Joseph Lilly   PARTNER

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. Joe joined Frazer & Feldman, LLP in 2008 and became a Partner in 2018. 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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  • Friday, March 22, 2024
    Nassau/Suffolk Annual School Law Conference

    Christie Jacobson will be co-presenting on the topic of New York State Freedom of Information Law. The program will take place at the Nassau Academy of Law; 133 15th Street, Mineola, NY 11501

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