John A. Pappalardo

Farber Pappalardo & Carbonari
New York, New York 10001


Areas Of Practice

Child Custody
Child Support Modification
Divorce Modification and Enforcement
Marital Property


John A. Pappalardo is a Partner in the law firm of Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari, an AV rated firm with offices in White Plains, New York and Roseland, New Jersey. The firm is involved in matrimonial and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. The White Plains office consists of three (3) partners, six (6) associates, one (1) of counsel attorney, law clerks, paralegals and an administrative staff. John has been an active matrimonial practitioner, Arbitrator and Mediator for 31 years. He supervises a 12-member matrimonial department. Please visit the firm's website at  

John’s matrimonial practice handles moderate to very complex litigation involving matrimonial and family law cases. He also has a private matrimonial mediation practice, is certified in matrimonial collaborative law, sits as a matrimonial arbitrator, and is New York State Certified as an attorney representing children. He has served as Guardian Ad Litem in matrimonial proceedings and is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Bar for the United States Supreme Court and the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a member of 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. John is on the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Family Law Section and is a Board Director of the Westchester County Bar Association. John is a member of the American Arbitration Association and has taught Arbitration and Mediation programs for the AAA. 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. He is a former member of the Berkeley College Paralegal advisory board; a former visiting professor at Pace University Law School and an existing visiting professor teaching Arbitration and Mediation at Hofstra Law School. He is a former adjunct high school instructor teaching Trial Preparation. John is a 1983 graduate of Ithaca College with a BA degree and a 1986 JD graduate from The New England Law School.

John has served as an arbitrator and mediator in over 500 domestic and international matters involving construction, franchise, commercial, industrial projects, real estate valuation, insurance, legal services, homeowner and contractor disputes and civil claims handling issues between contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, homeowners, architects, municipalities, attorneys and clients, and mid to large sized businesses. He has been involved in commercial and construction law matters involving both public and private projects ranging in value from $50,000 to $10 million. He has a civil litigation practice, which includes the representation of clients against contractors and contractors against clients in litigation. Additionally, he has represented clients against home inspectors and against major corporations in various products liability cases. He has represented a significant number of homeowners and homebuilders in litigation associated with the construction of new homes and the renovations and expansion of existing homes. As an arbitrator he has served in over 300 domestic and international matters, including an LPGA certified golf club and general contractor; and architect and developer; multi-million dollar New York City excavation and water drainage projects; car wash installation projects; contractor and homeowner disputes and moderate to significant matters between contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, homeowners, architects, and businesses. He has sat as a sole and panel arbitrator on significant international matters involving publicly funded construction projects and franchise agreements. As a mediator, he has served in over 200 matters involving construction, commercial, real estate valuation, insurance, tax, and civil claims in multi-party disputes. He has sat as a sole mediator on significant international matters involving publicly funded construction projects, franchise disputes, and the construction of private projects with parties from different countries.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • New York State Certified in Marital Collaboration
  • New York State Certified Attorney for Children

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • New York, 1987
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Published Works

  • "Revisiting ADR in Domestic Relations Law", Westchester Bar Journal, July, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Domestic Relations Subsection
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Domestic Relations Subsection
  • Westchester County Civil Arbitration Panel
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel
  • Academy of Family Mediators
  • American Arbitration Association
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subsection
  • New York State Law Guardian Panel
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Referral Attorney
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Paralegal Advisory Committee at Berkeley College
200 East Post Road, Suite 2
White Plains, NY 10601

P: 914-761-9400
F: 914-761-0747
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