Attorney Profiles | HAROLD F. DAMM, ESQ.

Attorney Profiles | HAROLD F. DAMM, ESQ.

Carle Place, New York

Phone: (516) 248-0800
Fax: (516) 746-4709

Harold F. Damm, Esq. (BA—Hofstra University, 1974; Juris Doctor with Distinction (Top 10%)—Hofstra University School of Law, 1978) has litigated personal injury, medical malpractice, and family law cases for more than 32 years. He is the managing partner of Ciotti & Damm, LLP. He was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1979. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He practices personal injury law, medical malpractice, and family law in the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties.


Personal Injury

Car Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
Construction Site Accidents
Scaffold and Ladder Accidents
Dog Bites
Wrongful Death
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Religious Corporations and Not for Profits

Purchase and sale of real property
Lease of real property
Refinancing of real property
Applications To the Attorney General and when required to the Courts for approval of transactions

Family Law

Child Custody
Domestic Violence
Equitable Distribution
Child Support
Separate Property Claims
Distribute Awards
Pre-Marital Agreements
Post Nuptial Agreements

Mr. Damm has received the highest rating (Av) from Martindale Hubbel peer review rating and was named one of Long Island’s Top Personal Injury Attorneys for 2011 by Long Island Pulse.

JOHN J. CIOTTI, ESQ. (1952 - 2017)

Carle Place, New York

John J. Ciotti, Esq. (BA—Hofstra University, 1974; Juris Doctor—Ohio Northern Law School, February, 1978) practiced matrimonial and family law on Long Island for over 30 years. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1980 and was also admitted to practice in Federal Court in the Eastern District of New York and the United States Tax Court. He practiced domestic relations and family law. Mr. Ciotti was a seasoned trial lawyer who has represented clients in numerous courts including the Family Court and Supreme Courts in Nassau and Suffolk as well as the boroughs of New York City and Westchester County.


Matrimonial Law
Family Law
Cohabitation Agreements
Domestic Partnerships
Domestic Relations
Domestic Violence
Equitable Distribution
Interstate Support
Marital Agreements
Marital Property Distribution
Marital Property Law
Marital Property Settlements
Non-Traditional Family Law
Post Divorce Modification
Post Nuptial Agreements
Premarital Agreements
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROS)
Restraining Orders
Separation Agreements
Spousal Support
Uncontested Divorce

Among his professional accomplishments, Mr. Ciotti has been employed in the tax department of a Big “8” accounting firm.

Mr. Ciotti also served an impressive tenure as both chairman and treasurer of the Western Nassau Water Authority. The authority serves approximately 28,000 homes in Western Nassau County, including much of the area he now represents as a legislator.

While at the authority, he fought for cleaner, safer water at more affordable prices. He received much acclaim among area residents for his leadership on behalf of Jamaica Water customers. Mr. Ciotti conducted a study to determine the feasibility and eventual public takeover of Jamaica Water Supply Company, which was accomplished with the establishment of the Western Nassau Water Authority.

John Ciotti was elected in an impressive victory on November 7, 1995, making him the first-ever representative in the Third Legislative District of the newly formed Nassau County Legislature. On November 4, 1997, Mr. Ciotti was re-elected in a landslide victory; subsequently, he was re-elected in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

Mr. Ciotti served as the Deputy Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature, the Chairman of Budget Review, Chairman of Minority Affairs, Vice Chairman of Rules, and Vice Chairman of Finance and is also a member of the Public Works Committee.

John Ciotti was a member of the board of trustees for the Nassau County Supreme Court law library.

He is a proud 1970 graduate of Valley Stream North High School. He also graduated with a degree in accounting from Hofstra University with honors in June 1974 and received his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern Law School, February, 1978.

From 2012 to 2017, he was legal counsel To the Nassau Health Care Corporation.


Man of the Year—Court Officers Benevolent Association
Italian American Court Officers
Legislator of the Year—Police Benevolent Association
Nassau County Sheriff’s Association
New York Chiefs’ Police Benevolent Association