Employment Law

I represent employees who have been discriminated against or sexually harassed, and those who have unpaid wage claims.

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Civil Rights

I assist individuals who have been the victims of police brutality or other infringements upon their civil rights.

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Wage Theft

Wage theft occurs when an employee is denied the wages, salary, or benefits that they are entitled to under law

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I handle both state and federal appellate work, including preparing the briefs and the oral arguments.

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Gregory Antollino Attorney At Law – Dedicated & Experienced NYC Civil Rights Attorney Will Prioritize Your Case

Representing Ordinary People
With Extraordinary Claims

I am Gregory Antollino, Civil Rights Attorney at Law, but please call me Greg. I focus my law practice on helping people who have suffered illegal discrimination at work. Not all injustice at work is illegal; it must be based on discrimination based on sex (which includes sexual harassment), race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation (or identity), failure to give sick time, and some other areas. I also bring claims for violations of civil rights, including police abuses.

Like most lawyers, I didn’t start with the plan of being a lawyer in NYC. I left law school without the plan to concentrate in discrimination and civil rights. I started at but left a large civil rights law firm. It was then that I learned to love my career, and how to make it work for me and my clients. I discovered early on that I liked fighting for all kinds of people who have been wronged. This is what matters to me: I am motivated by obtaining justice. At the civil rights law firm of Gregory Antollino Attorney, our NYC civil rights law firm can provide representation to people who have experienced violations of their civil rights attorney in new york city.

What Makes Me The Right Attorney For You

Why hire me as a civil rights lawyer in New York City? Because, though I need to pay my overhead and win my fees, I care about social justice. I attended NYU School of Law, graduating in 1993, where my teachers imbued me with this ideal. I was a member of the NYU Law Review, selected on my legal writing ability.

I worked briefly in “BigLaw” – in the litigation department of one of the world’s biggest legal conglomerates. I am grateful for the experience, I needed more out of life, and frankly, from the law. Money is great, and it comes eventually. But I am not motivated by the dollar so much as cases that matter to me personally where someone has been abused by people and institutions in power. The money follows; the first paycheck is feeling justice.

My experience at the New York City civil rights law firm and then Legal Aid, along with my strengths as a writer made me an effective trial and appellate civil rights attorney in NY, gifted at the art of persuasion. I constantly keep my trial and appellate skills sharp, ready to help my clients battle when it is the right move to make. I’m a graduate of many of the programs sponsored by the Trial Lawyer’s College in DuBois, Wyoming, founded by the greatest living trial lawyer, Gerry Spence. I learned from him that I have to be myself to win in the courtroom. I have a strong record of success in court, which you can read about here. I have also attended several sessions of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association training programs, The National Criminal Defense College and The Harvard Program on Negotiation, where I got a certificate in Mediation.

The practice of law is mostly about settling disputes in New York City. Achieving this includes showing the other side that you are willing to go further if necessary. Sometimes it is better to settle a case than to risk a loss. Sometimes the opposite is true. One demands evidence to search for clues and assembles them in the manner of a story to tell to the judge and jury within the law (telling a story to a judge, of course, if different than telling one to a jury). Then if the case doesn’t settle at some point, someone is going to take an appeal in NY.

I learned appeals before I learned trials. I am filing papers in the Supreme Court in August 2018 to stop a difficult attorney and his client who won’t compromise. I expect the High Court to deny the attempt to take away my win, but I can predict nothing. Nevertheless along the way, I won the biggest case of my life, and changed the civil rights laws to make it illegal to fire gay employees in NYC. Zarda v. Altitude Express, 883 F.3d 100 (2d Cir. 2018) (en banc). I won the votes of ten out of thirteen judges before an assemblage of the entire appeals court of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. If I survive Supreme Court review, I won’t stop until I collect every dime to which my client is entitled.

Let’s Talk About Your Case

I know that you may feel that you have suffered some sort of injustice at the hands of another person in NYC. I need to be completely honest civil rights lawyer with you: most of these situations will not lead to a case. There just isn’t anything there that is going to be worth the time, effort and frustration of bringing your case forward.

After a few moments of discussing your situation, I can tell you if I am the right civil rights lawyer to handle your case in NYC. We may continue our conversation over the phone or schedule an in person meeting to discuss the next steps.

Need a civil rights lawyer near you? No more wasting time looking for a civil rights lawyer to handle your case. Use Gregory Antollino Attorney at Civil Law Firm to get TIPS for you legal matter.

To get the process started, As a civil rights attorney in New york City I invite you to call Gregory Antollino Attorney at Civil Law Firm at 212-334-7398 or send an email to schedule your free consultation.

Tilting the scales of justice back towards citizens since 1993.

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