Janine A Barbera

Barbera & McElhone
428 Route 25A Miller Place,
NY 11764 US
Telephone: 631.473.5100
email: barmaclaw@optonline.net
Website: http://www.barmaclaw.net

Born and raised on Long Island, Janine A. Barbera studied Business Marketing and minored in Journalism at Hofstra University after graduating from Brentwood Sonderling High School. After graduating with her JD from St. John's University, Ms. Barbera began her legal career as an intern with the Travelers Insurance Company doing personal injury defense. Feeling every attorney should be able to handle a real estate closing, Ms. Barbera took a job with a bank attorney in Nassau County and closed for such banks as Citibank, Dime; and Manufacturers Hanover. Secure with her knowledge in the field of real estate, litigation experience was her next desire. Expanding her knowledge to criminal appellate defense and general litigation, her new position led her throughout the courts of Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  Broadening her areas of practice, Ms. Barbera eventually worked in-house for a union while starting her family. In January of 1996, Ms. Barbera opened her practice with partner James McElhone. Ms. Barbera is married and the mother of 4 children splitting her time between their east-end second home and their local residence where they enjoy chauffeuring their children to and from their multitude of activities. In her spare time, Ms. Barbera enjoys reading a good book and yoga.

Janine A. Barbera, Esq. has been in practice for over 20 years. Ms. Barbera was a bank attorney where she developed experience in all areas of Real Estate Law. Thereafter she entered into General Practice and concentrated her practice in Matrimonial Law, Family Law and Adoptions. Ms. Barbera has been an adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies at New York Institute of Technology and is a licensed instructor of Real Estate Sales and Brokers Courses. Ms. Barbera is a member of the New York Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association, The Woman's Bar Association and the Divorce Mediation Association.

Areas of Practice:

80% Matrimonial/Family Law
20% Real Estate
Litigation Percentage:
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

New York, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2004
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
Honors: President of Prelaw Society
Honors: Chief Justice of Student Judiciary Committee

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Major:  Business Marketing
Minor:  Journalism

Honors and Awards:
Society of Legal Professionals Boss of the Year, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
Women's Bar Assoc., Suffolk County

Past Employment Positions:
New York Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor, 1992 - 1994
American Real Estate School, Licensed Instructor, 1992 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities:

Suffolk County Bar Association, Pro Bono Panel
Long Island attorneys Janine A. Barbera and James E. McElhone practice all aspects of New York family law, including divorce and property settlements, child custody, child support, paternity, adoption, and orders of protection. The law firm serves Miller Place and surrounding areas of Suffolk County, Long Island, including Rocky Point, Port Jefferson, Saint James, Islip, Smithtown, Farmingville, Centereach, Selden, Bohemia, Stony Brook, Setauket, Holbrook, Coram, Middle Island, Medford, Middle Island, Lake Ronkonkoma, as well as the East End of Long Island throughout the Hamptons. The other practice areas include criminal law and personal injury.