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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 and New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Donadio has represented his clients in the appellate courts, having drafted and argued appeals in the State and Federal courts of New York.  Mr. Donadio’s practice consists of catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice. He is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey. Mr. Donadio has been recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising Star in the New York Metro area from 2013 to the present, as well as a Best Lawyer in New York since 2018. He has also been named to the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 attorneys of New York list. In addition, as a result of Mr. Donadio success as a trial attorney, he has been asked to lecture by various organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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. Prior to joining Gair, Gar, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, 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.

Education

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
$6,250,000 verdict for a  worker injured in a scaffold accident at a Manhattan construction site. Read more about this case here

$3,000,000 verdict for a man who suffered a late diagnosis of pancreatic cancer as a result of medical malpractice.
Read more about this case here

$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.

$5,850,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered a spinal injury as a result of a roof collapse.

$3,500,000 settlement for a child who suffered significant harm as a result of his doctor’s failing to diagnose compartment syndrome.

$1,450,000 settlement for a New Jersey high school student who was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street.

$1,400,000 settlement for a woman who suffered pelvic, wrist and shoulder injuries as a result of being struck by a bus.

$1,100,000 settlement for a New Jersey construction worker who was struck by a forklift and suffered injuries to his legs.

$1,000,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered a crush injury to his thumb as a result of a collapse of a small crane.


LECTURES

“Getting Around the Qualified Immunity Defense” - given at the American Association for Justice Winter Convention, 2017

“Frye Hearings and the Effective Use of Biomechanical Experts” - given at a joint CLE program of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Defense Association of New York, 2018

“Helping the Jury Understand Damages” - given at the New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, 2018\

“Decisions in Trial Practice, 2018” – given at the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association New York City Decisions Seminar, 2018

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