Jeffrey Alfano graduated from Seton Hall University and New York Law School. Mr. Alfano litigated in both New York and New Jersey. Mr. Alfano worked for two major AmLaw 200 law firms and served for nearly seven years as a Senior Principal Law Clerk to Justice Joseph J. Maltese in the New York State Supreme Court and the Appellate Division, Second Department.
In August of 2010, then Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau appointed Mr. Alfano to the New York State Unified Court System's E-Discovery Working Group. As a member of the subcommittee on court operations, Mr. Alfano helped modify preliminary conference orders to take into consideration the changing landscape of document discovery.
As a leader in his hometown legal community, Mr. Alfano was elected to two consecutive terms as a member of the board of directors of the Richmond County Bar Association by the organizationís membership. Moreover, Mr. Alfano represented the law clerks of Richmond County as a member of the executive board of directors of the Association of Law Secretaries to the Justices of the Supreme and Surrogatesí Courts in the City of New York. Additionally, Mr. Alfano actively participates in the insurance law sections of the New York State Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Civil Practice Law and Rules Committee and the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction.
No stranger to community involvement, the New York State Bar Association awarded Mr. Alfano the Presidentís Pro Bono Service Award for the Thirteenth Judicial District in 2013 for his years of service to his home community of Staten Island, New York.
Prior to his appointment as a Court-Attorney Referee he was Counsel to Assemblyman Ronald Castorina, Jr., 62nd Assembly District where he litigated Castorina v. De Blasio, challenging the City's Municipal ID law.