In order to defend your legal rights and to provide you excellent legal services in this area, we have an outstanding team of independent attorneys to assist you as our of-counsel.

Carmen Giordano, Esq
As a former Rackets and Homicide Prosecutor, Mr. Giordano conducted investigations and handled trials in the areas of organized crime, white collar crime, public corruption, and drug-related homicides.  Mr. Giordano also worked for the United States Senate as a Legislative Counsel for various Senators and committees of the U.S. Senate, including Senator Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, the Judiciary Committee, and the Government Affairs Committee, among others.  Upon returning to New York City from Washington, D.C., Mr. Giordano worked as a Senior Trial Specialist for the N.Y.C. Corporation Counsel’s Special Litigation Unit, trying some of the City’s most serious lawsuits, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, throughout the five boroughs of the City.   Before forming Giordano Law Offices,  Mr. Giordano worked for the Manhattan Law Firm of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, acting as lead counsel in federal and state litigation of catastrophic tort and employment discrimination cases.  Mr. Giordano has often been a guest legal analyst on numerous news television and radio productions.
 Jeffery Schwartz, Esq

For six years Jeffrey T. Schwartz served two administrations at the Queen’s County District Attorney’s Office in New York City. He was assigned to the Homicide/ Investigations Bureau and was a founding member of both its Narcotics Trial and Career Criminal Major Crime Bureaus. While in private practice he received certification as lead counsel in the evolving area of death penalty prosecution, immigration consequences to criminal conviction and sex offender civil commitment pursuant to article ten of the Mental Hygiene Law.
For fifteen (15) years Mr. Schwartz has been on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (I.T.A.P.) and  coached its law school team during the semi-final rounds of the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition. He lectures and performs demonstrations at continuing legal education (C.L.E.) and bar association training programs. Topics have included: representing high profile clients vilified in the media, ethical issues that arise in the zealous representation of criminal cases, crime scene investigation and forensics, as well as trial advocacy, strategy and technique. His internet lectures and panel discussions for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education and Lawline are acclaimed by his colleagues nationwide.

Mr. Schwartz has been honored, recognized and awarded certificates of outstanding dedication and service by The City Council of New York, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the Detective Endowment and Patrolman’s Benevolent Associations of the New York City Police Department.

He appears as a legal analyst and consultant in the media and is trial counsel in highly publicized death penalty, murder and civil prosecutions. He has been profiled in local and national publications, including The New York Times.

Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York and studied Bible, Talmud and Judaic studies for one year in Jerusalem towards his undergraduate degree. He devotes a minimum of twenty-five percent of his time to pro-bono cases and charity fund raising.