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Brooklyn attorney charged with punching client’s ex-husband

Patrick Bisogno

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn attorney Patrick Bisogno, 49, has been charged with attempted assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree after allegedly punching his client’s ex-husband, John Libertella, in a court office elevator on May 9. 

Bisogno, a partner at the firm Bisogno & Meyerson, is representing his sister-in-law in a child support case in Staten Island’s Family Courthouse, located at 25 Hyatt St. The alleged altercation occurred after Bisogno, called his ex brother-in-law, John Libertella, a “deadbeat dad.”  

Bisogno told the Staten Island Advance that he was merely trying to block Libertella from videotaping him in the court elevator. Asserting that the allegations against him were a "ploy" to have him removed as the attorney in his sister-in-law’s case, Bisogno did admit that he called Libertella a “deadbeat dad.”

According to the complaint, Bisogno’s ex-brother-in-law suffered “substantial pain” and “fear[ed] for his physical safety” after the alleged altercation which occurred a little before 10 a.m. Libertella was taken to Richmond University Medical Center.

Bisongo did not return a call from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for comment.  

May 14, 2013 - 8:00am


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