Christopher J. Donadio Associate
Christopher J. Donadio has taken over 40 verdicts as lead trial counsel in the various State and Federal courts of New York. In addition, Mr. Donadio has represented his client’s in the appellate courts, having drafted and argued appeals in the State and Federal courts of New York. As a result of his success in the courtroom, Mr. Donadio was recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising Star in the New York Metro area for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Mr. Donadio is a member of partner Anthony Gair’s litigation team, where he works alongside Mr. Gair in the litigation of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Donadio is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey.Mr. Donadio attended Duke Law School where he was a member of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and a member of the Moot Court Team. As a result of his oral advocacy abilities, Mr. Donadio was selected to represent his law school at the prestigious National Moot Court Competition. During law school he also had the opportunity to work at legal clinics where he provided free representation to those who could not otherwise afford to hire an attorney. Through his work at these clinics he developed a passion for aiding individuals who had suffered significant harm.Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Donadio worked for a corporate litigation firm where he represented large corporations. After a few years as a corporate litigator, Mr. Donadio decided to follow his true passions and transitioned into the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice, where he could assist those who were truly in need of justice. Mr. Donadio spent almost seven years at a New York plaintiff’s personal injury firm where he developed his craft of fighting for those who suffered severe harm.
B.A., Boston College, 2004
J.D., Duke Law School, 2007
Bar Admissions New York, 2008
New Jersey, 2007
U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2007
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2009
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2013
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
New Jersey Association for Justice
CASES OF NOTE
$1,225,000 verdict for a woman who suffered a collapse of the arch of her foot as a result a podiatrist’s malpractice.
$1,000,000 verdict for a man who suffered a fall causing a serious knee injury as a result of the New York City Transit Authority’s failure to properly maintain its subway grates.
$675,000 verdict for a driver who was struck by a private ambulette and suffered shoulder, knee and foot injuries.
$570,000 verdict for a woman who suffered a serious arm injury as a result of a fall at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
$5,850,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered a spinal injury as a result of a roof collapse.
$1,400,000 settlement for a woman who suffered pelvic, wrist and shoulder injuries as a result of being struck by a bus.
"Getting Around the Qualified Immunity Defense", lecture given at the American Association for Justice Winter Convention, 2017.