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Joel Martin Aurnou, White Plains Trial & Appeals Lawyer

Joel M. Aurnou


Professional Profile

Joel M. Aurnou, who continues to be one of Westchester's best known trial lawyers, concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil and criminal litigation. On the civil side, Joel has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in controversies ranging from administrative law to zoning, including corporate and commercial cases, legal malpractice, estate litigation, and matrimonials. On the criminal defense side, Joel has tried numerous homicide and felony cases in various State and Federal courts. Joel has been a frequent lecturer before professional groups, including at the American Bar Association annual meeting, the Michigan Bar Association annual meeting, the Practicing Law Institute (seminar in Las Vegas on insurance company bad faith liability), the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Union County Bar Association (NJ). He also taught at Pace Law School.

Significant Matters & Cases

Joel has litigated many different types of cases in many different courts. Click at representative matters for a description of some of Joel's cases.

Professional & Community Involvement


Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 1959
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1960
  • United States District Court of Connecticut, 1965
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York, 1967
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1968
  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1968
  • United States Supreme Court, 1969
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1971
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1973
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1973
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1976
  • Military Service
  • U. S. Army, 23rd Military Police Company, 1954-56.

Contact Me

If you think you may require the assistance of Joel Aurnou in any matter, email (jaurnou@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone him (914-385-1023) with any question you may have.