Joseph Lilly   ASSOCIATE

JOSEPH LILLY received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1992 and his B.A. from Fordham University in 1989. Upon graduation from law school, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office from 1992 to 1996, where he prosecuted numerous criminal cases involving a variety of criminal charges. In 1997, Joe entered private practice in Melville, New York, where he worked on behalf of a number of insurance carriers investigating and litigating cases involving insurance fraud, and defended personal injury law suits. From 1999 until 2008, Joe maintained a solo practice, working in the area of criminal defense. He has tried many cases in both the criminal and civil courts. Since joining Frazer & Feldman, LLP, in 2008, Joe has handled a wide variety of cases involving student discipline, student residency issues, staff discipline and general litigation. Joe conducts more then 100 student discipline hearings a year and has successfully handled the defense of numerous appeals of discipline matters to the Commissioner of Education. Joe also counsels our school district clients at manifestation determinations. Joe has co-authored with partner, Laura Ferrugiari, an article published in the Nassau Lawyer, the Nassau County Bar Association monthly newsletter, entitled “Executive Sessions and the Open Meetings Law” (November 2014). On March 23, 2017, Joe, along with Tim Mahoney, presented a speech to the Education Law Committee on “DASA, FAPE and TK: the Acronyms of Bullying”. Joe has also co-authored, with associate Nicole Donatich, an article published in On Board, a publication of the New York State School Boards Association, entitled “Reasonable Suspicion Must Precede Cellphone Search” (October 2017).


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  • June 15, 2018

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., and Timothy M. Mahoney, Esq., presented “Applying Special Education Law to Everyday Issues” on June 15, 2018, the second day of a two-day event, for the National Business Institute. Mr. Feldman presented on preparing for and testifying at due process hearings. Mr. Mahoney presented on prior written notices, behavioral issues, and student discipline. The workshop was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, 333 South Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit

  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present at Annual Law Conference

    June 1, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., presented at the New York State Association of School Attorneys 18th Annual School Attorney Law Conference, held on June 1-3, 2018. Ms. Jacobson presented on the topic of “Student Enrollment: Practical and Legal Challenges Involved in Verifying Resident Students.” The audience for this presentation were school attorneys from throughout the State of New York.

  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present on Free Speech Rights

    March 27, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., recently presented “The Contours of Student Free Speech Rights” on March 27, 2018 at the New York State School Boards Association’s 2018 Policy Workshop. The workshop was held at the Holiday Inn Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit

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    Friday, January 19, 2018

    • Special Education Presentation
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq.

  • LIASEA Conference

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    The Impact on IEP Development of the Supreme Court Decision in Endrew F. and the Second Circuit Decision in T.K.
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq. For more information visit

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