John T. Rafter

Of Counsel

John T. Rafter

Of Counsel

Offices: Garden City, NY

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John Rafter was a founding member of French and Rafter LLP and, most recently, Rafter and Associates PLLC. He has defended personal injury and property damage cases of varies types for close to 40 years. He has litigated to verdict or favorable settlement, hundreds of cases in both federal and state courts. He has defended owners, contractors, and subcontractors in multiple, high exposure Labor Law cases. He has conducted hundreds of depositions in any number of areas, including general negligence, premises liability, and professional liability.

Mr. Rafter has lectured on behalf of the New York State Bar Association and is a member of the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section and Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section. Mr. Rafter has also served as a Village Justice in his community for over twenty years.


New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Magistrates Association


Construction Accident and Litigation (NYSBA)


New York     

U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


University of Notre Dame, B.A., Cum Laude
New York Law School, J.D., Cum Laude