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John A. Pappalardo is a Partner in the law firm of Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari, an AV rated firm with offices in White Plains, New York and Roseland, New Jersey. The firm is involved in matrimonial and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, and tax work. The White Plains office consists of two (2) partners, five (5) associates, one (1) of counsel attorneys, law clerks, paralegals and an administrative staff. John has been an active matrimonial practitioner for 31 years. He   supervises    a    9-member    matrimonial    department.    Please    visit    the    firm’s    website at www.pappalardoesq.com.

 

John has been litigating matrimonial cases over his entire career. He also has a private matrimonial mediation practice, is certified in matrimonial collaborative law, sits as a matrimonial arbitrator and is New York State Certified as an attorney representing children in all actions in which their rights are implicated. He has also served as Guardian Ad Litem in matrimonial proceedings. He is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New York, New Jersey; and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Bar for the United States Supreme Court and the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is further a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association and all of their domestic relations and Alternative Dispute Resolutions subsections. He served on the Westchester County Bar Multi- disciplinary Committee designed for the improvement of Matrimonial Law with a specific focus on the development of a Universal Forensic Order. John has further engaged in the Administrative Law Program for pro bono work in the matrimonial field. He was a referral attorney for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, representing parents who have had their children abducted. John is a member of the American Arbitration Association and has taught Arbitration and Mediation programs for the American Arbitration Association. He has spoken in the field of Domestic Relations law on behalf of the Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and National Business Institute. He is a former member of the Berkley College Paralegal advisory board; and has been a visiting professor at Pace University Law School teaching Arbitration and Mediation, a former adjunct high school instructor teaching Trial Preparation and a visiting professor at Hofstra Law School.

 

John is a 1983 graduate of Ithaca College with a BA degree and a 1986 JD graduate from The New England Law School.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • New York, 1987
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

John is a 1983 graduate of Ithaca College with a BA degree and a 1986 JD graduate from The New England Law School.

Professional Experience

John has a private matrimonial mediation practice, is certified in matrimonial collaborative law, sits as a matrimonial arbitrator and is New York State Certified as an attorney representing children in all actions in which their rights are implicated. He has also served as Guardian Ad Litem in matrimonial proceedings. He is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New York, New Jersey; and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Bar for the United States Supreme Court and the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is further a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association and all of their domestic relations and Alternative Dispute Resolutions subsections. He served on the Westchester County Bar Multi-disciplinary Committee designed for the improvement of Matrimonial Law with a specific focus on the development of a Universal Forensic Order. John has further engaged in the Administrative Law Program for pro bono work in the matrimonial field. He was a referral attorney for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, representing parents who have had their children abducted. John is a member of the American Arbitration Association and has taught Arbitration and Mediation programs for the American Arbitration Association. He has spoken in the field of Domestic Relations law on behalf of the Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and National Business Institute. He is a former member of the Berkley College Paralegal advisory board; currently a visiting professor at Pace University Law School teaching Arbitration and Mediation and a former adjunct high school instructor teaching Trial Preparation.

Honors & Awards

10 Best – Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2017
Nation’s Top One Percent The National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2017
Selected in 2017 SuperLawyers 2017
10 Best – Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2016
Selected in 2016 SuperLawyers 2016
Best Law Firms in New York First Tier Rankings U.S. News & World Report 2016
10 Best – Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2015
Best Law Firms In New York First-Tier Firm Rankings U.S. News & World Report 2014
Volunteer Attorney Certificate of Appreciation Ninth Judicial District’s Supreme Court Westchester County Uncontested Divorce Clinic 2013

Professional Associations

Academy of Family Mediators

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

American Arbitration Association

American Bar Association (Commercial Arbitrator, Dispute Resolution Section, & Mediation Panel)

Association for Conflict Resolution

Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester

Columbian Lawyers Association

Columbian Lawyers of Westchester County

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Association

Lewisboro Lions Club

National Arbitration & Mediation, Inc.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

New England Law / Boston Alumni Association

New York State Attorney for the Child Panel

New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section

New York State Council On Divorce Mediation

United States Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel

Westchester County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Divorce Law Guide from A to Z Tax Consequences of Divorce 2015
Practical Skills – Basic Matrimonial Practice Matrimonial Actions 2013
Family Court Practice – Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics How to Handle a Custody Case, Part II 2013
Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces Ethical Considerations 2012
Practical Skills – Basic Matrimonial Practice Basic Matrimonial Practice 2011
Family Law from A to Z Child Custody and Visitation Rights 2011
Practical Skills – Basic Matrimonial Practice Basic Matrimonial Practice 2010

Publications

Westchester Bar Journal Revisiting ADR in Domestic Relations Law 2011
Westchester County Bar Association Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection 2010
Westchester Bar Journal New York State’s Refusal to Promote Visitation Between Foster Care Children and Their Extended Family 1996