Joaquin J. Lopez supports Barshay Sanders in their litigation and arbitration practice. In his time with the Firm, he has overseen and successfully handled all aspects of litigation, arbitration and appellate work. He has been engaged in all areas of the firm’s day-to-day legal operations. Along with his partners, Mr. Lopez is responsible for some of the seminal legal decisions in the area of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). More recently, he has been appointed as a Board Member for the Hispanics United for Nassau County where he counsels consumers against predatory debt collection practices in violation of the FDCPA. Over the past 17 years, he has established a reputation as a fierce and knowledgeable advocate for his clients and a fair adversary among fellow litigants, judges and arbitrators in the New York City Civil Courts in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Having graduated from St. John’s University in 1998, he attended Brooklyn Law School’s Evening Division, earning his Juris Doctorate degree in 2002. While attending law school, he worked as a teacher for the New York City Board of Education for two years. He also interned in the New York State Attorney General’s office with the Investor Protection and Securities Bureau.


  • John’s University, B.A.
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.


  • English , Spanish

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