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Christopher Joseph Baione

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews

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I represent victims of terrorism in the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund established under the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2011.

Licensed for 8 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2014
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/04/2022

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Pitta & Baione LLP
120 Broadway
Floor 28
New York, NY, 10271

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Posted by Francis Castiles | October 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An Honest and Highly Competent David Amongst the Goliaths in NYC
Chris Baione and his firm exemplifies all the best qualities of a top tier NYC attorney and law firm. They’re honest, professional, smart, efficient, diligent, and extremely fair to everyone. These qualities are inherently organic within the firm’s culture. Chris is a wonderful throwback to NYC’s past eras of high quality service, deeds, and results. He’s classy, respectful, kind, intelligent, street smart, proficient, and he works very hard. He’s down to earth, too, and did I also mention he’s a NYC lawyer? He’s returned calls to me at 7pm to 9pm, and emailed me back during the weekends. They work for you, and work very hard to win. This was not the case with my prior attorney before Chris. I began the VCF claim process in 2018. Time was working against me. I had contacted 20 of NYC’s VCF attorneys. I had worked in sales on Wall Street during the 80s & 90s, and was familiar with certain tendencies. Only 4 of 20 firms passed my lenient tests. None were the large & powerful 9-11 law firms. The large law firms all failed miserable. I was given bad VCF advice by lawyers and paralegals, outright lied to, a firm’s staff carelessly disclosed privy & personal client information to me, some lawyers only wanted easy slam dunk claims with 1 million plus reward potential, others wanted me to do all the grunt work before they would take my claim. Then they would submit my own hard work for me, and collect an easy 10% with no work being done. Think about the latter. One attorney that gave me the latter condition, called me multiple times to check my progress. Then they called and told me they had mailed correspondence to me but it came back, and wanted to know if I still intended to file my claim. When I returned their call, they couldn’t bother to speak with me, and had their paralegal regurgitate their words to me. The paralegal finally admitted no correpsondence was sent to me. Another lawyer that wanted me to do the work first, thought he was Gordon Gekko, and spoke to me as such. His VCF knowledge was weak and he was high-browed. He’s with a large law firm that is aggressively prospecting and advertising for new 9-11 clients everywhere. Other law firms sold my contact information. I was getting cold called by unknown lawyers, law firms, or con artists, non stop, at all hours. They had called my back up phone, and asked to speak with my alt name used to contact them. Busted. This is just some of the nonsense that I dealt with before Chris. Learn from my experience. The 9-11 VCF claims industry is brutal, vicious, ruthless, deceitful, and a minefield. You can lose a very solid claim because your lawyer was incompetent, really didn’t care to go all out for you, or works for a ‘cookie mold’ ‘one size fits all’ law firm, that just processes VCF claims en masse. They’re concerned only with their bottom line, not maximizing your award. Call multiple attorneys, and make sure that one of your calls is with Chis Baione. You will have everything to gain, and really nothing to lose by calling him. I’m confident that you will arrive at the same conclusions that I did, after meeting with him. My own VCF case was solid but old, and needed a competent lawyer with the resources and commitment to complete it. Lawyers had advised me it would go to appeal. Chris did too, so he and his team worked very hard to try to prevent this. They had succeeded. If you had already hired another attorney, and had received your award, it wouldn’t hurt to contact Chris to have him review your claim and reward. It’s possible that some award money was left behind. If this review helped you, and Chris helps to bring you some manner of justice from 9-11, as he has done for me, just pay it forward to other potential 9-11 victims, by steering them to Chris Baione and his law firm, Pitta and Baione. No one needs to be traumatized, or victimized again, when searching for an ethical, honest, and competent, 9-11 attorney, after having to suffer through and dealing with 9-11-01.
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Posted by Phil Polizzotto | February 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, Articulate & Responsiveness
Working with both Christopher and Matthew Baione was a pleasure. They are professional, compassionate and keep client's interest first. Pitta & Baione is a first class firm! I highly recommend their services. Thanks again for all of your help!
Posted by Ignatius | May 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A class act
Chris Baione is not only intelligent he’s kind and endearing he treats his clients with warmth and sincerity the kind you can’t fake it’s the kind that comes with the right upbringing and genuinely a beautiful heart. Anyone who knows him is truly blessed to have him in their lives whether personally Or professionally. My family and I highly recommend Chris and his firm/family for all your legal needs. They are truly outstanding!!!!
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Posted by DC | April 26, 2016
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9-11 client
I am a retired firefighter who was injured as a result of the 9-11 attacks. Chris has been a very caring lawyer, who has walked with me every step of the way. His professionalism really stood out and there was always a followup from Chris concerning everything that came up.
Posted by Lorna | February 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Compassion and results
When I was referred to Chris I was so jaded. I had a lawyer I could not reach and getting any kind of information from the entire group as to my Zadroga case. Being a 9/11 rescuer has its demons and health wise it attacked me again so why should I feel victimized by my lawyers? That's exactly how I felt until I spoke with Chris. He gave a damn, he listened, he was available and when I left messages, he answered promptly. I got straight answers, not lip service. I will forever be grateful to him and his firm for helping me and treating me like a human being. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Christopher | February 10, 2016
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Represented client
Mr. Baione is a great attorney, always responded to any questions or problems promptly, with information and solutions that put fears to rest. He is thorough and detail oriented, and leaves nothing to chance. I feel very secure and safe with his abilities.
Posted by Ken | February 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you for a job well done
When Chris said he would call you, HE DID. He listen to you. He ask a lot of questions, then call back and ask did you mean this or that. In my life I have hired a lot of lawyers, Chirs is up there with the best of them. Thanks Chris.
Posted by Vitaliy Krutoshinskiy | February 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Always there when you need him
Chris helped me with my Zadroga case that has been dragging since 2011. I can write all day long and it still won’t be enough to praise how dedicated and fair this attorney is. Chris is selfless, he fights to fair and just, he fights for what is right. Chris was very reassuring during our initial consultation and his office made me feel very at ease with the whole process. I received updates as and when necessary so I knew where I stood the entire time. I would not hesitate to use Chris's profound expertise again should I need further assistance in the future. Chris is your man!
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Posted by Lorie Cafiero -Rende | February 4, 2016
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Christopher Baione
I am writing to express my deep appreciation for Mr. Christopher Baione, attorney with Turley Hansen & Partners. Chris was a blessing, I lost my husband in 2014 due to Lung Cancer from 911, losing my husband was devastating to me and my daughter, it has changed our lives forever. Mr. Baione understood my pain, he showed extreme empathy for my situation and made the process of filing a claim with the VCF seamless. He showed competency and professionalism in his expertise of VCF claims. He was extremely thorough with his follow up, he always kept me abreast of all new developments with regards to my case. I’d like to thank Chris from the bottom of my heart for all his hard work and experience that he possesses. I can’t change the fact that I no longer have my husband and my daughter no longer has her Dad, but because of Chris’s dedication to my case, I know my husband would be elated to know that his family was compensated and I won’t have to struggle for the rest of my life. I would highly recommend Chris, he’s awesome. I’d also like to express my sincerely appreciation for other members of the firm, my entire experience with this law firm was tremendous. Lorie
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Posted by Thomas | December 5, 2015
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Thomas Burke
This young man never promised me or told me something he could do. Unless he could get it done , That's number one being that's unusual in your field. Always responded quickly to my multiple questions and I would recommend your firm if the get Chris as they're attorney!
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2015
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Christopher Baione's
Is a excellent attorney and compassionate individual. The firm is a methodical and efficient law firm. Christopher Baione's and his legal team are excellent litigators. hard workers and have comprehensive knowledge of the law.
Posted by Richard | September 29, 2015
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Christopher J. Baione
I have had the pleasure of being a client of Christopher Baione for about 3 years. Mr. Baione is reassuring, "knows his stuff," and - most importantly - stays in touch with me to keep me up-to-date on what is happening with my case. I would retain him again in a minute should the need arise. He is serious-minded but cordial, and I feel he has an intimate knowledge of my case. I recommend him without reservation and only wish him the best.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2015
SOLID REPRESENTATION
Mr. Baione has guided us through some pretty tough times. Any inquiry (I set up an email correspondence) was answered the same day. He made sure our file was complete and pushed hard to get what we are entitled to. He has also met with us in the office without any appointment and took several hours over a few visits to explain and guide us through the endless paperwork. Excellent work ethic and never once intimidated us or made us feel like he was too busy and answered all our endless questions. True professional and very trust worthy.
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Posted by Patrick J. | April 29, 2015
A fighter for the common man!
While I am rarely at a loss for words, I am having a hard time finding the right ones here. Chris was there from the beginning. He handled all aspects of my case, kept me informed as we moved through the various stages and carefully explained every detail and option. In the end, he not only secured me a fair settlement, he exceeded my expectations by a pretty handsome sum. Keep an eye on this guy! He's going up.
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Posted by William L | April 14, 2015
Great Lawyer
I had used Christopher Baione to handle my World Trade Center comp claim. Mr Baione was great!!!!! He worked on my claim with the WTC . He was very knowledgeable and kept me informed the whole way through the case. I also liked that he is reachable!!!!! I call his office and he takes my call or returns it within a timely manner. ever try and reach a lawyer? he was great with returning calls . I also respect him that he doesn't lie to you . if he doesn't have a answer for you he doesn't make one up but does the right thing and gets you the CORRECT answer to your question. I would highly recommend Chris Baione he is a straight shooter , honest, and goes out of his way to keep you informed about your case!!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pitta & Baione LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Hansen & Associates, LLP
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Turley Hansen & Partners, LLP
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Judicial Intern
  • The Honorable Anthony J. Cutrona
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Holland & Knight
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Saint John's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Silk Road Ambassador Award
  • Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
  • 2021
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litiquest
  • Speed Up Your Medical Record Collection
  • 2021
  • Annual Meeting and Election
  • 9/11 Health & Compensation Benefits
  • 2017
  • Immigration & Health Fair
  • 9/11 Health & Compensation Benefits
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Class action Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dedicated and experienced attorney who is well-respected in the legal community."
Immigration
Class action

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New York Personal injury Lawyer Christopher Joseph Baione
Christopher Joseph Baione
Personal injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 8 years
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