John Ciafone was selected as Top Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

ASTORIA, NY – 12 Sep, 2017 – John J. Ciafone, Esq was selected as Top Attorney of the Year for 2017-2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements:

With over 25 years of professional experience as a practicing attorney, Mr. Ciafone has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert litigator who has become a household name.  Mr. Ciafone has argued numerous appeals to the Appellate Division of the NY State Supreme Court and has settled millions of dollars in Personal Injury Actions.  His impressive repertoire of prior roles include: counsel for Intervest National Bank at Rockefeller Center, Bank Attorney for the former Washington Mutual Bank representing the lender in closing residential loans, Kreitzer, Parser & Vogelman, Alexander & Ashe and interned for Governor Mario Cuomo.

John J. Ciafone Esq. Attorney is a full service law firm in Astoria, NY serving all boroughs of NY including Connecticut, New Jersey and Washington DC.  Mr. Ciafone is constantly wowing over the public every step of the way with his career achievements and he has been very exciting to watch.  The firm’s areas of practice include personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal law, real estate law, wills and estates.  His key responsibilities for the firm is to represent clients in high-stake, complex litigation involving the negligence of others, dangerous products and hazardous conditions.  He provides legal services concerning real estate transactions, criminal law matters, will and trust drafting and estate planning documents. He is also a Certified Arbitrator and Mediator and was appointed Referee on numerous foreclosure actions by New York State Supreme Court Justices. Mr. Ciafone has worked on Foreclosures, Mechanics Liens, Adverse Possession, Zoning and Management issues Concerning New York Real Estate. He has worked with high profile Real Estate Broker, Swain Weiner and has completed a transaction with Philip Pilevsky of Philips International Realty, whose company was the unsuccessful bidder on the purchase of the Empire State Building.  Mr. Ciafone is also a Real Estate Investor and Developer.

Throughout his illustrious career, John has been active in his community and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the legal profession. He has received many awards, accolades’ and has been featured in numerous publications and magazines such as the Million Dollar Advocates Top Trial Attorneys Forum; New York Magazine and New York Law Journal’s Top Trial Attorneys.  He was the recipient of Elite Lawyers and named Best Attorney multiple years in a row from different organizations. For 2018,  he is being considered for a feature article in T.I.P Magazine (Top Industry Professional)  and for 2017, he was selected as Top Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals.  Mr. Ciafone currently serves as Executive Director of the Aldos Democratic Club and is the Attorney for the New York State Fraternal Order of Police Big Apple Lodge. He is a member of the East River Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Ciafone has been appointed a Referee and Guardian Ad Litem for the New York State Court System. Mr. Ciafone was elected twice to Community School Board 30 with the highest number of votes where he served as President and Treasurer of the Board. On the Board Mr. Ciafone distinguished himself as a strong advocate for child safety, increased crossing guards, security and police presence at the schools and had the best attendance record for Board members in the entire City of New York. He helped lead the fight for school uniforms, and during his tenure, District 30 produced the largest number of new schools creating seats for early childhood, elementary and middle school students. Mr. Ciafone was also elected a Judicial Delegate.

Mr. Ciafone was born and raised in Astoria. He graduated with Honors from New York University being on the Dean’s List and receiving the Chancellor’s Award. He then went to St. John’s University School of Law where he received the Judge Mary Egan scholarship and was an Editor of the Forum. Aside from his successful legal career, Mr. Ciafone has been a sought after speaker and lecturer for the New York Real Estate Expo several times including the Columbia University Exposition where he spoke about Mortgage Foreclosure issues.  Mr. Ciafone has also had the rare fortune to serve in all three branches of government. He was an intern to former Governor Mario Cuomo; worked in the Legal Division in the New York City Council and was an intern to New York State Supreme Court Justice Frederick Schmidt.

Looking back, Mr. Ciafone attributes his success to his experience, mentors he has had along the way and staying true to his passion for the law and fighting for what is right.  Mr. Ciafone says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning.  For the future, Mr. Ciafone will continue to work hard, continue to seek justice and make a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.

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