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Anthony Thomas Ballato

General practice Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   96 reviews

also known as Anthony T. Ballato

  • State Years
    New York - NY 35 years
    New Jersey - NJ 35 years
    Georgia - GA 32 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. General practice
    15%
    All areas of consumer, family and business concerns and advice, real estate, contracts, wills, trusts and estates, injuries, employment, churches, cell sites, elder law, malpractice, lemon law, litigation, fraud cases, etc.

    36 years

  2. Lemon law
    15%
    "My goal for my clients is to obtain full and adequate compensation for the damages they have suffered, as well as to discourage and remedy the conduct of the offender. A strong, principled sense of social responsibility drives me. I have been committed to achieving justice for consumers, employees, patients, and small business owners, victims of fraud and others promoting appropriate legal remedies and am proud to be an advocate for the underdog." - Anthony T. Ballato, New York Lawyer -

    36 years

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Litigation and arbitration of all types in all New York State and federal courts: District, County, Supreme, Surrogate's, Family, Bankruptcy, Appellate Division, and more.

    36 years

  4. Business
    10%
    From incorporation and inception to shareholder or partner disputes, restrictive covenants, dissolutions, purchases and sales, agreements and other business concerns and violations.

    36 years

  5. Family
    10%
    Advice, mediation, litigation and agreements of all types of family concerns, adoption, visitation, custody, support, separation, divorce, abuse, neglect, squatters, PINS, relocation, etc.

    36 years

  6. Divorce and separation
    5%

    36 years

  7. Elder law
    5%

    36 years

  8. Employment and labor
    5%

    36 years

  9. Estate planning
    5%

    36 years

  10. Medical malpractice
    5%

    36 years

  11. Trusts
    5%

    36 years

  12. Wills and living wills
    5%

    36 years

Anthony T. Ballato is an attorney and counsellor at law, licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and Georgia state and federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Ballato represents crime victims of substantial frauds, cons, and schemes involving a wide variety of deceptive trade practices, auto fraud, counterfeit goods and larcenies, with substantial verdicts and punitive damages in excess of two million dollars in a single case and has been a featured speaker on public television and has had cases published in the New York Law Journal, Jury Verdict Reporter, Newsday and other publications. He maintains his law office at Massapequa,  Oyster Bay Town, Nassau County, New York for the general practice of law and litigation in all courts. Mr. Ballato is a trained arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and Attorney General in consumer lemon law matters, a Hearing Examiner for the Town of Oyster Bay, former general counsel for the Massapequa Water District and associate counsel for the Manhasset Lakeville Water and Fire Districts, as well as pro bono counsel for various churches and not for profit organizations. In addition, Anthony T. Ballato is a volunteer attorney of the Surrogate Decision Making Committee of the State of New York Commission on Quality of care for the Mentally Disabled,  a former officer of the Columbian Lawyers Association, a former adjunct professor of paralegal studies at New York Institute of Technology, a member of the Speakers Bureaus of the Bar Associations of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, a court appointed Referee and has vast experience in various litigation ranging from family law matters, construction law, personal injury, contracts, business concerns, lemon law, pet law, bankruptcy, real estate,  trusts and estates and numerous other matters. Call in confidence for a case evaluation and experienced advice.

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Anthony Thomas Ballato
5476 Merrick Road
New York, NY, 11758

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Reviews

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Posted by John | February 27, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client
Mr. Ballato is an old-fashioned kind of lawyer fighting for the underdog -- he's there when you need him. He's given us his time, concern, consultation -- and has been working to help us. He follows up, knows what he's talking about, and gets results. Attorneys like him are becoming hard to find these days.
Posted by Karan | June 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Knowledgeable
I bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle that sadly turned out to be a lemon. Initially, I decided to handle the process of filing a lemon law claim on my own. However, once I received a response from Harley's attorneys, I quickly realized that I was in over my head. I found Anthony Ballato's firm through an online search. Despite my hearing being scheduled just a few weeks away, Anthony graciously agreed to review my case. After our discussion, it became evident that I would greatly benefit from his experience and expertise. I hired Anthony and it didn't take long for Harley to become more cooperative. Eventually, we reached a settlement that left me very satisfied. Next time I will save myself a considerable amount of time and frustration and go to Anthony first.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Lemon Law Advice!
Anthony provided wonderful legal advice in connection with a defective vehicle (lemon law issue). He was responsive, knowledgeable, and generous with his time. He provided excellent legal advice in connection with my lemon law issue. I trusted in the advice he provided, given his expertise and years of experience in this area of law. His counsel helped me make critical decisions when negotiating with the manufacturer. Without hesitation, I recommend anyone in need of lemon law advice and guidance about the state's arbitration process to seek his advice. I'm pleased with his sage guidance, professionalism, and big-picture view based on his experience to come to the best decision. He's also quite personable and I enjoyed speaking with him. His website also has great tips and legal advice. I recommend checking out his articles for advice. Thank you Anthony for your superb advice and counsel.
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Posted by Juan | April 5, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Very intelligent and seemed eager to help. I’m not sure what I would have done without him
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great !
Anthony was great- I called him with a couple questions and he took his time to explain to me in-depth everything that I had to do. He was very understanding of my current situation and offered me many recommendations of people that could help me. I appreciated the time he took with me with just a phone call !
Posted by Bryan | March 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lemon Law Expert!
I found Mr. Ballato's information after researching about Lemon Laws in New York State. After reading his website and watching several YouTube videos, I got a good vibe about him. After leaving a message with his office, I received a call the same day. I can confirm Mr. Ballato is extremely well versed when it comes to Lemon Laws (in addition to being a full service law firm) and he settled my case in under 60 days. Although every case is different, Mr. Ballato negotiated an ENTIRE REFUND of my lease payments despite me being 27 months into a 33 month lease. I would highly recommend Mr. Ballato because if there is an opportunity, he will find it.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney - highly professional and honest!
This outstanding attorney has done everything to help me and demonstrated complete knowledge of the laws, very experienced, intelligent, and honest which is so hard to find today! Overall, I recommend him to everyone who needs to resolve hard and fraudulent cases and needs a friend, not an enemy, to represent them in court.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Experience!
I am incredibly happy that I reached out to Mr. Ballato! He is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions very clearly and with great detail. Highly recommend!
Posted by Janet Lee | October 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Most Ethical and Intelligent NY attorney
I was very stressed and frustrated with licensed contractor who breached the terms and took advantage of me for the swimming pool. I contacted many attorneys in Suffolk County and they all provided same answer. Anthony Ballato was different. I knew right away he was different than other attorneys. He asked necessary questions, and he knew so much about the law (pros and cons). I have never met an attorney who is so ethical and caring, competent and extremely intelligent. He told me consumer affairs will take care of my issue so I don't need to spend money on attorney fees. All the other attorneys were too concerned about fees and trying to get me to work with them, but Anthony was the only attorney who actually cared for his clients and told me I shouldn't spend the money yet. I am so touched by Anthony. I will definitely contact Anthony if consumer affairs don't resolve my issue with this contractor. I learned so much facts and important information regarding my case and law. Thank you Anthony!
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Posted by Stephen F | September 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lemon Law Legal Representation
I became aware of Mr. Anthony Ballato during my search for information regarding New York State’s Lemon Law. I read several reviews praising Mr. Ballato’s representation of clients in Lemon Law cases. I completed a questionnaire on Mr. Ballato’s website providing information regarding my vehicle and the issues I had been having with a malfunctioning rearview camera. Shortly after submitting the questionnaire I received a telephone call from Mr. Ballato who was very gracious with his time and explained the process for filing a claim under the Lemon Law. He also advised me to continue bringing my vehicle back to the dealership each time the problem occurred as a means of strengthening my case. After 6 visits resulting in the car being out of service for a total of 42 days, Mr. Ballato submitted a Notice of Claim to Ford Motor Company requesting repurchase of the vehicle, a refund of the down payment and all 22 monthly payments and payment of legal fees. Within 6 weeks of filing the Notice, an offer was received from Ford. The offer was rejected as it did not provide the total reimbursement we were seeking. Within 2 weeks an offer was received from Ford meeting all our demands. The car has now been returned to the dealership and I am enjoying my new car thanks to the work of Mr. Ballato. I highly recommend Mr. Ballato to anyone considering action under the Lemon Law. I have no doubt you will be as pleased with his representation as I have been.
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Posted by Alicia | September 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Anthony was great ! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable ! Didn’t rush you off the phone and took his time ! Thank you again , Anthony!
Posted by Steven | July 12, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Experience!
Anthony was very informative and professional with outstanding attention to detail. I would highly recommend his firm to anyone looking for legal consultation.
Posted by Francesca | March 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind with great communication
Anthony is a friendly and kind lawyer! We had the opportunity to work with the Law Office of Anthony Ballato after unfortunately being scammed by another company and Anthony took the time to make sure we took all the right steps in removing the issue and gave us assurance through a stressful time. I would recommend contacting the Law Offices of Anthony Ballato with any questions or concerns as I was treated with kindness and gained a peace of mind through this stressful time.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Incredibly helpful!!
We are a So. CA corporation and were looking for legal representation in the State of NY. Mr. Ballato was incredibly informative on the phone. Anthony's advice will most definitely save our company tens of thousands of dollars. We would highly recommend Mr. Ballato to whoever is in need of an attorney.
Posted by Joshua | September 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lemon Law
Anthony did a terrific job helping us settle our lemon law case with Land Rover. He's very professional and really knows his stuff. I learned that you need to have some patience because it does take time, but in the end it's well worth. I would highly recommend him for all your needs especially with any issues pertaining to your vehicle
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Posted by Jerry | September 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional
I called Mr. Ballato for a problem I was having with my business and he was very quick to help me. He returned my phone call in a matter of minutes and was very professional and a really good guy who helped me out of a big problem. Professionalism and courtesy go a long way with me, that is why I will be using Mr. Ballato as my new attorney. I highly recommend him and his law firm.
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Posted by Jacqueline | August 16, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Consummate Professional
Anthony is wonderful attorney, skilled in many areas, with many years of expertise. He takes the time to sit with clients, in a caring, supportive way. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great
I have called close to 20 lawyers trying to find somebody to help me with my case even though Anthony knew he could not help me with my case he took the time to give me a call back out of his busy day and refer me to a to affirm that can help me standup guy in my book
Posted by Jean | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lemon case
I purchased a vehicle from land Rover in Huntington in 2019 I had the car for about two weeks and start experiencing some trouble with the framing with all the doors and engine problems the car was in and out of the shop for months of me owning the vehicle after that I figured there was a problem I started my search to find a lawyer because the company was not willing to help me I even wanted to trade the vehicle in for a higher model then I found Anthony Ballato of Massapequa I sat down and met with him in the first five minutes he told me I had a very strong case of having a car classified as a lemon I can’t express how much he has help me he’s very knowledgeable and knows the law to a T being a retired police officer I thought I knew the law but not like this guy almost a year later he finally got our day in court and he blew me away of how professional he was he really knows his stuff he has always emailed me or called me on the phone to discuss every little thing and every little detail and for me to make all the decisions. What I have learned is you need to have some patience it does take a long time but in the end it was well worth it I really enjoyed getting to know him we had some good laughs he really is a down to earth kind of guy I would highly recommend him for all your needs especially with a lemon thank you for going beyond and helping me get rid of that piece of crap you will always be in my contacts for any future needs well worth every penny thank you very much Jeannie Baumgardt more satisfied customer
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Anthony was extremely helpful with an issue I was having with a dealership. I highly recommend him if you ever need a lawyer!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Hearing Examiner
  • Town Of Oyster Bay
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney and Counsellor at Law
  • New York Law Private Practice
  • 1994 - Present
  • Speaker
  • Bar Association of Nassau County
  • 1992 - Present
  • Surrogate Decision-Making Committee
  • Stae of New York Comission on Quality
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Auto Line Arbitrator
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2001 - 2002
  • General Counsel
  • Massapequa Reformed Church
  • 1999 - 2011
  • General Counsel
  • Massapequa Water District
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Adelphi University
  • BBA
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pet Pit Bull Attacks and Bites Leashed Greyhound While Being Walked
  • Result Frey reached a $15,000 plus all vet expenses pretrial settlement with Ferraro's insurance carrier.
  • Pryor, Campbell, Twomey v. Cammarota, Gentry Group, Addison Insurance Marketing, Giuliani, et al
  • $2,000,000 punitive & actual damages
  • Heron v. Hunter, Marine Sales Inc.
  • $1,601,125 judgment with punitive & actual damages

Associations

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State of New York Comission On Quality
  • Surrogate Decision-Making Committee
  • 2003 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Lawyer
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Lawyer
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Lawyer
  • N/A
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Long Island Water Conference
  • N/A
  • Dante Foundation
  • N/A
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member - Junvenile Justice Program
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Lemon Law Award 2012 to 2017
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Moot Court Oral Advocate
  • Pro Bono Project
  • 1986

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • WHPC Law You Should Know
  • Lemon Law and Automobile Fraud
  • 2017
  • Nassau County Bar Event
  • Animal Law and Dangerous Dog Proceedings
  • 2017
  • Nassau County Bar Association Speakers Bureau
  • Buying or Leasing a New or Used Car and How to Avoid Getting a Lemon or Cheated
  • 2017
  • Long Island & New York Litigation
  • Civil Litigation in all state and federal Courts
  • 2011
  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Divorce / Separation Actions
  • 2011
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • 2010
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Living Wills, Health Care Proxy
  • 2010
  • Long Island & New York Litigation
  • Personal Injury / Accidents / Torts
  • 2009
  • Public television appearence
  • Discussion of veterinary malpractice, owner's labilities and pet lemon law
  • 1998
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Volunteer Speaker
  • 1992
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Volunteer Speaker
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Anthony
Business Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"I am an attorney who needed a lawyer for a business related matter. When I called Mr. Ballato's office, I was very impressed when he answered the phone. Ordinarily when you call an attorney's office, you have to explain yourself to the secretary before you can get on the phone with the attorney. When I described my legal issue to Mr. Ballato, he was patient, and a good listener. He offered me good advice, and was extremely kind. I highly recommend Mr. Ballato!"
Business Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lemon law Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well respected lawyer representing consumers in lemon law claims"
Consumer protection Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ballato shares a strong interest in helping those victimized by businesses committing unfair and deceptive practices. Much of his successful practice is the result of his commitment to helping consumers."
General practice Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony Ballato is an excellent attorney committed to providing his clients with quality legal services. Anthony is knowledgeable in a wide range of practice areas. I strongly recommend Anthony Ballato for any of your legal needs."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have recently had the opportunity to work with Mr. Ballato in a legal matter and was extremely impressed with the breadth of his knowledge regarding consumer protection laws and litigation practice in general. I would wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone looking for counsel."
Lemon law Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony Ballato is intelligent, thorough, and persuasive. He is a credit to the profession."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend attorney Ballato for New York Lemon Law work. It is clear from his legal guides and the reviews by former clients and other attorneys, and by his lemon law website and cases he has handled, that attorney Ballato is highly competent and qualified to handle general practice cases and he cares about his clients. He is especially knowledgeable in commercial law and lemon law cases. If you have a lemon and his office is near you, I recommend you call him for help."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional, courteous lawyer who embodies the best aspects of fellow members of the bar."
Litigation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Ballato is a fine addition to our legal community. He is an experienced attorney, and is passionate about his legal work and clients. I would not hesitate in recommending his services."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work and I am picky. He is dedicated, professional, ethical, courteous, personable, knows his legal issues well and, in fact, I first met him while he was teaching a continuing legal education class all lawyers must take. I have no qualms about sending him clients because I know they will get excellent legal representation. Moreover, he returns calls promptly; a number one complaint by clients is attorneys that don;t return calls promptly, or at all, and before I was an attorney, I had serious problems with call-backs as well. Mr. Ballato knows that people with legal issues are stressed and need to know they can get in touch with their attorney. Finally, he helps newer attorneys regularly and this actually helps clients via establishing an excellent reputation in the legal community as well as honors attorneys' ethical code of promoting the welfare of those involved in the legal community-clients as well as attorneys."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Anthony Ballato is a hard working, dedicated, ethical and competent attorney and advocate. He is wise, experienced and meticulous. An excellent litigator and the best Lemon Law attorney in the State!"
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