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John Virdone, ESQ

Long Island Divorce & Family Law Attorney

John Virdone, Esq. is a founding partner of The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. Prior to founding the firm, John was a senior associate at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. He has a multi-faceted background in complex civil litigation, business law, and family law. John is a recognized expert on complex custody matters and is the regular attorney lecturer for local chapters of national organizations representing grandparental rights.

Admissions

  • Member of the State and Federal Bars of New York and New Jersey
  • Member of the Bar of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court

Publications

  • John Virdone, Financial Options for Cash Strapped Seniors, Newsli.com, January 2009
  • John Virdone and Jerome Wisselman, Intrafamily Wiretapping in Custody Disputes New York Family Law Monthly, May/June, 2006
  • John Virdone and Jerome A. Wisselman, Recent Amendments Do Not Abrogate Bennett v. Jeffreys Requirements New York Family Law Monthly, July/August, 2005 (Grandparents rights)

Seminars/Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, monthly since 2010, Parenting Resource Network, Friedberg Jewish Community Center
  • Speaker, monthly since 2008, Long Island Kinship Care Connection
  • Speaker, monthly since 2008, National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights
  • Speaker, monthly in 2010 & 2011, Hispanic Counseling Center
  • Speaker, monthly in 2009 & 2010, Child Care Council, Inc.
  • Speaker, 2008 Jazz it Up Nassau Senior Event, Nassau Community College
  • Speaker, 2008 Legal Workshop Program: The Impact of Abuse & Neglect, Domestic Violence and Mental Illness on Custody and Visitation. Port Washington Yacht Club, Port Washington, New York, May 4th 2007
  • Speaker, 2008, Town of East Hampton Senior Center
  • Speaker, 2008, Town of Southampton Senior Center
  • Speaker, 2008, YES Community Center
  • Speaker, 2007 Legal Workshop Program: "A Legal Perspective of Marital and Domestic Issues Portrayed in American Film," Port Washington Yacht Club, Port Washington, New York, May 4th 2007
  • Speaker, 2006 Legal Workshop Program: "The Battle for Custody of Brittany Simmons: In the Best Interests of the Child? Port Washington Yacht Club, Port Washington, New York, April 7th and May 19th 2006, and on August 14, 2006 at St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY for L.I. Child and Family Development Service, Inc. ("L.I. HeadStart") members
  • Speaker, 2005 Legal Workshop Program: "War of the Roses: Case Study of a Family in Crisis" An Exchange Between Legal and Mental Health Professionals, Port Washington Yacht Club, Port Washington, New York, April 15th , May 13th and June 10th 2005

Education

  • City University of New York School of Law 1994 Flushing, NY (Juris Doctor)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook 1989 Stony Brook, NY Bachelors of Arts

Awards

  • L.I. Child and Family Development Services, Inc, Certificate of Appreciation- 2006
  • Association Castelvetranesi D'America, Ltd, Man of the Year Award-1999
  • Columbian Lawyers Association- Scholarship, 1993-94
  • Commission for Social Justice Order Sons of Italy, Certificate of Appreciation-1992

Our Testimonials

  • "John is a man of integrity, skill and knowledge. He represented me in a viciously contentious custody matter involving parental alienation and he did an outstanding job. As an attorney myself (corporate law), I have met hundreds of attorneys in my 25 years"
    Anthony C.
  • "John Virdone is simply put - a great litigator. My reason for saying this is that he is always exceedingly well prepared when he steps into a courtroom to advocate on your behalf. He knows "THE LAW" and he uses it to his client's best interest. My custody "
    Derek Tolbert
  • "John Virdone is simply an outstanding litigator. He represented me in the Queens County Family Court in a highly contested grandparent custody/visitation matter that was on going for more than two years. My case was exceptionally difficult. Many attorneys "
    Rachel
  • "John Virdone has represented me for more than eight years, primarily in the areas of family law, landlord and tenant matters, and real estate practice. Without reservation, I can state that his legal acumen, litigation skills, and negotiating techniques ar"
    J.C.
  • "How can I express my gratitude to Kira Schettino for taking the time and effort to prepare my case and represent me in court? Believe me, you have my complete admiration and respect for a job well done! I am also grateful to Amy Wilder my Social Worker for"
    J.K.

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