Joan Iacono

Joan Iacono


Bronxville, NY


Westchester County family lawyer Joan Iacono has always been a hands-on kind of person. She finds a way to accomplish what she needs to accomplish, whether in a court of law or in her private life.

Joan Iacono was born and raised in Westchester County, where she has been a lawyer for 21 years. But, the majority of her experience is in private practice in New York City and Bronx County. From 1988 to 1992 she served as Principal Court Attorney to the Chief Judge of the Bronx Family Court. There she helped draft court opinions, assisted in trial management and courthouse management, and conferenced cases with litigants and lawyers to effect settlement. The experience was valuable for Iacono's private practice, as it gave her a substantial insight into the judicial side of family law and the decision-making process in New York Family Court. As a result, she is better able to advise her clients and develop successful strategies. She complements her staffing with paralegals, forensic experts, and per diem attorneys as needed.

Joan Iacono's practice is almost evenly divided between real estate and family law. An accomplished and aggressive litigator, she is known as a "barracuda with a heart."

"First, I'll try to negotiate a quick and fair settlement for my clients," said Joan Iacono. "Then we'll litigate if we have to."

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    • B.A. - 1979

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Putnam County Lawyers Association, Member
  • Westchester County Bar Assn., Member
  • Law Guardians Association, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • NY Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc, Member, Board of Directors, 2000 to 2005
  • National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc, Vice President, Executive Board, 2005 to 2007
  • Westchester Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester, Past President

Past Employment Positions

  • Chief Judge of the Bronx Family Court, Principal Court Attorney