Robert G. McDermott Esq.

Robert G. McDermott is a Partner at McDermott & Mandery, LLP. Bob has over two decades of legal practice experience, in a variety of legal areas. Additionally, he has acted as a Financial Planner and Consultant since 1986. Bob is an Attorney and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in private practice, with emphasis on general business, estate and related civil litigation, divorce and family law litigation, and estate, elder law and financial planning, and wills and trusts.


Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law; Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, St. John’s University; Certified Financial Planner Certification, Adelphi University.

Professional Designations

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) (1986)


United States Supreme Court (2005), United States Court of Military Appeals (2005), United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1996), New York Courts (1992), Connecticut Courts (1991).


Current: Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Management at St. John’s University, New York (1999-2021), Continuing Education Legal Lecturer (1996 – present). Guest Lecturer: Business Honors Program, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York (Fall 2015).

Past: Trusts & Estates instructor for on-site Certified Financial Planner Education training programs for Financial Consultants at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney for St. John’s University and Pace University (NY).

Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Guardianship & Elder Law, Civil & Business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Business Transactions, Divorce, Divorce Mediation & Family Law.