Providing Legal Services with Good Humor
I am a trial lawyer representing victims of employment discrimination, civil rights violations (wrongful arrests, wrongful prosecutions and police brutality), and neglectful or dishonest lawyers (legal malpractice, gross overcharges and other misdeeds). Since 1994, I have represented hundreds of individuals in these areas against some of the biggest corporations and biggest law firms, as well as agencies of the City and State of New York. You can see the results and publicity that I have obtained in many of my cases on my Victories page. I have come to a point in my career now that I am frequently asked to give educational sessions to lawyers on various issues pertaining to trial practice, such as opening statements, punitive damages and LGBT discrimination.
I received my law degree from New York University in 1993, and was honored at that school to be selected as a member of Law Review. My undergraduate degree in history I received from Northwestern University, where I also participated in intercollegiate debate. After law school, I worked at the litigation department at a fine and large law firm, Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP. Then, yearning for more, I left Weil and saw the other side of the legal world at the Legal Aid Society, where I made frequent appearances before Judge Judith Scheindlin, aka "Judge Judy." I got her reversed on appeal just after she left the bench. Matter of Efrain R., 228 A.D.2d 303 (First Dept.1996). Owing to my desire for freedom, after Legal Aid, I struck out on my own, and I have never (well, rarely) looked back.
In 2003, I wanted to learn what lawyers rarely learn in law school, if in their careers: how to be a great trial lawyer. I then applied and was honored to be selected to attend The Trial Lawyer's College, an intensive three-week seminar in DuBois, Wyoming for experienced plaintiff's attorneys run by the eminent trial lawyer Gerry Spence. I've also attended lawyers' trial-practice programs at the National Criminal Defense College and the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre.In 2012, and on through 2014, I have been nominated by my peers in the legal profession to be named a "SuperLawyer." (There are over 160,000 lawyers in New York State, and less than 6,000 are named SuperLawyers.)
My teacher, Gerry Spence, with me in 2003
Gregory Antollino, Esq.
Most cases – whether they are mine or any other lawyer’s – settle, but in order to get the best settlement, I prepare each of my cases, large and small, as if they are going to trial. In the last fifteen years, of the cases that did not settle, every jury that I have appeared before that has rendered a decision has given my client more than what he or she expected.
I am also highly successful at summary judgment, when one party – usually the party being sued, but not always – seeks to have the case decided without a trial. I have won the overwhelming majority of these motions when opposing them for my clients seeking a trial, and even on occasion won them for my clients who wanted to hold the other side responsible - a more difficult result to achieve, usually.
I am well versed in appeals, whether supporting them or opposing them.
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