John A. Pappalardo is a Partner in the law firm of Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari. He has been an active matrimonial practitioner for 32 years handling moderate to very complex litigation involving matrimonial and family law cases. He oversees a very experienced matrimonial department. 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.