Attorney Profile

ATTORNEY PROFILE

John P. Brooke, Esq.
 
John P. Brooke, Esq. attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego after completing his Bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking from Hofstra University. While at California Western School of Law attorney John Brooke worked for various law committees. He also clerked for a prestigious San Diego lawyer while honing his litigation skills. Attorney John P. Brooke also worked as an intern for the Honorable Senior Judge Leonard Wexler, a senior Federal Judge in the Eastern District of New York.

After graduating from law school John moved back to his hometown of Long Island and worked for several law firms practicing bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, loan modifications, civil litigation, family law, real estate and criminal law. After gaining the valuable experience needed, John Brooke subsequently started his own law firm dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of his clients on Long Island.

John Brooke is also currently a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Village of Ocean Beach. John currently volunteers with the Nassau/Suffolk law services pro bono foreclosure project which provides free legal representation to homeowners who are currently in foreclosure and cannot afford an attorney. The project is designed to have attorneys volunteer their time to represent homeowners at the foreclosure settlement conferences with the goal of saving their home and obtaining a mortgage modification.

John lives in Suffolk County with his wife and son and enjoys spending time with family, camping, going to the beach and traveling in his free time.


Education:
  •        California Western School of Law, San Diego, California (J.D.), 2006
  •         Hofstra University (B.B.A., magna cum laude), 2003

Bar Admissions:

  •         New York State Bar-2007
  •         U.S. Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York
  •         U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  •         State Bar of New York
  •         Suffolk County Bar Association
  •         American Bar Association
  •         National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  •         Pro Bono volunteer for the Suffolk County Bar Association foreclosure project.



OUR STRATEGY

Having to confront handling your finances can be a difficult thing to do, but ignoring them can lead to dire consequences. With the help of a caring and dedicated attorney at the Brooke Law Firm we will work closely with you to determine your financial situation. We provide free advice during the initial consultation and will recommend the best options for you.
An important question to ask before retaining a bankruptcy or foreclosure attorney:

Does the attorney specialize in bankruptcy and foreclosure? This is very important because you don't want an attorney representing you that isn't specialized in bankruptcy or foreclosure--or that only dabbles in these areas. Some attorneys will tell you that they are familiar with those areas of the law but many have jumped on the bandwagon the past few years with the state of the economy the way it is. With the economy taking a plunge more people have been filing for bankruptcy and record numbers of houses have gone into foreclosure. Some attorneys who were previously practicing real estate or other areas of the law have viewed this as a viable way to supplement failing law firms and have decided to start practicing foreclosure and bankruptcy just recently.

Although bankruptcy is in most cases routine and the best option, you are making a big decision when you choose to file for bankruptcy--one that should not be taken lightly. When filing for bankruptcy it is important to have an attorney who is experienced in the nuances and intricacies of bankruptcy law, who cares about your personal situation, and will handle your bankruptcy related problems the right way-- the first time. If bankruptcy is not the right option for you I will tell you what is your best option, and develop a plan of attack to help resolve your issues.
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