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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. 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,  an 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. During the last few years, Mr. Ballato has also been representing crime victems of substantial frauds, cons, schemes involving a wide variety of deceptive trade practices 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.  


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    28 years
  2. Business: 20%
    28 years
  3. General Practice: 20%
    28 years
  4. Lemon Law: 20%
    28 years
  5. Family: 15%
    28 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Karen Svendsen

    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.


    Karen Svendsen Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John David Hadden

    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.


    John Hadden Trucking accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


NYCurrently registered 198907/10/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice Lemon Law Award 2012AVVO2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Moot Court Oral AdvocatePro Bono Project1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counsellor at LawNew York Law Private Practice1994 - Present
Surrogate Decision-Making CommitteeStae of New York Comission on Quality2003 - 2011
Hearing ExaminerTown Of Oyster Bay2003 - 2011
Auto Line ArbitratorBetter Business Bureau2001 - 2002
General CounselMassapequa Reformed Church1999 - 2011
General CounselMassapequa Water District1998 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorNew York Institute of Technology1994 - 1998
SpeakerBar Association of Nassau County1992 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)Member2011 - Present
State of New York Comission On QualitySurrogate Decision-Making Committee2003 - Present
Long Island Water ConferenceN/AN/A
Phi Alpha DeltaMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMemberN/A
Columbian Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaLawyerN/A
New York State Bar AssociationLawyerN/A
New Jersey Bar AssociationLawyerN/A
Dante FoundationN/AN/A
Phi Alpha DeltaMember - Junvenile Justice Program1987 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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
Pet Pit Bull Attacks and Bites Leashed Greyhound While Being WalkedResult Frey reached a $15,000 pretrial settlement with Ferraro's insurance carrier.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Anthony T. BallatoUsed Car Extended Warranties2011
Anthony T. Ballato Attorney & Counselor at LawLitigation or Arbitration of Lemon Law Claims2010
New York Law JournalBoat Seller Defrauded by Broker2008
New York Law JournalAlarm Failure Allowed Theft of Parrots2008
NewsdayElder Fraud2004
Long Island WeeklyA Matter of Trust2004
New York Law JournalPunitive Damages in Living Trust Fraud Case2004
Water newsA Newsletter from the Massapequa Water District2000
New York Law JournalLawyer Sues Over Money 'Lost in Space.'2000
MSG Metro Learning ChannelVeterinary Malpractice1998
Jukebox Collector MagazineThe Jukebox Counsellor1997
South Bay NewsBallato Returns to Massapequa1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Adelphi UniversityBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Patient Law and Personal InjuryProfessional Malpractice2011
Long Island & New York LitigationCivil Litigation in all state and federal Courts2011
Family Law & DivorceDivorce / Separation Actions2011
Business & Contract LawBreach of Contract or Warranty2011
Wills, Trusts & EstatesFamily Limited Partnerships2010
Wills, Trusts & EstatesLiving Wills, Health Care Proxy2010
Wills, Trusts & EstatesEstate planning and Administration2010
New York Product & Consumer LawDeceptive Trade Practices2010
Long Island & New York LitigationPersonal Injury / Accidents / Torts2009
Family Law & DivorcePrenuptial Agreements2009
Public television appearenceDiscussion of veterinary malpractice, owner's labilities and pet lemon law1998
Speakers BureauVolunteer Speaker1992
Speakers BureauVolunteer Speaker1992