John A. Barone served in the 12th Judicial District of the New York State Supreme Court, Bronx County from 1992-2015. Justice Barone was elected to the Supreme Court in 2001. In 2012, he became the Presiding Justice of the Commercial Part in Bronx County until his retirement in 2015.

While a Supreme Court Justice, he presided over thousands of settlements involving complex commercial, business and real estate matters as well as an extensive variety of tort, personal injury and labor law cases. Justice Barone was the recipient of the 2015 Charles A. Rapallo Award. This award is given by the Columbian Lawyers Association to an outstanding jurist, attorney, public servant or distinguished citizen.

Justice Barone is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his BA from Fordham University. He was also commissioned as an Officer in the US Army Reserve in which he served until his honorable discharge as a Captain in 1980.

Upon his release from active duty, in 1974, he served as Assistant Counsel in the New York City of Department Planning. He entered private practice in 1977 specializing in corporate and commercial litigation. In 1983, he accepted an appointment to serve as Principal Law Assistant to Justice Harold Silverman in Supreme Court, Bronx County.

Justice Barone has the unique perspective of trying cases as a lawyer and judge, and employs a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation, supplemented by his 40 + years experience in the legal field.

To schedule a mediation with John Barone, please call 800-776-2060 or 212-967-6799.

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