Skip to main content
Charles Crane DeStefano

Charles Crane DeStefano

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

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.


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

Photos and Videos

881315 1374781852

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

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



Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer for being an advocate for clients.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Charles C. DeStefano

1082 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY, 10301



NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

See all Legal Cases 


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