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Robert J. Valli

Discrimination Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Valli Jr, Robert John

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    Race, Ethnicity, Color, Age, Disability, Gender, Sexual Orientation. Title VII, New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, EEOC.

    28 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Civil rights
    Race, Ethnicity, Color, Age, Disability, Gender, Sexual Orientation. Title VII, New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, EEOC.

    28 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Class action
    Wage and Hour Actions, Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law.

    27 years, 25 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    Wage and Hour Violations, Race, Ethnicity, Color, Age, Disability, Gender, Sexual Orientation. Title VII, New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, EEOC.

    28 years, 1,500 cases

  5. Sexual harassment
    Title VII, New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, EEOC.

    28 years, 250 cases


I am a founding member at Valli Kane & Vagnini and have dedicated that last 20 years of my career to assisting and representing employees in the fields of Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, the False Claims Act, Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations.

I have been lead counsel on many trials in both Federal and State Court.  I have represented thousands of Plaintiffs and Claimants with respect to Class Action Wage and Hour cases and Mass Action Race and Age discrimination cases brought nationwide against various Fortune Five Hundred companies.

I have appeared as a guest speaker on News Channel 12 and as a legal commentator on Court TV.  I have lectured on criminal, civil rights, discrimination and wage and hour laws for a variety of civic and legal organizations.


Photos and videos

Awards Ceremony for the Islip Branch of the NAACP
2014 Texas Lawyer Award presented to Valli Kane and Vagnini for our work representing employees of Turner Industries Group LLC
NAACP Islip Town Legacy Award presented to Valli Kane & Vagnini


Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP
600 Old Country Rd.
Suite 519
Garden City, NY, 11530-2008


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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2010
Best law firm
Rob and his partners are the most amazing attorneys to work with. They give a whole new meaning to lawyers. They are extremely caring about their clients, make you feel like they are solely working for you. I could never see using another firm again. They are the best and brightest!
Posted by Kelly | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, on point best on LI
Let’s be honest... no one wants to need an attorney, ever! However, if you do, as we did, this is THE only firm to consider on LI. From partners, Rob and Sarah, to junior attorneys, associates and support staff, their services are simply unmatched. And wowza! There’s even a real human, extremely competent, receptionist that answers the telephone. No push this and speak that and try to muddle thru some silly automated phone system; a consistent personal, caring approach to business at every level. Rob Valli is thorough, on point and straight forward, mixed with kindness and compassion. Don’t mistake his kindness for weakness, tho! He can be a “bulldog”, if necessary and definitely precisely when needed. make no mistake, he knows his business and gets the job done. There’s no “sugar coating“ and telling you what you want to hear, refreshing! He, and his associates at every level, provide everything you need and want on your side. Strong communication skills are a must for me and they deliver information clearly and concisely. Always, in a professional and succinct comprehensive manner. They know lay of land on LI and have the skill set to get job done. Recently, I was asked how I know Rob when referring him, again. I paused... just for a moment and said “...Rob is my friend!”. I suddenly realized I do consider him my friend. I trust him implicitly, he’s kind, thoughtful and adds a true human element. It’s exactly what we all want and need when we unfortunately find we need an attorney. What more would you ask for in a friend!? I’d use Rob for any and all legal needs and highly recommend him, and his firm, to anyone looking for a complete legal team package. It simply doesn’t get any better. Don’t look any further, he and his colleagues are it!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-525 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Valli Kane & Vagnini, LLP
  • 2005 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office - Queens, NY
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Law Clerk to Litigation Department
  • European American Bank
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Asssitant to Arbitration Counsel
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Summer Associate
  • Nassau County Attorney's Office
  • 1988 - 1988
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  • St John's University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • St John's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brown v. Medicis - 13-cv-01345 (DOC)
  • $7.15 million dollar settlement
  • Beaty v. Hillshire Brands 14-cv-0058 (EDTX)
  • $4 million dollar settlement
  • D'Annunzio v. Ayken - 11-cv-3303 (EDNY)
  • $400,000.00 verdict for Plaintiffs
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • NAACP Legacy Award
  • NAACP Islip Branch
  • 2017
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2017
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame - Employment Law
  • Texas Lawyer
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hicksville Chamber Of Commerce
  • Employment Discrimination Update
  • 2016
  • Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Implicit Bias / Other Emerging Issues in Stereotyping Discrimination Cases
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Robert
Employment and labor Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Valli is a skilled and experienced attorney. Mr. Valli is an expert in the are of employment discrimination and wage and hour cases. I highly and enthusiastically recommend Mr. Valli."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From the first time I met Mr. Valli, I knew I was in the presence of someone who possessed a strong command of the law in his area of expertise. After spending more time around him however, it became apparent that he also has great caring and compassion, for his clients that have been wronged, as well as the passion to right those wrongs and obtain justice for these folks through our courts. Any client who has been wronged by their employer would be lucky to have this gentleman in their corner."
Discrimination Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"What a client wants is for their attorney to be a strong advocate, to guide them through the process and to get excellent results. I have worked with Robert on a number of cases and I have no doubt that his clients receive just that. I highly recommend Robert."
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