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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 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed in New York Since: 2002
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Real Estate: Consumer, General Litigation
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
  • 70%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

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


11 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011

About Joseph A. Fitapelli

First Admitted: 2002, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

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

Educational Background

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

28 Liberty Street
30th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-300-0375

Fax: 212-481-1333

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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