Though just in his forties, John DiMascio has already established himself as one of the best-known and most successful young matrimonial attorneys on Long Island today. What's more, DiMascio -voluble, opinionated, something of a character in the eyes of some peers -possesses the enlightened temperament and outlook of a much more senior professional; he's an independent attorney who may well emerge as one of the top two or three in his field in the years ahead, veteran attorneys say. "I do throw myself into things," says the Massapequa native, explaining the passion he brings to his work.
More remarkably, DiMascio's entire career has been spent with his father John DiMascio, Sr. (the elder DiMascio became an attorney at age 39 after many years as a Nassau County Court Officer; today one daughter is a court officer and another son is a police officer). Yet the younger DiMascio bears no trace of the meek underling common in father-son firms.
Today, with a hands-on approach and an excellent grasp of the law, DiMascio leads his six-attorney firm, which focuses almost entirely on "mats" cases, as DiMascio calls them. DiMascio projects a confidence and charisma that's attracted a steady stream of clients. "I don't think there's anything complicated about it - I treat people honestly and make sure I handle their case effectively." In the past year DiMascio represented Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsay Lohan, in ongoing litigation.
DiMascio's professionalism and collegiality was recognized with the "Jurisperitus" award by the Court Officers' Benevolent Association of Nassau County in November 2006.
Away from the office DiMascio continues to play the drums in a weekend rock band that performs on Freeport's Nautical Mile. "If I'm not at home or at work, I'm playing music. It's creative, and even a little cathartic." He lives with his wife Vanessa and daughter Alexandra in Garden City, New York, a short distance from his office.