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David A. Arpino


David represents individuals and small businesses in various practices areas including civil litigation, criminal defense, and matrimonial & divorce litigation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, David was a litigation paralegal in his father's firm for ten years. This gives his clients a unique experience. While David was only admitted to practice in 2019, his long work history as a paralegal leaves his clients impressed with knowledge and expertise for such a neophyte attorney.

During his time in law school, David interned with a United States Magistrate Judge, at the Appellate Division in Brooklyn, NY and spent over 500 hours at the Queens Legal Aid Society with the St. John's Criminal Defense clinic. These law school experiences shaped who he is as an attorney today. While working for the magistrate, David gained experience litigating cases at the trial level. He watched court hearings, did legal research, and wrote opinions for the magistrate.

Likewise at the Appellate Division (considered the busiest appellate court in the country) he gained valuable insight as to how that court operates.

To cap off his law school career, David enrolled in the New York State Pro Bono Scholar's Program. He was the only student in his graduating class at St. John's University School of Law to enroll in the program. David completed close to 600 hours of pro bono service for the Queens Legal Aid Society representing indigent clients accused of misdemeanors. This experience was behind the firm's newly added Criminal Defense and Pro Bono law practices.

Community Involvement

Prior to going to law school, David was a volunteer EMT and Driver for his local volunteer ambulance corps and responded to 911 calls for medical and other emergencies. David has volunteered for SCORE Long Island where he mentored new business owners in legal & regulatory compliance issues. David recently began his fitness journey with Orangetheory Fitness and enjoys spending time with family, friends and colleagues. During the summer and fall, David enjoys playing golf and hiking. David is also an amateur poker player and enjoys playing multi-table live tournaments in Atlantic City and Pennsylvania.

Admissions, Awards, Associations & Publications


  • New York, 2019

Awards & Honors:

  • Deans Award for Excellence - New York Civil Practice (St. John's Law School, Fall 2018)
  • Moot Court Honor Society (St. John's Law School, 2018-2019)
  • Quarter finalist - Louis Fasulo 1L Moot Court Competition (Pace Law School, Spring 2017) 


eDiscovery for the Young Lawyer - October 2, 2019


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Litigation for when you need us, intelligent counseling so you won't.

Arnold A. Arpino & Associates, P.C., is a full service law firm that represents individuals and businesses in a variety of different practice areas. Our firm regularly appears in the Courts throughout Long Island, New York City, and the Hudson Valley.