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The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. is a top rated Long Island divorce and family law firm. Our attorneys have a tracked record of success that comes from our goal to personalize our service to each client we get. We understand that a divorce can be a difficult time for you and your family, our goal is to make the process as painless as possible. Check out our past client reviews and contact us today for a compassionate guide through your divorce process. We will make it a priority to keep the family that is most important to you.
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  • Being an out of state Dad makes everything so much more difficult to fight and represent myself.

    “Mr. Virdone is the BEST lawyer I've ever seen and worked with. Being an out of state Dad makes everything so much more difficult to fight and represent myself. New York denied me a DNA test do to me not having been properly served by a processes server. (Out of State) I'm deemed the Farther by default. The plaintiff lived in Maryland but moved backed because of the end of our relationship. I've been paying support do to the default judgement. I went to New York and google: Lawyers and John Virdone and I've been happier ever since. O, and yeah because of John I will have my court ordered DNA test. Thank you God, and thank you Mr. Virdone! This case of mines has not been easy! I swear John makes this sh$@ looks easy. Great lawyer!”

    M.H.

  • John has been a God send and we appreciate him every day. In today's world it is very hard to find such a person. John is truly a gifted attorney.

    “John Virdone is an extremely honest and compassionate litigator. I have not met a more honest and ethical Attorney. He helped us get custody of our grandson. He knows the law!! He had our grandchild's best interest in mind when he took our case. We were not residents of New York State and time was of the essence. Aside from his professional knowledge he was emotionally supportive in such a traumatic time of our lives. Even after we left New York with our Grandson, he has been there for us over the past 2 ½ years with legal advice and guidance. John has been a God send and we appreciate him every day. In today's world it is very hard to find such a person. John is truly a gifted attorney. I am so happy I called the National Grandparents Alliance, because they referred him. It is a privilege to know him. We get very emotional when we speak of John because he helped keep our grandchild out of the foster care system. The other testimonies are right on. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

    S.C. Colorado

  • I'm grateful to have sought out his legal representation.

    “When I consulted with John Virdone, I was touched by his considerate attitude and knowledge of what I was dealing with in my ex-husband's belated challenge to my divorce decree. Mr Virdone was honest in his concerns about my case and encouraging of my making my own decision about proceeding. He was masterful in teasing out the documentary evidence required to prevail in my cross motion and I'm grateful to have sought out his legal representation.”

    Former Client

  • Believe me, you have my complete admiration and respect for a job well done!

    “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 referring me to you. Again, thanks to all for your help. I could not have done it without you!”

    J.K.

  • I was expertly represented during my divorce.

    “I was expertly represented during my divorce. John took the time to fully listen to my concerns, and gave me his undivided personal attention. I hope that you don't have to go through divorce, but if you do, use JOHN VIRDONE.”

    Grace Johnson

  • However, when I hired Mr. Virdone, he helped me overcome the complex legal issues in the case involving: ACS, Police investigation, order of protection, and forensic reports.

    “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 before Mr. Virdone failed to apprehend the legal issues at stake; however, Mr. Virdone patiently worked through my case. As a respondent, and a parent, I was devastated and felt lost and alone. However, when I hired Mr. Virdone, he helped me overcome the complex legal issues in the case involving: ACS, Police investigation, order of protection, and forensic reports. His knowledge of family law is superb and his preparation for the trial was flawless. During the trial, Mr. Virdone nailed the issue regarding of this particular grandparent's intrusion into the life of our family. She made a false report to the authorities that my new husband was abusive to my child and then later on attempted to obstruct my husband's petition to adopt my child after the authorities found no wrong doing. Mr. Virdone's sharp cross-examination questions made the forensic psychologist reverse his prior recommendation and to now recommend that future visitation should be limited and supervised. His cross-examination of the forensic expert shifted the Judge's perspective to limit the existing grandparent's visitation. The outcome was that the other party requested to settle for much less visitation; even before the trial was over. I am fully satisfied with the result.”

    Rachel

  • John was knowledgeable, efficient, compassionate, kind and understanding.

    “John helped me and my family through the medicaid process for a loved one from beginning to end. John was always there for us, promptly returning our calls, emails, etc. John was knowledgeable, efficient, compassionate, kind and understanding. He was so easy to talk to and we felt that he was honest and sincere and had our best interest at heart. We also felt that the advice John gave us was the same as he would give to his own family and that meant alot to us. I would recommend John Virdone in a heartbeat.”

    Former Client

  • Pretty much everything you need in the person tasked with fighting a battle that can impact the remainder of your life.

    “I recently had the displeasure of enduring a highly contentious and difficult divorce against an extremely bitter, unrealistic and deceptive ex. The process was painful but John made it manageable and fought hard to win the best possible outcome with a court system riddled with apathy and bias. John was highly knowledgeable, thorough, tenacious and dedicated. Pretty much everything you need in the person tasked with fighting a battle that can impact the remainder of your life. I highly recommend John to anyone looking for the best possible outcome that can be attained”

    Former Client

  • His knowledge of family law exceeds that of other attorney's I had contacted.

    “Mr. John Virdone is an exceptional attorney who is also kind and empathetic. His knowledge of family law exceeds that of other attorney's I had contacted. He took over my case from another lawyer at my request and handled it competently, professionally, responded quickly to all my questions, and got the results we had hoped for. I would recommend him highly without reservation.”

    Laura H.

  • I attended St. John's law and I am not without knowledge of the workings of the law. However, Mr. Virdone always advised me of what would be best for my child and me during an extremely difficult proceeding.

    “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 case was a very complicated matter, and he handled it masterfully. His attention to detail is on par with anyone's. John researches the appropriate law that will help to bolster and win your case. This approach proves extremely effective when coupled with his highly experienced "courtroom discipline and conduct ". These attributes combine to make him a very formidable advocate to put forth the best representation that one might reasonably expect. Mr. Virdone's firm is the quintessential embodiment of professionalism. [..] I attended St. John's law and I am not without knowledge of the workings of the law. However, Mr. Virdone always advised me of what would be best for my child and me during an extremely difficult proceeding. My calls were always returned swiftly - no matter how large or small the issue. Moreover, the level of true human care and compassion afforded me and my particular situation by Mr. Virdone was truly heartfelt and reassuring. Everything concerning the actual adjudication of my case was handled first rate. [..] My case became landmark case law in the area of Family Law in The State of New York, and […] it has affected so many other families in this state and beyond. Mr. Virdone did not disappoint in his most adept handling of this legal matter. Moreover, I had retained other counsel prior to Mr. Virdone handling this custody proceeding. I would be kind to say that this prior firm had made a shambles of the prospect of my ever having custody of my child. The immediate respect shown Mr. Virdone in court is a direct reflection of the thoroughness and toughness that he and his firm are well known for. Truly, at the end of the day, I felt I had not only won the right to raise my child as I see best, but, I also gained a friend- and was part of a larger sense of family. Mr. Virdone and his firm are fundamentally some of the most fair, skilled and decent people that I have ever had the distinct pleasure and privilege of knowing. I unequivocally recommend Mr. Virdone to anyone in need of THE BEST legal advocacy available. Period! I realize all of this is high praise, but this is all happily the case as it is. As I said in another sense earlier, you will never be disappointed in retaining John Virdone as your attorney. I feel great comfort in knowing that I can say this - sitting here today typing this - with full, total and complete honesty, candor and satisfaction. You see, I have had other attorneys and firms represent me. So, my humble advice is go with THE BEST - and leave the rest. A word to the wise should be sufficient.”

    Derek Tolbert

  • I'm a returning client of Mr. Virdone, my new case is support modification. I just injured my foot which require surgery and a 3-4 month recovery time...

    “I'm a returning client of Mr. Virdone, my new case is support modification. I just injured my foot which require surgery and a 3-4 month recovery time. My ex an I do not talk at all. Communicating with the court is impossible (phone just rings) to inform them of my injury and I may not be able to send my support. Called John and he took care of everything. Told me to just rest and get my foot better. I always show up for (I reside in Maryland) court too fight for my son, John made my wife and I feel assured he will make sure the magistrate understand my injury has sideline me.”

    Marcell

  • As a certified paralegal, I am often in a position to judge an attorney's skill level. John has an outstanding grasp of the law.

    “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 are masterful. As a certified paralegal, I am often in a position to judge an attorney's skill level. John has an outstanding grasp of the law. This is no more evident than in his superior motion practice, comprehensive legal research, and remarkable history of prevailing in complex cases. Moreover, John's interpersonal skills reveal an attorney who cares deeply about his clients' welfare. His compassion is the foundation upon which the attorney-client relationship is built. Time and again, I find that this foundation reinforces the ease of communication so necessary when matters become complicated or require sophisticated analyses. John has the unique ability to explain without resorting to legal jargon which many clients may find difficult to understand. Likewise, when a matter is fraught with emotion, John has the resourcefulness needed to reassure and encourage. It is a great relief to know that one's attorney is a source of trust, confidence, and well-grounded hope.”

    J.C.

  • He is thorough, patient and extremely ethical. His manner in a courtroom is impeccable.

    “John Virdone is an exceptional lawyer for grandparent's rights. He represented us in our grandparent custody case. Thanks to his expertise at our trial, we the grandparents won. He explained every step of the way and answered all of our questions. He is thorough, patient and extremely ethical. His manner in a courtroom is impeccable. We felt very reassured that he was representing us even when the process was at times overwhelming.”

    Linda D. and Vinnie D.

  • As an attorney myself (corporate law), I have met hundreds of attorneys in my 25 years of practice; John is the most trustworthy of them all.

    “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 of practice; John is the most trustworthy of them all. Before John came into the picture, I hadn't spent a Christmas with my sons in six years and my family was kept away from them by my ex. I am looking forward to a holiday homecoming with my sons and family, which includes their presence at my ailing mother's 75th birthday party. John made it happen.”

    Anthony C.

  • ...I was able to get an excellent Grandparent visitation settlement within three court visits

    “John is very knowledgeable. He clearly explained my options and provided guidance and with his expects assistance I was able to get an excellent Grandparent visitation settlement within three court visits, I highly recommend him.”

    L.C.

  • Many thanks for all your hard work. I wish you lots of success for all future cases.

    “Kira Schettino, this is just a note of appreciation for the long and tiring battle, we did win!! Many thanks for all your hard work. I wish you lots of success for all future cases.”

    R.K.