Attorney Profiles

Joel J. Ziegler
Smithtown, New York
phone (631) 265-2550
fax (631) 265-2832
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Mr. Ziegler, a partner of the firm, was admitted to the New York Bar in 1968. He has also been admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Columbia, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Federal Circuits. He graduated from Syracuse University (B.S., 1966) and Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1968). He has served as Deputy Supervisor of the Town of Smithtown, Village trustee of the Village of the Branch, and Special Counsel to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. He is currently Village Justice for the Village of Nissequogue. He is a past-president of the Smithtown Township Arts Council, a Trustee of the Smithtown Historical Society, and former Director of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Pro Bono Foundation.

Mr. Ziegler is a Past Director of the Suffolk County Bar Association, a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his bar association activities.

As a Village Justice, Mr. Ziegler was appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York to serve on the Office of Court Administration's Local Courts Advisory Committee, which annually reviews proposals for changes in the law and makes recommendations to the New York State Legislature. He has lectured to judges on legal topics at the Office of Court Administration's Continuing Judicial Education Programs.

Mr. Ziegler was appointed by the Administrative Judge of the Suffolk County District Court to serve as a court-appointed arbitrator in commercial small claims cases. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau in cases involving disputes between consumers and automobile manufacturers and dealers.

Mr. Ziegler was appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Smithtown to the three-person Town Board of Ethics, which provides ethical guidance to town officials. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Ethics.

Mr. Ziegler was recognized by the U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1980 as one of its "Outstanding Young Men of America" and was listed in Who's Who in American Law. He has written on legal topics and lectured in the field of professional malpractice.

Areas of Practice:
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Construction Law
Real Estate
Litigation Percentage:
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1968
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1970
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1968

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1966

Published Works:
Must We Victimize Crime Victims? New York Times, Feb. 27, 1988

Representative Clients:
Beach Restoration Inc.
Cardinal Industrial Park
Gyrodyne Corp.
Hauppauge Manufacturing Group
Insert Color Press Corp.
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, Legal Topics, Office of Court Administration's Continuing Judicial Education Programs

Lecturer, Field of Professional Malpractice

Honors and Awards:
Recipient, Numerous Awards for his Bar Association Activities

"Outstanding Young Men of America", U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1980 - Present

Who's Who in American Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Nassau County Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Historical Society

Suffolk County Bar Association
Past Director

Past Employment Positions:
Town of Smithtown, Deputy Supervisor

Village of the Branch, Village Trustee

Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Special Counsel

Village of Nissequogue, Village Justice

Pro Bono Activities:
Former Director, Suffolk County Bar Association's Pro Bono Foundation

Greshin, Ziegler & Amicizia, LLP
Attorneys At Law
P.O. Box 829
199 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: 631.265.2550 - Fax: 631.265.2832

Greshin, Ziegler & Amicizia, LLP, handles serious personal injury, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, and other professional malpractice cases for clients throughout Long Island including Suffolk County, Nassau County, and the towns of Smithtown, Riverhead, Islip, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Hauppauge, Kings Park, Stony Brook, Huntington, Hicksville, Levittown, Roslyn Heights, Mineola, Garden City and Westbury.