Frank M. Maffei
After graduating from Long Island University, Frank M. Maffei received his Juris Doctor from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he became a teaching assistant in the University Clinical Program. While attending Capital, Mr. Maffei revitalized the Delta Theta Law Fraternity and became its Vice Dean. Additionally, Mr. Maffei worked as an intern for the Franklin County Public Defender and Franklin County District Attorney offices. He was admitted to practice as an attorney before the Courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
In 1986, he was appointed an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County for District Attorney Patrick Henry. There, he prosecuted cases including assault, battery, larceny, insurance and welfare fraud in the District, Screening and White Collar Crime Bureaus.
Mr. Maffei later joined one of the largest personal injury law firms in Long Island. Having worked his way up the ladder as a trial lawyer, he ultimately became their senior trial attorney, handling their largest cases to verdict.
He is an active member of the following organizations:
- Suffolk County Bar Association, where he held some of the association’s most responsible positions, including Chairman of the Insurance Negligence Committee and member of the Judicial Screening Committee and the Nominating Committee
- NY State and Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Associations
- St. Mary’s Parish in East Islip since the mid-eighties, maintaining an active pro-bono role as a member of St. Mary’s Parish outreach.
Presently Mr. Maffei handles all types of personal injury matters from automobile cases to foodborne illnesses. Mr. Maffei has tried many cases to verdict before juries and Judges in multiple jurisdictions. An experienced trial lawyer for over 25 years, he has returned verdicts and settlements for his clients for millions of dollars, including cases against major automobile manufacturers and corporations.
He has earned the highest rating of AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®. In addition to personal injury, Mr. Maffei handles criminal defense matters, as well as, serving as a Court appointed Receiver and Referee.
Mr . Maffei serves on the boards of two local charitable organizations, the Rollstone Foundation and The Lions Club. Additionally, he was a former Coach in the Islip Little League, and has served as a New York State Bar Association Moot Court Volunteer Judge. Mr. Maffei is a longtime resident of East Islip, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
On March 18th, 2016 Frank Maffei received the prestigious BENCH AND BAR AWARD, an award presented to the attorney whose professionalism and generosity benefits the entire courthouse community including the New York State Court Officers who secure and protect the litigants, attorneys and staff that utilize the courts every day.
Mr. Maffei’s thirty year career has been spent as a courtroom lawyer. Being recognized by those in the “trenches” so to speak is truly an honor.