Trust, Service, and Excellence
About Joam Alisme
I became familiar with the law even before I went to law school, working in the Brooklyn Criminal Court for a victims’ nonprofit organization called Safe Horizon. During my time there, I saw firsthand the joy and relief that someone can experience when a lawyer helps them resolve an issue they had previously believed to be existential.
I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people navigate the legal process so they, too, could experience that same joy.
Before Alisme Law
I have always been attracted to service and problem-solving. As a young man, I gravitated towards learning about history and how the great men and women of our past developed, at times, simple solutions to the most complex issues of their day. It was with that spirit that I contemplated what the path of my career would be. After high school, I enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving on active duty for four years.
Upon leaving the military, I moved to New York and quickly fell in love with the city. New York City is unlike any other place in the world. The blending of cultures, the drive and entrepreneurial spirit of its residents, and the dedication of its small business community to the pursuit of excellence is nearly impossible to find anywhere else.
I received my undergraduate degree from Park University, and then, following my year in the Brooklyn Criminal Court, I attended New York Law School. After graduation, I served as a court attorney in Brooklyn’s Civil Supreme Court, Commercial Division. My experience in the court system gave me a deep understanding of how the law works in civil disputes between businesses, partners, and shareholders, which has been foundational to Alisme Law.
After leaving the court, I completed a one-year fellowship at a prominent nonprofit organization. I subsequently entered the world of private practice when I began working at a large law firm, which I eventually left to start my own practice.
Recognition, affiliations, and life away from work
I have been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a Schneps Media Power Lawyer, and have received Caribbean Life Magazine’s Impact Award. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
- New York
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit