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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|John Bruno Award||Mt Carmel School||2010|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Charles C. DeStefano||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Workers Center of Port Richmond||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association||President||2013 - Present|
|Pro Bono Scholars - Second Department Appellate Division||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Tibetan Museum of Art||Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association||Vice President||2011 - 2013|
|Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association||Secretary||2009 - 2011|
|El Centro de Inmigrantes||Board Member||2006 - 2014|
|Mount Carmel School||Board Member||2006 - 2008|
|Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2001 - 2009|
|Juarez v. P&T ll Contracting Corp||Settled at mediation for $350,000|
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|SITLA||Workers Compensation Fee Schedule Reduction||2014|
|Pace Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association||Current legislative topics in Albany||2013|
Posted by Joe
The last 2 years have been the most difficult of my life. A severe car accident left me with several debilitating injuries and threw my life into such turmoil that I still wonder if I'll ever be even close to the same person that I was beforehand. A short time after the accident, based on a referral from a friend, I set an appointment to meet with Mr DeStefano and honestly didn't know what to expect. I guess I figured that he would ask me questions about the accident, recommend a lawsuit against the insurance company, and that if I were lucky I'd hear from him in a few years about the possibility of a settlement that would help me offset the income loss and medical expenses that I would be incurring. At the time that wasn't very comforting because I didn't really care about a lawsuit that may or may not be settled in the coming years, as my main concerns were more immediate: It was only a few days after the accident and I was already being bombarded with paperwork from the insurance company, and telephone calls from the insurance adjuster, so much so that by the time I entered Charlie's office, I was in physical and mental pain, confused, panicked, and despondent. I had no idea how I was going to get through this, especially considering I was unable to work. Well to my surprise, the majority of the meeting wasn't spent talking about lawsuits. The first question he asked me was how I was feeling, and he explained to me that my well being was what was most important to him. Anyone can say that but the actions of he and his staff over the next few years proved to me that he was a sincere, honest, and caring individual. He went on to help me figure out the best treatments for my injuries, and talked to me about how best to handle the long, difficult road ahead. He made it very clear that trying to recover was the main objective and that he was going to make sure the insurance company covered my medical bills. The lawsuit wasn't the main priority, getting better was. By the time I walked out of his office I had a sense of relief and knew I had made a good decision by choosing him. He fought for me every step of the way, and made me feel like his most important client. At the end of the day I can honestly say that a better job could not have been done. And yes, he kept his word, as not only were my medical expenses paid, but the lawsuit was settled in my favor. I owe a debt to Charlie and his staff because they treated me like a friend in need, and did everything in their power to provide me with positive results.
Posted by Joseph
Mr DeStefano is a winner. He is up front with his clients and works very hard to get the best settlement possible for them. He is the guy to call when you need a good and honest Lawyer.......You can place your trust in him.
Posted by Doug
its starts with being a great person, with care and concern for others as if they were his own family.
I know Charles for years and have seen him in many a social situation , the way he treats people etc and he is consistent and reliable.
fortunately he was there and helped me in a minor legal matter and it was resolved.
anyone needing an attorney regardless of background, religion, ethnicity would be very fortunate to have Charles for their legal representation.
Steven Hymowitz, Medical malpractice Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Charles is a fighter...he knows the law..he knows how to interact well not only with clients, but with adversaries ...Bottom line.. he is competent, hardworking, persuasive, and successful at what he does.