Joseph J. Ranni, Esq.

Curriculum Vitae

2015 — Stetson College of Law; LLM Elder Law

1987 — Brooklyn Law School, JD

1984 — SUNY Albany, BA, dual major: Economics and Political Science

1987 — State of New York – First Department
Federal: 1989 Second Circuit Court of Appeals; Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York. 2000 Northern District of New York

1999 — State of Florida

2000 — State of New Jersey
Federal: 2000 New Jersey District Court

2009 — State of Pennsylvania

2010 – present — Ranni Law Firm
Boutique firm concentrating on employment discrimination, disability and elder law with a primary focus of clients aging in place and avoiding institutionalization.

2006 – 2013 — Town Justice, Town of Chester
Handle caseload of arraignments, misdemeanors, trials, hearings, Vehicle & Traffic, small claims, landlord tenant. Term ends 12/31/2013

2008 – 2010 — Bonacic Krahulik & McMahon
Litigation Counsel with a small partnership. Primarily employment discrimination on behalf of plaintiffs.

2005 – 2008 — Jacobowitz & Gubits LLP — Litigation Counsel
Assisted, interacted and directed numerous attorneys and assistants. Primarily employment discrimination on behalf of plaintiffs.

2001 – 2005 — Law Office of Joseph J. Ranni
Solo practice in Goshen NY

1996 – 2001 — Various Small Firm Partnerships — New York, NY
Primarily employment discrimination claims on behalf of plaintiffs.

1987 – 1996 — Travelers Insurance Company
Personal injury insurance defense litigation.

National Employment Lawyers Association – New York
Member of the Board of Directors (former)
Legislative Committee (current)

New York State Bar Association
Elected Delegate, 9th Dist., House of Delegates
(2012-2016, 2018-present)

Committee on Disability Rights
(1980s to present)

New Jersey Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

State of Pennsylvania Bar Association

Orange County (NY) Bar Association

2016 – present — Independent Living Inc., President of the Board
ILI is a non-profit Independent Living Organization (ILO) created following the Willowbrook Decree that provides community supports and services for the elderly and disabled who might otherwise face institutionalization. I have been with ILOs since the late 1980s.

1998 – present — New York State Surrogate Decision Making Committee
Hearing Chairman – Committee makes medical/end of life decisions for persons with severely diminished capacity and without guardians or family.

2006 – 2016 — Mock Trial Program Coach
Chester Academy High School team

January 2020 — Coordinator – NYSBA Annual Meeting
Medicaid Redesign Roundtable

January 2018 — Presenter NYSBA Annual Meeting
“Who helps when the Lawyer is the One in Need?”

September 2012 — Program Chair: Mediation and the EEOC
EEOC Mediation presented in coordination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Women’s Bar Association of Sullivan and Orange Counties

January 2010 — Program Chair and Presenter: “Elder Rights: Empowerment and Protection”
Presented during the 2009 New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the NYSBA Committee on Issues Affecting Persons with Disabilities and Co-sponsored by the Trusts and Estates and Health Care Law sections

January 1999 — Program Chair and Presenter
“Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability and Worker Compensation”
Presented during the 1999 New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting. Focused on the overlap of these practices to encourage the representation of the disabled.

2020 — Super Lawyers

2020 — Top Attorneys of America President’s Circle

2018 – 2019 — Top Attorneys of North America

2018 — PULSES – Outstanding Service Award (Special Education)

2017 — National Advocates Top 100

2017 — Elite Lawyers; Super Lawyers of the Hudson Valley; Top Attorneys of the Hudson Valley

2012, 2013, 2017 — Super Lawyer of the Hudson Valley

2012, 2013, 2017 — Top Attorneys In the Hudson Valley

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