The Law Office of

New York Divorce Lawyer

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

 

        Ettore A. Simeone


      e-mail: simmen@optonline.net



     PROFILE

Excellent legal experience in the areas of Matrimonial/Family Law and Criminal Law having done such work as an Assistant District Attorney, a private practitioner, a Law Clerk, an Adjunct Professor of Law and a Family Court Judge. Proficient at trial practice having done extensive trial work in the above-mentioned capacities. Very well-rounded legal career having obtained perspectives on the law from all angles.  Equipped to handle various types of legal work in the courtroom or out.



    CORE COMPETENCIES


*Trial proficiency               * Interpersonal Skills             *Motions


*Management                     *Family Law                           *Criminal Law


*Courtroom experience                                          *Research and Writing     



LEGAL EXPERIENCE


Ed Simeone P.C.

228 E. Main St.

Patchogue, N.Y. 11772


Thomas K. Campagna, P.C.Hauppauge, N.Y.

Associate AttorneyFebruary, 2008 to February 17,2012


•Representation of clients in matrimonial cases in Supreme Court Suffolk, Nassau, Queens Counties (and other counties if required)  and in Family Court cases in Suffolk, Nassau, Bronx Counties (and other counties if required) including consultations with clients, court conferences, motions, legal arguments, discovery, drafting of stipulations of settlement and  trials; and in criminal cases in Suffolk County including consultations with clients, court conferences, discovery, pleas, motions and I am able to handle criminal trials if required. Legal research and writing of motions and briefs.


Court Attorney/Referee                                         Central Islip, N.Y.

Family Court, Suffolk County                                  Jan. 2008 to February

2008

•Presided over the compliance part for the adult and juvenile drug courts to ensure compliance with the mandates of the court.  Legal research and writing for Family Court.


Family Court Judge                                                Central Islip, N.Y.

Suffolk County                                                          Aug., 1997 to Dec. 2007


•Presided over and personally decided thousands of cases involving: custody and visitation; paternity; child support; family offenses (domestic violence); Abuse and Neglect; juvenile delinquency; P.I.N.S.; Termination of Parental Rights; foster care; permanency planning and other Family Court issues.

•Presided over hundreds of trials making legal rulings during the trials and decided the cases after trial. Issued many written decisions, several of which were published.

•Decided hundreds of motions and objection reviews (reviews of decisions by Support Magistrates).

•Have attended seminars and then presided over cases involving the Juvenile Treatment Court since its inception in 2002 as the first Juvenile Treatment Court in Suffolk County.

•Was appointed by Governor Pataki and confirmed by the New York State Senate in August 1997 and was elected November 1997.

•Have had the responsibility of managing clerks, court officers and other court personnel as well as litigants and attorneys while handling a heavy calendar of difficult Family Court cases for over ten years.

  1. Consistently high rate of disposition of cases



Principal Law Clerk                                 Hauppauge, C. Islip, Riverhead

Hon. H. Patrick Leis                                   December 1990 to August 1997

Supreme Court, Suffolk County                


•Legal research and writing in a number of areas of law: Matrimonial/Family Law; Criminal Law; General Civil; Negligence/Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; and Guardianship (Article 81)

•Conducted conferences on such cases and helped resolve issues and settle cases

•Provided legal advice to the Judge


Associate Attorney                                     Patchogue, N.Y.

Rogers and Cartier, P.C.                              May 1989 to December 1990


•Represented clients on various types of cases involving Matrimonial/Family Law; Criminal Law; civil litigation; insurance E.U.O.s

•Motion work, discovery, client interviews, court appearances, conferencing and settling cases, hearings


Partner-Law Firm                                     Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Gagliardo and Simeone, P.C.                      Feb. 1989 to May 1989


•Represented clients on various types of cases involving Matrimonial/Family Law; Criminal Law; civil litigation; insurance E.U.O.s

•Motion work, client interviews, discovery, court appearances, conferencing and settling cases, hearings


Assistant District Attorney                         C. Islip and Riverhead, N.Y.

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office    October 1981 to February 1989


•Prosecuted various types of criminal cases- conferencing and settling, drafting charges, discovery, motion work, presentment of cases to the Grand Jury, Jury and non-jury trials, wiretaps

•District Court; Grand Jury; Felony Screening; Felony Trial and Rackets Bureaus


Adjunct Professor of Law                            C. Islip, N.Y.

Touro Law School                                         Spring 2003, 2004, 2007



Child Welfare Seminar


Adjunct Professor                                          Rockville Center, N.Y.

Molloy College                                                Summer 2005



Constitutional Law


Instructor                                                        C. Islip, N.Y.

New York Institute of Technology                   Spring 1997

Paralegal Studies Program

Legal Research and Writing




EDUCATION


Albany Law School                                         Albany, N.Y.

Juris Doctor, 1981

•Freshman Advisor

•Started and ran the Albany Law School Softball League

•NYS Assembly Intern

•Intern at Albany County District Attorney’s Office


S.U.N.Y.-Binghamton                                       Binghamton, N.Y.

Bachelor of Arts, History, May 1978


  


BAR ADMISSIONS


•New York State Bar; 1981

•Federal Bar; Southern District of NY; 1986

•Federal Bar; Eastern District of NY; 1986




BAR MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS


•Member Suffolk County Bar Association

•Past member Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association

•Past member Columbian Lawyer’s Association

•Past member Fraternal Order of Police

•Past member Knights of Columbus

•Past member Sons of Italy


  


ACHIEVEMENTS


•Instrumental in putting together the first Juvenile Drug Court in Suffolk County.

•Have lectured on many occasions as part of Continuing Legal Education at the Suffolk County Bar Association

•Have written numerous decisions as a judge, 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 also NYLJ, p. 21, col. 3, 11/17/06; and NYLJ, p. 29, col. 3, 11/17/06)

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

Frank G.v. Carol G., 13 Misc. 3d 237, 831 N.Y.S. 2d 353 (2006) (contempt of a visitation order)(also see NYLJ 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 also NYLJ p. 17, col. 2, 3/31/06; NYLJ p. 23, col. 1, 3/31/06)

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

Matter of Michael D.v. Susan M., NYLJ, p.37, col. 1, 5/8/98 (equitable estoppel)

Matter of Cynthia D.,Karen D.,Kristina S.,Shirley S., and Rose S. v. Christopher S. and Karen W.S., NYLJ, p. 26, col. 2, 8/3/99 (sexual abuse)

Matter of Joseph I., 2001 WL 1328620, 2001 Slip. Op. 40175 (the court’s authority over OCFS)

•Many other opinions not sent in for publication


                            


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES


•Served as a judge in the Appellate Argument and Moot Court competitions at Touro Law school

•Panelist for several seminars for the Suffolk County Bar Assoc. CLE

•numerous lectures at schools

•Judge in the statewide Mock Trial Competition

•Legal advisor to the East Islip High School Mock Trial Team from 2001 to 2008

•Coach for several youth sports leagues from 1990-2005 and was a board member for East Islip Soccer Club

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