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The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC was established in 1997 to provide the highest caliber of legal services in the area of divorce, family law, custody, visitation, criminal, traffic, real estate, personal injury and litigation matters. Robert W. Dapelo, Esq. the owner and Chief Executive Officer of The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC has been admitted for the practice of law in since 1987. Robert W. Dapelo, Esq. spent the first six years of his career in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York prosecuting narcotics cases, wiretap investigations, and major felony matters. In 1993 he left the King's County District Attorney's Office in a supervisory capacity. This Office strives to use the best and most advance techniques to maximize the client's chances for success in all areas. I invite you to explore this Office for all your legal needs. We are a family law office for all your family's needs.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 55%
    24 years, 750 cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    24 years, 500 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 13%
    22 years
  4. Family: 10%
    24 years, 750 cases
  5. Real Estate: 2%
    24 years



Hourly ($245-325/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (35 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • George Wilmarth Nickel III

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    George Nickel Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Susan Ann Kassel

    I endorse this lawyer. He is always well prepared and extremely effective in court. Robert is an excellent attorney.


    Susan Kassel Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC

110 North Ocean Avenue, Suite A
Patchogue, NY, 11772


NYCurrently registered 198707/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CV Rated Since 2000Martindale-Hubbell2010
Award of ExcellenceMissing and Exploited Children2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProprietorLaw Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq.,PC1997 - Present
Senior AttorneyKings County District Attorney's Office1987 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbian Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk CountyMember2008 - Present
Family Law CommitteeMember2003 - Present
Criminal Court CommitteeMember2003 - Present
District Court CommitteeMember2002 - Present
Supreme Court CommitteeMember2002 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asgar v. UddinHad pre-marital religious agreement struck down.
Micena v. KatzWon Appeal.
Rose v. RoseWon Appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
City University of New York, City CollegeUrban Legal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce CourseMatrimonial and Family Law2014
Developments in Real EstateLis Pendens and alienation of Property2007