Robert G. Venturo

ADDRESS: 228 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772

Attorney & Law Guardian Robert G. Venturo

Representing adults and children in Long Island Family Law Matters

Founding attorney Robert G. Venturo grew up on Long Island and has practiced law here for almost 20 years. Having handled over 1,000 custody cases in his nearly 25 year career, his extensive experience and expertise will help you navigate the local Family Court and Supreme Court system and improve your personal legal situation. Mr. Venturo will represent you aggressively and competently, while always remaining sensitive to your particular personal needs.  If your case cannot be resolved favorably by a mutual settlement, then your particular case must proceed to Trial.   Mr. Venturo has personally tried over two-hundred (200) cases and is a highly regarded Trial Attorney by his colleagues, his clients and members of the Judiciary.   In 2002, he was awarded the "Suffolk County Law Guardian of the Year"  award by the Suffolk County Bar Association.  Most recently he was honored by the Suffolk County Court Officers Association as "Attorney of the Year" for 2013.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  He actively serves on local Bar Association committees concentrating on areas of Family, Matrimonial and Criminal Law.

In 2013, Mr. Venturo was appointed by the Suffolk County Bar Association to Co-Chair the Family Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association, along with the Supervising Judge of the Family Court, the Honorable Theresa Whelan for 2013-2014.  He was re-appointed to Co-Chair that Committee three times until 2016, where he has been actively proposing new rules for attorney's  for children, formerly known as Law Guardians.  For his efforts, in 2017, Mr. Venturo was selected as the recipient of an Award of Recognition for his exemplary service and commitment to the Bar Association as Chair of the Family Court Committee.

A passion for helping you overcome legal difficulties

Robert G. Venturo began his career in Criminal Law interning in the District Court Bureau of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office between 1992 and 1994, gaining insight into the real problems that individuals and families face within the criminal justice system. He also saw married couples struggling to handle their divorces and he observed the impact of matrimonial conflict on families and especially children. His concern for the well-being of children led him to focus on family law with a strong emphasis on child custody and protection. He built his practice with the specific purpose of working with families in need of guidance and children in need of legal representation.

A commitment to children as a Law Guardian

Robert G. Venturo has been a law guardian, also referred to as the Attorney for the Child, for over 20 years, representing hundreds of children in child custody proceedings, juvenile delinquency proceedings, PINS proceedings and child protective proceedings in the Supreme, Family, and Surrogate's Court of New York.. When he was appointed to this role by the State of New York, he was the youngest law guardian in Suffolk County, and at that time, he did not yet have children of his own. He is now happily married and the proud father of two. He enjoys caring for his own children as well as those who require guidance in the legal system.

When you decide to hire us, we make ourselves available to you. We are here 24 hours a day in case of emergencies or urgent situations. Robert G. Venturo has often been known to give out his personal cell phone number and email address! You can expect to make a close personal relationship with an attorney who genuinely cares about you and your family. Contact The Law Office of Robert G. Venturo online or call 631-234-0800 now to schedule a free consultation with Robert G. Venturo.

Practice areas

  • Family law
  • Divorce and matrimonial law
  • Custody proceedings
  • Child protective service proceedings
  • Orders of protection
  • Divorce mediation
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Criminal law
  • Real estate


  • J.D., Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 1994
    • Student Bar Association-Class Representative 1992 – 1994
  • B.A.,  State University of New York at Albany, 1991
    • Graduated from the distinguished Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Political Science/Criminal Justice

Bar admission

  • New York, 1995


  • Guest Lecturer at the Suffolk Academy of Law — teach and develop programs for other attorneys on all family law issues, 2002 – present
  • Co-Chair of the Family Law Committee of the uffolk County Bar Assocition, 2013-2015


  • New York, 1967

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Client Testimonials

  • “I and all the Suffolk County District Court Judges know firsthand how important your services are to the legal community. Suffolk County Bar Association President, George Roach, Esq., said it best last night when he said '... everyone needs a lawyer.' All the judges thank you for donating your time and your talent to ensure that justice is done for all the citizens of our community. ”

    Hon. Joan M. Genchi

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  • “Robert G. Venturo is being recognized for his work in the Suffolk County Family Court as a court appointed law guardian representing neglected and abused children, and children charged with being persons in need of supervision or juvenile delinquents...”

    — Suffolk County Bar Pro Bono Foundation

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  • “As Managing Director of the Suffolk County Bar Pro Bono Foundation, I would like to personally thank you for volunteering your time and effort taking reduced fee work in the Suffolk County Family Court, as a court appointed law guardian and for your significant service on the 18-B panel during the past year. ”

    — Robert F. Quinlan

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  • “I was delighted to see that you are one of the honorees at the Suffolk Bar's Annual Pro Bono reception... Congratulations to you. We are proud of your accomplishments and commitment.”

    — Howard A. Glickstein

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Office Location

The Law Office of Robert G. Venturo

228 East Main Street
Patchoque, NY 11772

Office: 631.234.0800


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