Carmen Jack Giordano

Carmen Jack Giordano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Giordano Law Offices PLLC
 | 226 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-406-9466
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1986
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Rights (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

CARMEN JACK GIORDANO, ESQ., PRINCIPAL
Licensed Attorney in the State of New York, Federal District Courts, Southern and Eastern District of New York, Connecticut, Pro hac vice Central District of California, Los Angeles and 9th Circuit,  L.L.M. Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence, New York University School of Law; Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, New York Law School; Distinguished Professor of the Law at CUNY

 

WHO WE ARE:
Giordano Law Offices is a Super Lawyer accredited full service law office with over two decades of litigation experience. We offer quality legal representation with an unparalleled breadth of experience. Our primary areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, personal injury, catastrophic tort and accident cases, civil rights and prisoner litigation, construction and motor vehicle accidents, product defect cases and employment discrimination cases.

We handle commercial and contract disputes, music industry disputes, fashion industry disputes, and we have handled a variety of other matters in New York, and from Connecticut to California and Louisiana.

As a former New York State Rackets and Homicide Prosecutor, Mr. Giordano conducted investigations into and tried cases involving organized crime, white collar crime, public corruption, and homicide. Mr. Giordano has significant local and federal legislative and political experience as a Legislative Counsel to the United States Senate and as the Counsel to the State and Federal Legislation Committee for the New York City Council. Mr. Giordano has been recognized for his achievement in Law, is a 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Super Lawyer, and a Committee Member of the Tort Litigation Committee of the N.Y. City Bar Association & The Brooklyn Bar Association's Computer Technology Committee. Mr. Giordano also teaches Continuing Legal Education courses on Video Evidence to New York Attorneys--for upcoming dates, click here: https://videoextract.com/cle-course/

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
The broad range of our experience is unparalleled in the legal community. Mr. Giordano thrives on representing the underdog and is known as the "mouthpiece for the voiceless." We go the distance for our clients and are committed to trying our cases to verdict whenever necessary. We are capable of ascertaining the best strategic plan for your situation with our broad knowledge of many different areas of the law. We maintain close relationships with our clients. We enjoy litigating against the largest law firms and are fiercely loyal to our clients.

For more information please visit out website: Gio-Law.com.

About Carmen Giordano

Admitted: 1986, New York

Professional Webpage: http://csgiordano.com/about-us/attorneys

Honors and Awards:

  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2016, Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • Giordano Law Offices selected to join the Better Business Bureau, Giordano Law Offices selected to join the Better Business Bureau, http://www.bbb.org/new-york-city/business-reviews/attorneys-and-lawyers/giordano-law-offices-pllc-in-new-york-ny-159918, 2016
  • Mr. Giordano was selected and appointed to the prestigious Brooklyn Bar Association's Computer Technology Committee., Appointed to Brooklyn Bar Association Computer Technology Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2015
  • Mr. Giordano was selected to join the prestigious New York City Bar Tort Litigation Committee., Appointed to NYC Bar Tort Litigation Committee, The New York City Bar Association, 2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer , Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2014
  • Super Lawyer for New York Metro Area, Thomson Reuters, 2013
  • Carmen Giordano is a dedicated public servant that has always been committed to the education and defense of our unalienable rights. In 1998 he was awarded the "Best Ongoing Series" for his In Touch radio show "Know Your Rights" by the National Association of Radio Reading Services., Best Ongoing Series for In Touch radio show "Know Your Rights", National Association of Radio Reading Services, 1998
  • New York City mayor Rudolph Guiliani chose Carmen Giordano to receive one of the top honors he as the mayor of New York City could bestow, A Special Commendation, to honor the hard work and legal acumen of Carmen Giordano., Special Commendation for defending New York City in legal matter, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 1996
  • District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman selected Carmen Giordano from a host of lawyers to represent The DA's Office for the National Career Prosecutor's Conference., National Career Prosecutors Conference Rep. for DA's Office, District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman, 1987
  • Carmen Giordano graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School., Graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School, New York Law School, 1986

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mr. Giordano was certified by The New York State Office of Court Administration to teach a Continuing Legal Education Course in Video Evidence for 2 credits., 2015
  • In 1990, Carmen Giordano graduated with an Master of The Laws (LLM) in Constitutional Law & Jurisprudence from New York University (NYU) Law School.  , 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Appointed to The Brooklyn Bar Association Technology Committee, 2016
  • Appointed to the New York City Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee , 2015
  • Distinguished Professor of Law at CUNY, 2014
  • Carmen Giordano was admitted into the New York City Bar in 1986. He was also accepted into The Bar in California and is eligable to practice law there as well. In Addition, he is licensed to practice law in the following courts and areas: Licensed Attorney in the State of New York, Federal District Courts, Southern and Eastern District of New York, Connecticut, Pro hac vice Central District of California, Los Angeles and 9th Circuit,  , 1986

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Attorney Carmen "Jack" Giordano wrote an article entitled, "The Best Evidence Rule and Video Recordings" that was published by The New York Law Journal on February 29, 2016. Link to article: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202750811212/The-Best-Evidence-Rule-and-Video-Recordings?mcode=1202615326010&curindex=1&curpage=ALL, Author, The Best Evidence Rule and Video Recordings, The New York Law Journal, Law, 2016
  • Attorney Giordano was the author of chapter 6 entitled, "Video Evidence: Constitutional Concerns and Practical Consideration," in the 31st volume of The Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook. Link to more information about publication: http://csgiordano.com/blog/civil-rights-litigation-attorney-fees-annual-handbook-publication-attorney-giordano-wrote-chapter-6/, Author of Chapter 6, Civil Rights Litigation & Attorney Fees Annual Handbook, Thomson Reuters, Law, 2016
  • Mr. Giordano's article, entitled "Silent Witness Authentication of Video Evidence," was published on the front page the November 16, 2015 New York Law Journal, Author, Silent Witness Authentication of Video Evidence, http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/home/id=1202742399696/Silent-Witness-Authentication-of-Video-Evidence?slreturn=20151015143649, New York Law Journal, 2015
  • New York Law Journal Article about Defamation in Emails., Author, Defamation in Emails: The Judicial Privilege, The New York Law Journal, 2014
  • Carmen Giordano was selected as the keynote speaker at the 1997 Conference of New York State Civil Court Judges in Long Island and spoke about: Evidence at Trial, Permissible Impeachment of Witnesses under the CPLR, Keynote Speaker, Evidence at Trial, Permissible Impeachment of Witnesses under the CPLR, 1997 Judges Conference, Judges/Legal Group, 1997
  • An article written by Carmen Giordano, "COMMERCIAL SPEECH AND AD CAMPAIGNS OF CALVIN KLEIN AND LEVI STRAUSS" was selected & published in the New York Law Journal in 1995., Author, COMMERCIAL SPEECH AND AD CAMPAIGNS OF CALVIN KLEIN AND LEVI STRAUSS, New York Law Journal, Volume 214, Law Journal, 1995
  • Carmen Giordano's article, "Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Bandua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India" was selected and published into New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law., Author, Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Bandua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India, New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law, Legal Journal, 1986

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • 6-Figure Settlement obtained for family of Autistic teen that was beaten by the NYPD, 2016, 2016
  • $1.5 Million dollar settlement obtained for family of Rikers Island inmate in wrongful death case, 2016, 2016
  • 7-figure settlement obtained by Mr. Giordano for his client Andy Henriquez who died at Rikers Island while in solitary confinement, 2015
  • $2.5 Million jury verdict obtained by Mr. Giordano for his client in Harris v American Transit, 2014
  • Wrongful death case in Southern District of NY, 1983 violation of 8th amendment rights, inmate died in solitary confinement, ignored, not given proper medical care. in discovery, 2014
  • Federal excessive force & false arrest case in Southern District of NY. Plaintiff thrown into a subway turn-style by police, lacerated lip requiring sutures, steroid injections and surgical revision. Settled for just under $300,000, 2014
  • 3. OxesSuccessful cease and desist and monetary award against Old Navy for the use of the band’s name on articles of clothing without permission.Link to Article: Oxes, 2006
  • Giordano and client, Loretta Cerbelli, whose mentally-ill son was shot and killed by the police, brought claims against the City Of New York.  The case called into question the procedures employed by the NYPD dealing with the mentally ill in crisis situations. Giordano received a favorable settlement for his client., 2005
  • Giordano secured a 7 figure settlement for Russian immigrants beaten and arrested by police officers., 2002
  • As a former A.C.C.,  Giordano handled some of the largest police abuse and shooting cases brought against NYC.Link to Article: NY TIMES: Officer Shot By Another Given $1.5 Million, 1999
  • New York County Supreme Court Case in Labor Law that involved a fall from ladder on the job: resulted in Herniated disc, torn achilles tendon. Settled for just under $1,000,000.00. 
  • Carmen Giordano, Esq. took over as trial counsel in a federal case brought in California and received an award of $700,000 for a defendant in copyright case, getting case dismissed and obtaining an award of costs and fees.
  • Carmen Giordano, Esq. obtained a $750,000 settlement during trial for a plaintiff who suffered a herniated disk following a fall from a folding chair.
  • In a Labor Law Case, Carmen Giordano, Esq. obtained a settlement for a client of  over $500,000 for an arm injury, which required release surgery.
  • At the conclusion of a lengthy and fiercely fought trial, Giordano obtained a favorable settlement during jury deliberations for a bicyclist with two fractured vertebrae of $1,200,000.  Ells v. The City of New York (Queens Cnty)
  • In May 2005, Carmen Giordano, Esq. obtained a $1,966,000 verdict in a premises liability case for the victim of a window accident where the plaintiff suffered chronic inter-digit neuropathy.

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Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Giordano Law Offices was selected to join the Better Business Bureau and received an A+ grade by the organization, 2016
  • Mr. Giordano was certified by The New York State Office of Court Administration to teach a Continuing Legal Education Course in Video Evidence for 2 credits, 2015
  • Appointed to The Brooklyn Bar Association's Computer Technology Committee., 2015
  • Appointed to The New York City Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, 2015
  • Selected as an Adjuct Professor in the Law Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice., 2014

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Educational Background:

  • Received LLM from New York University School of Law., 1990

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • National Action Network
  • New York Bar Association
  • New York Law School Alumni Group
  • New York University Law School Alumni Group
  • Tort Litigation Committee New York City Bar Association
  • Office Location for Carmen Jack Giordano

    226 Lenox Avenue
    New York, NY 10027

     

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    Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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