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Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari

200 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601

Visit: https://www.pappalardoesq.com

Phone: 914-761-9400

Fax: 914-761-0747

Licensed Since: 1987

Education:New England Law | Boston

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law (80%)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)

Q Attorney Profile

As partner at Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari, John A. Pappalardo has decades of experience representing clients in Westchester County and White Plains, New York. He handles family law cases that involve issues such as divorce and child custody.

Knowledgeable in matrimonial collaboration and arbitration, Mr. Pappalardo finds creative ways for dealing with complex issues while remaining sensitive to the needs of those involved. He is a guardian ad litem and part of the New York State Unified Court System’s Attorneys for Children Program. At one time, he served as an attorney on behalf of families involved with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Mr. Pappalardo knows how family law issues affect little ones, and the toll the situation can take on their parents. He factors in a child’s needs and best interests when guiding clients through the judicial process.

Mr. Pappalardo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an organization composed of family lawyers who are recognized and respected by the bench and bar as the leaders in the field.  He also serves his community as a Part-Time Municipal Judge and an Adjunct Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.  He is a published author, as well as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law and Dispute Resolution sections, the American Bar Association’s Family Law and Dispute Resolution sections, the Westchester County Bar Association’s Domestic Relations & Family Law Section and the American Arbitration Association. In addition to his frequent guest speaking appearances, he serves as a visiting professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Through his qualifications and experience, Mr. Pappalardo has earned the respect of clients and peers. He holds an Avvo “Superb” rating.

In 1982, Mr. Pappalardo received a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College, after which he earned a Juris Doctor in 1986 from New England Law | Boston.

Q More info

About John Pappalardo

Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.pappalardoesq.com/Attorneys/John-A-Pappalardo.sht...


  • 10 Best Firms for Family Law , 10 Best Law Firms in 2019 , American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Best Attorney in Family & Divorce Law , Lawyers Distinction , 2019 Lawyers Distinction for Family and Divorce Law , 2019
  • Best Law Firm Ranked in First Tier , Best Law Firms in NY - First Tier Rankings , US News & World Report 2019, 2019
  • Ranked Top 10 Best Attorneys , 2019 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award , National Academy of Family Law Attorneys , 2019
  • Volunteer Attorney Certificate of Appreciation, Ninth Judicial District's Supreme Court Westchester County Uncontested Divorce Clinic, 2013
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Family Law , 10 Best Attorneys of 2019 , American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • New York State Certified in Marital Collaboration
  • New York State Certified Attorney for Children
  • Completed 8 hours of training sponsored by the American Arbitration Association Neutral Commercial Training Program
  • Certified in Matrimonial Collaborative Law
  • Completed 20 hours of Collaborative Law training at the Rockland County Women's Bar Association, 2006
  • Certified Mediator
  • Completed 40 hours of mediation training at The Center for Family and Divorce Mediation, 1991

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member - New England Law / Boston Alumni Association
  • Member - Lewisboro Lions Club
  • Mediator Member - New York State Council On Divorce Mediation
  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • Member - United States Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Inactive Member - Berkeley College Paralegal Advisory Committee
  • Member - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member - Academy of Family Mediators
  • Member - American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subsection
  • Referral Attorey - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Member - Columbian Lawyers of Westchester County
  • Member - New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member - Hague Convention Attorney Network
  • Former Adjunct - Soundview Prep Trial Program
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Inactive Member - Westchester County Civil Arbitration Panel, Family Law Section
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Member - American Bar Association (Commercial Arbitrator, Dispute Resolution Section, & Mediation Panel)
  • Member - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Domestic Relations Subsection
  • Member - International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Association
  • Member - Columbian Lawyers Association
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Member - New York State Attorney for the Child Panel
  • Member - National Arbitration & Mediation, Inc.
  • Visiting Adjunct - Pace Law School
  • New York, 1987
  • Member - Westchester County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Participating Attorney - Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester
  • Inactive Member - Westchester County Real Estate Assessment Arbitration Panel
  • New York State Bar Association, Domestic Relations Subsection
  • Member/Former Speaker - American Arbitration Association
  • Member - Association for Conflict Resolution
  • New York State Law Guardian Panel

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Revisiting Arbitration Within Domestic Relations, Revisiting Arbitration Within Domestic Relations, Westchester Bar Magazine, 2017
  • By John A. Pappalardo, Samantha Mumola & Cassidy Allison , We All Need Somebody To Lean On: Using The Law To Nurture Our Children, Beginning with Third Party Visitation, 2019
  • The Unanswered Questions Lingering Among Family Lawyers Two Years Following the Supreme Court’s Ruling That Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived the Right to Marry, The Unanswered Questions Lingering Among Family Lawyers Two Years Following the Supreme Court’s Ruling That Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived the Right to Marry, Westchester Bar Journal, 2017
  • Tax Consequences of Divorce - Presentation, Speaker, Divorce Law Guide From A to Z, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Matrimonial Actions - Presentation, Speaker, Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • How to Hand a Custody Case, Part II - Presentation, Speaker, Family Court Practice - Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics, New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • Ethical Considerations - Presentation, Speaker, Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Basic Matrimonial Practice - Presentation, Speaker, Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Overview of Matrimonial Mediation - Article, Revisiting ADR in Domestic Relations Law, Westchester Bar Journal, 2011
  • Child Custody and Visitation Rights - Presentation, Speaker, Family Law From A to Z, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Basic Matrimonial Practice - Presentation, Speaker, Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2010
  • Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection - Article, Author, Westchester County Bar Association, 2010
  • New York State's Refusal to Promote Visitation Between Foster Care Children and Their Extended Family - Article, Author, Westchester Bar Journal, 1996


  • In re Afton C, 2011
  • S.L. v. J.R. Attorney for the Children in a case where the New York Court of Appeals held that hearings are not always required on custody de novo applications if admissible evidence supports that it is not in the best interest of the child(ren)., 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Lions Club Internation - President of Local Chapter

Educational Background:

  • Ithaca College - BA, 1982

Industry Groups

  • Legal

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