Joe Rosato to take over as Brooklyn Bar Association president on June 14

June 9, 2023 Rob Abruzzese
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He’s been the president of nearly every single local bar association that he’s eligible to be president of and now he’s set to take over the Brooklyn Bar Association.

Joseph Rosato officially took over charge of the BBA on June 1, and insiders have already told the Brooklyn Eagle that he’s breathing a breath of fresh air into the association after just his first meeting. He will officially be sworn in publicly during a ceremony at Borough Hall starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14.

Rosato is not only a distinguished trial attorney with an awe-inspiring record of over two hundred million dollars in verdicts and settlements, but he’s also a stalwart of the legal community, lending his expertise and dedication to numerous bar associations and professional bodies.

Rosato, an NYU graduate, attended Brooklyn Law School at night when he was a court officer. While in the court system for 11 years, he also served as a court clerk.

After starting his career in insurance defense, Rosato transitioned to plaintiff’s personal injury law in 1996 with the highly regarded firm Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek, and Shoot. He then continued his work at The Cochran Firm’s New York office after a merger with attorney Johnnie Cochran’s team.

He founded The Rosato Firm PC, a prominent law firm with a special focus on personal injury and complex litigation matters. A testament to this recognition, Rosato has been selected to New York Super Lawyers for personal injury plaintiffs — a prestigious honor accorded to only five percent of all lawyers in the state.

Beyond his professional career, Mr. Rosato is deeply committed to enhancing the legal community. His significant contributions to the bar include serving as the President of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County, and the Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court, and holding multiple positions within the Brooklyn Bar Association and Foundation.

His involvement extends to multiple law-related committees, including the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Second Judicial District, and the Judicial Screening and Grievance Committees for the Brooklyn Bar Association.

In furtherance of his commitment to community service, Rosato also serves on the Board at Catholic Migration Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn, extending legal assistance and outreach to immigrant communities.

In addition to Rosato, the rest of the officers are all moving up including Anthony Vaughn, Jr., who will be sworn in as the president-elect. Bruno Codispoti becomes an officer when he is sworn in as the next treasurer, Christina Golkin becomes the first vice president, Daniel Antonelli the second vice president, and Angelicque Moreno becomes the secretary.

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