John’s experience in both the private and civil service sectors allowed him to hone and refine his skills with great results for the organizations and customers he served. He credits his Marine Corp training with installing a can-do work ethic where no job is beneath him and success is based on his personnel oversight and communication skills. Twenty-seven years ago John made the switch to Civil Service as a New York State Court Officer where he rose through the ranks to become a Captain. He managed, trained, and supported a team of up to 100 Officers. Needless to say, John understands what it takes to motivate and manage a team and what is necessary to make a venture successful.
Committed to community and fiercely proud of his Irish heritage, John currently sits on the Board of the Brehon Law Society of Nassau County and is a past President and current Board member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick on Long Island. He also is on the Irish Studies Advisory Board at Molloy College. He has been honored by The Irish Echo, the Long Beach Lawyers Association, and the Matrimonial Bar – Nassau County Bar Association. John has also been involved in political campaigning and fundraising for well over 20 years.
John lives with his wife of 21 years and his 19-year-old Daughter. John and his wife are kept entertained and busy with their “boys,” a black lab named Murphy (a guide dog school dropout but there’s no judgement in the McDonough household) and Reilly, a little terrier that was a Superstorm Sandy rescue who has become Murphy’s constant companion. When not working or spending time with his family you will find John out on a golf course.