Joseph J. Carcagno, Associate
Practice Areas: high exposure, high complexity cases from inception through trial, including all motions, depositions, discovery and appeals.
Joseph J. Carcagno graduated in 1983 from Pace University, Lubin School of Business with a BBA in Finance. He later attended Pace University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988. Mr. Carcagno began his legal career working in plaintiff’s personal injury and criminal defense. During his tenure as a plaintiff’s attorney, he handled automobile, premises, construction accidents, police brutality, wrongful death and brain injury cases, and tried many cases to verdict. Then, Mr. Carcagno was recruited by GMAC Insurance, a division of General Motors, to open its first ever in-house counsel office which began operation in early 2006 in New York City. After opening the office and trying cases as a senior trial attorney at GMAC, he became the managing attorney and named counsel who eventually grew the office to twenty employees in two staff counsel offices during a tenure of almost ten years. He handled high exposure, high complexity cases from inception through trial, including all motions, depositions, discovery and appeals. Mr. Carcagno has tried over twenty-five cases to verdict and has selected countless juries in every county in the New York City Metro area. He has written and argued numerous appeals as well. Mr. Carcagno is admitted to practice in New York State and Connecticut, as well as both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Mr. Carcagno is also active in volunteer community service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School located in the south Bronx region of New York City.