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Brian Anthony Picarello

Divorce and separation Attorney at Islandia, NY

4.7   13 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Brian

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Brian A. Picarello, Esq. is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of New York. Prior to practicing law, Brian earned his undergraduate degree from New York University in the fields of Psychology and Social Work. Being employed at both non-profit and government agencies afforded him the opportunity to service a diverse clientele. 

For over a decade, Brian has acted as an advocate for children, HIV positive individuals, low-income families, homeless persons, domestic violence survivors, and youthful offenders across several different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

While working full-time and providing for a family of his own, Brian earned his Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School, graduating with multiple honors and awards. His approach to practicing law is the same approach that made him a successful advocate in the community; care. Brian understands that whatever it is you are facing, it is the most important thing in your life. When you are working with him, you will feel like whatever you are going through is the most important thing in his life.

Brian has successfully handled cases in Family Court, District Court, and Supreme Court; is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and Suffolk County Bar Association; Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association; volunteers his time handling cases for the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence; and continues to be actively involved with the community agencies that he has fostered relationships with over the past 10+ years.

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Location

Picarello & Saciolo, P.C.
1601 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 500
Islandia, NY, 11749

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, diversed, attentive. Brian is my attorney!! And will use him again!!
From the initial upfront free evaluation, Brian explained everything step by step how things may go with both fees and the case. Knowledgeable is an understatement with this man!!. I had some hard questions and he had answered them with confidence. I went with Mr. Picarello after talking with four attorney's. Brian is extremely well diversed, attentive, and willing to give his full support. And he did every time I contacted him. Brian responded back immediately with a text message or within 2hrs of an email. Find another attorney that will do that. Brian, I can't say thank you enough!! You made my case as easy as it could be for me. And at the same time reducing my stressors when I had them at the worst. I want to say thank you again for always being at the ready for me when I had a question. Best Regards, Rob
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Response from Brian Picarello August 5, 2023
Thank you very much for the kind words! Its a privilege to be in a position to help!
Posted by Julie | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing, even at the worst time in my life.... Highly recommend!
I hired Brian to take care of my divorce and he was absolutely great to deal with. During such a difficult time in my life I really needed something to go "easy" and that's exactly what he did. He was actually a pleasure to speak with, extremely kind and informed me of everything that was going on every step of the way, took care of all the paperwork and things that needed to be done and even cost me less than I thought it would be. Beyond fair and really was there for me. I'd highly recommend him for anyone going thru a difficult family matter such as divorce or custody issues, etc... Hoping I never need him again, but if I have another family issue, he's absolutely my 1st call. Thanks again Brian!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Client
I just want say that Brian is a hard working attorney whom will work your case or situation to end as he and his firm is tireless public defenders for people's rights! I would recommend that anyone whom is looking for a honest attorney to please do your diligent for any family, criminal, divorce cases and give this firm a call as you will not only get results. You will win in the end!! Hat's off to the picarello law firm folks!!!
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Posted by M | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Brian Picarello is an excellent divorce attorney. My case was contested, and we had a 3 day trial. He left "no stone unturned" and was thorough. The trial was a success! Brian listened to and addressed all my concerns and promptly returned my calls. He is caring and does the job! I couldn't ask for a better attorney to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I was in a very difficult situation with my Ex-Husband trying to get sole custody of my kids. Tried for a while to do it alone then began consulting with attorneys after realizing I couldn't handle it alone. I spoke about my situation with four attorneys including Mr. Picarello and he happened to have been the most reasonable and understanding with my situation. He was there at any time especially in times when it felt nothing would work in my favor. I would definitely recommend him for any family matter, he was extremely knowledgeable and helped me until I got what I wanted. You don't have to take my word for it... one consultation with him and you'll see what I'm talking about (and initial consultation was FREE!)
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Posted by Tara DiTommaso | August 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney!
I did a lot of research looking for a really good attorney that wasn't going to rip me off like other attorneys have in the past and then I came across Brian Picarello. He was straight forward, honest and professional! I felt very comfortable with him and knew I wasn't being taken advantage of. I came all the way from Florida to handle this court matter and it was extremely stressful but Brian really took care of everything for me. I wish I had found him a long time ago! I will definitely be recommending him to all my family and friends back in NY. He was an absolute God sent and I couldn't have made it through this without him! Thank you so much!
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Brian Picarello for representation in regards to Divorce & Separation matters.
After spending almost two years in the court system, I was highly disappointed with an attorney that I had hired and had really screwed up my case. A case that could have been handled efficiently and carefully. However, I was able to change attorneys and I was blessed with Brian Picarello. He came highly recommended and of course his display of dedication and tenacity really turned my case around for the better. I was always being contacted and being informed as how my case was developing. There were times during my trial that I felt so frazzled and perplexed. There was one thing that Mr. Picarello said to me I will never forget "trust me, I would NEVER steer you wrong". At that moment I trusted his advisement and judgement. With that I was able to gained most of everything that I was requesting from my divorce and then some. Again, I highly recommend Mr. Picarello.
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Posted by Antonio | February 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
I hardly ever write reviews, but I just wanted to say how happy I am that I hired Mr. Picarello to represent me on my child support case. He was very fair with me, and honest from the beginning on what I could expect. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Lisa | July 31, 2015
Very Satisfied
Mr. Picarello represented me in a divorce and got me custody of my three children, and found a way to keep me in the marital home. He kept me fully advised each and every step of the way, and answered or returned all my calls very quickly. If you are getting a divorce, I would highly recommend Mr. Picarello
Posted by Carlos | July 24, 2015
Great Attorney
Mr. Picarello represented me on a criminal matter in Suffolk and he was great. Every time I called (which was a lot!) he answered my calls or got right back to me and was very patient with me. I was very nervous, and probably a pain in the neck, but he never made me feel like I was annoying. He worked with me on a payment plan and got me a great deal. I am very happy that he was my lawyer.
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Posted by Steven | July 10, 2015
Breaks the lawyer stereotype
I always had bad experiences with lawyers in the past, but mr. Picarello is cut from a different cloth. He is kind, patient, knowledgeable, very accessible, and best of all, was honest with me from the very beginning about the costs and the time needed to defend me in my criminal case. He made me very comfortable throughout the entire process, and fought to get my charges dismissed. I would highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves facing criminal charges.
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Posted by Pat | February 6, 2015
Both Skilled and Compassionate
Mr. Picarello represented me in Suffolk County Family Court and did a great job. He was always available and I always felt like I was his most important client! He took the time to explain everything to me every step of the way, and helped me make the right decisions. He was so professional in court, and wasn't afraid to take my case to trial. I knew exactly how much I was going to pay after the consultation. He was very affordable and worked with me on a payment plan.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did nothing for my case
Had to get a new lawyer His firm was more interested in chewing up the retainer
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Picarello & Saciolo, P.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2022

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • New York University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of Coward v Biddle
  • Our client received his award of counsel fees
  • In the Matter of Montebello v Montebello
  • Father granted sole legal custody
  • James v James
  • Obtained sole custody for a Father living in a different state
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Associations

  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association
  • 2012 - 2017
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - 2018
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Project
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Project
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Access to Justice Pro Bono Award
  • The Safe Center
  • 2016
  • Access to Justice Pro Bono Award
  • The Safe Center
  • 2015
  • PRO BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Access to Justice Pro Bono Award
  • The Safe Center
  • 2014
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Brian
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a knowledgeable and honest attorney. We were able to negotiate a fair settlement for both of our clients and avoid the expense of a trial."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer that always advocates for his client’s interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian was professional and courteous during the entire matter, and proved himself to be a talented and knowledgeable matrimonial attorney, as well as a formidable adversary."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Picarello's comments on this forum on divorce related legal issues indicate extensive knowledge in this area law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is an extremely prepared and skilled attorney, who I would highly recommend to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an experienced, knowledgeable and professional attorney."
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Islandia Divorce and separation Lawyer Brian Anthony Picarello
Brian Anthony Picarello
Divorce and separation Attorney
Islandia, NY
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available