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John Joseph Ventosa

Personal injury Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

5.0   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
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About John

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JOHN J. VENTOSA is a founding partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson, PLLC. Prior to joining the firm as a partner, John served his community as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in the Dutchess County Public Defender’s office, where he represented individuals charged with everything from simple violations to violent felonies and developed a reputation for aggressive, unrelenting representation of his clients’ interests and a keen knowledge of the law.

John has partnered up with some of the most well-respected and experienced attorneys in the Hudson Valley and will continue to serve his community by bringing that same aggressive and skilled representation to the private sector. In addition to serving Dutchess County as a Senior Assistant Public Defender and now as a founding partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson, PLLC, John also is an acting board member of People, Inc. – a non-profit organization devoted to helping and improving the lives of the psychiatrically labeled within our community. He has been on the board since early 2015 and his contribution of personal and professional experience to the organization has been instrumental in sustaining its rapid growth over the last several years.

John earned his BA from New York University and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. He is a member of the Dutchess County Bar Association, Ulster County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Defender's Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018
Client's Choice
2019 2018

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Location

McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC
42 Catharine Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC
7405 S. Broadway
Red Hook, NY, 12571
McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC
73 Gleneida Ave.
Carmel, NY, 10512
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
A huge help!!
Mr. Ventosa was extremely helpful when I called him. He listened attentively and explained the details of the law and why I did not have to worry. He helped put my mind at ease over a scary situation and gave me advice going forward on how to handle the matter. I am genuinely not sure what I would have done without him. He saved me many sleepless nights of worrying. Highly recommend!!
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Posted by Slavo | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Can highly recommend Office of John Ventosa. He represent me for a speeding ticket and I was very pleased with the outcome. John & his team were proactive, responsive and professional.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Charges Dropped
Attorney John J. Ventosa is a Godsend. Being young and dumb got me into a lot of trouble, and within less than a year I was able to leave the past behind. With the help of McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa and Patterson PLLC, I was able to plead guilty to an offense that held no time or probation. After being informed I could potentially be facing 15 years in federal prison, a $150 fine and no criminal record was the best case scenario Ventosa promised me. After every court date, my family and I were reassured that everything would end in my favor. Mr. Ventosa was very professional, yet still personable and easy to talk to. He appeared prompt, confident, and poise throughout all of our interactions.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2022
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DUI
Joh was very professional during my court case. He kept me updated and were able to achieve the absolute best outcome for my case of a DUI. I’ve personally known John for years and it was no question of who to call as the best defense attorney in the area to represent me for my case. I cannot thank this firm enough for everything they have done for me in a very stressful part of my life. Johnny you are the best. And if I ever need legal defense in the area again you will be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Attentive and efficient attorney
Mr. Ventosa represented me in a criminal case -- he took over for another lawyer who was less communicative and not making advances on my case. Mr. Ventosa and his team were very attentive to my needs; he took my calls and/or responded promptly via phone and email; he made sure I understood what was going on and was comfortable with my choices. I highly recommend his representation!
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Posted by JP | June 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
John was very helpful throughout what was a very stressful process - he helped me through every step of the way and was able to get me the best result possible. Cannot say enough about the level of professionalism and am grateful to have had John in my corner.
Posted by Patrick | April 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
John was an absolute professional from the start and truly cares about his clients. I could have not asked for a better lawyer who did everything he could to get the best result for my case. His entire staff was helpful throughout the whole process.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Arrested for shoplifting and case was dismissed!
John was extremely kind and alleviated a lot of my anxiety around my case. He got to work right away and the case was dismissed within a month. It was a really scary time for me but he made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire time he was representing me. Would recommend him a thousand times.
Posted by Michael | August 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I found myself in some trouble and John was quick to assure me not to worry. John was not only a great lawyer but felt like a pal also. He breaks things down and tells it how it is. I hope to never need a attorney again but if I do I’ll definitely use John.
Posted by Jean | March 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
College Student DUI
We found John to be professional and very informative about the legal process and what might happen in court. There was a range of possibilities on how the court could respond to the charges. We had the best possible outcome. It was a relief and a hard lesson for my son. We highly recommend John.
Posted by Ryan | October 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful
Not only was John willing to take my case, but he took the time to explain things and to answer any questions I had. He was reassuring and honest about all possibilities. In the end, the outcome was better than I ever expected.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I hired McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC for assistance with a traffic violation. The entire time I received exceptional client service. All of my questions along the way were answered in a very professional manor. I would hands down recommend their services to anyone.
Posted by Michael | June 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
I hired John to represent my son. He and his staff were very helpful and responsive to all my concerns. He negotiated a settlement that I was extremely pleased with. John is very knowledgeable and easy to speak with. I am very grateful for all his hard work and would highly recommend John to other perspective clients.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The lawyer you hope is representing you! Highly recommended
John Ventosa represented me in a recent DWI case and I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to represent me. He was very thorough when asking me about the details of my case as well as explaining to me possible outcomes. From the moment you talk to John you get the feeling he is on your side and will do his best for you and that’s exactly what you get. He was ultimately able to get me a reduced charge and made sure I was happy with that outcome. John is also extremely efficient, I thought my case might drag on for a month or more but he was able to achieve a desirable outcome for me in a fraction of the time. I would highly recommend John to anyone in need of legal help or advice. You’d be hard pressed to find a better attorney to represent you. I hope I don’t need legal representation in the future, however, if I do you can be sure John will be my first call.
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Posted by Joe | May 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
John Ventosa was very helpful and attentive throughout the process of resolving a traffic ticket. While I'm sure John had much bigger things on his plate at the time, he was still able to successfully see the resolution of my ticket through the end and got my speeding ticket reduced significantly. He was very responsive and I would highly recommend John to my family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
John was my lawyer through a petty larceny charge. He was amazing I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a really good lawyer. He is professional and honest. Thank you John.
Posted by Marissa | February 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defense Attorney
John J. Ventosa, Esq. is an exceptional attorney. I was charged with several offenses in the State of N.Y.. I reside in N.J. My case seemed hopeless. As my defense attorney, John handled my case in a professional manner. His knowledge and expertise of the laws averted a situation where I could be serving time. He is well known and respected in the courtroom. He provided me with hope. He pleaded my case and was able to reach a plea that is allowing me to have a second chance at life. I will highly recommend him. He will fight for you!
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Posted by Travis | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
2 felony DWIs
John has gone above and beyond for me both professionally and personally. He kept me out of jail on 2 felony DWI charges and has also helped me work on getting in touch with my adopted son just out of the kindness of his heart. Mr Ventosa goes above and beyond and has even checked in with me after my charges were resolved. Forever grateful for this man and his dedication. Much love John!
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Posted by Steven | December 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I needed a miracle and that’s exactly what John got me. Excellent lawyer, couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
When I first met John Ventosa I thought my life was over. I was facing two DUIs and a felony possession charge. I felt ashamed, alone, and afraid. John gave me hope when I had none. From the moment I spoke to John I knew that he was exactly the person I wanted on my side when I had to face the prosecutor and the judge. His confidence and passion for the law made me feel safe and I knew that I was in the right hands. You are never alone when you have John Ventosa on your side. Mr. Ventosa was very aggressive with my case. When the cops tried to re arrest me for the possession charge he immediately emailed the DA and the arresting officer and kept me out of jail. He told me exactly what his plan was from the very beginning and was confident that he would be able to get a deal in my favor. While this made me feel better, I still had my doubts. John didn’t just care about winning the case, he cared about my well being and constantly asked me what he could do to help me better myself. We both agreed that rehab would be in my best interest. While I was in rehab John took care of everything for me and constantly kept me updated on the case. In the end John was able to get me the deal of a lifetime. After doing only 100 hours of community service (which John helped me find) I was given an adjournment for contemplation of dismissal (ACD) for all charges. Never in a million years did I think I would get out of this without doing some jail time or at least probation. Even the judge told me to thank my lawyer for doing such a good job. Thanks to Mr. Ventosa I still have a license, a car, a job, a clean record, and 6 months sober. Mr. Ventosa has given me a second chance at life and I am forever great full for that. If you ever find yourself in a place where you think your life is over, John Ventosa is the person to call. I will be recommending him to everyone I know. Thank you so much for everything John, you truly went above and beyond for me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hard Working and Reliable
Mr. Ventosa was hired to represent me for a traffic matter. He negotiated on my behalf and got me an outcome that was favorable. What I liked most about Mr. Ventosa is that he reviewed the case with me before the court date and followed up with me after it was disposed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCabe, Martin, Pollok, Coleman & Ventosa, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Dutchess County Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Pirrotti & Glatt
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Law Office Of Jonna M. Spilbor, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Napoli Bern Ripka Schkolnik, LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Hon. Albert Lorenzo
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • St. John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Healey
  • Dismissal - one count
  • Rugar v. State
  • Plaintiff recovery

Associations

  • New York State Defender's Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • People, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • CALI award for scholarship in Constitutional Law
  • CALI
  • 2010

Publications

  • New York Litigator Law Journal
  • Assistant Editor
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Youth Mock Trial Competiton - Our Lady of Lourdes Highschol
  • Trial Practice - Mock Trial Judge and Q&A session
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (27)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse John Joseph Ventosa without hesitation. A dedicated professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very diligent, professional and extremely knowledgeable attorney and well-versed in his practice areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a very knowledgeable and dedicated criminal defense attorney. John zealously advocates for his client's interests and will go above and beyond to get the best possible result in each case. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on cases with John, including a DWI jury trial. I have worked with John in both the public and private sectors, and have seen him in court before we came to know each other. He is exceptionally well versed in the law, and is an extremely persistent advocate for his client's cause."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Ventosa is a superlative criminal defense lawyer who commands respect from judges and prosecutors alike. This translates into better results across the board as John is a highly dedicated advocate who has represented many hundreds of clients in serious criminal cases. If you are allowed only one phone call, call John Ventosa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"A huge factor in decision to form a law partnership - after my 30+ year career as a sole practitioner - was coming to know attorneys who exemplified keen practice skills, compassion for clients and high integrity as lawyers. the partnership of McCabe Martin Coleman & Ventosa was created with attorneys of like skill and distinction. John Ventosa is an integral part of that firm make-up - with a superior reputation in the criminal defense practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a solid attorney that knows his criminal law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a knowledgeable and charismatic attorney. His focus is always on the best interest of the client and he consistently achieves the best possible results. Thus, I wholeheartedly endorse John Ventosa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent criminal defense attorney, who is diligent, professional and extremely knowledgeable. His years at the Public Defender's Office give him the the experience, background and skills to provide the highest quality representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced, knowledgeable and detail oriented advocate who fights hard for his clients. He is an excellent attorney that I can recommend without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is skilled at spotting the legal issue and then crafting a creative compromise to resolve a case in his client's favor. He is devoted to helping his clients. John is one of the few attorneys I know who can still make you laugh after a heated debate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a dedicated and passionate advocate who constantly fights for the best interests, and best possible outcome, for each of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a highly competent practitioner and provides zealous representation to his clients. He is well-versed in all aspects of the criminal law and is held in very high regard within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ernest, energetic, smart. Johnny is a former public defender so he has the experience too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a passionate and dedicated attorney who strives to provide the best possible representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent criminal defense attorney. His years as a public defender only sharpened his trial skills and expanded his already extensive knowledge of the law. He is very well respected as a zealous and professional advocate for each and every client."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a superior lawyer who has it all. He is an excellent litigator, knows how to handle himself in the courtroom but also knows the law and has the additional ability to research and write legal motions which is a rare combination. John has my highest possible recommendation because he knows what he is doing and extremely hardworking."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a capable attorney experienced in litigation, who works hard for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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