John J. Ventosa is a founding partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC and is in charge of the criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation departments. Prior to joining the firm as a partner, John served his community as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in the Dutchess County Public Defender’s office, where he represented individuals charged with everything from simple violations to violent felonies and developed a reputation for aggressive, unrelenting representation of his clients’ interests and a keen knowledge of the law.
John has partnered with some of the most well-respected and experienced attorneys in the Hudson Valley and continues to serve his community by bringing that same aggressive and skilled representation to the private sector. In addition to serving Dutchess County as a Senior Assistant Public Defender and now as a founding partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC, John is an acting board member of People, Inc. – a non-profit organization devoted to helping and improving the lives of the psychiatrically labeled within our community. There, John’s contribution of personal and professional experience to the organization has been instrumental in sustaining its rapid growth over the last several years.
Prior to joining the Public Defender’s office, John worked at various law firms handling plantiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice cases. John continues to handle these types of cases at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC.
John earned his BA from New York University and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. He is a member of the Dutchess County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New York State Defenders Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
John is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.