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Eric J Dinnocenzo

Insurance Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   39 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

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Licensed for 20 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 07/18/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/19/2022

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Law Offices of Eric Dinnocenzo
469 Seventh Avenue
Suite 1215
New York, NY, 10018
Eric J Dinnocenzo
1199 Rte 22 East
Mountainside, NJ, NJ, 07092
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5.0 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Posted by Stacey | February 21, 2012
Very Caring
I had a life insurance policy on my husband that was under two years, which required an investigation. I was worried my claim would be denied, due to one of the health questions on the application. In error, my husband did not indicate he took blood pressure medication eight years before the policy was written. I called Eric's office and he immediately spoke with me. He was reassuring, supportive, kind and helpful. If I was denied my claim, Eric was willing to take my case. Thankfully, I was not denied. In the meantime, Eric called or emailed me to see how I was doing several times. He could not have been nicer. I had hope because of his knowledge in this field. He understood my concerns and I will always be grateful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2011
A Wonderful Lawyer
I am a tenant with an ongoing case in housing court against my landlord. I had minimal knowledge of housing court before I hired a lawyer. Eric has taught me so much about housing law and explains everything to me in a way that I can truly understand. He is patient, kind, and respectful and makes me feel confident in my case. Eric constantly keeps me up to date about my case. He emails, calls, and texts to make sure I'm informed and takes care of the things he needs to efficiently and effectively. He arrives to every meeting and court case prepared and on time. In court he is composed, knowledgeable, and clearly goes above and beyond to fight my case. It is quite obvious to me how much work he puts into my case in and out of court. A settlement has not been reached yet and I have full confidence that eric will get for me exactly what is owed to me, maybe even more. It is obvious that the opposing lawyers in this case fear Eric and take him very seriously. They know they have to bring their A game every day that Eric is around. Eric will not stop working hard until he gets the results he believes I deserve. I strongly believe that nobody can do a better job than Eric has been doing and I would totally hire him again in any future legal disagreements I may have. Eric has also known of my financial struggles and doesn't take advantage of me financially which I find almost non-existent in NY today. I strongly believe his drive is more about helping the little guy and fighting for what he believes is legally and morally right. Always the professional and always making me feel like his number one priority, Eric Dinnocenzo is the best lawyer in the business. I cannot recommend more highly.
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Posted by Nadya | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
The most professional lawyer I have ever worked with! He gathered, organized and presented all information needed to fight my case! Our case was very strong because of all his work! I can’t be thankful enough for his work! And it was always so easy to connect with him directly- that was a huge plus!
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Eric, is a kind, thorough and knowledgeable attorney. Due to his efforts, he triumphed, a not so cut and dry case.
Posted by Kim | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!!
I contacted Mr. Dinnocenzo last minute and he took my case immediately. He’s the most HONEST Attorney I ever dealt with!!!! He definitely takes pride in his profession and has great work ethics. He’s very knowledgeable with Law practices explained everything pertaining to my case in detail and kept me updated. He responds immediately, not rushed or pushy and effectively listens to what you have to say. Eric is articulate, professional, and very effective. Eric will get the job done! He made a very stressful situation (my case) carefree. I have Eric Dinnocenzo’s phone number on speed dial and would recommend him to everyone seeking counsel he is ”The Best!”! Needless to say the outcome was SUCCESSFUL! Kudos Eric I appreciate you!
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Posted by Paula Uicker | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable, caring and gets results quickly.
I contacted Eric after reading the terrific reviews on AVVO. Eric really took the time to understand and listened to our story, he took our case and we won. He is very knowledgeable and took every avenue to get to our desired outcome. He is easy to communicate with and always quickly answers emails, phone calls and texts. I would highly recommend Eric Dinnocenzo.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Knowledgable
I contacted Eric after reading the amazing reviews here. Eric listened to our story, took on our case, and won. Very knowledgable about life insurance. He was easy to communicate with, whether it was emails, phone calls, or texts. Also, he was very professional and genuine. Highly recommend Eric Dinnocenzo!
Posted by Matthew | April 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Issue was with a leading whole-life insurance company
Mr. Dinnocenzo was welcoming and courteous during my visit to his office. After thoroughly reviewing my situation, his recommendation was to proceed with correspondence to whole-life insurance company..... In summary, his strategy worked and my issue was satisfied. I'm extremely satisfied with his ability as an attorney, and, his fair pricing. When issues arise, I will hire Mr. Dinnocenzo to advocate for my interests. Strongly recommend!
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Posted by Erik | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I found Eric Dinnocenzo through Avvo as it was important to me that my case was given the attention I thought it deserved and I didn't want my case lost in the shuffle. His reviews convinced me that he was the Attorney I was looking for. He's a fantastic lawyer and I'm confident to recommend him to anyone looking for an Attorney that is brilliant, hard working and attentive. More importantly he gives you results. I hired Eric for an employment discrimination case and his skill and performance was far beyond my expectations and just fantastic. We were up against an extremely large company with an endless amount of money to litigate. Not only was Eric exremely effective but most importantly he was available every step of the way, was quick to answer emails and calls and made me very comfortable with the process. Additionally, he moved the case along expeditiously and the outcome was fantastic. If you're looking for an Attorney that will win for you and be with you along the process hire Eric!
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Posted by Cory | August 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If I could give 10 star I would!
I spoke with maybe 10 different law firms before hiring him! nd I could not have made a better choice! Found him doing some research online. He took the time out, to speak with me about my case. And despite having a full day scheduled of hearings for other clients, he took the time out to take my email & questions (without an appointment) He is without a doubt the best choice I could have ever made for my case!. On top of everything else, it seemed he genuinely wanted to help! His excellent service is worth far more than he charges. Consulting with him than you will hire him, and you won’t regret it!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric was very professional and helpful when I presented my case to him. Over the time I worked with him, he kept me up- to- date and always answered my calls or e-mails. He listened to my case related concerns and made suggestions when appropriate. Overall, I was pleased with the case outcome which was settled in a timely fashion.
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Posted by Kenyatta | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.Dinnocenzo Level of expertise and professionalism is remarkable. He communicates effectively to ensure that all parties can navigate the proces of understanding the law. Eric is consistent and efficient. I would highly recommend Mr.Dinnocenzo to anyone .
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life insurance settlement
I emailed Eric one frantic evening after my mother received a denial letter from my fathers life insurance company. Within half an hour he had replied to my inquiry ( late at night!) and was interested in my case. He was so professional and listened to our story and gave us hope when so many other lawyers told us we didn't have a shot. To make a long story short, Eric won the case for us. Throughout the whole process he remained optimistic and helped us feel at ease. He works hard for his clients. His energy and positive attitude is so refreshing. I would never hesitate to recommend him to friends or family. He got the job done!
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Posted by Mylene | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I hired Mr. Eric Dinnocenzo after reading the good reviews on AVVO. He did not disappoint. He provided excellent representation in my LTD case. Mr. Dinnocenzo was professional, experienced, and attentive despite the obstacles we faced during the case. He was realistic and was always available to explain things in layman’s terms. I was pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate in giving Mr. Dinnocenzo a great recommendation.
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Posted by Miriam | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism & creativity every step of the way!
I hired Eric Dinnocenzo because of his great success and experience in life insurance and long-term disability matters. I especially needed his expertise to handle my long-term disability claim after the insurance company denied my claim, after two years. Every time the insurance company tried to maneuver, Eric was already ahead of the game; he thought outside the box and shook them up. Eric could predict their moves and with his thorough, knowledgeable (case law) and creative writing skills, he could circumvent Goliath, on every turn. We had an uphill battle against the "arbitrary & capricious" ruling found in most, if not all, long term disability policies. Eric could convince the Judge that we were entitled to depositions and records of the insurance companies adjusters and physicians; unheard of. Thereafter, Eric could convince the insurance company that an early resolution was in the best interest of all; we avoided heavy trial costs, in a corporate favorable Federal Court. He believed in me and fought vigorously; nothing came easy. I admire his professionalism, patience and good nature. He handled my case exclusively; I did not have to deal with any associates. Finding an attorney to handle long-term disability and life insurance matters is difficult, as it is a specialized field; finding an attorney that can fight an insurance company, when all the cards are stacked against you, is another. Mr. Dinnocenzo also litigates personal injury matters, in the same fashion. I highly recommend Eric Dinnocenzo for any case.
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Posted by Sue | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Where others failed to try, Eric succeeded.
Throughout an extremely difficult life insurance case, I relied on Eric’s good nature, support and professionalism. Each time I wanted to quit, I thought of the time and effort Eric put into this case and figured if he was willing to keep fighting, then so would I. It was worth it in the end. I’d have no hesitation in recommending his services.
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Posted by Shobha | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good experience, excellent attorney
Eric took on our housing discrimination case and handled it beautifully. The case was resolved quickly and efficiently and our settlement definitely exceeded our expectations. I tried to stop negotiations at one point because I thought we should consider a lower offer but he felt we should be better compensated and advised us to hang on. It all worked out really well for us. Do not hesitate to hire Eric, he's very smart and well prepared.
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Posted by Vanessa | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy
Eri dinnocenzo is a very good lawyer he take my case and I have no regret I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by kim | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
satified client
Eric Dinnocenzo is one of the best lawyers ever he works hard and fights hard for His clients i was very pleased with his service and will recommend him to anyone
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding professional!
Eric Dinnocenzo is excellent in every aspect. He is willing to take the time to ensure he understands every detail of your situation and he is beyond fair with compensation. Eric is knowledgable, astute and willing to to invest his time in working for your ultimate needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone and I will absolutely use him in the future if the need arises. Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Eric Dinnocenzo
  • 2011 - Present


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Fairfield University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Insurance Law Committee
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United Policyholders
  • Silver Level Sponsor
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Editor, Insurance Law Newsletter
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • New York Law Journal
  • Wider Scope of Employees Covered by Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Law
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bridging the Gap: Learning from the Stars
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Law School Mock Trial Competition
  • Judge
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He does a wonderful job on big cases! He is smart, persistent and resourceful. Best of all the client comes first! I recommend Eric without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is my go-to referral for personal injury, med mal, and insurance cases. He is a thoughtful and dedicated attorney who is highly regarded and excellent with clients. I've always gotten positive feedback from the many people I've sent his way."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a highly qualified lawyer. As a life insurance attorney myself, I have consulted with him on several occasions involving complex matters in our field. He is friendly, responsive, wonderful... If there is any case I can't handle personally, he is the attorney I trust and recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of consulting with Mr. Dinnocenzo on various matters including, personal injury, employment discrimination and tenant law. He is highly knowledgeable, responsive and caring. He's often the first attorney I think of first, when referring clients to an attorney for cases that I don't handle. I highly recommend him!"
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having worked with Eric earlier in his career and continuing to work with him on referrals once he moved to New York, I feel entirely comfortable in referring clients to Eric. Being able to send a client in need to a skilled and accomplished trial attorney with full confidence is essential in our practice. I know that I have such a lawyer in Eric. His dedication to his work and his high ethical standards will serve any client well."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Mr. Dinnocenzo for a number of years and found him to be intelligent, trustworthy, and passionate about the law and representing his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on a case with Eric and found him to be very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Eric has a wealth of legal understanding is always mindful of the concerns and goals of his client. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone as he was a pleasure to work with."
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