Joesph J. Ranni headshotJoseph Ranni, Esq.
President and CEO — HV Aging at Home

“As we or our loved ones age, protection from abuses of any kind — and preserving dignity and independence — require both vigilance and a strong voice for what’s right and just.”

Joe is the principal of Ranni Law Firm and is rated by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top Rated Elder Law Lawyers for New York State. An experienced litigator with a specialty in disability discrimination, he has practiced in the area of disability law since the late 1980s.

A staunch advocate and defender of the rights of the disabled, he has been a NYS Nursing Home Ombudsman and a member of the NYS Bar Association Disability Rights Committee since the early 1990s. Joe currently serves on the board of directors of Independent Living Inc. in Newburgh and has served on the NYS Surrogate Decision Making Committee since its inception.

He is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, and is a former Presiding Justice for the Town of Chester, NY.

Joe is a strong believer in community involvement and volunteers on several non-profit legal committees and civic organizations. He also provides pro bono legal work via advocacy groups throughout the Hudson Valley region.

“In the 70’s I used to visit my mom, a Psychiatric nurse, at state mental institutions. The abhorrent conditions – yet beautiful attitude of the residents – proved to me that institutionalization should always be a last resort. My life’s goal became to advocate and improve the dignity and quality of life for all persons, regardless of age or disability.”