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Your Civil Rights Are Precious

Gregory Antollino Esq.

I’m a serious lawyer for serious cases. But even the smaller ones must be built on trust, especially between you and your lawyer. Let me tell you about me, so you can determine if I’m the right attorney you can trust with your case.

You want to know the basics – like where I went to school and my years of experience as a lawyer. I went to NYU School of Law, and worked at two large firms before starting my own firm. You can click on the link below to get more information about my legal career up to this point.

While I am extremely proud of my background, there is more that I think you need to know about me and my practice which I think will help build trust between us. I don’t necessarily do things the same way that everyone else does. I found that I get the most satisfaction out of helping people who have had their rights violated or suffered oppression in some form. I feel it is my job to try to make things right. Not every wrong can be righted under the law, but some can.

I am very selective about the cases I handle. I don’t want to take something on just to earn a fee. Those cases do not interest me at all. I want the cases where someone has been wronged and there is a potential for us to recover compensation because of that wrong. Those are the cases I want, because they often change the way the law works for the better. It prevents similar things from happening to others.

Honors And Awards

In 2015, the profession awarded me a very high rating, “AV Preeminent*” by Martindale-Hubbell. That same year, I won the right to call myself one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Since 2012, I’ve been listed as a “SuperLawyer.” What do these “honors” mean? There are over 160,000 lawyers in New York State, and about 6,000 are SuperLawyers. The methodology of these emblems are opaque, but, I think, involve nominations by other lawyers and judges.

I’m proud to have been recognized by the profession this way, but I don’t think any client has chosen me because of these recognitions. Please judge my or any attorney’s work by his results and, more important, her dedication before you assume that an officially conferred adjective means a thing. I’d rather convince you of who I am, what I’ve done and wha t I stand for; I want you to pick me as a lawyer for those reasons, rather than for you to assume honorable mentions are evidence, in themselves, of anything. I’d rather win a fantastic case, honestly.

The People I Typically Represent

I limit my practice, proudly representing victims of employment discrimination, or other civil-rights violations (wrongful arrests, wrongful prosecutions, police brutality aka “excessive force”). I also stand with people who haven’t been paid salary in accordance with federal and state rules, and also handle appeals when I believe it is necessary.

Business is a good thing — I’m in business — and so is law enforcement. But neither the corporation nor the cop needs to break the law to achieve its objectives. Some New York City cops are out of control — am I the only one who’s noticed? I have represented hundreds of individuals against some of the biggest companies and most major law firms, as well as agencies of the City and State of New York.

Want To Talk More About What Has Happened To You?

If you would like to discuss your case in greater detail, call my office today at 212-334-7398 or send me an email to arrange a consultation. If we seem like a good match, I can explain what I can do to possibly help you tilt the scales of justice in your favor in your case.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.