Arthur J. Vouté
Arthur J. Vouté (Of-Counsel), a distinguished trial lawyer in the New York metro area for the past 55 years, was one of the founding partners of Mead, Dore & Voute, which later evolved and grew into the present day firm of Voute, Lohrfink, Magro & McAndrew, LLP.
Arthur, an Emeritus Fellow in the American Academy of Trial Lawyers, received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and graduated from Fordham Law School in New York City in 1959.
While attending law school, he worked as a law clerk for the admiralty and maritime law firm of Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in April 1960.
After graduating from law school, Arthur went to work for James Dempsey in 1960, a highly distinguished trial lawyer in White Plains, New York. In 1964, he became acquainted with, and went to work for, Donald A. Mead and Dorothy Dore, law firm partners at the time, and in 1972 the firm of Mead & Dore added another now well-established litigator’s name to the door and from that point on the law firm became known as Mead, Dore & Voute.
Arthur has spent the majority of his long and illustrious career concentrating on trying civil jury cases in all counties in the 9th Judicial District in New York State, mainly in Westchester County but also in Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties as well as New York City primarily in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Born in 1934 in Yonkers, New York, Arthur grew up in Riverdale, NY. In 1965 he married Rosanne O’Neill. He and Rosanne have 3 children and 12 grandchildren. To this day, when he’s not either assisting as of-counsel for VLMMc, or visiting with his children and grandchildren, Arthur indulges in his life-long love affair with one-wall and four-wall outdoor handball. “I believe playing handball was a major factor in contributing to the endurance and quick decisiveness I needed to compete in successive exhausting trials,” he said.