The Law Office of

New York Divorce Lawyer

Ed Simeone,P.C. * 228 East Main Street  * Patchogue, NY




Extensive experience in the areas of Matrimonial/Family Law and Criminal Law, including:


Family Court Judge for 10 ½ years (appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the NYS Senate and later elected to a ten year term)

Former Assistant District Attorney, serving in the:

District Court, Grand Jury, Felony Screening, Felony Trial and Rackets Bureaus

Principal Law Clerk to Administrative Supreme Court Justice Hon. H. Patrick Leis III where Mr. Simeone worked on Matrimonial, Civil, Criminal and Article 81 Guardianship cases

Extensive trial experience in the area of Family Law and Criminal Law

Accredited Matrimonial and Family Law Mediator

Former Adjunct Professor of Law at Touro Law School

Former Adjunct Professor at Molloy College and NYIT


            As a Family Court Judge, Mr. Simeone presided over thousands of cases involving custody and visitation, paternity, child support, enforcement of child support, and domestic violence, Orders of Protection, abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, termination of paternal rights, foster care and all other Family Court issues. Many of the decisions of Judge Simeone are published and have influenced precedence in relation to New York Family Law issues.


            Mr. Simeone is a graduate of Albany Law School (1981). He is a member in good standing with the New York State Bar since 1981, as well as the Federal Bar, having been admitted to practice in the Eastern and Southern Districts since 1986. Mr. Simeone is currently a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association (Family Law and Matrimonial Law Committee) and the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association. He has also been a member of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association, Columbian Lawyers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Knights of Columbus, and the Sons of Italy.





As a judge, attorney, and member of the local community, Mr. Simeone has accomplished many achievements, including:


·      Instrumental in putting together the first Juvenile Drug Court in Suffolk County, which was one of the largest in the nation at the time he left the bench.

·      Has written numerous decisions, many of which have been published in the New York Law Journal and the State Reporter:

·      Linda W. v. Frank T., 5 Misc. 3d 1031, 799 N.Y.S. 2d 161 (2004)

Referred to by the New York Law Journal as “a potentially groundbreaking judicial opinion” on the issue of the proper role of forensic experts in custody cases

·      Matter of Mary M.O. v. Doe, 13 Misc. 3d 1230, 831 N.Y.S. 2d 354 (2006)

Conditional surrender of parental rights with the right to visit (see NYU, p. 21, col. 3, 11/17/06; and NYU, p. 29, col. 3, 11/17/06)

·      Lisa B. v. Salim G., 7 Misc. 3d 1011, 801 N.Y.S. 2d 235 (2006)


·      Frank G. v. Carol G., 13 Misc. 3d 237, 831 N.Y.S. 2d 353 (2006)

Contempt of a visitation order (see NYU p. 25, col. 3, 11/30/06)

·      Salvatore M. v. Tara C., 11 Misc. 3d 1071, 816 N.Y.S. 2d 700 (2006)

Repeated contempts compel change in custody (see NYU p. 17, col. 2, 3/31/06; NYU p.23, col. 1, 3/21/06)

·      Jennifer H. v. Paul F., 6 Misc. 3d 1013, 800 N.Y.S. 2d 348 (2004)

Severe parental alienation leads to change in custody and denial of relocation

·      Matter of Asia H., 184 Misc. 2d 27, 705 N.Y.S. 2d 871 (2000)

Contempt finding against a person in need of supervision

·      Matter of Michael L. and Tovah L.

Neglect/domestic violence/drug use (see NYU p. 32, col. 4, 7/19/99)

·      Matter of Michael D. v. Susan M.

Equitable estoppel (see NYU p. 37, col. 1, 5/8/98)

·      Matter of Cynthia D., Karen D., Kristina S., Shirley S., and Rose S. v. Christopher S. and Karen W.S.

Sexual abuse (see NYU p. 26, col. 2, 8/3/99)

·      Matter of Jospeh I., 2001 WL 1328620, 2001 Slip. op. 40175

The court’s authority over OCFS

·      Many other opinions not sent in for publication




Mr. Simeone has served as:


·      Judge in the Appellate Argument and Moot Court competitions at Touro Law School

·      Panelist for several seminars for the Suffolk County Bar Assoc. Continuing Legal Education

·      Judge in the statewide Mock Trial Competition

·      Legal Advisor to the East Islip High School Mock Trial Team from 2001 to 2009

·      Coach and board member for several youth sports leagues from 1990 to 2005

·      Numerous speaking engagements and participation for various organizations and schools as part of OCA Community Outreach

·      Numerous lectures at schools

·      Former committee member to select candidates for the Naval Academy for Congressman Lazio.

·      Certified to perform marriage ceremonies



Mr. Simeone’s legal career has been truly remarkable and well rounded. He has been an Assistant District Attorney from 1981 to 1898, in the private practice of law from early 1989 to the end of 1990, a Law Clerk to a Supreme Court Justice handling Matrimonial, Civil, Criminal, and Guardianship cases from 1990 to 1997, a Family Court Judge from 1997 to 2007, and a Court Attorney-Referee from Jan. 1, 2008 to late February 2008 at which time he worked at the law office of Thomas K. Campagna, P.C. There, Mr. Simeone represented clients on Matrimonial, Family Court, Criminal, and Guardianship cases. Mr. Simeone now is the owner of Ed Simeone P.C. where he represents clients in Matrimonial cases (including distribution of assets, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, actions to rescind these agreements, separation agreements, etc.) and the issues of Custody and Visitation, Grandparents’ visitation, child support, maintenance, relocation, adoption, orders of protection, CPS (abuse and neglect), paternity, guardianship, Juvenile Delinquency, Persons in Need of Supervision, and any other matters involved in a divorce case or in Family Court. He also handles criminal defense cases, name change petitions, partition actions, and civil litigation. He has been acclaimed by the judiciary and his clients.