Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Arbitration, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father’s Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

John A. Pappalardo, a partner at The Pappalardo Law Group PLLC, boasts an extensive track record spanning several decades, dedicated to representing clients in Westchester County and White Plains, New York. His legal practice primarily focuses on family law matters, including divorce and child custody cases.

With a deep understanding of matrimonial collaboration and arbitration, Mr. Pappalardo showcases his ability to address intricate issues creatively, all while remaining attuned to the needs of the parties involved. His experience extends to acting as a guardian ad litem and being an integral part of the New York State Unified Court System’s Attorneys for Children Program. Notably, he has previously served as legal counsel for families associated with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Mr. Pappalardo possesses a profound awareness of how family law concerns impact children and the emotional toll it can take on their parents. He consistently factors in the best interests of the children when guiding his clients through the legal process.

Mr. Pappalardo holds the distinction of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an esteemed organization comprising family law experts who are widely recognized and respected by both the legal community and the judiciary. Beyond his legal practice, he actively contributes to his community as a Part-Time Municipal Judge and an Adjunct Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Additionally, he is an accomplished author and an esteemed member of various legal associations, including 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. Mr. Pappalardo is also a sought-after speaker and serves as a visiting professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

With his impressive credentials and extensive experience, Mr. Pappalardo has earned the admiration and respect of both clients and colleagues alike, exemplified by his Avvo “Superb” rating. In 1982, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College, and in 1986, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from New England Law | Boston.

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