MARTINO & WEISS

Areas of Practice

Integrity, Tenacity and Service: Our Promise to You

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Personal Injury

Martino & Weiss: Dedicated to Getting Results

If you have been seriously injured in such things as an automobile accident, workplace accident, or any other type of accident (including lead or asbestos poisoning) you need a personal injury attorney who will take charge of your case and do whatever it takes to attain the compensation you deserve.

At Martino & Weiss, our winning record speaks for itself. We have recovered millions of dollars for personal injury and wrongful death clients for the harm caused by construction accidents, lead poisoning auto accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents and other types of accidents. This is a reflection of our hard work, experience and dedication to our clients. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer who will take immediate action on your case, contact us today for a free consultation.

Our personal injury team, headed by Douglas J. Martino, is ready to go to work for you. At Martino & Weiss, we specially prepare each client's case for victory. Dedicated service, hard work and experience have been the secret to our successful representation of accident victims for over twenty-five years.

Taking Over Your Burdens So You Can Recover

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When you have been seriously injured, sorting out legal issues is the last thing you want to do. We have received positive feedback from thousands of seriously injured people and their families, not only for the legal results that we have achieved, but also for our dedication to providing hassle-free service and frequent communication.

Free Consultations: Home and Hospital Visits.

Let us come to you and show you how our personal care, attention and experience will help you obtain the maximum award you are entitled to. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Don’t Sign Anything Without Speaking to Us!

After you have been injured, insurance companies or their representatives may try to contact you in the hope that you will sign away your right to the full monetary compensation to which you are entitled. Another tactic employed by the insurance companies is to have an injured victim sign a statement that may hurt their case, but will ultimately help the insurance carrier.

Before you sign any papers or give any statements to anyone, you should talk to a lawyer about your options. Our firm will give you honest advice about your case at our first meeting, and if you hire us, you can rely on us for attentive representation focused on getting results

Attorney Fees

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Martino & Weiss handles most personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that our fees are a percentage of the amount we recover, either in settlements or through trial. We do not collect a fee unless you obtain a recovery for your injuries.

 

 

 


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Criminal Law

Douglas J. Martino, Former Prosecutor and Experienced Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges is a frightening experience. Even if you think you have nothing wrong, trying to talk your way out of a difficult situation with the police can many times make things worse. Whether you are accused of drunk driving, fraud, smuggling illegal aliens, or any other serious criminal charges, speak to a skilled New York criminal defense attorney immediately.

Douglas J. Martino, the principal attorney at Martino & Weiss is a former Assistant District Attorney for Westchester County, with over 25 years’ experience prosecuting and defending a countless variety of criminal matters. He understands that most people have never been arrested and are simply unfamiliar with the criminal court system and its bureaucratic intricacies. If you are charged with a crime, your freedom, your job, your reputation and your future are all at risk. During these difficult times, contact a New York criminal defense lawyer for dedicated advocacy.

Criminal Defense

Our firm represents clients through all stages of a criminal case, from investigation to arrest, and from a bail hearing to trial. We represent clients of all ages, including both juveniles and adults, and we providing comprehensive criminal defense services at the local level and in Supreme Courts. Martino & Weiss Attorneys at Law serves criminal cases in Westchester and Rockland counties, Manhattan, and The Bronx.

Criminal Defense Overview:

Whether you face drug charges, are under investigation for a theft offense or are suspected of a homicide, we will fight to protect your rights. Below are just a few examples of the types of criminal cases we defend.

“White Collar Crime” Defense:

Don't know what to do after the police arrested you for identity theft? Do you suspect you're under investigation for fraud? We will help. Talk to us right away before things get worse.

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DWI and Traffic Offenses:

If the police arrest you for DUI, speeding or driving on a suspended license, contact us to protect your rights. Your driving privileges and freedom are at stake.

Domestic Violence:

Now that law enforcement and the criminal justice system are involved in your domestic dispute, it is no longer simply a "family matter." Talk to us right away.

Sex Crimes:

The term "sex crimes" encompasses an array of offenses ranging from lewd acts to prostitution to rape.

Drug Charges:

Even if you have reason to believe that you may be under investigation or implicated in a drug ring bust, but have not been charged yet, you are strongly urged to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Know your rights and take steps to guard your future through proactive legal counsel.


Defamation & Image Rights

Maintaining the integrity of your public image is an inseparable part of your business, whether you’re a creative individual or a small company. Protecting your privacy and your public image from slander and libel is only one side of the coin; negotiating sponsorships, public appearances, and endorsements is the other. Our firm advises on both, offering litigation and dispute resolution, defamation (pre and post publication), and other image protection mechanisms—all so you can amplify and control the way you want the world to see you.



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Divorce & Family Law

Martino & Weiss: New York Family Law Attorney

If you are facing divorce, you know what's at stake: your children's welfare, your future financial circumstances or a fair division of your marital property. New York isn't a community property state. Everything is open to discussion, valuation , and potential litigation and having the right attorney on your side is critical to preserving those things you hold dear.An Experienced New York Divorce Lawyer You Can Rely On

Martino & Weiss is recognized as one of Westchester County’s most effective and ethically conscious family law firms. We approach divorce from a position of integrity. We take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, then work diligently toward finding resolutions that will make sense for your future. In most cases, we are able to negotiate a custody and property settlement that makes the most sense to you which is usually what New York Family Law judges expect. In the unusual event that a trial is necessary, you will have an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive litigation professionals fighting to protect your rights and interests.

Our complete range of New York Family Law Services include:

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody and Child Support

  • Legal Separations

  • Spousal Maintenance and Alimony Issues

  • Post-Judgement Modifications

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Custodial Child Relocations and Move-Away Cases


Martino & Weiss has the experience and professional resources to handle the most complex divorces, difficult child custody cases and sophisticated financial settlements for couples at any level of net worth. When necessary, we bring in independent professionals for property valuation.

Fathers' Rights: Helping Fathers with Custody and Divorce Issues

Although in today's family court proceedings, fathers' rights are more protected than they have been in the past, it is still possible that a father may have difficulty with certain issues related to child custody, child support, visitation, or other matters related to a divorce and children. As an experienced family law attorney, who has more than a decade of experience in this area, Doug Martino represents fathers throughout Westchester in various issues related to family law. We have over two decades experience in matters related to paternity, custody, support and visitation, all with a father's particular rights in mind.


"Divorce is never easy, for you or your family. As a promise to my clients, I take time to get to know what you want your future to look like. Divorce isn't just the end of your marriage. It's also the beginning of a new life for you and your family".
- Attorney Douglas J. Martino


A father has both rights and responsibilities when it comes to his children. Along with the right to custody or visitation comes the responsibility of child support, and as a Westchester fathers' rights law firm, we can address all of these issues for you. We offer a free consultation to talk about whatever situation you are currently dealing with. In giving you information and guidance related to your particular needs and concerns, we can assist you in making the right decisions about your case and what to do from this point forth.

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Child Custody and Fathers' Rights

In the past, custody was typically awarded to the mother in Long Island divorce cases or custody disputes. Although the courts try to award joint custody more recently, this does not always occur and a father's rights may be easily overlooked. It is my goal as an attorney to properly represent my clients' interests in these cases while seeking the custody arrangement they are looking to achieve. Let me apply my knowledge, experience and resources to your case as I protect your rights as a father and help you get custody of your children.


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LGBT

Your LGBT Divorce Lawyer in Westchester and Beyond


Although, there are some divorce issues which are universal for all couples (regardless of their sexual or gender orientation) there are certain ones specific only for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender partners. Some same-sex divorce issues can be solved quickly and easily while others require the attention of a professional who deals with them effectively on a daily basis.

We are avid supporters of the LGBT community and for the rightful and equal treatment of everyone. We place a special emphasis on the rights of gay and lesbian parents and understand their struggle. Therefore, you can rest assured that we will honor your specific situation in the best possible way. In matter where same-sex couples are facing one of the most troubling experiences for any relationship, an additional level of discretion is required.

As with every area of my practice, I will apply my expertise in your divorce case with the utmost care and attention.

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LGBT Matters

History was made on June 26, 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled that bans against same sex marriage were in violation of the 14th Amendment. Same sex marriage is here to stay, and with it come the challenges faced by LGTB couples experiencing the pains of divorce. The law firm of Martino & Weiss proudly provides legal services to meet the needs of LGBT people throughout the New York Metropolitan area. We are especially committed to defending the rights of fathers experiencing unique custody and parental-access difficulties. With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of Family Law, including contested custody and visitation matters, domestic violence, equitable distribution and other property rights, we are especially qualified to assist you with your LGBT law matter.

We offer our LGBT clients a complete range of New York Family Law Services include:

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody and Child Support

  • Legal Separations

  • Spousal Maintenance and Alimony Issues

  • Post-Judgement Modifications

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Custodial Child Relocations and Move-Away Cases

Child Custody & Fathers' Rights

In the past, custody was typically awarded to the mother in Long Island divorce cases or custody disputes. Although the courts try to award joint custody more recently, this does not always occur and a father's rights may be easily overlooked. It is my goal as an attorney to properly represent my clients' interests in these cases while seeking the custody arrangement they are looking to achieve. Let me apply my knowledge, experience and resources to your case as I protect your rights as a father and help you get custody of your children.


 
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Bankruptcy

Experienced Bankruptcy Representation in Westchester and The New York Metro Area

Why to consider declaring bankruptcy?

We do not plan on or necessarily want to file for bankruptcy. In some cases, however, it is a smart financial decision. It can effectively eliminate your debt and allow you to get a fresh start financially. It can even stop creditor harassment and save your home from foreclosure. The particular impact that bankruptcy will have on you now and into the future will vary depending on your unique financial situation. That is why we strongly recommend discussing your specific case with our firm. We can address whatever concerns you may have and can offer you much needed help with excessive debt through bankruptcy or other forms of debt relief that are available to you.

What we can provide throughout the process:

At Martino & Weiss Attorneys at Law, we represent debtors throughout Westchester who are dealing with excessive debt, facing foreclosure or dealing with the burden of creditor harassment. Principal attorney Douglas Martino has been practicing in this area of law for more than twenty-five years. With our collective experience and the resources to properly address your case, you can count on the compassionate, personalized and effective legal representation you need for your bankruptcy, tax settlement, debt negotiation, creditor harassment, foreclosure defense or loan modification needs. In any of these areas, we are competent and confident in our ability to help you address credit card and other debt to finally get the breathing room you need. For those who want to avoid filing for bankruptcy, we can help them explore numerous, effective alternatives to bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy is a legal process that will have profound ramifications. Whether these are positive or negative will depend on whether filing was the right thing to do and also upon how your case is handled. In addition to helping you through the decision-making process, a lawyer at Martino & Weiss can play an invaluable role in assisting you through the process to ensure that your petition is properly filed and your rights are protected every step of the way. A bankruptcy petition that is missing or contains fraudulent information may be denied - and the filer may be at risk of facing criminal charges for bankruptcy fraud. To ensure that you can experience the many benefits that bankruptcy may have to offer, you should work with a competent lawyer. Ours is ready to see how we can assist you, regardless of your current financial situation and your goals for the future.

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Learn if Filing for Bankruptcy is Right for You

Types of Bankruptcy:

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are the most common forms of bankruptcy. Depending on the type of debt you are dealing with, your income versus expenses and whether you have valuable assets that need protection, one of these two options may be best for you. Filing for bankruptcy can effectively stop foreclosure and end all debt collection efforts and lawsuits against you, finally giving you some breathing room and enabling you to work toward a brighter financial future. We can also explain the benefits of divorce & bankruptcy, and how you might want to think about filing before you commence divorce proceedings.

Your Choices and our Guaranteed Promise to You:

An important part of our firm's services is ensuring that a client makes the right choices for his or her unique financial situation when filing for bankruptcy. When you talk to a bankruptcy lawyer at our firm, you will receive advice and information directed to suit your immediate concerns and long-term financial goals. You will receive honest, clear answers to your questions. There are a number of benefits and possible pitfalls associated with bankruptcy; understanding all of these can make a significant difference in your ability to make advantageous choices about your case.

Facing Foreclosure? Call Today for Help.

Facing foreclosure is a frightening situation. You may be in danger of losing your family home and may wonder if you have any options to avoid this. Our firm helps homeowners throughout the New York Metropolitan Area who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and are facing foreclosure. We can offer you information and advice regarding your different options, such as a loan modification, short sale, deed in lieu of foreclosure or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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Contact an Experienced and Ethical Attorney

Personal attention makes all the difference in the process of filing for bankruptcy or seeking any form of debt relief. At our firm, you can count on the one-on-one attention you need from the very beginning of your case all the way through to a successful discharge of your debt.

We provide unparalleled service to all clients, despite the severity of their situation. Whether you have accumulated years of debt or you fear that you soon will be unable to make payments on your mortgage any longer, coming to our firm for the legal guidance and support you need is always advised. We work with homeowners, doctors, teachers, nurses, dentists, police officers and clients with virtually any type of occupation or standing in the community. When our main priority is to help you recover from an overwhelming amount of debt, you can trust that you will be in good, safe hands.