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New York Employment Lawyers 

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is a boutique plaintiffs’ Employment Law Firm based in New York City dedicated to combating abusive and illegal workplace practices. Founded in 2008, by former defense attorneys Joseph A. Fitapelli and Brian S. Schaffer, F&S handles large scale class and collective wage and hour claims for unpaid minimum wages, overtime, tips and commissions. F&S also handles individual unpaid wage, wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment and discrimination claims on behalf of employees.

Our firm has taken on some of the largest corporations in the country including but not limited to: Bank of America, HSBC, KPMG, Target and many others. F&S has been recognized by courts, and its peers, as being among the most well regarded employment law firms in New York and has produced consistently favorable results. Whether obtaining large money damages or challenging unfair workplace policies, we strive to provide quality representation and we are proud of the results we have achieved.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour Law
  • Wrongful Termination

Call 212-300-0375 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Joseph A. Fitapelli

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit 

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York, June, 2001
  • St. Francis College, New York, June, 1998
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Presidential Scholar
    • Major: English

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association's, Section of Labor and Employment Law (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) of New York (Member)

Attorney Brian Schaffer

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Binghamton University
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Major: Politics and Law

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York County Lawyers Association (Member)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) (Member)

Attorney Frank Mazzaferro

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Association
    • Honors: Moot Court Association Service with Distinction Award
  • State University of New York, Fredonia
    • Major: Communications
    • Major: International Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • York County Lawyers Association (Member)

Attorney Armando Ortiz

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A.

Attorney Dana Cimera

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education:

  • New York Law School in New York City
    • J.D.
  • Rutgers University Business School

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

Attorney Hunter Benharris

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn
    • J.D. 
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Attorney David Sack

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Touro Law Center
    • J.D.
  • Syracuse University
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) of New York

Attorney Katherine Bonilla

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District

Education:

  • The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    • J.D.
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • Honors: cum laude

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