Anthony Bisignano

Anthony Bisignano is an attorney committed to recovering the highest possible settlements and awards for his clients. His practice concentrates on plaintiff’s personal injury involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. He has resolved many major cases in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey. His focus is in the area of injured victim persons’s rights, including construction accidents, defective products, maritime, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and mass transportation disasters. His practice has also allowed him to litigate select complex matters involving environmental law and real estate transactions. Mr. Bisignano has made multiple recoveries in excess of a million dollars by verdict and settlement on behalf of his seriously injured clients. He prides himself in the care and personal attention he gives to his clients during their time of need.

On a pro bono (no fee) basis, Mr. Bisignano represented Staten Island families of the victims of the September 11th tragedy before the Victims Compensation Fund as part of an organization known as Trial Lawyers Care (TLC). He successfully recovered millions of dollars for his clients including the highest award for a deceased single working person at a hearing before Special Master, Kenneth R. Feinberg “9/11“.

When the Staten Island Ferry Boat, Andrew J. Barberi, lost control and crashed into a pier, Mr. Bisignano was appointed as the Liaison Counsel in a case against the City of New York. On behalf of over 150 injured persons and families of deceased, Mr. Bisignano successfully defended a challenge by the City of New York to limit the amount of compensation payable to all victims based upon an antiquated legal loophole.  Ultimately, the City was defeated at the District Court trial level and the Aappellate level in the Second Circuit Court of the United States. With Mr. Bisignano overseeing the litigation, the City of New York paid over $90 million dollars in total compensation to the victims and families of the deceased.

Mr. Bisignano is one of the 5% of lawyers in the New York metro area to be recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in consecutive years.  He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of attorneys nation wide who have recovered million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients. Mr. Bisignano serves on the Board of Director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, one of the most influential and vibrant groups of attorneys in the United States who fight for victims rights. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, The New York State Bar Association, The New Jersey Bar Association, The Maritime Lawyers Association, The Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association, The Monmouth County Bar Association and The Richmond County Bar Association where he is the Law Day Chairperson, a member of the Judiciary Committee and a former member of the Grievance Committee. He is a member of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission (IJEQC) for the 2nd and 13th Judicial Districts.

Mr. Bisignano has been interviewed and acted as a legal commentator on various network programs including The Today Show, The Geraldo Rivera Show, NBC, CBS, ABC and Channel 1 News. He has been featured in articles appearing in The New York Times,  New York Daily News,  New York Post, Staten Island Advance, Asbury Park Press and other national publications. Mr. Bisignano also has been a guest lecturer at seminars on various topics of Law and Society. He also is General Counsel to The POETIC Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that funds a consortium of academic medical centers in North America  that concentrate on comprehensive cancer care and research.

NOTABLE DECISIONS
In re City of New York, 475 F.Supp.2d 235 (E.D.N.Y.,2007), affirmed, 522 F.3d 279, 2008 A.M.C. 1389 (2nd Cir. 2008).
Mangano v. U.S. Fire Ins. Co., 55 A.D.3d 916, 866 N.Y.S.2d 348 (2nd Dept. 2008).
Marsillo v. City of New York, 17 Misc.3d 612, 844 N.Y.S.2d 673 (Sup. Ct. 2007).
DiGiulio v. Kirch, 5 A.D.3d 625, 774 N.Y.S.2d 776 (2nd Dept. 2004).
Mikorski v. City of New York, 3 A.D.3d 459, 770 N.Y.S.2d 860 (1st Dept. 2004).
Marone v. Chaves, 306 A.D.2d 372, 760 N.Y.S.2d 860 (2nd Dept. 2003).
Currado v. Waldbaum, Inc, 303 A.D.2d 442, 755 N.Y.S.2d 892 (2nd Dept. 2003).
Amirr v. Calcagno Const. Co., 257 A.D.2d 585, 684 N.Y.S.2d 280 (2nd Dept. 1999).
Amirr v. Calcagno Const. Co., 244 A.D.2d 302, 663 N.Y.S.2d 893 (2nd Dept.1997).
Dujmich v. New York State Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Bd., 240 A.D.2d 743, 659 N.Y.S.2d 310 (2nd Dept. 1997).
McGinn v. New York City Transit Authority, 240 A.D.2d 378, 658 N.Y.S.2d 121 (2nd Dept. 1997).
Boardman v. Vin–Al Corp, 228 A.D.2d 631, 646 N.Y.S.2d 26 (2nd Dept. 1996).
Jay Levy Associates v. Mohlenhoff & Sons, Inc., 180 A.D.2d 665, 579 N.Y.S.2d 710 (2nd Dept. 1993).
Jorling v. Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Bd., 147 Misc.2d 880, 556 N.Y.S.2d 1017 (2nd Dept. 1990).