Joseph Covello

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Nassau County, January 2000 to Present
  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department
  • Associate Justice, Appellate Term Ninth and Tenth Judicial District, June 2004 to September 2005
  • Judge, Nassau County District Court, January 1995 to January 2000

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Office of Joseph Covello, 1989 to 1994
  • Counsel, Rosano, Mose, Hirschhorn & Corleto, 1991 to 1994
  • Special Counsel, Nassau County Police Indemnification Review Board, 1990 to 1994
  • Counsel, Town of Oyster Bay Zoning Board of Appeals, 1987 to 1994
  • General Practitioner, Bee, DeAngelis & Eisman, 1988 to 1989
  • Law Office of Joseph Covello, 1986 to 1988
  • Associate, Dean, Falanga & Rose, 1980 to 1986
  • Past Vice-President, Nassau County District Court Judges' Association


  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1975

Admission to the Bar:

  • 1980

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Past President, Columbian Lawyers' Association of Nassau County
  • Past President, Nassau Lawyers' Association of Long Island
  • Past Vice President, Nassau County District Court Judges' Association
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Distinguished Service Award, Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau, 2006
  • Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association Award, Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association, 2006
  • New York State Bar Association Award for Recognition and Addressing the Legal Need of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities, New York State Bar Association, 2006
  • Man of the Year Award, Long Beach Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Honorable Edward J. Hart Jr. Memorial Award, Fraternal Order of Court Officers, 2005
  • The Italian Heritage Club Award, The Italian Heritage Club, 2002
  • Italian Court Officers of Nassau and Suffolk County Award for Dedication and Loyalty, Italian Court Officers of Nassau and Suffolk County, 1996