"My promise to you is that I will always keep your best interest in mind and help navigate you through what can be a very difficult time."

Matrimonial/Family Law  •  Personal Injury  •  Medical Malpractice

Michael F. LoFrumento

Michael is one of the founding partners of Barnes Catterson LoFrumento & Barnes.  Michael gravitated towards matrimonial and family law when he graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001.  Since that time, Michael has forged a career dedicated to successfully navigating his matrimonial clients through the difficult, and, often traumatic waters of divorce.  He has an impeccable reputation among the bar and jurists as a tireless advocate and tenacious litigator.  Michael has represented numerous high net worth clients in divorce litigation ranging from complex business valuations to custody and support.  His passion for business valuations and income stream analysis has separated him from others in his field.  Indeed, Michael firmly believes that one of the most important aspects of being a successful matrimonial attorney is his unmatched ability to understand and apply esoteric accounting principles to a specific case.


While Michael does not shy away from trial, it is always his goal to resolve a case without the need for a judge to intervene.  Such an approach, not only saves the client significant money in legal fees, but also provides his client with the peace of mind that their divorce is over.  For those reasons, Michael prepares every case as if he is going to try it.  That level of preparedness is one of the reasons why Michael’s cases mostly settle without the need for a trial.


Given Michael’s success as a litigator and negotiator, he began representing clients who were injured given another person’s negligence.  He has quickly become known for negotiating the best results possible for his clients. Utilizing the same philosophy that ‘success depends upon previous preparation’, Michael has negotiated multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients in cases ranging from traumatic brain injuries, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, municipal liability to slip and fall accidents.


Michael’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by his peers.  Since 2014, Michael has been named a Super Lawyer (as published in the New York Times), which is an honor received by less than 2.5% of all lawyers.  He has also been named as a top lawyer in New York under 45 by TenLeaders.org and as one of the nation’s top attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.


In addition to his numerous accomplishments, Michael assists Professor Andrew Schepard at Hofstra University School of Law in a practical skills course entitled “Family Law Skills”.  He is also a member of the Nassau County Matrimonial Law Committee.


Aside from his passion for the law, Michael is involved in many charitable and community endeavors.  He is on the Board of Directors for the EAC Network, a diverse social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for people in need across Long Island and New York City.  His work with the EAC Network compelled the organization to honor him as their 2019 Honoree at EAC’s annual golf outing.  He is also on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Sight and Sound whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for men, women and children who suffer from significant hearing and vision loss.  His firm is actively involved with the We Care Fund, which is the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Wounded Warrior Project.  Lastly, Michael is also on the Board of Directors for the Massapequa Coast Little League where he is the Director of Fundraising.


Personally, Michael is married with two children. He volunteers as manager for both children in basketball and baseball.  When he is not at the office, a courtroom or managing his children’s sports teams, you can find Michael on the golf course, or at the beach.