Domenick Napoletano - Treasurer

Domenick Napoletano


Domenick Napoletano of Brooklyn is the newly elected treasurer of the New York State Bar Association. 

Napoletano is a solo practitioner focusing on complex commercial litigation and appellate work while maintaining a general practice. A number of his cases have appeared in published decisions, most involving real property, and tenancy and occupancy issues. He has also spearheaded various state and federal class action lawsuits, including one against the New York City Department of Finance for its imposition of ‘vault taxes.’

Among his NYSBA activities, Napoletano served on the Executive Committee as vice president from the Second Judicial District, and the House of Delegates representing the Brooklyn Bar Association. Napoletano is a past president of the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn, the Confederation of Columbian Lawyers of the State of New York and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County. He co-chairs the NYSBA’s Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules and is chair-elect of the General Practice Section. His service on NYSBA committees includes Finance, Leadership Development, Bar Leaders of New York State, Animals in the Law, the President’s Committee on Access to Justice, Task Force on the Evaluation of Candidates for Election to Judicial Office and the Task Force on Mass Shootings and Assault Weapons. He is a member of the Working Group on Puerto Rico, and the Membership Committee’s Subcommittee on Non-Resident Members. 

Napoletano has served on the Attorney Grievance Committees for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts. He also has served in various capacities at legal services organizations in Brooklyn – as treasurer, advisory council member and member of the board of directors of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Legal Services Corporation and as vice president of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Foundation for Civil Justice. 

While in college and throughout law school, Napoletano worked for then–New York State Assemblyman Michael L. Pesce, now the presiding justice of the state Supreme Court Appellate Term for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts. He earned his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College.