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Jonathan Christian Trotto

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rochester, NY

3.7   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
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Jonathan C. Trotto Esq. has worked diligently to gain the education and knowledge needed to carry on the strong reputation associated with our long standing family run firm. With a detailed knowledge of family law, estate planning and estate administration, Mr. Trotto is able to offer the knowledgeable and dedicated legal assistance families in the Rochester, New York, area need to find resolutions to even the most complicated concerns.


Trotto Law Firm, PC
140 Allens Creek Road, Suite 3
Rochester, NY, 14618

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Posted by Denise | November 30, 2018
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Awesome Attorney!!!
I went to Jonathan for a consultation with a custody issue and I hired him! this was the best choice that i could have made. Jonathan and his legal team are on point all the time. In court he may seem quite but just WAIT! I will recommend him to anyone that needs a lawyer for family court... He knows what he is doing and he knows when to use it. If the mother takes me back court again, I wouldn't want anyone else helping me with this matter. I can not thank him enough...
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Posted by Mark | January 11, 2017
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Great Legal Professional
Mr. Trotto helped close on our house back in the day and is now helping me with my will and other legal matters. He is very professional and thorough.
Posted by Harrison | October 21, 2015
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Great Lawyer
There were points when I was working with Jonathan Christian Trotto where I was loosing my cool and no matter what John kept his cool and stayed collected. I was pleased with the costs and I would definitely recommend him and his services.
Posted by Patricia | June 25, 2015
Available and Attentive
You want your lawyer to be available and attentive at all times. Jonathan Christian Trotto is just that. He made sure that I was always informed and up to date with everything. Thank you so much.
Posted by Jamie | May 28, 2015
Professionalism at it's best
Jonathan Christian Trotto at Trotto Law Firm, P.C. was the epitome of professional. He answered any and all of my questions I highly recommend him and his practice.
Posted by John | May 19, 2015
Professional Guidance through the Estate Process
Jonathan was instrumental in assisting my family through the estate liquidation process during a difficult time. His knowledge and assistance made the whole process proceed without any major difficulties. I would recommend him to anybody who needs this type of service.
Posted by Traci | February 4, 2015
Professional and Dependable
I would definitely use Jonathan again and recommend him to my friends and family. He was very dependable. He was very easy to talk to and explained things very well. Which is very important to someone who knows nothing about the legal system. He is very professional and I always felt confident in his ability to represent me in an honest and respectable manner.
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Posted by Emily | December 30, 2014
Respectful and Knowledgable
Jonathan was great to work with. Efficient, understanding, and knowledgeable. It was very important to get through my divorce as soon as possible and I felt I was always kept abreast of the status of my case. I have already recommended him to two people.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Fair, strong lawyer
Jonathan instantly understood the complexities and the urgency in assuring not only that my case was handled swiftly but also that my son and I were protected from my ex. He allowed me to be a part of the process from the beginning and was able to walk me through each step in order for me to make an informed decision. He maintained his calm and confident demeanor and this allowed me to keep as much emotion out of the decisions as I was able in order to see why the process went the way it did.
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Posted by Matt | August 21, 2014
Great Results
John is a great attorney. He has knowledge & experience about the entire family court system. When things got emotional John kept a cool head which in turn helped me to keep calm and helped with the ultimate resolution of my case. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2014
Will continue to use Jonathan Trotto for any future legal matters
Mr. Trotto established our wills and made the process easy and comfortable for my wife and I. I look forward to using Mr. Trotto for my future legal needs.
Posted by Steve | April 13, 2014
Great Attourney
Jonathan has helped me create LLCs, close on properties, and give general counsel when needed. He always makes time for his clients, and has been a great help to my businesses!
Posted by Michael | April 11, 2014
Personal and professional
Personal and professional...something that is rare in a law firm. My paperwork was forwarded to me (and to opposing counsel) in a timely manner, questions were answered without condescension or attitude and, in the end, my anxiety about the divorce was removed and a fair agreement was made. Tough to complain about that.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2023
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Waste of time
Most careless lawyer I've ever used. Takes weeks to respond to emails then makes a 1 minute phone call to you and makes up excuses why he hasn't answered. Then makes you feel like you're bothering him for asking for responses. You want a lawyer with no backbone then pick this guy. Id rather have my dog represent me.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2023
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I hired Jonathan Trotto because he gave me false confidence. My case should’ve been an easy win considering all the evidence and everything we had against my ex. At first, he acted like this would be a slam dunk win and I would get everything and more that I was seeking. After the first hearing, I lost all hope in him. He practically laid down and let my exes attorney run the court. He never was aggressive or assertive about anything in the courtroom. He was pushing for me to settle every meeting afterwards. It felt as though, by the end of it all, he was brokering deals behind my back. I ended up exactly where I started. I wouldn’t recommend this firm to anyone in a million years.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2019
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Do Not Use!
Reached a reasonable agreement twice with my ex, which he delayed so we would go to court, I got backed into a corner because of this and was forced to agree to things I did not want, I would have been better off letting my ex's lawyer do everything. Cost me THOUSANDS!
Posted by Hector | January 9, 2019
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Waste of money and ended up worse off.
I felt that he never fought for me. I was just walked through a process that made the bill bigger. In the end I ended up worse off than where I started. He took credit for things that I would have received with or without him. He charged me for emails that he either never read or never paid attention to because I would have to explain everything to him again 5 minutes before court. He negotiated things I didn’t ask for and lost time with my kids for me because of this. It’s sad because I had all the confidence in the world when I hired him. Now I’m out thousands for nothing and a harder battle ahead of me. I never felt like he was on my team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2014
Waste of money
I hired the Trotto law firm for my divorce. Jonathans word was "We will hit him hard, hit him fast. He wont know what hit him". Well that "fast took almost 2 years and over $15,000.00. Jonathan said I have a simple divorce and it will be no more than $5000.00. I was not part of my divorce. Johnathan did not ask me how I felt about certian issues. Just keep delaying for more money. I finally had to contact the supreme court myself!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2013
My experience
Jonathan did not fight for me. Every time I wanted a more aggressive approach he talked me out of it. He allowed a lie from my ex to now be in a court document as fact. I honestly felt he was part of a team that included the judge, my ex's lawyer and him. I did not feel my life was safe with him and I wish I would have spoke up. At least I can help another single mom from making this same mistake.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Trotto Law Firm, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Lunn Trotto Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2009


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006


  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2013 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Rochester
  • 2013 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Up and Coming Attorneys Award
  • The Daily Record
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Jonathan on both litigated and collaborative matters. He is attentive to the goals of his clients and advocates for them upon the facts and law. We do not always see eye-to-eye (not surprising as we're both attorneys working for our clients), but Jonathan can work through those differences as professionals without abandoning his client's interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Trotto is a well-respected attorney in our area, and he takes a reasoned approach to finding solutions in very tense situations."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is very attentive to details. He's smart and very responsive."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Jonathan, and have never received anything but positive feedback from those clients. In a very tense field, Jonathan exhibits a calm and appropriately easy-going manner that serves him and his clients well."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a knowledgeable and skilled practitioner. I recommend him for all family law matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jonathan is well respected in the legal community. I have worked with Jonathan on opposite sides of divorce cases and he is a pleasure to work with - practical and professional. I would recommend this lawyer."
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Rochester Divorce and separation Lawyer Jonathan Christian Trotto
Jonathan Christian Trotto
Divorce and separation Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 14 years