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Dario Anthony Chinigo

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

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Dario Anthony Chinigo is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in Personal Injury Litigation and an associate with the firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer since 2004.  Having immigrated to the United States from his native Italy in 1983, Dario is especially sensitive to the issues and problems faced by immigrants who are injured as a result of others’ negligence.  He speaks, reads and writes Italian fluently, and is conversational in Spanish.

Prior to joining Hofmann & Schweitzer as an associate, Dario worked for plaintiff law firms as well as large defense firms, gaining invaluable experience and insight into all facets of personal injury litigation.  Dario successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and has helped to effectuate settlements for clients for many years.  Dario has served as an arbitrator in the New York City Court System, where he was called on to decide diverse and interesting lawsuits.

Dario is admitted to practice law in all State Courts in New York and New Jersey, is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of numerous legal associations, including the American Association for Justice, the New York and New Jersey Associations for Justice, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, and the Columbian Lawyers Association.

Dario is married with three children, he coaches his children’s sports teams, has served on the executive board of his towns’ athletic program, and is currently a councilman in his hometown of River Edge, New Jersey.

Year Joined Firm


Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


New York Law School, New York, New York
J.D. - 1995

Founder and President, Italian American Law Students Association
Fordham University, New York City

B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice, Member
New York Association for Justice, Member
New Jersey Associations for Justice, Member
The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
The New York County Lawyers Association, Member
The Columbian Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions
Hofmann & Schweitzer, 2004 - Present
White & McSpedon, 2000 - 2004
Morris, Duffy, Alonso & Farley, 1998 - 2000
Mangiatordi Maher & Lemmo, 1995 - 1998



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Licensed for 27 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/04/2022

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

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Hofmann & Schweitzer
212 West 35th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY, 10001-2727


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Brenda | August 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Dario!
I spoke with multiple attorneys before a friend recommended Dario to me and, I must say, nobody made me feel as comfortable and taken care of as Dario. From the beginning he seemed honest, compassionate, and had the experience I was looking for in an attorney. Fast forward to five months after that initial meeting -- my case is now closed and I'm very satisfied with his work. If anybody I know ever needs a lawyer, I'd give them the same great advice that my friend gave me and send them to meet with Dario.
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Posted by Diana | April 19, 2013
Car accident, settlement
I'm very happy with the outcome. It took some time but it was worth it. Dario looked out for me all the way. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He got 275 thousand for me. I'm very satisfied with his work and his advice.
Posted by darren | December 11, 2012
Dario Chinigo
dario and his staff did an amazing job on my case and i would reccomend using his services thanks again on a great job and great result
Posted by Malinda | October 25, 2010
Gets the Job Done
Mr. Chinigo demonstrated the utmost professionalism throughout my case. He kept me informed and current on all aspects that needed my attention and answered all my questions. But most importantly he listened to my concerns and worked hard to attain the best outcome for my future. Knowledgable, intelligent, and professional, I would ask for Mr. Chinigo's legal counsel if I needed it again in the future.
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Posted by John | October 21, 2010
Great lawyer - professional, focused and driven.
Mr. Chinigo assisted me in a personal injury case last year. I came to him several times throughout the year as we built my case which ultimately resulted in a generous settlement. He was professional and organized. I was very happy with the overall experience!
Posted by Jordan | October 21, 2010
Mr. Chinigo - A real Attorney
Mr. Chinigo is in a class of his own based on my experience. He is extremely knowledgeable in all areas and talks to you like a real person with a sense of compassion.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Small Claims Arbitrator
  • Civil Court of the City of New York
  • 2007 - 2010


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian


  • Superlawyers
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2016
  • Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Superlawyer
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Chinigo for almost 10 years. He is an exceptional attorney who works hard and fights for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Chinigo is a smart and relentless trial litigator. He dominates the court room. His adversaries should be advised to be on their best game when opposing Mr. Chingo in the court room."
Personal injury

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New York Personal injury Lawyer Dario Anthony Chinigo
Dario Anthony Chinigo
Personal injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 27 years