Joseph A. Fitapelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP
 | 28 Liberty Street, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-300-0375
Fax: 212-481-1333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 2002
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

New York attorney Joseph A. Fitapelli represents individual employees, executives and companies in a full range of employment law-related matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and breach of contract. He is partner in the firm Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP.

A seasoned attorney with extensive experience in state and federal court, Mr. Fitapelli has also appeared in the United States District Courts in single-plaintiff, collective and class action lawsuits for failure to pay proper wages, overtime and commissions. Frequently consulted by companies regarding their employment policies and procedures, he also negotiates severance agreements, executive compensation packages and limited liability company agreements.

Due to his successful handling of high-profile cases, Mr. Fitapelli is frequently consulted by members of the business and legal communities on an array of matters. He has successfully authored and argued appellate briefs and summary judgment motions that have led to new interpretations of the law favoring his clients on issues such as expert preclusion, products liability and landowner liability.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (70%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

General Litigation (10%): Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Real Estate (10%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2011

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About Joseph Fitapelli

Admitted: 2002, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law
  • Member, American Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • St. Francis College, B.A. in English, Presidential Scholar and Cum Laude
Office Location for Joseph A. Fitapelli

28 Liberty Street
30th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-300-0375

Fax: 212-481-1333

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Last Updated: 6/20/2018

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