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Joseph Paul Petito

Family Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    I have handled hundreds of criminal matters, in both local and County Courts. I take pride in representing individuals who have been accused of DWI’s, DUI’s, Misdemeanors, Felonies, and violations of Probation. I have earned a reputation of vigorously representing my clients, while keeping them fully informed of the status of their case.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    If you have been pulled over for a DWI or DUI, call an attorney immediately, the laws in this area are constantly changing. Protect your rights--Call Petito & Petito, LLP

  3. Family
    20%
    I have represented hundreds of clients in the local Family Courts. I practice in the area of child custody, family offense petition, modification of custody, and allegations of abuse and neglect. I know how stressful family court litigation becomes, and I know how to calmly take you through it.

    16 years

  4. Litigation
    20%

    16 years

  5. Personal injury
    20%
    Our firm represents individuals who have been injured by someones negligence. Our firm has settled countless numbers of cases, in the Six-figure range. We are trial attorneys, who prepare for trial from day one.

    16 years

Joseph Petito Esquire joined the Law Office of Bruce Petito Esquire in August 2007. Prior to this, Joseph was an intern at Legal Services in Michigan, where he gained invaluable legal experience and was able to help those who could not afford to hire an attorney.

As an Attorney for the past six years, Joseph focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DWI/DWAI,  Family Law, Personal Injury Law and Land Lord Tenant. Joseph Petito has successfully represented hundreds of clients in open Court. In addition to his vigorous and loyal representation at the trial level, Joseph Petito has also been successful on the Appellate level. One of his appeals, was published on the first page of the prestigious New York Law Journal. 

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Location

Petito & Petito, LLP
2 Austin Ct.
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603-3601

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Reviews

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Posted by Anthony | September 25, 2023
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Worth EVERY PENNY
The professionalism that came from this office is outstanding. Not only did Mr. Petito treat me and my family with such respect, but he had compassion for my case. The case was dismissed, and things have gotten much better since hiring Mr. Petito. I will 10000000% hire again if need be in the future. Thank you Joe and Staff. Anthony G
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Posted by Omar | March 22, 2022
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A great Lawyer and person
Joseph has helped me navigate the courts in an exceptional manner. I highly recommended him for your negotiation and litigation needs.
Posted by Dr. Piedra | March 16, 2022
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
Attorney Joseph Petito assisted me on my Guardianship matter and was very professional and gave me excellent guidance leading to a very successful Guardianship Order suitable to both the birth mother and myself. I highly recommend Joseph Petito, Esq. He is an excellent Family Law attorney.
Posted by Anthony | August 20, 2020
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Anthony M. - CEO ZHUZH INC
Mr. Joseph Petito is by far the most thorough and knowledgeable attorney, whom I have had the honor of representing my case, which was in Dutchess County NY. He is well respected, and admired by those who work in the Legal profession and came highly recommended by another top notch attorney in Dutchess County. Because Mr. Petito is very well respected by, both judges and other attorneys, you can be confident that you are well represented in the Mid Hudson Valley Region with him as your counsel . I am eternally grateful for work he did on my case which was not easy to win....but Thank God we did. I just want to say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! to Mr. Joseph Petito and his team, for all they did for me and my family.
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Posted by Jazmin | February 4, 2019
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Guaranteed Results
With Joe Petito's experience, intelligence and confidence I was able to return to a life free of worry and unsurety. After a very comfortable and honest consultation, his staff arranged an easy and quick hiring process. Throughout the course of my case Joe was informative, communicative, and persistent in retrieving answers and achieving results. Whenever there was new information involving the case Joe made it his priority to contact me via phone call, text, or email and in case he received no response he would always leave a message. His great patience and skill lead to a positive outcome and I am proud to have hired Joe.
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Posted by Don | September 3, 2018
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A big help!
I hired Joe and his firm to help me out with certain criminal charges and orders of protection. They helped me immensely! Very proffesional. Very caring. I would advise everyone in my situation to hire them!
Posted by Betsy | August 10, 2018
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Custody matter
I hired Joseph Petito to assist in a family custody case. Joseph handled all matters in a timely and professional manner. His knowledge of the law, family court system, and his sensitivity to family issues was exactly what we needed. He promptly returned phone calls, emails and he followed through with all that was asked of him. Joseph was upfront and honest with all costs associated with his services. We are very lucky to have found Joseph Petito to represent us when we needed him the most!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
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Stellar is the only word that fits!
Joe & Bruce will the only lawyers ill use from here on out. I hired them a few months back and i could not be happier. Not too mention the staff in the office, extremely helpful, prompt and patient. Joe and Bruce offered solid, sound and perfect legal advise. Very reasonably priced, i checked with 4 attorneys before i decided on Petito & Petito and they beat out the rest. I will in fact use them for any of my future needs. Needless to say if you choose these gentlemen to represent you, you will not regret it. Very knowledgeable and quick. Any information came up i knew about it right away. Im very happy with these individuals and zero regrets! Thank you joe & bruce!
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Posted by Diane | July 18, 2018
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Would Highly Recommend
Our son got into some trouble with the law and Joe and his law firm were there to help us, every step of the way. Joe let us know what to expect in and out of court and was always available to answer any questions we had. If we trusted Joe with our son's case then you can be sure you can trust Joe to do the right thing by you, too. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Joe and his law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2018
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highly recomended
mr petito did for me all that he had said that he would do and then some he is an excellent attorney that i would highly recommend job well done
Posted by Enesa | November 13, 2017
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Hardworking, smart and ethical attorney
To make a very long story short, I was in a very abusive relationship for about 15 years. At first it was not apparent to me simply because I was not aware that there were other types of abuse besides the obvious physical and verbal abuse. After we had two children together who were very close in age, my ex became very abusive to the point that even I realized it but I couldn't get out of the relationship because I had no close family nor friends by and I was struggling to keep my jobs even though I had two degrees and two great careers going on prior. I ended up being unemployed for about eight years. As my children got older, it became easier for me to pull myself together and finally about two years ago, I got enough strength and found a really good job. He didn't like that and became extremely abusive that I had to have him removed from our home. The abuse still continued except this time it was mostly financial and focused on turning everyone, including our daughters against me. The past two years were not easy because I was going through a very messy divorce, but at the same time, the past two years have been great comparing how my life was while I was living with my ex. What made this divorce so bad was the fact that he was very manipulative and he had significantly more money than I did due to the fast that he owns his own dental practice in the area. During this entire time, Joseph Petito, was my attorney and fought for me and my daughters. It was not easy especially when my ex tried to turn even my own attorney against me. I am so grateful that I had such a hardworking, smart, and ethical attorney to represent me. If you are here, reading this, it means that you are going through some rough time. While that is unfortunate, it is so great to know that there a great people out there, such a Joseph Petito, to represent you. Wish you all the best. Warmly, E. P-S
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Posted by Rob | August 30, 2017
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Made the bad situation I was put into turn out much better for me
Joe was hired for me by my father and at first I was reluctant because I thought I didn't need it and was a waste of money. Looking back now though I am very grateful for what Joe did for me. He utilized all of his knowledge of the legal system and all it's in's and outs to get me the best possible outcome. Hopefully I won't ever find myself needing legal consul again but if I do I will definitely want Joe Petito.
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Posted by Sarah | August 2, 2017
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I highly recommend Joseph Petito
Joe is a very detail-oriented, proactive, and honest attorney. He made sure that I knew exactly what I would be experiencing throughout the process and expertly guided me to a great resolution of my leal troubles. He showed up early to all of my court dates and put any fears and worries that I had to rest. I could not have asked for a better attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2016
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DWI
My son received a DWI and we retained Joe to represent him. Joe was very knowledgeable, responsive to our questions and concerns and was able to achieve the best outcome for my son, under the circumstances. We are grateful to have found Joe and pleased with the outcome of my sons case.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
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Family advice session
I am very satisfy with the advice I recieved. The lawyer who called me was very knowledgeable. He listened to my concers and questions and answered them in a very understandable way. I really appreciated it and I felt like I was treated like his real client. I highly recommend Avvo Advisor. R. Garcia
Posted by Joseph S. Jr. | April 3, 2015
Can't give enough thanks to him
My case may have been petty but Joseph Petito still took it personally and handled it with the utmost professionalism. Joseph Petito will do what needs to be done for his clients.
Posted by Kristen | September 27, 2013
Look no further.....
Joe represented me in a custody case in family court and he was fantastic! Inside and outside the courtroom he was supportive, professional and kind. Joe made himself available to me 24/7 and was always there to listen. He was honest and never tried to sugar coat anything....joe has great instinct and told me what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it! When we were in the court room he was right on and always was ready to fight and defend. We actually nicknamed Joe our Bulldog!! I would highly recommend Joe to anyone who needs a knowledgeable, aggressive attorney and who wants to win their case!
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Posted by Andrew | July 20, 2013
Extremely helpful and courteous
Joe was very helpful and kept my life on track for me. I was in big trouble and he really worked hard to make everything less painful. He knows the law and helped me understand it as well, he made sure of it. He always responds to e-mails and phone calls. He does what he says he will and timely. I would recommend him to anyone who gets a DWI. He's respected by his peers and the court and does not judge his clients. He made me feel very comfortable in a bad situation.
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Posted by Barry | August 12, 2011
Trustworthy, Knowledgeable and Wise
Don't let his young face fool you... Joe's performance in and out of the courtroom is beyond exemplary as well as honorable. From the first day I met Joe I have not stopped being impressed with his attention to details, his ability to provide realistic outcomes, his viable communication perspectives, and for his gift in helping facilitate measured results between other layers. Joe accepted my case after it had been batted around the courts for over a year and a half. According to the previous lawyers involved the current dispute I found myself in was one of the most extreme scenarios. Joe was able to help secure the custody and visitation needed to ensure my child's well being for the present time as well as future considerations. Without a doubt his work in this case helped define what was truly in my child's best interest. I am so thankful for Joe being apart of my life. For my child and for me. Thank you Joe!
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Posted by michelle | June 19, 2011
personal injury
Joseph Petito handled a slip and fall injury a few years ago. I am very pleased with his manner of professionalism regarding my case. He was friendly, supportive, and kept me informed on a regular basis regarding my case. I believe he did a great job in proving my case, and subsequently I received a favorable settlement for my injury. If I'm ever in need of legal services I would definitely call Joseph again.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Petito & Petito, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Bruce A. Petito
  • 2008 - 2012

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Hartford
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SAUL W. HOLLAND, Respondent, v. CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE et al., Appellants, et al., Defendants.
  • Matter of McKinney v Jones
  • Won
  • Matter of Serwatka v Serwatka
  • Won
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • cum laude- Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • cum laude- Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2007
  • General Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • N/A

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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Petito is a well-respected lawyer in the community. I recommend him."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several matters with this attorney and have found him to be an excellent attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Petito knows the law and how to make it work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for just about the entire time he has been practicing locally. He is conscientious, attentive to detail, aggressive when he needs to be, and not cowed by the District Attorney. I recommend him."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a great lawyer. He is knowledgeable, reliable, well-liked and appropriately aggressive as circumstances warrant. Joe is not afraid to take a case to a trial or hearing if doing so serves the client. Joe not only excels in family law but in criminal defense and divorce matters as well. I strongly endorse Joe."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An attention for detail; a committed advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Petito has exhibited a strong breadth of knowledge in his areas of practice and shows a passion for helping others. He is a strong contributor to the Avvo community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Joseph is dedicated and hardworking and will fight to win your case."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Petito. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Petito's education and experience make him a top notch attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe and I have worked many cases together and we have been on opposite sides of many cases. He knows the law and is an excellent, aggressive advocate for his clients. I would recommend him to family and friends if they needed someone."
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