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Giordano Law Offices is a nationally recognized NYC Law Office with practice areas of Personal Injury: Accidents, Injuries, Catastrophic Torts, Prison Abuse and Wrongful Death, Construction Accidents, etc; Civil Rights Cases: False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Unjust Treatment based on race, color, creed; General Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Unlawful Termination, Entertainment Law, Contract Law, and more. Our Principal Attorney, Carmen "Jack" Giordano, Esq. has the rare background of having served in the Brooklyn District Attorneys Office in the Rackets & Homicide Bureaus, In Washington, D.C. in the Legislative Counsel representing The United States Senate, and as a Senior Trial Specialist in the NYC Corporation Counsel Special Litigation Unit. Giordano, who is also a Distinguished Professor of the Law at CUNY, continues to be recognized for his legal acumen and is widely recognized in the legal community. Attorney Giordano has been selected as a Thomson Reuters New York Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Giordano also serves on the Legal Panel for The National Action Network, The Tort Litigation Committee of the NYC Bar Association, The Computer Technology Committee for The Brooklyn Bar Association, and teaches a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on the use of Video Evidence for NY lawyers. We are located in Uptown Manhattan, Harlem with satellite offices located in Downtown Manhattan, The Bronx, and Brooklyn. We also serve Queens and Staten Island. Free Initial Consultation, call us today Toll-Free at 1-866-NYC-JUSTICE.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 5%
  5. Entertainment: 5%


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  • Mark V. Clay

    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.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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  • Saleem S. Rizvi

    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.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Giordano Law Offices PLLC

226 Lenox Ave
New York, NY, 10027


NYCurrently registered 198607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 NYC Metro Super LawyerThomson Reuters2016
Appointed to The Brooklyn Bar Computer Technology CommitteeBrooklyn Bar Association2015
2015 New York Metro Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
Appointed to Tort Litigation CommitteeNew York City Bar Association2015
2014 New York Metro Super LawyerThompson Reuters2014
2013 New York Metro Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Best Ongoing Series for In Touch radio show "Know Your Rights"National Association of Radio Reading Services1998
Special Commendation for defending city in legal matterMayor Rudolph Giuliani1996
National Career Prosecutors Conference Rep. for DA's OfficeDistrict Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman1987
Lung-Chu Chen Award for Excellence in the Field of Human RightsNew York Law School1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyGiordano Law Offices2000 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorJohn Jay College Of Criminal Justice2014 - 2015
Lead Counsel, Catastrophic Tort & Employee Discrimination CasesLevy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP1996 - 2000
Senior Trial Specialist for the Special Litigation UnitCorporation Counsel Of The City Of New York1993 - 1996
Counsel to the New York City CouncilCorporation Counsel Of The City Of New York1992 - 1993
United States SenateLegislative Counsel1990 - 1992
Assistant District Attorney, Racketeering & HomicideKings County District Attorney's Office1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauGiordano Law Offices is a Member of the BBB2016 - Present
National Police Accountability ProjectMember2015 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember of Brooklyn Bar Technology Committee2015 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember of The NYC Bar Assocation Tort Litigation Committee2015 - Present
Harlem Business AllianceMember2013 - Present
National Action NetworkLegal Rights Panel Associate2012 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationDesignated LRS Referral Attorney1986 - Present
201 East 79th Street LLCBoard Member2003 - 2004
245 East 72nd Street LLCPresident2001 - 2002
National Lawyers Guild (New York chapter)Member2001 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Maycock v. MTACurrently in discovery
Henriquez v. NYC et. al.Case settled for $1.2 million
Harris v. American TransitJury awarded $2.5 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook - Thomson ReutersVideo Evidence: Constitutional Concerns and Practical Consideration2016
New York Law JournalThe Best Evidence Rule and Video Recordings2016
New York Law JournalSilent Witness Authentication of Video2015
New York Law JournalDefamation in Email: The Judicial Privilege2014
New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative LawComparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Bandua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum LaudeN/A
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York Bar Association Bridge The GapTaught Video Evidence CLE Course2015
National Action Network Legal NightVideo Surveillance: Know Your Rights2015
Bronx Bar AssociationTaught Video Evidence CLE Course2015
National Action Network Legal NightHow To Select Attorney For Your Legal Needs2014
National Action Network Legal NightDocumenting Your Personal Injury2013
Our Lady of Lord's-Brooklyn, NYViral Contamination at Private Schools: Legal Rights and Remedies2002
1997 Conference, New York State Civil Court JudgesEvidence at Trial, Permissible Impeachment of Witnesses under the CPLR1997