Five Towns Talk

Legal eagle Mario Joseph makes the top 1 percent in the nation


Woodsburgh resident and matrimonial lawyer Mario Alex Joseph was selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as a member of the nation’s top 1 percent. The organization is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.

His Manhattan-based law firm Joseph & Smargiassi LLC was founded in 1999. Before that he was a senior litigation associate with the law offices of R.H.W. after graduating from the Cardozo School of Law in 1995, and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from Queens College three years earlier.