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Thomas K. Campagna

Divorce and separation Attorney at Islandia, NY

4.6   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
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    Divorce, custody, pre and post nuptials, same sex marriage/divorce, separation agreements, child support, enforcement of support, business and professional practice valuation and distribution, family law mediation, grandparents rights, interstate custody/visitation, international custody/visitation.

    37 years, 3,000 cases

Thomas K. Campagna has exclusively devoted his practice to divorce and family law for over 30 years and possesses extensive experience in litigating and negotiating complex matters in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child abduction, relocation of a child’s residence, child support, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, custody and visitation, spousal maintenance and child support awards, the enforcement of visitation and support Orders, parental alienation, grandparents’ visitation, license and professional practice valuations, business evaluations and distribution, support modification proceedings, collection of counsel fees, and expert fees.

Mr. Campagna is a former President of the Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County and member of the Board of Directors of the Matrimonial Bar Association.

In addition to representing members of the local community, his experience includes the representation of accomplished and highly recognized celebrities in the television, sports, and music industries; judges and nationally elected politicians; and high net worth individuals in the fields of finance, medicine, real estate, business, and public service. Mr. Campagna has been interviewed, quoted and/or referenced in major national and local news (ABC, NBC, New York Times, New York Law Journal, New York Post, People magazine, News 12) on issues of family law and has been the featured guest speaker on the television program, “The Common Law.”

Mr. Campagna has been a frequent invited guest lecturer providing seminars to fellow attorneys and judges on issues involving divorce and family law.

He has appeared and argued before the New York State Court of Appeals and New York State Appellate Division. A number of his case decisions have been published in the New York Law Journal as being noteworthy to the public and other matrimonial attorneys. He was the attorney for the grandmother in the landmark Court of Appeals case on grandparent rights.

Mr. Campagna is familiar with and has litigated in all five boroughs of the City of New York, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and upstate counties in New York State. He has successfully negotiated matters to a fair and reasonable settlement without the need for trial; however, for those difficult cases in which trial is unavoidable, he has zealously litigated, and successfully brought to conclusion, cases in the State Supreme and Family Courts.

He has been recognized with Distinguished Honors including (most recent):

Very High Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards – Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% -The American Registry, 2019
Distinguished Attorney – Martindale-Hubbell, 2018 and 2019
AVVO Perfect 10 Rating
“Top Rated Lawyer” on Super

Location

Campagna Johnson Mady, P.C.
1440 Veterans Hwy Ste 100
Islandia, NY, 11749
Campagna Johnson, PC
888 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 200
Hauppauge, NY, 11724
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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Neha | August 7, 2020
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Md
Tom Campagna saves me from an expensive trial after my first attys dragged into my case for almost a year, wasting my money. He was able to work out a settlement in one shot. Absolutely the best in this field!
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer......no one better
I just finished up a very long and complicated four year divorce with Tom Campagna. His knowledge and expertise are second to none, and I felt extremely confident that I had chosen the best lawyer right from our initial meeting. In addition to his vast knowledge of divorce law, Tom was also incredibly caring about myself and my daughter during an incredibly difficult time in my life. I always felt incredibly confident in his capabilities to handle all the issues as they arose....and there was never a time that he did not calm me down and put me at ease when times became difficult and stressful. Although we did not have to go to trial, I know that Tom is the best divorce trial lawyer available......Thank you Tom, for helping me through my divorce, and for the wonderful outcome as well..you are the best!
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
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INCREDIBLE MATRIMONIAL ATTORNEY!!!
Mr. Campagna represented me in my divorce. He is a brilliant attorney who represented me zealously and we achieved a result that I could not be happier with!!! The opposing attorney was frankly no match for Mr. Campagna. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a matrimonial attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the One for Divorce
I hired Mr. Campagna as my third attorney in a very protracted divorce (7+ years). His skill at filtering through the unimportant minutia of divorce and its issues, is beneficial to the client in both expense and emotional toll. Mr. Campagna's professional demeanor is a comfort while in the unfamiliar world of court dates, four-way meetings, and dealings with other lawyers and your future ex-spouse. He was knowledgeable regarding the latest changes to laws and procedures and was able to make sure that any new information that pertained to my particular case was always put into play. If I had do it again, God forbid, I would not hesitate to go to Mr. Campagna and his staff for help.
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Posted by JD | September 24, 2016
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This is The One, especially if you have custody issues.
A divorce is an intrinsically adversarial situation and ultimately it comes down to defending what terms are most important to you. I did my research prior to engaging Tom and couldn't be happier with my decision. My case revolved primarily around being a father and seeking full custody of my children. Tom's intelligence, warm personality and knowledge of the law immediately inspired confidence. He takes your case personally and you can feel that in every member of his staff and the way he represents your interests in court. He is particularly skilled if your spouse has a very combative and unreasonable personality. His understanding of psychology and the emotional component to divorce is of real value. He is charming by nature but tenacious and very effective when it counts. No one can ever get everything they want; but when I was finally done, I wanted to know that I had done everything in my power to get the best scenario for my children. There is a cost-benefit to every decision and in the end you want to know that you made the right choices. Picking Tom Campagna was one of them.
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Posted by Elizabeth Murphy | September 3, 2016
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Superior
Tom Campagna is an excellent attorney in every way. He is someone you want on your side during this very difficult process. His expertise and empathetic nature make him an outstanding attorney. Tom made sure that I was comfortable throughout a very difficult divorce and during trial, he impressed me with his impeccable trial skills and determination to achieve the best possible outcome. I'm thankful every day that I chose him to represent me because he managed to achieve justice for me. I'd recommend him to anyone that had to go through this very unfortunate process.
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Posted by Joe | November 6, 2015
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Excellent trial Attorney
I retained Tom Campagna for a custody trial and his reputation of being an excellent trial attorney preceeds him. My case settled at trial and I got what I deserved with my children. If you have a difficult, unreasonable spouse that refuses to be amicable, then Tom is your man to get things done. Tom knows divorce law very well and takes the time to meet with you to know every angle of your case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2014
Professional and Reliable
When I needed an attorney to try case, went to Tom. He tried the case for a few days and then settled the case for fair and reasonable outcome; something I thought was not possible. Very pleased and thankful
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2014
LISTENED TO WHAT I WAS LOOKING TO ACCOMPLISH
Tom and his staff were great. Tom explained the process clearly and thoroughly from the start. Welcomed all of my questions with patience and thoughtful responses. He actually listened to what I was looking to accomplish in approach and outcome of my divorce. At first, a bit concerned about high profile cases he has handled; however, treated me with same compassion and competence. I would highly recommend his services. Meet with him and you will see.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2014
Great firm!!
Beware of many negative reviews. This is an adversarial and emotional process. Any person who has lost his or her case at the hands of Campagna Johnson can write a poor review as a means of vengeance. This firm cares about the outcome of the case, especially considerate of the effect on children, and, as evident by the staff is highly professional and organized. Their advice to me proved invaluable.
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Posted by Joan | July 27, 2014
I definitely chose the right Attorney
Tom was professional and very knowledgable as was his staff. He was honest and responsive to any and all of my concerns . He was compassionate and helped guide me through a process that was completely unfamiliar to me and that was very important to me. I would certainly recommend him and have always believed that you get what you pay for and the quality of his expertise was worth the fee . I felt protected and secure knowing he was representing me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Third times the charm
I had hired two lawyers prior to hiring Tom. The first lawyer was disinterested, didn't return calls and had a difficult personality. The second lawyer was walked all over by my husbands attorney. I then interviewed three other attorneys, including Tom. The moment I met Tom , I knew he was the right fit for me. He immediately answered questions other lawyers could not or did not answer. He gave me a very clear and accurate description of the process. I walked into his office feeling lost and frightened. I left there feeling, for the first time in a long time, hopeful and optimistic. My divorce took about three years, mostly due to maneuverings by my husbands attorney. At the very first court conference that Tom appeared at, the case simply turned on a dime. Tom not only remembered everything I had told him, but he also came armed with information from experts indicating that my husband was delaying and stalling. The judge put an immediate stop to that. From that point forward, Tom maintained a strong and positive outlook for my case. In fact, I believe that my husbands attorney was somewhat intimidated by Tom and his thorough and commanding attention to the details of my case. I also feel certain that my husbands attorney did not want to go head to head with Tom at trial. As such, Tom was able to get me a very favorable outcome in a case where I was initially told by my husband that he "would give me what he thought was fair". The entire office was a pleasure to work with, from Helene who answers the phone, to Deb who so promptly answers any questions you have (at a much lower rate than having to speak with an attorney) to all the paralegals who made document acquisition painless and seamless. When working with you, Tom makes you feel like you are the only client he has. And, while not relevant to my case, while walking through the halls of family court with Tom, there is not one attorney who does not greet Tom with a smile and a handshake and a great word to say about him. I felt like I was working with a superstar!! Obviously, I was 100% pleased with the way my case was handled and I have already recommended Tom to many people. I feel lucky to have had him on my side.
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Posted by Dave | June 26, 2013
Great choice for me
I chose Tom after meeting with several divorce lawyers, and I am very happy I did. He was knowledgable and guided me through tricky waters. I didn't need to go to trial but if I did he would have been, by far the best choice! I highly recommend!!
Posted by Mike T. | December 25, 2010
The Best Lawyer for Professionals
Thank You Tom Campagna! Tom gave me the GREATEST Christmas present, FULL CUSTODY of my sons. I am a Physician and did not loose my practice in the divorce. Tom is now going back to Court for child support from the X-wife, how great is that! If you are a Professional, or man trying to get a fair shake from the system, YOU NEED TOM.
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Posted by Dana | December 10, 2010
The Best!! When I needed it the most
Divorce is never good. This attorney knew what he was doing. Would have cost me much more with a less informed lawyer. Most important, he was great when he had to be...in the courtroom
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2010
Impressive understanding of Business Valuation
Never realized how complicated valuation of med practice could be and what a difference an informed atty can make toward achieving a favorable settlement. Thank you.
Posted by happy client | December 5, 2010
Super Job
Very professional. Cared about my case. Fair results at a reasonable cost. Settled without having the expense of a trial.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2009
Impressive Trial Attorney
Thomas Campagna was my trial attorney. His relaxed attitude and how he composed himself in the courtroom was priceless. I know there are alot of attorneys out there but he knows his stuff. You will never look back and regret your choice for one minute.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2014
Doesn't care about you or your family
Tom Campagna is never available, his fees are so high, he tells you what you want to hear and then doesn't deliver, he hasn't done anything for me and my family except draw out the divorce and make more money off of me. He is too inundated with clients to give you the attention you need.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2010
BEWARE OF THIS ATTORNEY IF YOU VALUE YOUR ASSETS!
I AM A VERY UNSATISFIED FORMER CLIENT OF THIS ATTORNEY MR CAMPAGNA WAS MOST OFTEN, UNAVAILABLE TO MEET OR SPEAK WITH ONCE I PAID HIS RETAINER, AND DID NOT PROVIDE DETAILED BILLING FOR THE 3 YRS HE REPRESENTED ME. HE ALLOWED THE CASE TO DRAG ON FOR YEARS, ALL THE WHILE CONTINUED TO CHARGE FOR SERVICES THAT WERE NOT NEEDED, AND WASTED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF MY ASSETS. MR CAMPAGNA HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF MIS HANDLING MY ESCROW ACCOUNT. MR CAMPAGNA PRIDES HIMSELF AS AN EXPERT IN MATRIMONIAL AFFAIRS, WHEN IN REALITY, HE IS MERELY AN EXPERT BILLING MACHINE. MR CAMPAGNA HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF THIS PRIOR, AND HAD I KNOWN THAT FACT I WOULD LIKELY NOT HAVE RELIED UPON HIM AS MY ATTORNEY. I SUGGEST THAT SINCERE DILIGENCE BE DONE BY ANYONE LOOKING TO RETAIN HIM BEFORE YOU SIGN ANY RETAINER.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Campagna Johnson, PC
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Matter of O'Loughlin v Sweetland 2012 NY Slip Op 06145 [98 AD3d 983]
  • Father awarded custody and child relocated to NY to reside with Father
  • AMS, III v EDG 2012 NY Slip Op 51096(U)
  • Custody to biological father
  • E.S. v P.D.
  • Grandparent visitation declared constitutional - Client prevails

Associations

  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Very High Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%
  • The American Registry
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals- Top 1%
  • The American Registry
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Retaining Liens and Charging Liens
  • 2014
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • 2013
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Business Valuations
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Thomas
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I worked as an associate attorney in Tom's firm for four years. The experience was invaluable. I learned a great deal from one of the finest divorce/family attorneys anywhere. He is a highly experienced professional, well-respected by the judges and his peers."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the most charismatic attorneys I have ever met, and he knows his stuff. It is amazing to watch him on trial, and an honor to know him!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Campagna is one of the best attorneys. He is extremely knowledgeable and always prepared. In addition, Tom is personable and a pleasure to have as an adversary. If I needed an attorney and could not represent myself, I would hire Tom."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best Marimonial lawyers on Long Island. If you want a fair resolution or if you need to prevail,Tom and his firm will do that for you. Go with the best, you will be very happy you did."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom is an extremely knowledgeable mentor. He is a true professional and an exceptional litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because he is second to none. Tom balances aggressive representation with practical and client-informed decision making like no other, and it is this, along with a host of other reasons, that he is one of the most respected attorneys in Suffolk County. When choosing a lawyer, a client should consider the attorney's experience, ability, personality, level of compassion, and should never overlook reputation among the bench and bar. Tom is well known to all practitioners and judges, and this is often a driving factor in his effectiveness in swiftly and effectively resolving one's divorce matter. Any client is in safe hands with Tom!!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is extremely professional and a formidable adversary. I highly recommend his firm to anyone looking for a quality attorney."
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Islandia Divorce and separation Lawyer Thomas K. Campagna
Thomas K. Campagna
Divorce and separation Attorney
Islandia, NY
Licensed for 37 years