Francesco P. Tini, Esq.

Founding and Managing Partner


Divorce Law and Civil Litigation


U.S. District Court, Eastern District New York, Second Department Suffolk County Assigned Counsel Defender Plan (18-B)


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Juris Doctor, Law 2002 – 2005

Stony Brook University
Master's degree, Public Policy Analysis 2001 – 2002

Dowling College
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government 1996 – 2000


TINI LAW, P.C., Copiague, NY
January, 2015-Present

Re-established private practice. Currently servicing clients in criminal, matrimonial, real estate and personal injury matters.

Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Stephen M. Behar, ( Retired A.J.S.C.), Central Islip, NY
February 2012-December 2014

Serve as personal and confidential Law Clerk to the Hon. Stephen M. Behar, A.J.S.C. Conference cases, research issues of law, propose motion and trial decisions in matrimonial and foreclosure actions.

Tini & Associates, P.C.: Solo Practitioner, West Babylon, NY
September 2006 - February 2012

Practiced in all aspects of matrimonial and family law issues; Practiced in criminal law before New York District Courts and County Courts; Practiced in Real estate matters (including real estate closings, Zoning and Land Use issues); Practiced in the areas of Wills; Familiar with wills and trust law; Represented clients in Art. 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law proceedings; Represented clients in civil matters, including but not limited to intentional torts, negligence actions, and legal malpractice claims. Serviced clients in general litigation with emphasis in commercial litigation. Serviced affluent clients in transactional matters such as King Bear (franchise); Laro Maintenance Corp.; Amy Fisher (contract and transactional law); Mike De Lucia ( star of the discovery show “car fellas”)

Of Counsel to:

Joseph Mirabella, Esq.
(Assisted in Art. 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law proceedings. Assisted in Abuse, Neglect and termination of Parental Rights’ proceedings.)

Gerard J. Donnelly, Esq.
(all aspects of civil litigation, especially matrimonial matters)

Michael Aronow, Esq.
(real estate, foreclosure litigation and landlord-tenant matters)

Of Counsel to our firm:

Hon. Stephen M. Behar, A.J.S.C., ret.
(all matters)

Gerard J. Donnelly, Esq.
(criminal law)

Michael Aronow, Esq.
(foreclosure litigation and loan modification)

Aniella Russo, Esq.
(immigration law)

Suris & Associates (Ray Suris, Esq.)
(personal injury & medical malpractice)

David Barton, Esq.
(wills & estates)

Other experience:

Adjunct Professor of Political Science (Dowling College, Oakdale, NY; St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY)

Honors and Awards:
*CALI Award for Academic Excellence;
*Award for Outstanding Service as a Teaching Assistant (Touro Law Center)
*Award for Exceptional Service to the Public and Community.
*2003 Business Man of the Year Award (National Republican Club)

Other Activities:
*Lecturer with the Suffolk County Bar Association, Academy of Law, on matrimonial and civil practice issues and procedure
*International Human Rights’ Clinic
*Member of American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association
*VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
*Brown v. Board of Education Program
*Town of Babylon Rotary Club
*West Babylon Lions Club

Fluent in Italian, proficient in Spanish