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Carmen Giordano

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Jack Giordano, Giordano Law Offices Personal Injury & Employment Lawyers

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Carmen

Learn Carmen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Personal Injury, construction accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, toxic torts, medical malpractice, all accident and injury cases

    38 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Discrimination; Sexual Harassment, Title IX, Quid Pro Quo; FMLA, ADA, NYPL claims; Aiding & Abetting, Wrongful Termination, Violations of State, Federal, and Municipal Employment Laws.

  3. Civil rights
    Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Police Abuse & Misconduct, False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death.

    38 years

I am a New York City Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Employment, and Litigation Attorney who loves the practice of law. My skills and results as an attorney have been recognized by Super Lawyers for 9 straight years (fewer than 5% of attorneys nationwide receive this honor), Avvo (10/10 rating), Google (5 star rating), and many more legal organizations for my multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements over the years. When you become a client of Giordano Law Offices, I utilize the full force of my legal acumen, background, and experience as a seasoned trial attorney to get results and to achieve justice for you. I treat my clients like members of my family and I make myself available 24/7.

Few attorneys have the experience that I have gained over the years and which fuels our firm. I worked as a Rackets & Homicide Prosecutor in Brooklyn, where I conducted investigations and handled trials in the areas of organized crime, white collar crime, public corruption, and drug-related homicides. I have also worked as a Legislative Counsel for The United States Senate in Washington D.C. for Senators like Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, and others.

I am perhaps most uniquely qualified for lawsuits against large corporations, municipalities and public authorities because I understand these entities intimately: prior to creating our law firm, I worked as a Senior Trial Specialist for the N.Y.C. Corporation Counsel’s Special Litigation Unit, trying some of the City’s most serious lawsuits, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, throughout the five boroughs of NYC.

I have advanced degrees in the legal field: I have advanced degrees in the legal field: in addition to my J.D., I hold a Masters of Laws (LLM) in Constitutional Law & Jurisprudence from NYU Law School.

I will do all that I can to use the full extent of my legal background, experience, and expertise to help you or your loved one: please call or text.

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Giordano Law Offices Personal Injury & Employment Lawyers
226 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY, 10027
Giordano Law Offices - Brooklyn Office
1263 Decatur Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11207
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Yanni | December 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped me get my check from a modeling gig after waiting months for the company to pay me.
I went to Carmen to talk to him about a payment that I needed to receive from a shoot I did. During the consultation he sent a demand letter to the company and two days later I received my check. When he says he gonna get what you deserve he means it, and he has the results to prove it. If I hadn't if gone to him I probably would've to have waited even longer to get paid.
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Posted by Chris | November 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Mr. Giordano is a devoted lawyer who keeps his loyalty to his clients. Having Giordano by my side during one of the most difficult moments of my life kept me in the game. He looked at every angle, he shared his honest opinions and he considered what I felt or effects me. Giordano is also supported by one the most close knit team of staff who is also welcoming. I thank them tons and definitely recommend Giordano Law Firm if in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Jose M | April 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the city.
I strongly recomend Mr giordano. I had a very difficult case were i was unfairly assaulted by a bouncer, but with Mr.Giordano excellent job, we won. I will be always thankfull to him and the stuff that works for him they also very nice, professional and good heart people. Thank you
Posted by Earl | June 15, 2015
Superb Legal Representation
My business was superbly represented by Mr. Giordano. Our experience with his firm could not not have been more positive. Mr. Giordano was always the ultimate professional, inspiring confidence and getting us the result we wanted. I was particularly impressed with Mr. Giordano's collaborative approach, and his patience when explaining complex legal issues that were important for me to understand.
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Posted by Harold Lopez | May 3, 2015
Comprehensive Legal Services
Mr. Giordano takes special interest in his clients and this is reflected in the length to which he goes to provide the best legal services/counsel one can get from an attorney, He is conscientious in his approach, takes into considersation every aspect of the event to build a strong case.
Posted by Andrei | March 9, 2015
Car accident
worked with Carmen, he knows his business. He took time to explained me different possibilities for us to make a decision so the case was well planned thereafter. I would recommend his service for sure
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
I Love My Lawyer
Carmen is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable in all areas of the law. He will fight for you as though you were a relative. In fact, I felt like he was family. We went to trial and he was magnificent in his delivery. We won and I felt the jury believed our case because of Carmen's expertise. I have recommended him to friends and family; and I will continue to do so.
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Posted by Lee | September 3, 2014
A top lawyer who can take on the big guns.
I've pitted Mr. Giordano against partners in top law firms, with personal agendas to settle -- and won. I use him for real estate, trust and estates, and general litigation, and am only comfortable when he is handling my affairs. I've also recommended him to high profile friends who have been very happy with his results. He has heart, guts, intelligence and a range of expertise. You can count on him to always go the extra mile.
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Posted by Jonathan | April 27, 2014
Carmen S. Giordano - SUPERIOR Legal Representation
Carmen Giordano handled what would have been an extremely difficult case for other lawyers (several of whom turned down my case prior to my meeting him) with the utmost in professionalism and superior legal knowledge. He guided me through a series of complicated and (what seemed to me) overwhelming legal steps and maneuvers while always keeping what was best for me at the forefront of his intentions. Having previously served in the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, Carmen used his vast legal knowledge and skills combined with his unwavering ability to remain calm and focused in the face of extremely tense and high stakes legal negotiations to win my case and profoundly change my life for the better. I would not hesitate to recommend Carmen as an advocate for anyone in need of top notch legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2013
Best Lawyer In Town !
Carmen is an OUTSTANDING Lawyer. This guy really gets things done! I never met a lawyer who put in so much effort and hardwork into their cases . I met Carmen about a month ago where i had a real messy case and a month later my case was settled. I recommend him as a lawyer 100%. This guy is the real deal!
Posted by Jack | March 8, 2013
Recommendation for Carmen S. Giordano
I have been very happy with the work Carmen has led on my behalf. He is responsive and completely reliable and trustworthy. I know I can always depend on him to make sound recommendations on my behalf. He knows the law from A to Z and stays current on changes in the law whether it's estate planning, employment issues or legal matters for same-sex couples. He has as comfortable style which helps clients be at ease and he always takes the time to explain concepts and implications so we can arrive at informed decisions together.
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Posted by kim | February 15, 2013
Trustwothy & Professional
Mr. Giodano is honest, trustworthy, efficient, thorough & caring. He is professional & personable. He truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Carmen Giordano is the embodiment of everything you would hope to find in a lawyer; he is trustworthy, sincere and knows his stuff. He comes highly recommended from such a vast cross-section of people--from mutual friends at the National Action Network (that recommend his firm to incoming clients regularly), to clothing designers and music producers located from NYC to New Orleans to Los Angeles. Having experience in such a variety of areas makes Giordano one of the most well rounded attorneys I know. He can draw on all those different areas, think outside the box and figure out the best tailored solutions. I wholeheartedly recommend him because unlike some in his industry, he really looks out for you. And from the times I have been in his office, he truly represents everyone from the falsely accused in Harlem, with nowhere to turn, to big shots, including top musicians and an occasional judge. I truly hope this helps and good luck to you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Giordano Law Offices Personal Injury & Employment Lawyers
  • 2000 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Lead Counsel, Catastrophic Tort & Employee Discrimination Cases
  • Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Senior Trial Specialist for the Special Litigation Unit
  • Corporation Counsel Of The City Of New York
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Counsel to the New York City Council
  • Corporation Counsel Of The City Of New York
  • 1992 - 1993
  • United States Senate
  • Legislative Counsel
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Assistant District Attorney, Racketeering & Homicide
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1990
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  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1989
  • NYU Law School
  • LLM
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $1.5 Million Dollar Settlement for Rikers Wrongful Death Case
  • $1.5 Million Dollar Settlement for family
  • Maycock v. MTA
  • Currently in discovery
  • Henriquez v. NYC et. al.
  • Case settled for $1.2 million
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  • Better Business Bureau
  • Giordano Law Offices is a Member of the BBB
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member of The NYC Bar Assocation Tort Litigation Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member of Brooklyn Bar Technology Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Harlem Business Alliance
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Action Network
  • Legal Rights Panel Associate
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Designated LRS Referral Attorney
  • 1986 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • 201 East 79th Street LLC
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • National Lawyers Guild (New York chapter)
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
  • 245 East 72nd Street LLC
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • 2018 NYC Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • 2017 NYC Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • 2016 NYC Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Appointed to The Brooklyn Bar Computer Technology Committee
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2015
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Appointed to Tort Litigation Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2015
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2014
  • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Best Ongoing Series for In Touch radio show "Know Your Rights"
  • National Association of Radio Reading Services
  • 1998
  • Special Commendation for defending city in legal matter
  • Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
  • 1996
  • National Career Prosecutors Conference Rep. for DA's Office
  • District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman
  • 1987
  • Lung-Chu Chen Award for Excellence in the Field of Human Rights
  • New York Law School
  • 1985
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  • New York Law Journal, Volume 214
  • 1995
  • New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Bandua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Our Lady of Lord's-Brooklyn, NY
  • Viral Contamination at Private Schools: Legal Rights and Remedies
  • 2002
  • 1997 Conference, New York State Civil Court Judges
  • Evidence at Trial, Permissible Impeachment of Witnesses under the CPLR
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Commercial real estate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Giordano. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carmen is an excellent litigator who takes great interest in his clients needs. I referred clients to him with outstanding results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He has great integrity and very broad experience in litigation. He has had great success in achieving excellent results for his clients; provides vigorous and reliable representation to each client; and has excellent judgment in assessing the merits of a claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carmen is an excellent attorney. Responsive to his clients and highly effective."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Carmen is experienced and knowledgeable about the law. He truly cares about each of his clients. If you are searching for an aggressive attorney who will fight for you, Carmen Giordano is the lawyer for you."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I generally care about one thing. My clients. When I refer them to Carmen Giordano, I can sleep at night knowing that they have the best attorney there is. Bar none!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carmen is a very thorough, diligent lawyer who handles a wide variety of cases in an excellent manner and with his client's best interests at hand."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When Carmen believes in his client, there is no stopping him! He is a fierce advocate for his clients and looks out for their interests at all times."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carmen is a fine advocate who cares for his clients."
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