John A. Giacobbe

In 2017, I was fortunate enough to achieve a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star nomination – for the FIFTH straight year. While only the top 2.5% of attorneys in New York have received this distinction, I have the top friends, family, clients, and referral sources out of all of my peers. Thank you!

I started my career as personal injury litigator in New York City. Over the years, I have worked on both jury and non-jury trials in the areas of general negligence, automobile negligence, and business litigation. Additionally, I bring to my practice a wide variety of legal and non-legal experiences including those I acquired while working for two Fortune 300 companies.

I serve on the City of New Rochelle’s Board of Assessment Review. Additionally, I am a member of the board of directors for Weekday Nursery School and a member of the President’s Advisory Council for United Hebrew. While I have served as a member of the board of directors for the Westchester Children’s Association, the Youth Shelter of Westchester, the New Rochelle Bar Association, and Quinnipiac University’s School of Law’s Alumni Association, I enjoy lending assistance to the New Rochelle High School’s Mock Trial team the most.

I attended Quinnipiac University’s School of Law and School of Business where I ranked amongst the top of my first year law school class. I graduated Cum Laude from the Juris Doctorate program and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the business school. During my time there, I achieved dozens of awards of recognition. Most notably, I earned the coveted Distinguished Academic Achievement Award (for achieving the highest grade in his class) in: Advanced Legal Writing and Research, Law Office Management, Trial Practice, and Advanced Trial Practice. Additionally, I was the President of our Moot Court Honor Society and my team won second place in a National Moot Court Competition.

Although I was born in Bronx, New York, I reside in New Rochelle, NY with my wife and two daughters. I am licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington DC, the United States Supreme Court, and also the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York. I am a licensed Real Estate Broker and a real estate investor.

2017 Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Star.
2017 invitee into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
2017 invitee into the America’s Greatest Attorneys.
2017 invitee into America’s Top 100 Attorneys for New York City area.
2017 invitee into American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 under 40.
2016 Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Star.
2015 Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Star.
2015 National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc. – Top 10 Under 40 for the State of New York.
2014 Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Star.
2014 The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
2014 Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings’.
2013 Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Star.
2013 The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Orientation to the Profession January 15, 2009
Plaintiff’s Trial Academy March 13-14, 2009
Automobile Litigation June 23 & 30, 2009
Trust Drafting Bootcamp October 20, 2009
Handling Drug, DWI, and Serious Motor Vehicle Cases October 17, 2009
Trial Demonstration: Cross Examination of Defense Expert Seminar November 6, 2009
Defective Premises November 20, 2009
Purchases and Sales of Homes November 10, 2009

How to Fight a NYC Traffic Ticket January 13, 2010
Surviving the Residential real Estate Closing March 8, 2010
Hot Topics Affecting Cooperative & Condominiums 2010 March 24, 2010
RESPA Training Video April 6, 2010
Landlord Tenant: Nonpayment Proceedings April 8, 2010
Consumer Debt April 13, 2010 · Landlord Tenant: Holdover Proceedings April 15, 2010
Landlord Tenant: Ethics in Holdover Actions April 22, 2010
Estates & Trusts: Forming the Perfect Plan April 28, 2010
Advanced Legal Writing and Editing: Law Pros May 6, 2010
Advanced Legal Drafting: Law Pros May 7, 2010
Shadow Hon. Howard Malatzky, Retired Housing Court Judge July 2, 2010
D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct September 11, 2010
Collection and Enforcement of Money Judgments November 11, 2010
Advanced Real Estate Practice December 13, 2010

Automobile Litigation – 2011 Update March 18, 2011
NYS E-Filing. March 22, 2011
Nonprofit Board Workshop: Responsibility for Nonprofit Finance. March of 2011
Understanding a Title Report. May 3, 2011
Dealing with Residential Foreclosures and Workouts. May 11, 2011
Estate Planning Basics. May 16, 2011
Commencing a Civil Lawsuit. May 23, 2011
Guardian Ad Litem. May 30, 2011 · Estate Litigation. June 3, 2011
Estate Planning with Life Insurance and irrevocable Trusts. April 6, 2011
Kinship Proceedings: Surrogate’s Court Practice. September 14, 2011
Landlord Tenant Practice Institute: Jack Newton Lerner. September 16, 2011
The Probate Process: Start to Finish. September 20, 2011
Worker’s Compensation Law Update. October 21, 2011
Introduction to Estate Planning. October 27, 2011
Tax Aspects of Real Property Transactions. November 11, 2011
Realtor Owned Title Agencies: A Turn Away From the Quagmire. November 30, 2011
Wrongful Death Compromises. December 7, 2011
Adverse Possession. December of 2011

Unemployment Insurance Hearings and Appeals January 24, 2013
2012 Worker’s Comp. Guidelines: Basics for Non-Medical Professionals February 2, 2012
Unemployment Insurance Hearings and Appeals January 24, 2013
2012 Worker’s Comp. Guidelines: Basics for Non-Medical Professionals February 2, 2012
2012 New York Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament, Attorney Advisor.
Landlord and Tenant Practice.
Small Claims Arbitration Training.

Collections (or not) and Evictions. May 16, 2013
New Arbitrator Training. May 23, 2013
Contested Accounting Proceedings In Surrogate’s Court: The Law and Techniques You Should Know. May 29, 2013
The Paperless Office Can Work for You … Here’s How. October 17, 2013.
Post Foreclosure Eviction. November 14, 2013.
2013 Statewide High School Mock Trial Reginal Competition

Signed & Hermetically Sealed: Drafting Airtight Matrimonial Agreements. February 25, 2014.
Short Sales and Foreclosure Workouts. May 20, 2014.

My Countries: Tax & Planning Issues for Clients With Contacts Outside of the United States. January 20, 2015.
Asset Preservation and Estate Planning & IRC 1031 Exchanges. January 21, 2015.
Ethics Rules: The Essentials. January 22, 2015.
Asset Preservation & Estate Planning; IRC Section 1031 Exchange. January 21, 2015.

Maintaining the Integrity of Your Escrow Account & Your Law License. March 14, 2016.
Land and Development Restrictions: Easements, Adverse Possession and Other Property Obstacles. April 7, 2016.
Tax Certiorari for the General Practitioner. May 12, 2016.

Construction Accident Cases in New York the Basics. January 2017.
Planning and Drafting for Married Couples In New York. January 2017.
Defamation a Tort with Constitutional Overtones. January 2017.
Wire fraud and Cybersecurity. March 2017.

Real Property Tax Assessment Litigation & Appeals 2018. January 2019.
Ensuring Title Reports and Land Surveys Align. January 2019.
Legal Ethics. Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices. January 2019.
New TRID Rules: Keep Real Estate Transactions on Track! January 2019.
Waterfront Property: Legal Tactics That Keep Clients Afloat. January 2019.
Quiet Title Actions: Overcoming Critical Issues. January 2019.
Transition from an Adult Guardianship to a Decedent’s Estate. January 2019.
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