A Brief Introduction

We can be caring and even-handed, or tenacious and unrelenting. Since 1997, our experienced team of attorneys at Joseph & Smargiassi, LLC has provided quality legal services in all matters relating to divorces between marital, domestic and business partners. Whether you are an individual going through a difficult divorce, a business partner contemplating dissolution, a criminal defendant or need a lifelong family attorney, our team of talented and experienced lawyers will focus every effort and resource to win your case.

Do not make your life more complicated by hiring the wrong lawyer. Please let us help you. Call to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer at Joseph & Smargiassi, LLC. Until then, feel free to read about our areas of practice.  Links on the right

  Representative Client Testimonials

"The A Team. As a world-class expert myself in my field, I was looking for someone who was of equal caliber .... I contacted my colleagues at Holland and Knight, who recommended Mario. When I first met Mario, I told a friend "I'm scared of this guy" -- scared of being on the other side of Mario in litigation. He's a brilliant negotiator and litigator. He's got a knack for getting judges to think along his lines. At an appellate level, the judges treat him as a knowledgeable colleague. Likewise, his partner John Smargiassi is also brilliant, methodical, and has deep technical knowledge. Their firm is resourceful, has good connections, and has access to a wide range of specialists." FF

"Thanks for your help. You were the ONLY honest and dedicated lawyer I found during the last decade!! And I've had to deal with quite a few lately! You are honest, efficient, have integrity, diligence and personable. (and the rest of the Boy Scout oath! Brave, clean and reverent!) I've been dealing with the lawyers on a Madoff-like scheme involving 100 investors and I've described it as "surviving the Titanic and being rescued by pirates!" RB

"I sometimes become suspicious when references are overly glowing but in this case they are deserved. As a professional, working in investment banking, I am used to interviewing and dealing with talented people and am not easily impressed. However, I have to admit that Mario & John both impressed me. They were recommended to me personally and I have had no regrets with my choice of representation. A short period of time into my case, I was hauled into court at short notice to oppose an emergency motion that would have prevented me seeing my only son. We only had 3 days notice to prepare the opposition and everyone worked hard to prepare for it. On that day in court, Mario worked to defeat the motion and was successful. I could have knelt on the ground and kissed the manís shoes. From that point on, until the conclusion of the case, I was always very happy with the representation I received in every way. Both John and Mario are very talented and understanding and have different strengths that complement the other. Neither are given to unnecessary action in order to inflate their billing. The firm worked with me to help reduce my bill wherever possible, and their flexibility with payment methods and plans was very much appreciated." JN

"Hi Mario. You have no idea how you have played a part in my life. It is true that I have not been in contact, but not a day goes by that I don't thank God for the guidance, insight, and fortitude you have given me. I send blessings to you everyday. Because of YOU (I, being an abused wife) I was able to see and feel how MV used me and my children. It was in your office, after a consultation, when you looked at me with such pain written on your face and said "I cannot comprehend how a man could destroy his family". Everything changed after that. I am and will be forever, eternally grateful to you and everyone who had a role in bringing forth this result. Thank You, from the bottom of my heart, for your tenacious attitude. Best of Health, Happiness, and Prosperity to you and your dear family. God Bless." CR

"Hello all. Just wanted to say thank you for all of your help. Every one of you have helped me at one point or another in this long process. I will only have good things to say about how I was represented. I never felt like I was a "small client", and I was always impressed that Jasmine recognized my voice every time, even months after not calling! I am satisfied with the results, and I hope my case has provided you with more than a couple of stories that you can tell your friends and colleagues (I know I have a few of my own!). I am proud to be able to say that I know a lawyer (Mario) that can make the opposing counsel cry. You canít get much better than that! Thanks again, and all the best." BJ

"Hi Mario. I was just sitting in my house, looking through files and getting some stuff done before we (me, the kids and my brother) go to Disney on Monday. We are meeting my father and his wife as well. I was looking through the court papers trying to find the kids SS#'s, since their cards are locked away upstate. I spent about 20 minutes sifting through all we went through. So I decided not just to say hello, but to thank you from the bottom of my heart, along with John and the rest of your team. I am sitting in my house, its never looked better, my kids are doing really well, I have a good job and grow everyday a little more and you were a major player in making that happen. Thank you again." MP

"I can't thank you enough for the time and advice you gave me earlier today. You educated me and also gave me your professional advice in addition to making me feel like life isn't over - just yet at least! I'm sure you know when a husband leaves it can be the most painful thing in someone's life, so thank you for lifting my spirits ... it helped a lot." JW

  News and Events

The Martindale Hubbell / LexisNexis Attorney Peer Review Ratings are in for Mario A. Joseph, Esq. who is the founding member of our law office. Congratulations! He has been certified as 'AV Preeminent'. AV Preeminent "is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence".

We are proud to announce that we were featured in The New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers, 2013 Edition, published in conjunction with The New York Law Journal and New York Magazine. We can't thank enough our clients and fellow members of the bar for their support and recognition. We are highlighted on page 65 of the annual publication. 

We are also pleased to announce that we were recognized by the New York Law Journal in their 2013 Annual Report. We thank them for the honor of being recognized in their annual publication, "NYLJ 100".

Despite these difficult economic times, there is no reason for you to be left without experienced legal counsel during your crisis. We can arrange payment plans, we will work with you, and we do accept credit cards.


Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Copyright 2016 Mario Alex Joseph. All Rights Reserved.

The members of Joseph & Smargiassi, LLC are licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Legal matters in other states would be referred to counsel admitted to practice law in that state, or counsel would be engaged as of-counsel to Joseph & Smargiassi, LLC.

   Office Locations
  65 Broadway, 17th Floor
(212) 625-9949  
  Long Island, South Shore
  By appointment only

   Practice Areas (NY & NJ)
  Divorce & Family Law
  Criminal Defense
  Civil Litigation
  Commercial Matters

   More Client Testimonials
"I am most grateful to this team and endorse them as a highly reliable, caring and dependable group of professionals." JB

"Thank you for helping me through one of life's difficult situations and allowing me to land firmly on solid ground. I trusted you and I am glad that I did and I would not hesitate to recommend you to others." JH

"If you are looking for a law firm to be on your side and care as much about your case as you do, look no further. They are knowledgeable and will work hard and efficiently so that your case will come to a quick and favorable conclusion. They will work to be fair and save you time and money where possible." EH