Location: Hawthorne, New York
Phone: 914-449-8357 / 1-877-245-7529
E-mail: E-mail Me
Forced to leave high school on his 18th birthday, John enlisted in the Army. After getting out of the Army in Monterey, CA John went back to playing the drums with a local rock band when his guitar playing friends decided they needed a drummer to start a band. It seemed logical since he had been playing since the age of five. When the lead guitarist decided to go to L.A. to seek fame and fortune and the band broke up John decided to come back to New York. After auditioning and being one of two finalists for Patti LaBelle's new band John decided it was time to find a real job. He went to work in a leather store in Manhattan selling high end brief cases and luggage. After becoming manager for that store and tired of selling to pompous lawyers and doctors John decided to go back to school. He received his GED and in 1979, went to CUNY at Queens College. It was then that he began working in his father's law firm as a clerk and decided that he wanted to become a lawyer. Working full time and going to school both day, night and summers allowed him to finish with a bachelor's degree in communications and political science in the span of four years. He then went to the University Of Bridgeport School Of Law, now called Quinnipiac University School of Law. Again, while working and going to school day and night, John finished with his law degree in the minimum time of three years. He is admitted to the First Department of New York and licensed to practice law in New York.
John hung out his shingle and opened his office for the general practice of law. In 1988 his father needed some help in his office and John decided to join the firm. After six years of handling medical malpractice cases for his father's firm he decided to leave and joined one of the most prestigious and largest personal injury firms in New York City, Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek and Shoot (SKWDS). It was at John's father's firm and SKWDS that he gained the type of trial experience you couldn't pay to learn. During this time John began riding a motorcycle. He got the bug watching all the bikes cruise by on Sunday afternoons on the Hutchinson River Parkway past his home. There were also these two local cops riding around his house all the time and it just looked like fun. He took lessons then went out to find the two cops as it turned out they lived around the block from him. They began riding together and it dawned on John that he should concentrate on representing motorcyclists as an integral part of his practice. Well, that was in 1998 when John left SKWDS and went into private practice once again this time concentrating on motorcyclists and their legal needs. Coincidentally, John's father in his early years had represented some members of long established MC's and even "Big Joe" of Big Joe's Tattoo fame. John's father, Sebastian, passed away in 2005 after a legal career spanning more than 55 years.
Now, after representing hundreds of clients over the years and meeting thousands of bikers across the country while riding, from as far away as Sturgis, SD; Laughlin, NV; Laconia, NH; Daytona Beach, FL and numerous other rallies and charity events John has recovered millions of dollars for clients over the years. John has been involved in many charity events while part of the biking world such as Hogs For Hope (Cystic Fibrosis), Bikers Against Breast Cancer, Habitat For Humanity, Independent Bikers Toys For Tots (IBTFT), Office Daniel Faulkner Memorial Run, Bike Day in Bayville (Cerebral Palsy), Muscular Dystrophy and his own, Lend A Hand To Leo to name a few, John is proud to say that he has been able to give 110% for his clients and be able to call many of them friends.
He is still representing the biker/motorcycling community and still riding some of the bikes shown in this web site. Look for John at an event near you, or watch for him as you are out riding. But, as John says, "Always, Ride Safe and Ride Smart; If You Think They Might, They Probably Will"
John D. Randazzo is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the Southern District Court of New York, the Eastern District Court of New York, the Bronx Bar Association, the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the Harley Owners Group, the NRA and the Grand Lodge of F.& A.M of the State of New York.
Areas of Practice
Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff
New York, 1987