John A. Pappalardo

  • Adjunct Professor


BA, Ithaca College, 1983 (Politics/Psychology)
JD, New England School of Law, 1986

Professor Pappalardo has been an active practitioner since 1986, handling moderate to very complex matrimonial, family law, and civil litigation cases.  He currently oversees an experienced matrimonial litigation department as a Partner at Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari in White Plains, NY.

Professor Pappalardo has significant experience as a mediator and arbitrator presiding over commercial, construction, franchise, matrimonial, and insurance-related matters.   He is a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and also serves as a mediator on the 9th Judicial District Commercial, Tort, and Matrimonial panels for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Orange counties.  Professor Pappalardo also runs a private matrimonial mediation practice, is certified in matrimonial collaborative law, and sits as a matrimonial arbitrator.

Professor Pappalardo’s pedagogical experience includes teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra Law School, as well as instructing Arbitration and Mediation programs for the AAA.  Additionally, he has spoken in the field of Domestic Relations law on behalf of the Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and National Business Institute.

Professor Pappalardo was recently appointed as a Judge in the Town of Lewisboro, NY.  He is also certified in New York State as an attorney representing children and has served as guardian ad litem in numerous proceedings.  He is admitted to the State and Federal Bars in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts and is a member of the Bar for the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Pappalardo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been recognized as a top attorney in the area of matrimonial law by both Super Lawyers and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  His professional associations also include memberships to the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Westchester Bar Association and their Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolutions subsections.  He is a referral attorney for the State Department for Missing and Exploited Children, representing parents who have had their children abducted.   Professor Pappalardo is currently a Board Director of the Westchester County Bar Association and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Family Law Section.

Contact information:

John A. Pappalardo, Esq.
Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari
200 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 761-9400