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In addition to being the Immediate Past President of the Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association (representing 90 current members), he is also active in the community. He continue to serve on the Board of Directors for the Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association.


In 2015, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Richmond County Bar Association.


Additionally, Mr. DeStefano was appointed to the Red Tape Commission by the New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer.


In 2015,the Mayor of the City of New York directly appointed Mr. DeStefano to the "Mayors Committee for the City Marshal."


Mr. DeStefano is the Staten Island delegate to the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (the most influential lawyers group in the United States).


He is on the Board of Directors of "El Centro de Trabajadores de Staten Island," an organization that assists and helps new immigrants become assimilated into the community via education, English language studies, voter registration, and encouraging volunteer construction work post-Hurricane Sandy.


Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tibetan Museum of Art and has met privately with the Dalai Lama on behalf of the museum


For 19 years he has been "Santa Claus" to children in the Port Richmond area of Staten Island.


Mr. DeStefano is the Founder of the "Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association Summer Internship Program" (which is geared towards high school and college students who have an interest in becoming lawyers).


Additonally, he created the "Staten Island Trial Lawyers Award" which is given to law students each year.


He was awarded the John Bruno Award for exellence based on his extensive contribution and work in the community.


Mr. DeStefano was inducted into the select group of Personal Injury Attorneys by the prestigious periodical "New York Super Lawyers" in 2014 and 2015.


The Italian Tribune endorsed him as "Distinguished Italian American" for his service to the community and for his professional contributions.


He speak fluent Spanish, is conversant in Italian and French (and rudimentary Russian).


Over the years he has performed pro bono work for the disadvantaged and poor; and has also led a campaign to do free Wills for the terminally ill.




Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Personal Injury: 95%
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%



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Contact info

Charles C. DeStefano

1082 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY, 10301


NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
John Bruno AwardMt Carmel School2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Charles C. DeStefano1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Workers Center of Port RichmondBoard Member2014 - Present
Staten Island Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Pro Bono Scholars - Second Department Appellate DivisionBoard Member2013 - Present
Staten Island Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President2011 - 2013
Staten Island Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary2009 - 2011
El Centro de InmigrantesBoard Member2006 - 2014
Tibetan Museum of ArtBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Mount Carmel SchoolBoard Member2006 - 2008
Staten Island Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Juarez v. P&T ll Contracting CorpSettled at mediation for $350,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
SITLAWorkers Compensation Fee Schedule Reduction2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Staten Island Trial Lawyers AssociationCurrent legislative topics in Albany2013