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Joseph J Ranni

Ranni Law Firm

Joseph J Ranni

Ranni Law Firm

Joseph J Ranni

Ranni Law Firm

Joseph Ranni concentrates on protecting the rights of individuals and empowering them to obtain the best legal solutions possible. He began his career in the New York City Metro area in 1987 as a litigator for employment and disability cases in state and federal courts while volunteering as a NYS Certified Nursing Home Ombudsman.

With the enactment of the American Disabilities Act in the 1990’s, Mr. Ranni felt there was a clear symmetry between disability and elder law. Believing that least restrictive living environments, self-facilitation and reasonable accommodation were a person’s rights regardless of the age, disability or circumstance of the individual, he chose to focus his practice on these issues.

Mr. Ranni is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a former Presiding Justice for the Town of Chester, NY. His client-centric approach looks beyond the disability and focuses instead upon the goals of the client for their future needs. He has been recognized by his fellow attorneys for the past several years as one of the Top Attorneys in Upstate New York and a Super Lawyer for peer recognition and professional achievement by the Thomson-Reuters Service.

Community Involvement: Mr. Ranni volunteers on several non-profit committees and local civic organizations, and provides pro bono legal work through advocacy groups throughout the region.

Firm Description

Our goal is to provide workable solutions to the many challenging aspects of aging or disability.  Whether the issues are financial planning; Medicaid planning; Life Estates; Living Trusts; Family Trusts; Special Needs Trusts; Wills; Guardianship; Powers of Attorneys; Health Care Proxies; Living Wills or fighting for your rights we are client focused to acheive your personal goals.  Our extensive background has always been in helping people avoid nursing homes and live at home comfortably and affordably.  We help qualify for benefits and coordinate financial planning to maximize keeping the assets you've worked hard to save.

We are different because we focus on the quality of life of our client to preserve independence, relationships and dignity.  We don't assume that just because someone may receive a diagnosis or lose some functions that a nursing home or other group living arrangement is the only option.  In reality, there are many choices and options to facilitate living at home.  The system may be complicated, and the government never makes anything easy, but there are workable solutions.

We seek to preserve relationships and family.  Many times there are chalenging dynamics between parents, children and others but usually everyone has common interests but different perspectives.  We try and include everyone our client wants to include; understand the perspectives and find constructive resolutions. Care givers and supportive family own needs have to be considered also. However, where there is abuse, neglect, financial irregularities or any threat to safety or security we will fight relentlessly.

If litigation is necessary, we are no stranger to the court room with over 30 years of trial experience in state and federal courts.  Mr. Ranni has a long history of fighting for the rights of the disabled and elderly for benefits; against discrimination and for independence.

It would be our pleasure to serve you as well.


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148 North Main Street
Florida, NY 10921

859 East Fillmore Ave
East Aurora, NY 14052

420 Lexington Ave.
Suite 2920
New York, NY 10170

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