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Robert Gerard McDermott

Litigation Attorney at Ronkonkoma, NY

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    Connecticut - CT 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Surrogate's Court Litigation (contested estate and trust proceedings), Real Estate Litigation, Business Litigation

    32 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    Commercial transactions, Shareholder/ Business Matters and Agreements, Commercial Leases, Eviction Litigation.

    32 years

  3. Elder law
    Asset protection planning, and related matters relating to matters impacting the elderly.

    32 years

  4. Estate planning
    Wills & Trusts, Advanced Directives (Health Care and Power of Attorney Documents, and related financial/tax advice

    32 years

  5. Real estate
    Real Estate Transactions

    32 years


McDermott & Mandery, LLP
3075 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 260
Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779

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Posted by Gregory | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Must Hire
I have known Robert McDermott for several years, having engaged him initially to assist my family with our estate planning. Our experience was exceptional. Robert and his team are extremely knowledgeable, efficient and patient as we had many questions throughout the process. My family subsequently engaged Robert and his team to assist in negotiating and settling a family dispute regarding complicated legal issues involving a real estate property. Robert counseled us with practical advice, always being mindful of the economics. As a result, we avoided a contentious costly litigation and all parties were satisfied in the end. Again Robert and his firm were always accessible and patient in dealing with members of the family. I highly recommend Robert in the areas of real estate and estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Thorough, kind, and professional handling of a very sensitive case
Bob took care of a bill of sale for our organization that was extremely sensitive in nature. He helped us through several challenging months by patiently explaining our legal rights, answering our many questions, and always providing clear and timely documentation to support our case. I am extremely grateful for his kindness and professionalism and give him the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Faith | August 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I came to know Bob McDermott within a professional environment and gained insight into the type of practice he ran and type of person he was. He and his associates are professional, knowledgeable, and caring individuals. There was no question as to who to contact when I personally needed estate planning guidance. Bob very patiently explained the law and answered all my questions as they arose. I will continue to use McDermott Law Offices as needed and will refer others to use them as well.
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Posted by Bill | March 19, 2015
Review of will and estate plan
My wife and I spoke with Bob about our will and the status of our finances. It was a friendly relaxing conversation with Bob regaling us with many family stories. He told us we were in good shape with our finances and current will and no changes were necessary. He also gave us advice on estate planning and provided us with material on "pooled trusts".There would be no charge unless we wanted changes made to the will. We were highly satisfied with our meeting.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2015
Exemplary and Incomparable Lawyer
Unexpectedly in 2008, I simultaneously encountered devastating life events. I required immediate legal advice and was fortuitously referred to Bob McDermott. Unknowingly, I was faced with: IRS taxes, mortgage/foreclosure, financial ruin and marital issues. My whole world had been turned upside down. Blindly, I telephoned Bob. He listened attentively, "made a few phone calls" and ultimately assisted me sight unseen. Purposefully, he guided me to address the," The Top Three Dogs " facing me first. His clarity enabled me to focus and move forward to confront all the issues. Bob is a paramount lawyer and goes way "over-and-above". If he is unfamiliar in a specific area he will unequivocally find the correct answer via his top-level colleagues and specialists. Now that Estate Planning is incorporated into his legal expertise, once again I will be enlisting his trusted services. He is affable, diligent, professional, knowledgeable and extremely thorough. You can feel confident all legal areas have been comprehensively covered. Not only is Bob a true humanitarian and world class lawyer, he is the BEST lawyer you will encounter bar none.
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Posted by Ryan | November 12, 2014
Estate Planning
I approached Bob for guidance on my estate planning. He worked with me to create a living will and a trust. I found him to be very knowledgeable and patient, completely understanding my situation before advising on a recommended strategy. He and his staff were very responsive and always available. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Ken | October 27, 2014
Will done well
Bob McDermott set up our will. Bob explained everything and made it easy to understand. Bob is extremely competent. Bob offers guidance and helps you make a well thought out decision. He makes you feel comfortable in your decisions. Bob has a terrific personality and is very easy to work with. I highly recommend Bob McDermott.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2014
"Knowledgeable and Approachable Attorney"
Bob probated estates for me. Bob always explained the process to me so that I knew what to expect, and what needed to be done. From applying to the court, getting the money, what I needed to do with the Estate bank accounts, when I could make payments and to who, etc. Bob always returned my phone calls, in a timely manner, and provided honest and solid advice as my cases progressed. He is one of the most approachable and honest attorneys I have worked with, and I recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2013
Great Advocate, Great Guy
Strong and effective litigator. Has handled numerous matters (of varying types) for me over the last 3 years. High level of dedication to my cases. Communicated with me often. VERY fair with billing. Provided honest advice – he will always try to work things out first and avoid unnecessary and expensive litigation.
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  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Adelphi University
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • 1986
  • St John's University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1984


  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is an experienced and well established lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable in the areas in which he practices. I know Bob to be an excellent Trusts and Estates attorney (with respect to both litigation and planning), as well as excellent when it comes to Elder Law and Commercial Law. He is reasonable and practical yet he is willing to take the tough stance when necessary. Not only is Bob an excellent lawyer, he is also personable and he takes a sincere interest in his clients and their welfare. I have dealt with Bob as an adversary and as a colleague. He is truly a professional. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bob McDermott is first and foremost a wonderful, evolved human being. Everything else about him, including being a sincere and dedicated attorney, flows from that. Bob is knowledgeable of the law and always available to his clients and colleagues. I worked on a very sensitive case with him in which a small child's life, who's parents were going to live many miles apart, was involved and Bob was able to navigate the child's best interests while zealously advocating for his client, not an easy balance to find. I therefore recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone with a family law matter, especially in Suffolk County. You, as client, will be attended by someone who himself is an exemplary father with a deep understanding that children should not be the victims of their parents' choice to move in separate future directions."

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Ronkonkoma Litigation Lawyer Robert Gerard McDermott
Robert Gerard McDermott
Litigation Attorney
Ronkonkoma, NY
Licensed for 32 years