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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 55%
    57 years
  2. Environmental: 15%
    47 years
  3. Business: 10%
    57 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    57 years, 9.65 thousand cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-1750/hour), contingent (15-34%), Retainer (sometimes)

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Yannacone & Yannacone, PC

PO Box 109
Patchogue, NY, 11772-0109


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chairman EmeritusPatchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts2005
Man of the YearLong Island Advance1992
“...exemplary legal service to Vietnam Veterans. ...Agent Orange Victims International1982
Certificate of AppreciationAmerican Bar Association Section of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law1974
National Distinguished Service Conservation AwardThe National Wildlife Federation1969
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Village JusticeIncorporated Village of Patchogue, NY1994 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing ArtsCoFounder, Chairman Emeritus1998 - Present
International Council of Environmental LawCharter Member1969 - Present
Associated Musicians of Greater NY, Local 802 AF/MN/A1952 - Present
Geological Society of America (GSA)Section X Representative to AAAS2004 - 2008
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)Vice Chair, Public Outreach Committee2002 - 2007
American Bar Association, INCL SectionFounder and Chair, Environmental Law Committee1970 - 1974
American Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Founder & Co-Chair, Environmental Law Committee1969 - 1971
Environmental Defense FundCo-Founder, Counsel1967 - 1969
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MDL 381 in re Agent OrangeClass Action Settlement
Bloom v. Property Owners Association of Port JeffersonPlaintiff discontinued suit
Envirtonmental Defense Fund v. U.S. Army Corps of EngineersInjunction granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Actual Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration and Development On Our EnvironmentEnergy and Environment: A Partnership That Works;2005
Sustainability of Energy and Water Through the 21 CenturyWater and Energy, the Basis for Human Society: Are They Globally Sustainable Through the 21 Century?2002
Pain Management, A Practical Guide for Clinicians, Sixth Edition, (American Academy of Pain Management/CRC Press)Infrared Photon Stimulation: A New Form of Chronic Pain Therapy,2002
ExplorerThe Public Lands,2001
Environmental GeosciencesScience, Ethics, and Scientific Ethics in the Modern World,1999
The RecorderIt’s Time to Raise the Bar1997
Long Island Business News“...we must make changes in the public school system...,” Long Island Business News, “Speaking Out” “...we must make changes in the public school system...,”1996
Long Island Business News“...LI’s economic health depends on public safety...,”1996
Newsday“Ill Gulf War Veterans Deserve Help Now,” “Viewpoints” OpEd1996
Risk & InsuranceAnother Opinion of Legal Time Billing,1993
Kent's Mechanical Engineers’ HandbookEngineers’ Liability1986
International Regulation of Chemical and Biological Warfare Symposium,Chemical Defoliation or Chemical Warfare?1982
The Urban Lawyer reprinted in The Land Use Awakening: Zoning Law in the SeventiesImpact Zoning: Alterna- tive to Exclusion in the Suburbs,1981
South Dakota Law ReviewProperty and Stewardship: Private Property + Public Interest = Social Property,1978
Environmental Law: Practice and Procedure HandbookEnvironmental Auditing1976
The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and EngineeringEnvironmental Law1975
North Dakota Law ReviewAgricultural Lands, Fertile Soils, Popular Sovereignty, The Trust Doctrine, Environmental Impact Assessment and the Natural Law1975
Future land Use: Energy, environmental and legal constraintsThe Origins of Our National Environmental Policy1975
The Energy CrisisThe Energy Crisis1974
The ForumEnvironmental Law1974
Planning, Environmental Science, AviationThe Environment and the Law1974
Proceedings: Symposium on Energy and SocietyEnvironment, Energy, Society and the Law1974
Examination of Medical Experts IICross-Examination of a Cardiologist to Establish Causal Relationship Between Death and Work Activity1973
Environmental Science, Technology, Information ResourcesEnvironmental Litigation as a Source of Environmental Information1973
Environmental Rights & Remedies, 2 VolumesEnvironmental Rights & Remedies1972
Trial Lawyers QuarterlyChildren or Chattels?1972
National Environmental Information Symposium: An Agenda for Progress, Volume 2Law, Legislation and Regulation1972
Proceedings of the Geological Society of America / National Association of Geology Teachers, 1971 Annual MeetingHow Much Geology is Relevant to an Eighteen Year Old Voter?1971
ENVIRONMENT: Resources, Pollution & SocietyEnvironment and the Law1971
Science, 170, 503—508 (30 October 1970)Systems Studies of DDT Transport,1970
1 Environmental Law 8—33National Environmental Policy Act of 19691970
Utilizing Scientific Testimony, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH–The ATL Monograph SeriesDefending the Environment1970
Master Planning the Aviation EnvironmentEnvironmental Concern–The Law and Aviation1970
Science and the Future of ManScientists in the Courtroom1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LIMBA Long Island Mid-Suffolk ActionGlobal Warming: Danger and Opportunity2008
The Geoawareness Week LectureThe Hudson: Revisiting a River of History... and Controversy2005
grand opening lecture for Geology 101Introduction to Geohazards: Design with Nature... or else!2005
Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States Annual MeetingNational Energy Policy: Implications for the Intermountain West2004
New York State Continuing Judicial Education (MCJE)Judicial Ethics2002
Natural Resources Forum, Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Association of Petroleum GeologistsDevelopment: Conflict and Consensus2002
Midyear Meeting of IOGCC, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact CommissionAmerica’s Energy Future2002
IOGCC Spring Quarterly Business MeetingLeading by Example: Public Information & Education about Oil & Natural Gas2002
IAGC Environmental Conference, Geophysical Operations and the Environment: Perception and RealityEnvironmental Commitment: Public Perception is Really Reality2002
Geology for Public Policy, 98th Annual Meeting of the Cordilleran Section, Geological Society of AmericaRational Science for Rational Policy: Geology Serving Science Through Public Communication2002
Pain Management: A Challenge for the New Millennium, 12th Annual Clinical Meeting, American Academy of Pain ManagementUtilizing a National Outcome System for Resolution of Medical Legal Disputes2001
National Academies Energy WorkshopMust Global Terrorism Mean the End of Western Civilization and “One Nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for All"? The Role of Science and Engineering, Scientists and Engineers2001
Keynote Address, 21st Annual Meeting, Independent Oil & Gas Association of New YorkIndependent Producers: Are We Really the Public Enemy?2001
Employment Opportunities in the Geological Sciences, Geological Society of America Annual MeetingResume Review & Career Development2001
Annual Meeting, American Academy of Medical Infrared ImagingInfrared Energy and Human Physiology2001
12th Annual Clinical Meeting of the Pain Management: A Challenge for the New MillenniumUtilizing a National Outcome System for Resolution of Medical Legal Disputes2001
OCA Continuing Judicial Education (MCJE) programJudicial Ethics2000
NYSBA CLE Program, Winning Your Case at the Deposition: Effective Tools for the Successful LitigatorDeposing Experts2000
OCA Continuing Judicial Education (MCJE) programReview of Recent Legislation1999
1999 Regional Client Counseling Competition in Criminal LawAdjudicator (Judge)1999
American Bar Association Annual MeetingConfidentiality and the Duty to Disclose1998
New & Innovative Use of Infrared ImagingThe Bernard Edwards MD Memorial Lecture, "The Future for Infrared Mammography"1997
Forensic Issues in Pain ManagementFraud1996
Annual Meeting Geological Society of AmericaPublic Communications and Public Controversy1996
Annual MeetingSaving Lives Through Applied New Medical Science: Thermomammography1996
Annual MeetingTechnical Considerations of Infrared Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection1996
Institute for Environmental Education, Geological Society of AmericaMedia Workshop1995
Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of AmericaPublic Communications for Geoscientists1995
Second Annual Workers’ Compensation Defense and Occupational Medicine SeminarToxic Exposure in the Workplace; Third-party Liability1993
, Thirty-fourth Annual Kentucky Occupational Medical Association MeetingWorkers' Comp: A COMPlex System1993
Massachusetts School of LawThe Agent Orange Litigation: Paradigm or Paradox; Method or Madness1992
First Annual Workers’ Compensation Defense and Occupational Medicine SeminarOccupational Disease1992
Workers’ Compensation Seminar, College of InsuranceWorkers’ Compensation Seminar1991
American Herschel Society Annual MeetingHigh Resolution Dynamic Digital Infrared Imaging & The Law1991
Science & Technology Round-table on Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Natural ResourcesDiscussion Paper: Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources1990
Workshop on Social and Ecological Issues Raised by Incineration: Are We Asking the Right Questions?Siting a Regional Ashfill: Was the Process Constitutional?1986
Conference on Ethics and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Ethics1985
Vietnam Generation: Spirituality and the Law Conference IIAgent Orange: A National Issue1984
Hazardous Waste Litigation SymposiumDefendants as Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs as Defendants1984
Handling Toxic Torts or Cancer ClaimsHandling Toxic Torts or Cancer Claims1984
CLE Seminar, New Rochelle [NY] Bar AssociationWord Processing and Litigation Support Systems in the Local Law Office1982
New Torts on the Horizon SeminarThe Toxic Tort Case–From Cradle to Grave1981
Melvin M. Belli Seminar Program on Computers in Trial PreparationMDL 381 The Agent Orange Litigation: Computer Methods for Managing Complex Litigation1981
Litigating Cancer Claims SymnposiumLitigating Cancer Claims, Couirse Director1981
International Regulation of Chemical and Biological Warfare SymposiumChemical Defoliation Or Chemical Warfare?1981
Environmental Land Use Planning SeminarEnvironmental Land Use Planning1981
ATLA Section on Military Justice SeminarAgent Orange and the Veterans’ Administration1981
ATLA Section on Environmental Law SeminarManaging Complex Litigation and Mass Toxic Tort Claims1981
ABA/ALI Conference on Land Use and DevelopmentLiability Issues in Handling Hazardous and Low Level Nuclear Waste1981
63rd Annual Convention of the American Legion, Department of PennsylvaniaAgent Orange and Veterans’ Health1981
U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee HearingsTestimony on Agent Orange and Veterans’ Health1980
Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastesin re Agent Orange Products Liability Litigation1980
The Institute of Ecology, Ninth Annual Meeting, Needs for Ecological Information in Conflict ResolutionMediation, Alternative to Confrontation in Resolution of Environmental Controversy, Keynote1980
Perceptions of Risk, Fifteenth Annual Meeting Anniversary Celebration of the NCRPRegulation: A Classic Catastrophe1979
Environmental Seminar, Man and His EnvironmentEnvironmental Concerns of Eastern Long Island1976
ABA Bicentennial National Institute, Interdependence–The Law of the EnvironmentEnvironmental Auditing and the Environmental Audit1976
Symposium on Energy and SocietyEnvironment, Energy, Society, and the Law1974
Future Land Use: Energy, Environmental and Legal ConstraintsGrowth Versus The Environmentï ˜The Origins of Our National Environmental Policy1974
National Institute on Environmental LitigationChair/Moderator1973
Fifth National Real Estate Investor ConferenceCan Real Estate Cope with Environmental Protection?1973
Environmental Litigation ClinicEquitable Remedies in Environmental Litigation1973
Project SurvivalDefending the Environment1970
Earth DayLitigation–Civilization’s Alternative to War and Bloody Revolution1970
Second Annual Symposium, Master Planning the Aviation EnvironmentEnvironmental Concern–The Law and Aviation1969
Science and the Future of ManScientists in the Courtroom1969
Plenary Session, Environmental Law, Annual ConventionEnvironmental Rights & Remedies, Keynote1969
Environmental Legislation and the Political ProcessEcologically Sophisticated, Environmentally Responsible, Socially Relevant, Economically Rational and Politically Feasible Legislation1969
Sixty-third Annual Convention, National Audubon SocietyCourts of Equity Can Protect Our Environment1967