Law Office of Richard L Filiberto
Richard Filiberto graduated from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center with high honors. Upon graduation he engaged in a general practice with an emphasis in Family law, contracts, estate litigation and property law. His reputation and legal skill spread quickly and he was soon appointed as the confidential Principal Law Secretary to a New York State Supreme Court Justice. In that role he analyzed and resolved a myriad of complex legal matters in the areas of Domestic Relations, Divorce, Family Law matters and child custody cases. He was then transferred to a general civil litigation part of the Court where he again tackled many complex matters involving contract disputes, land ownership matters, adverse possession title matters, and liability cases. His skill then allowed him to move to the commercial division of the Supreme Court, where he was tasked with researching and resolving many complex commercial cases.
He finally returned to his true love - representing clients in Court. Joining the Mental Hygiene Legal Service, a State agency, he spent many years representing people with various disabilities in the area of forced treatment, forced detention in hospitals, guardianship matters and other liberty matters. Much of his time with the Service was spent in Court conducting hearings and jury trials, all to protect his clients' civil rights.
Mr. Filiberto retired from State service and now brings all of that experience and skill to his private practice.
In addition to his primary practice, Mr. Filiberto has an extensive background in other legal services. Aside from his Court service and litigation experience, he has served the community at large in various roles.
Mr. Filiberto is a sworn Arbitrator having heard and decided many cases involving fee disputes between attorneys and their clients. Knowledge of this specialized area of law affords him the skill needed to represent clients and lawyers in this sometime confusing setting.
Mr. Filiberto is also a past chairperson of the Suffolk County Bar Association Grievance Committee and has spent years as an investigator. Over the years he has developed insights into the often subjective analysis used by investigators and the committees. Mr. Filiberto offers his service as consultant to the profession in this regard.
Along with service as an Arbitrator and his time on the Grievance Committee, Mr. Filiberto served on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Suffolk Academy of Law, the educational arm of the SCBA. During his years there he created, organized and delivered continuing legal education programs for the practicing bar as well as the public. His experience with the Academy, along with his experience teaching college level law in a paralegal program, makes him well suited to engage in the development and delivery of various types of educational programs for your office or business needs.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||Arbitration, Collaborative Law, International Arbitration, International Dispute Resolution, International Mediation, Mediation|
|Civil Rights||Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Defense, Civil Rights Section 1983, Disability Discrimination, Disabled Access, Disabled Rights, Discrimination, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Handicapped Rights, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Personal Rights, Prisoners Rights, Prisoners Rights Class Actions, Public Interest Law, Race Discrimination, Reproductive Rights, Sex Discrimination, Womens Rights|
|Consumer Law||Consumer Arbitration, Consumer Class Actions, Consumer Collections, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Litigation, Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights, Fair Credit Reporting Act|
|Debtor and Creditor||Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights|
|Elder Law||Age Discrimination, Elder Abuse, Elder Care, Elder Rights|
|Family Law||Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Abduction, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Orphans Court Practice, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptons, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights|
|Guardianship and Conservatorship||Adult Guardianship, Advance Directives, Conservatorship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Elder Guardianship, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, Guardianship Administration, Incompetency Proceedings, Mental Disability Law|
|Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility||Attorney Discipline, Attorney Errors and Omissions, Attorney Fee Disputes, Attorney Grievances, Conflicts of Interest, Judicial Discipline, Legal Ethics|
|Libel, Slander and Defamation||Defamation, Libel and Slander, Libel Defense, Media Libel|
|Trusts and Estates||Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation, Financial Planning, International Estate Planning, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Surrogates Court Practice, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
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