Joseph R. Bjarnson

Joseph R. Bjarnson - focuses his practice on commercial litigation, zoning and land use planning

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, JD, cum laude, 2009

Brigham Young University, BA 2005

New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Supreme Court

Nassau County Bar Association


Joseph R. Bjarnson

p: 516.228.1300


Joseph R. Bjarnson


Joseph R. Bjarnson is a Partner with Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz Coschignano PLLC. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation and appeals, zoning and land use planning. Before joining the firm, he was a corporate litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where his practice concentrated on complex commercial and antitrust litigation involving the healthcare, banking, finance and insurance industries.

Mr. Bjarnson was admitted to practice in New York State in 2010 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association

In 2014, and every year through 2020, Mr. Bjarnson was selected by Super Lawyers as one of New York Metro’s “Rising Stars” in the area of business litigation. In 2015, he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation, and was the recipient of The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Award and the Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News..

Mr. Bjarnson graduated from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (J.D., cum laude, 2009), where he was an Associate Editor of Hofstra Law Review and a member of the Dean’s Scholar Program. Mr. Bjarnson holds an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University (B.A., cum laude, 2005) in Middle East/Arabic studies.