By East Hampton Patch

Campolo, Middleton and McCormick, LLP, a business law firm based in Bridgehampton and Ronkonkoma, announced that Sag Harbor resident Andrea Harum Schiavoni has joined the firm in an Of Counsel position.

Schiavoni will focus on real estate and transactional matters for local East End businesses.

Having clerked in law school for Florida State Attorney Janet Reno, Chief Juvenile Court Judge William Gladstone in Miami, and the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, Schiavoni began her legal career in Florida at the law firm of her father, Albert E. Harum, Jr., established in 1966, handling workers compensation and employment discrimination matters.

Upon her father’s death in 1997, Schiavoni became President of the firm, renamed Harum & Harum, representing and opposing corporations like DuPont, AT&T, American Airlines and Florida Power and Light.

As part of her practice, Schiavoni represented hundreds of clients in mediation, as required in all civil suits in the state of Florida before a trial date can be set.

Having developed an appreciation for the usefulness of mediation within the judicial system and the necessary skills to work as an expert neutral, Schiavoni changed the focus of the firm in 2001 exclusively to that of alternative dispute resolution, working as a mediator and arbitrator from offices in Miami, Florida and Sag Harbor.

In 2008, Andrea Schiavoni was elected to serve as Southampton Town Justice, and she was re-elected for a second term in 2012.

In 2010, Schiavoni was appointed to establish a Justice Court in the Village of Sag Harbor and serve as its first justice, and, in 2013, Schiavoni was appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti to start a Veterans Treatment Court on the East End of Suffolk County.

She continues her work while on these benches, and she teaches Continuing Legal Education and speaks statewide as a specialist in alternative dispute resolution, Summary Proceedings, and Town and Village Court Administration.