NCBA Names Joseph DeMarco Pro Bono Attorney of the Month For January 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • Valerie Zurblis
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Mineola, Long Island, NY – For his unwavering dedication, support and pro bono legal assistance to help battered and abused women through the Pro Bono Project of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Joseph A. DeMarco of Smithtown has been named Pro Bono Attorney for the month of January, it was announced today by Marian Rice, president of the Nassau County Bar Association, the largest suburban bar in the country.

Joe DeMarco donates his time and legal talents to those in need in many ways. He is an active member of at the Nassau County Bar Association, serving on the Matrimonial Law Committee. He provides pro bono legal services through the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which helps Nassau’s neediest residents, and has mentored at-risk students at the Alberta Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead through NCBA’s Student Mentoring program... He has also assisted with the administration of Nassau County PEACE (Parent Education And Custody Effectiveness), a program that helps divorcing parents make responsible decisions that recognize their children’s need for continuing, good relationships with them.  He has also served as a member of the Lions Club.

As a partner at the law firm of Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC in Garden City, DeMarco practices exclusively in matrimonial and family law, focusing on matters involving complex equitable distribution, support, child custody issues and appellate work. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School in 2001 and was selected by Super Lawyers as a 2011 and 2012 New York Rising Star.

Nassau County Bar Association
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association, with a membership of nearly 6,000 private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students, is the largest suburban bar association in the country. NCBA demonstrates its commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, senior citizen and mortgage foreclosure clinics, judicial screening, public education programs and support for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides much-needed free legal services for the indigent of Nassau County. WE CARE, the NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations. For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (translation services available), email, or visit