Skip to main content

John Joseph Fellin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hauppage, NY

4.6   11 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

John J. Fellin is a partner with the firm and concentrates in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law. Mr. Fellin’s breadth and depth of experience in negotiating settlements, coupled with his trial skills, has yielded the highest level of advocacy on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Fellin has dedicated his legal career to helping clients navigate the difficult and often emotional issues and challenging family relationships that invariably arise in both the dissolution of a marriage and in other family-related legal proceedings. John is a highly skilled negotiator and experienced litigator who works closely with clients to identify their goals and develop strategies that effectively and efficiently meet their objectives.

Mr. Fellin strives to resolve issues in an effort to avoid costly, lengthy and emotionally-driven litigation. However, when settlement is not practical or possible, he will vigorously litigate the matter to obtain the best possible result for his client in the courtroom.

John’s range of representative clients includes high net worth individuals, public figures, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, professionals and business owners and their spouses. His experience and legal acumen are complemented by his fellow partners and associates who concentrate in federal and state court practice, civil and commercial litigation, transactional business matters, criminal defense and appellate advocacy, yielding a broader base of experience on which to draw in negotiating and litigating complex financial divorce matters.

As an active Touro law school alum and frequent lecturer before the Suffolk County Bar Association, John frequently guest lectures on family law matters at events attended by both law school students and seasoned practitioners alike.

Lauded by members of the judiciary and his peers in the legal community alike, Fellin is proud to have been rated “Superb” by , one of the leading attorney rating sites, to have been named a New York “Super Lawyers” “Rising Star” between 2017 and 2019, and named one of the American Society of Legal Advocates’ and National Advocates “Top 40 Under 40” matrimonial lawyers for five consecutive years.

In 2019, the Long Island Business News, the region's larget business community journal, awarded John as one of its "Leaders in Law."

John is a member of the New York State, Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations. John is the incoming President of the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association Membership Committee, and was recently named to serve as a member of the Executive Board of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section. He resides on Long Island with his Wife and children.

Licensed for 12 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact John

Quatela Chimeri, PLLC
888 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 530
Hauppage, NY, 11788
Quatela Chimeri, PLLC
320 Old Country Road
Suite 206
Garden City, NY, 11530
Hide locations

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
5 Star
 
91%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
9%
Posted by Candice | October 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Calming Educated knows his stuff
After many sit downs with other lawyers I have hired this law firm to handle my divorce witch I was a nervous wreck about and John stepped in and has calmed me down tremendously he is always available to me even after hours to answer my questions and concerns. He is invested in my case and is always working for what is right for me and my children during this hard time! I highly recommend John !!
Read less
Posted by Dennis | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and there when you need him
I worked with John when I was being unfairly boxed into a court appearance that I could not possibly make in which my failure to attend would have worked tremendously against me. My opponent had manipulated the system to specifically drag me into court at a time when she knew I would be a away and that there was no way I could attend. John and his team move swiftly to arrange their schedules to appear in my case on my behalf and got me the adjournment critical to not being rule against in default. This made all the difference in my ultimate outcome months later. John is a knowledgeable lawyer and a great guy to work with. I am very satisfied with the outcome he secured for me, and I can highly recommend him.
Read less
Posted by Samantha | March 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recruitment Expert
John Fellin has had a tremendous impact on my life. He was the second attorney I turned to during my divorce, an arduous journey. His elevated expertise in matrimonial law is infused with tremendous courage, fierce determination, and a truly genuine value in his clients. His amazing work and hard efforts in bringing about a successful divorce in several months instilled faith in me. There are attorneys that care about their clients. There are attorneys that take great pride in their delivery and promise to their clients. They may not exist in great numbers. I can only tell you John Fellin is one of these credible and worthy attorneys! I highly recommend him...
Read less
Posted by Jessica | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I consulted with John on two separate occasions before hiring him for a family court case involving my young children. From the beginning, John was clear in the action he would take to help resolve my case. One case turned into two, and he worked with me to help keep the financial burden low. John has maneuvered the courtroom competently, putting me at ease during extremely stressful times. I felt John not only protected my character in court, but also voiced my concerns accurately and effectively. John has put together multiple proposals and has sent numerous well-written emails on my behalf. John also responds promptly to any concerns or questions. I have entrusted my children’s well-being and future in the hands of John and his firm, and would recommend him to anyone in need of a family lawyer.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Only one attorney could get a father full custody without a trial
John gives the advice you need to hear, not just what you want to hear. His solutions are forward-looking but in the instant moment he is a tough litigant and is quicker than his adversaries. He fights by taking the high road and if you give him the whole story he is that much better at giving you the best advice. John takes my calls after hours and even during events with his family, and when you get him he gives you direction that will make your case better. You may not always like what he has to say, but that is why he is a great attorney. He can save you from yourself, which is what it takes to win. For the male readers, I dare you to ask any other attorney whether they got the father full custody, majority visitation time, and money back from the mother - WITHOUT a trial. I only heard of one guy who did that and he did it for me. Thanks John.
Read less
Posted by Keri | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John goes above and BEYOND....
My divorce was supposed to be "simple" but became overly drawn out with many "snags" by my ex-husband. John went above and beyond in every circumstance and made the miserable task of a divorce gain clarity by explaining the process and provided rapid results both in and out of the court room. He filtered through all the smoke that my Ex was attempting to create. In short, should I ever need an attorney again, I 100% trust John to represent me with absolute confidence that he has my best interests in mind.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I was referred to Mr. Fellin by a family member. I didn't think anyone could help me in my situation. However after a great consultation he assured me that the situation could and would be resolved. In just a few short weeks he was able to do what no other attorney was able to accomplish and resolve my problem. I highly recommend him and his firm. Thank you Mr. Fellin.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
John has been handling my case for a number of months and I am extremely pleased with his guidance, knowledge and relatability. He has gone out of his way to be available to me, understands the case and strategy for resolving it, and makes sure to check in with me at each new development.
Posted by Michael | April 27, 2014
Current Divorse
Bad times call for good people, Thank god My union said if you want this done right call john and thats what i did, so far John has handled everything that was thrown at me,I have called on other attorney's and i will say John did not sugar coat anything, and gets right to the work that needs to get done,What more can you ask for. Call him, you have nothing to lose, But your case. He is very good at his job.
Read less
Posted by Rose | March 5, 2012
Wise, compassionate and knowledgeable
Mr. Fellin stepped into an impossibly hostile situation and was an oasis of sanity and reason through the entire process. He is compassionate but stills maintains his professionalism. I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Huge Mistake.
Not worth whatever he is charging. This lawyer failed to anticipate any legal actions from the other side; Poor attention to detail; Poor writing skills; Expected client to do a lot of the work but then charged an inappropriate amount. Has actually managed to make the situation he was hired to help fix, worse. Seemed to lack the experience / and or ability to get things done in a timely fashion. Our experience with Mr. Fellin was pure frustration. He never returned a business call during business hours. He promised many things and did not deliver - starting with just a basic timeline, things kept getting pushed back. I would not recommend this attorney in any capacity. He claims to have close ties to the court system -- that also appears to be false.
Read less
Response from John Fellin March 6, 2020
While I always welcome a review from a former client, it is troubling and worrisome when someone leaves such an extreme opinion and then declines to identify himself or herself so that I may comment and respond. Please feel free to email me directly so that I may know who this reviewer is and accurately respond.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Quatela Chimeri, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Winkler Kurtz, LLP
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Executive Agency Counsel
  • New York City Business Integrity Commission
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Touro Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Binghamton University
  • BA,
  • 2005
  • Chaminade High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 2001

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Nassau County Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Committee on Member Benefits and Services
  • 2015 - Present
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - Present
  • Touro Law Center Moot Court Board
  • Associate Editor In Chief
  • 2006 - 2008
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - Metro New York
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - Metro New York
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - Metro New York
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - Metro New York
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Award for Exceptional Contributions to Student Life
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2008
  • CALI Award - Trial Practice
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2007
  • CALI Award - Family Law
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2007
  • Gabrielli Family Law Competition - Quarterfinalist
  • Albany Law School at Union College
  • 2007
  • John Bainbridge Moot Court Competition - Semi Finalist
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2006
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse John
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. John is a colleague, and one of the most thorough and skilled attorneys that I have had the pleasure of working with. John is dedicated to the practice of Family and Matrimonial law, and has established an excellent reputation amongst the Matrimonial Bar of Suffolk County."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John and I have had a number of cases together. He is extremely knowledgable and skilled. He is an absolute professional and a formidable opponent on trial. I highly recommend John."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Fellin is an extremely competent and knowledgeable attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him on several complicated matters. Mr. Fellin skillfully advocates for his clients in a manner that is both assertive and professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a very competent lawyer with the "perfect combination." He aggressively advocates for his clients, employing superior litigation and negotiation skills as the situation demands, while simultaneously addressing colleagues and other professionals with courtesy."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently had the pleasure to work with John on a very complex divorce matter. John is very knowledgeable on the law and a tenacious advocate for his clients. As a result of his diligence and professionalism, we were able to resolve a highly contentious matter to the satisfaction of both of our clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great attorney with a great respect for his clients. He is devoted to his clients and treats them honestly while giving them the best chance at success. He is diligent about providing the best representation possible for each client he has and is always conscientious about his research. John is an intelligent, hard-working, professional attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Fellin for over 10 years. His zealous, competence and compassion makes him not only an excellent advocate for his clients, but also a great attorney to have "on the other side.""
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Fellin is a fine lawyer and extremely professional to deal with."
View more endorsements
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation