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Robert Adriano Ungaro

Robert Adriano Ungaro

also known as Robert A. Ungaro

Practice areas:

Social Security, Administrative Law, General Practice, Appeals, Personal Injury, Real Estate

About Me

Robert Ungaro is General Counsel to the New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council (NYPD SOC) http://nypdsoc.com, and disability counsel to the New York City Police Department Captains Endowment Association (NYPD CEA) www.nypdcea.org, the New York City Police Department Lieutenants Benevolent Association (NYPD LBA) http://www.nypd-lba.org, and the New York City Police Department Sergeants Benevolent Association (NYPD SBA) http://members.sbanyc.org/. He entered private practice following a distinguished career in public service which began at the New York County District Attorneys' Office, culminating at the NYC Department of Investigation. He was appointed, during the Giuliani administration, to head the office of the NYC Fire Department Inspector General during the tenure of Commissioner Howard Safir. He retired in 1996, to form the law firm of Seelig & Ungaro where he practiced law for thirteen years, devoting his attention between complex disability litigation and civil service issues. In January 2010, Mr. Ungaro formed his current law firm, Ungaro & Cifuni. He is a seasoned advocate, having successfully represented clients in well over 4000 matters, many of which concerned NYC police officers and firefighters injured or disabled in the performance of duty. His articles on disability issues are regularly published in Bar Association, Police and Firefighting publications.

His offices are located at 291 Broadway, Suite 1400, and he can be reached at 212 766-5800. His memberships include the state, appellate, and federal courts of this jurisdiction, the Supreme Court of the United States, New York County Lawyers Assoc., New York Social Security Bar Assoc., National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Languages Spoken: Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Social Security: 40%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Administrative Law: 35%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. General Practice: 10%
    0 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    0 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Nataliya I. Gavlin

    I endorse this lawyer.Excellent attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience.

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    Nataliya Gavlin Immigration Attorney
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    I have worked with Robert on many matters over the last two decades. He is an extremely capable attorney who is devoted to his clients and who maintains an unmatched success rate in the area of disability law. His legal acumen is respected by his allies and adversaries alike.

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    Bruce Bronster Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ungaro & Cifuni, Attorneys at Law, LLP

291 Broadway Suite 1400
New York, NY, 10007

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Special Achievement Award (Investigative Excellence)NYC Department of Investigation:N/A
(Dedication to Duty and Investigative Excellence)FDNY Bureau of Fire InvestigationsN/A
Appreciation Award (Outstanding Legal Services)Fraternal Order of PoliceN/A
Legal Serices AwardThe Municipal Police Benevolent AssociationN/A
Faithful and Dedicated ServiceNew York County District Attorney's OfficeN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerUngaro and Cifuni, Attorneys at Law2010 - Present
Founding PartnerSeelig and Ungaro, Attorneys at Law LLP1996 - 2010
Inspector General, FDNYNYC Department of Investigation1986 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
NYPD Sergeants Benevolent AssociationDisability Counsel2012 - Present
NYPD Leiutenants Benevolent AssociationDisability Counsel2010 - Present
NYPD Superior Officers CouncilGeneral Counsel2010 - Present
NYPD Captains Endowment AssociationDisability Counsel2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitMember2006 - Present
NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives)Member2004 - Present
New York Social Security Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
The Municipal Police Benevolent AssociationDisability Counsel1999 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted1997 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkMember1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkMember1996 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember1992 - Present
The Fraternal Order of PoliceMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
James Seiferheld v. Raymond Kellyfaverable to client
Richter and Dann v. KellyFaverable to Client
Gorczynski v. KellyFaverable to Client

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
New York Law JournalRichter v. Cardozo2015
The Chief-LeaderAppeal Annuls Decision To Yank Cop’s Pension2015
New York Law JournalIn re Seiferheld v. Kelly2015
La Sotto Voce - The official newsletter of the FDNY COLUMBIA ASSOCIATIONFirst Zadroga Filing Period Closing October 3, 2013, and Failure to Register May Result in Denial of Claims2013
New York Law JournalIN RE DIANA TORRES, pet-res, v. RAYMOND KELLY, ETC. Respondents-ap2013
New York Law JournalIN RE ROY T. RICHTER, ETC. pet-res, v. RAYMOND KELLY, ETC. Respondents-ap2013
Chief LeaderCourt: Police Surgeon Wrongly Denied ‘Heart Bill’ Disability Pension.2012
Chief-LeaderVictory for Captains Union Mayor Not Your Governor, Judge Tells Police Fund.2012
Brooklyn Barrister (see pages 5 and 10), the official publication of the Brooklyn Bar AssociationZadroga Act Reopens the Victims Compensation Fund of 2001,2012
Captains Endowment Association Bulletin - The official publication of the Captains Endowment Association, Police Department, City of New York "Managing the FINEST"Three Quarters and Span of Time.2011
Captains Endowment Association Bulletin - The official publication of the Captains Endowment Association, Police Department, City of New York "Managing the FINEST"World Trade Center Illness2011
NYPD Lieutenants Benevolent Association NEWS magazineThe James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (Zadroga Bill)2011
FDNY Columbia Association NewsletterRetirees' Corner2011
New York PostBrawl-beaten fireman in new pension bid2011
Captains Endowment Association Bulletin - The official publication of the Captains Endowment Association, Police Department, City of New York "Managing the FINEST"The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act2011
Chief LeaderPolice Board Declines To Revoke Disability Pension2011
New York Law JournalIn the Matter of the Application of Patricia Brenes, Petitioner v. Raymond Kelly, as the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Respondents, 101582/112011
New York Law JournalMatter of Seiferheld v. Kelly, No. 842011
Brooklyn Barrister the official publication of the Brooklyn Bar Association"Social Security Disability: What every lawyer should know,"2011
New York Law JournalIn "Troubling" Case, Judges Say Only Board Can Revoke Pension2011
Chief-LeaderCourt Sends Disability Spat Back to P.D. Pension Fund2010
Captains Endowment Association Bulletin - The official publication of the Captains Endowment Association, Police Department, City of New York "Managing the FINEST"When Is A Disability Accidental2010
New York Law JournalMatter of Walsh v Scopetta2010
New York Law JournalMatter of Seiferheld v Kelly2010
New York Law JournalMatter of Lloyd v Kelly2010
New York Law JournalMatter of Davids v City of New York2010
New York Law JournalJudge Orders Another Look At Police Disability Request2007
New York Law JournalMatter of McAdams v. Kelly, 101457/20072007
New York Law JournalIn the Matter of FRED SILVER-SMITH2002

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJuris Doctori1991
New York UniversityPolitical theory - BiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WTC Round Table DiscussionNYPD First Responders Outreach and Education2013