Rosemarie Barnett has a depth and breadth of experience in her practice areas. After a stellar academic career where she graduated second in her law school class, Ms. Barnett spent over a decade at some of the largest and most well-known law firms in the nation, litigating complex claims in the areas of class actions, products liability and insurance coverage litigation. She is currently litigating claims in United States District Court, New York Supreme Court, Family Court and Civil Court. Ms. Barnett is experienced in a broad range of litigation including immigration and deportation defense, complex family law and matrimonial matters, fraud and breach of contract claims in federal court and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims. Also, Rosemarie works with other successful attorneys as co-counsel and of counsel in the Metro area on complex litigation, personal injury matters and criminal defense.
While her academic and career credentials are impressive, Ms. Barnett’s finest attributes lie beyond these achievements. She brings heart to her law practice, fighting passionately for the rights of her clients. When it is best for the client to settle amicably, she negotiates the most favorable agreements for them. She is passionate about helping families remain strong, whether it is family reunification through immigration law or bringing peace and fairness in the divorce process. For her commercial clients, Rosemarie brings her depth of legal experience to bear, delving into complex legal issues to best serve her clients and argue for their rights in court.
Prior to graduating with honors as a Salutatorian and Dean’s Fellow at Touro Law Center, Ms. Barnett received her MBA, magna cum laude, from Sacred Heart University. She graduated from Elms College with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Business Management and a minor in English Literature. Ms. Barnett has been practicing law for 17 years and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 2002. She is fluent in Hindi.
Ms. Barnett was also the Coordinator and Mentoring Attorney for Touro Law Center’s lawyer incubator from November 2013 to December 2015.
PRO BONO EXPERIENCE
Rosemarie Barnett believes in the power of giving back. She has always maintained an active caseload of pro bono matters. Immigrant minors, asylum seekers, domestic violence victims, and men who are treated unfairly in family law matters have all benefited from Ms. Barnett’s pro bono and low bono work.
Ms. Barnett has worked with various non-profit organizations to provide pro bono services to clients in need. They include:
Nassau Suffolk Law Services (2013-2015)
Represented indigent clients in their divorce matters.
New York Legal Assistance Group (Co-Chair, Associate Board, 2008-2013)
Represented victims of domestic violence in matrimonial and family law actions; Counseled clients on consumer debt, foreclosure, and Hurricane Sandy issues
Human Rights First; Sanctuary for Families; Immigration Equality (2007 – 2013)
Represented clients for asylum applications in Immigration Court and Asylum Office
C.J. Lippman’s Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in NY (2010 – 2013)
Conducts research, attends meetings and drafts portions of report.