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Richard Sgarlato,
Senior Partner

Richard J. Sgarlato, Staten Island Personal Injury Attorney is the founding member and senior partner of the firm. For over four decades, Mr. Sgarlato has represented clients in a broad array of actions. He began his legal career in 1969 and quickly earned a reputation among his peers for his effective criminal defense and trial work. In three of the last four years, Richard Sgarlato has been named to the annual list of Super Lawyers, an independent peer-nominated list of the nation’s top lawyers.As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Sgarlato has successfully litigated hundreds of claims in federal and state courts by utilizing his understanding of the law, skillfully examining experts and witnesses, and convincing jurors with carefully constructed opening and closing statements. He has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured clients and their families. In addition, he has successfully defended clients in criminal actions, including felony and murder charges. Due to his outstanding trial skills, he also serves as trial counsel for many law firms in complex litigation.In 2012, Mr. Sgarlato obtained a $103 million dollar verdict for a young woman injured at birth. This jury verdict was the highest verdict in the history of the Staten Island Court System and was the fourth highest verdict in New York State in 2012. This verdict earned him recognition in Super Lawyers Magazine 2013 Edition and Verdict Search’s Top New York Verdicts of 2012.In addition to his trial work, Mr. Sgarlato served as an arbitrator and counsel to various companies including Duane Reade. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on Court TV and The Geraldo Rivera Show on several occasions.

Bar Admissions
– New York State Bar
– California State Bar
– United States Supreme Court
– United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
– United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
– United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
– United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Education
– St. John’s University School of Law, New York, N.Y., J.D. 1969
– New York University, New York, N.Y., B.S. 1967

Professional Organizations
– New York State Trial Lawyers Association
– Richmond County Bar Association
– Brooklyn Bar Association
– Columbian Lawyers Association
– Legal Defense Panel for Indigent Defendants – Second Judicial District (1973-1975)
– Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association – InactivePublications – “Your Surprising Ally in a Privileges Fight”, Medical Economics 62:12 1985 June 10

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Gina Sgarlato,
Managing Partner

Gina M. Sgarlato, Staten Island Personal Injury Attorney is the managing partner of Sgarlato & Sgarlato. With 22 years of experience, she has represented clients in a wide range of actions and leads the legal team in preparing each case for trial and resolution. Under her stewardship, Sgarlato & Sgarlato, PLLC has grown to be one of Staten Island’s most respected law firms.

As the firm’s managing partner, Ms. Sgarlato handles all personal injury and wrongful death actions from intake to jury selection and ultimately trial. She has been highly successful in reaching favorable settlements and facilitating successful verdicts for those cases that proceed to trial. In addition, she handles real estate matters, contractual disputes, guardianship proceedings, estate planning and administration, landlord tenant disputes, and various financial issues representing both private and public lenders. Her excellent litigation abilities and attention to detail make Ms. Sgarlato a highly trusted attorney and advocate for her clients.

In 2011, Ms. Sgarlato became a community advocate for students in Staten Island. She filed a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education for denying school bus services to 7th and 8th graders. As a result of Ms. Sgarlato’s passionate advocacy, bus service was restored for the students.

In addition to her work for the firm’s clients, Ms. Sgarlato’s outstanding reputation allows her to receive regular court appointments as receiver, referee, guardian and guardian ad litem.

Bar Admissions
– New York State Bar
– New Jersey State Bar
– United States District Court, NJ
– United States District Court,
Eastern District of NY
– United States District Court,
Southern District of NY
Professional Organizations
– New York State Trial Lawyers Association
– New York State Bar Association
– Richmond County Bar Association
– Staten Island Women’s Bar Association
– Small Claims Arbitrators, Civil Court of the City of New York
Education
– St. John’s University School of Law, New York, N.Y., J.D. 1991
– Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., B.A. 1988

 

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Michael D. Fitzgerald,
Senior Associate

Michael D. Fitzgerald is the Senior Associate at Sgarlato & Sgarlato. He has been an Associate at the firm since his admission to the Bar in January 2002. His substantial experience in the litigation of personal injury and medical malpractice matters allows him to handle all aspects of these cases for the firm’s clients from inception through trial. This includes drafting court documents, pre-trial discovery, conducting depositions, and drafting and arguing motions.

Additionally, Mr. Fitzgerald, Staten Island Personal Injury Attorney represents clients in real estate and insurance related matters. His knowledge of the law and attention to detail earn him frequent appointments by the New York State court systems as guardian, guardian ad litem, court evaluator and counsel for alleged incapacitated persons.

Bar Admissions
– New York State Bar
– United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
– United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Education
– St. John’s University School of Law, New York, N.Y., J.D. 2001
– Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., B.A. 1998

Professional Organizations
– New York State Trial Lawyers Association
– New York State Bar Association
– Richmond County Bar Association

 

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