Sam Gazzo practices civil litigation with emphasis representing public and private entities across a wide range of dispute areas including personal injury, employment, premises liability, product liability, civil rights, professional malpractice, contract, construction, and real property disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Gazzo was on active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a civil law officer and defense counsel. Gazzo provided legal advice regarding a wide ranges of civil law issues including loss or damage to government property, personal injury or death, claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Military Claims Act, and Personnel Claims Acts, copyright and trademark law, and water law.
As military defense counsel, Gazzo also defended and advised hundreds of Marines and Sailors at General and Special Courts-Martial. He tried numerous cases to verdict, and distinguished himself as the best trial lawyer among a competitive field of Department of Defense military lawyers as recognized by the Association of the bar of the City of New York. As a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, Gazzo was activated and served as an Intelligence Officer during two consecutive combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gazzo currently serves as an Executive Officer for a reserve combat support unit of over 700 Marines.