Richard F. Corrao is an experienced litigator and dedicated child advocate who joined GDPC in 2019. He received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and his Bachelors of Science from the New York Institute of Technology. Admitted to practice in the State of New York and the federal U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Richard is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Elder Law and Special Needs Sections, as well as the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates ("COPAA") and the National Allies for Parents in Special Education ("NAPSE"). Richard is also rated a Top Lawyer by Avvo.
Before joining GDPC, Richard served at both the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he coordinated fugitive extraditions and eviction proceedings that sought to remove narcotics traffickers from public and private housing units in the City, and at the Nassau County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney. From there, he acted as Director and chief in-house legal counsel to a national provider of audit and investigatory services, representing government entities in recovering millions of dollars in unclaimed property from corporations on behalf of state citizens.
A former resident of White Plains, he now resides on Long Island with his wife and two children. He is a member of his local Property Owners Association and Historical Society. As an attorney with a family member within the special needs community, he brings added passion and insight to the representation he provides families at GDPC.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Proclamation of Community Service||Incorporated Village of Mineola||N/A|
|Nu Ypsilon Tau Honor Society||NYIT||N/A|
|Associate Attorney||Gina Decrescenzo, P.C.||2019 - Present|
|Director, Legal Counsel||TL2Q LLC||2015 - 2019|
|Assistant District Attorney||Nassau County District Attorney's Office||2011 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Member||N/A|
|GC Historical Society||Member||N/A|
|Estates Property Owners Association||Member||N/A|
|NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section||Member||N/A|
|National Association of State Treasurers||Corproate Affiliate Member Representative||2015 - 2019|
|New York Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|New York Institute of Technology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|National Allies for Parents in Special Education Annual Conference||Effective Trial Techniques with a Focus on Cross Examination||2019|
|National Allies for Parents in Special Education Annual Conference||Understanding the Fee Shifting Provision in IDEA||2019|
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