Complaint / review text:
Ettore (Ed) Simeone abruptly terminated fromthe Law Offices of Thomas K. Campagna
As per Howie Krestner, representative of The Law Offices of Thomas K. Campagna, the firm had no choice but to terminate former Suffolk Family Court Judge Ettore (Ed) Simeone as a result of multiple conflicts of interest that have recently surfaced. It is ironic that on the website of Thomas K Campagna, prior to Ettore Simeones abrupt departure, Simeone was referred to as a retired Suffolk Family Court Judge, however it is well known that he was censured as a Family Court Judge in 2004 because he improperly failed to disclose his relationship with a woman with whom he was romantically involved who repeatedly appeared in his court. The Law Offices of Thomas K. Campagna tried to hide the fact that Ettore Simeone was actually censured as a Family Court Judge by referring to him as being a retired Family Court Judge.
Any and all cases that Mr. Simeone participated in at any level along with his previous law firm and partner Thomas K. Campagna can result in a total legal conflict of interest, effecting 100s of cases that were represented by this firm.
This will inevitably result in similar outcomes as did in the case of Manditch vs Manditch in which the lawyer of Devon Manditch, Donald Blydenburgh failed to disclose to its opponent that he was a former presiding officer of the Suffolk Legislature.
Judge David Freundlich, Supervising Judge of the Suffolk County Family Court, allowed this and was well aware of the numerous conflicts of interest within his court under his watchful eye and allowed these injustices to continue.