's various departments and agencies in employment and labor related matters.  Subsequent to my public service and immediately prior to founding Famighetti & Weinick, I was employed as a senior associate at one of Long Island's and New York City's highly regarded employment and civil rights law firms, handling and managing a complex caseload. 


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Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC
25 Melville Park Road
Suite 235
Melville, NY, 11747


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Posted by Michael | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If A is for Awesome, Pete and his firm are an A+++
Having worked for many years at this company, we were suddenly confronted with a major re-organization/re-structure several months ago. Entire divisions were eliminated. Our division was put on notice for potential reduction/elimination. Some of us were targeted in ways which could compromise our ability to find new careers/positions elsewhere. I consulted with Pete, and he was instrumental in guiding me towards the proper steps to address the entire process. He is thorough and personable. Embedding himself within the details to ensure the best of outcomes. I was coached and guided each step of the way. Pete treats every case as if it is the only one he manages. With a multifaceted approach, Pete ensures that he has plans and back-up plans to address changing dynamics and outcomes every step of the way. There is no one who will represent you in a more professional and personable manner than this man. I strongly recommend Pete and his firm and thank him for all his care, concern and hard work.
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Posted by Danielle | December 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very grateful for all the hard work!
Mr. Famighetti did an amazing job. He was very knowledgeable and I was always kept up to date on the details of our matter. I appreciate the attentiveness and the time taken to explain each step and answer any questions I had during the process. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Famighetti and his firm Famighetti & Weinick to anyone.
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Posted by Lisa | July 18, 2014
College tuition refund
He was a wonderful and very reliable lawyer. He was very knowledgeable and very willing to help me out. He explained everything to me. I would use him again in a heartbeat and I recommend him 100%.
Posted by Paula P. | July 15, 2014
Couldn't have asked for better
Because of Peters hard work and dedication to my case, I was able to sleep at night. This was one of the hardest times in my life and because of Peter I felt safe and taken care of. I understood everything that was happening throughout the entire litigation process, and any questions I had he answered day or night! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is dealing with any type of employment issue or civil rights issue. He was hands down the perfect fit for my case and I could not have been happier with the outcome. Thank you again, Peter.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2013
Mr. Famighetti was knowledgable and capable in the handling of my matter. He was thorough and continually kept me in the loop with respect to the status of my case, he took the time to explain the case at each step and answered all my questions whenever they arose.
Posted by Laura Johnson | January 7, 2010
Peter Famighetti, Esq.
Mr. Famighetti is an excellent attorney; very knowledgeable of the law. More importantly, when I needed to speak with him, I actually spoke to him and not his secretary or paralegal. I would highly recommend Mr. Famighetti’s services.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Borrelli & Associates, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Senior Associate
  • Leeds, Brown PC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Nassau County Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2010
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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • McCaffrey v. County of Nassau et al
  • Federal jury verdict in favor plaintiff
  • McCaffrey v. County of Nassau et al
  • Federal jury verdict in favor plaintiff


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Employment and Civil Rights Committee Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Voted "Super Lawyer" 2017
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2017
  • Voted "Super Lawyer" 2016
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • Nominated Best Firm
  • Best of Long Island Press
  • 2015
  • Voted "Super Lawyer" 2015
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • Voted "Super Lawyer" 2014
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
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  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Recruiting Employees Through Social Media: #Lawful or #Unlawful?
  • 2018
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Must New York Employers Pay Accrued, Unused Vacation and or Sick Time t Employees Who Resign or are Terminated?
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Updates on Employment Law
  • Employment Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Peter
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter and I were opposing counsel in a challenging employment discrimination matter. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and is always well-prepared and thorough. Although we were adversaries, Peter was always courteous, and we were able to work together to reach an agreement that all of our clients could live with."
Discrimination Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Famighetti is a smart, hard working attorney with substantial courtroom experience. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter Famighetti is an excellent and experienced attorney. I trust him so much that I decided to open a law firm with him!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter Famighetti is a highly knowledgeable attorney with a keen understanding on how to best utilize the law to his client's advantage. He consistently demonstrates a willingness to aggressively pursue his client's claims to the farthest extent possible."
Employment and labor

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Melville Litigation Lawyer Peter Joseph Famighetti
Peter Joseph Famighetti
Litigation Attorney
Melville, NY
Licensed for 22 years
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