Christopher DiGirolamo, Esq.

Chris IMG_2433 (865x1024)CHRISTOPHER DIGIROLAMO is Managing Partner at Maggiano, DiGirolamo, Lizzi and is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of the State New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. DiGirolamo has protected the rights of victims of car accidents, fall downs, construction accidents, on the job injuries, represented the men, women and families that make up the labor force in New Jersey and has helped union workers for over twenty-two years in various types of litigation including construction accidents, product defects, dangerous workplaces, employment disputes and most notably in workers compensation claims. He has achieved a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and recoveries for workplace accident victims and their families, including serving as co-counsel in the largest personal injury recovery ($101 million) in a construction accident in United States history.

He has dedicated his practice to the protection of the rights and benefits that every worker is entitled to and has built a strong reputation based on success in the courtroom and achieving the results that his clients deserve. There is no case or claim too large or small. He handles every case with the same tenacity and determination with one goal: protecting the rights of the injured worker. DiGirolamo is the grandson of a coal miner and steel mill immigrant who died of lung disease in the late 1960’s, before the industry and those running the mills were forced to be accountable for the dangerous conditions they created and exposed workers to for a generation.

The strength and drive that continues to motivate me 20 years after beginning my practice, comes from the responsibility bestowed upon me by my clients. The effort to build a bond of unconditional trust with each new client focuses my determination to most effectively represent each injured individual without ever tiring of the challenge.

His aggressive style has earned him numerous awards and recognition from his peers both in New Jersey and nationally, and he considers this his greatest professional compliment. He has been chosen year after year by his peers and colleagues as one of the best litigators in New Jersey as well as in the United States.

He has been recognized as one of the best trial lawyers and litigators by his peers and members of the judiciary and received numerous annual accolades by U.S. News and World reports,superlawyers

  • Martindale Hubbell (he has been awarded a rating of AV Preeminent, highest available)
  • “Super Lawyers”
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO
  • (201) Magazine’s Best of BergenAV Preeminent Logo
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • New York Law Journal
  • New York Magazine
  • The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. DiGirolamo uses a simple approach, to always be prepared and always be available for his clients. There are numerous complex issues facing an injured worker and he has learned that having the right answers for a client in need is the best way to safeguard the client’s rights. He prides himself in taking cases that are a challenge and gets referred matters by other lawyers that can’t see the way to win. His greatest reward is securing compensation for those that are the most desperate and for whom the compensation will provide a second chance.

He has been asked to present lectures to Union groups, attorneys and the general public in New Jersey and throughout the United States on workplace injury claims, settlement negotiation strategy, impeaching expert witnesses and damages. He presents educational lectures to groups on understanding auto insurance benefits and the workers compensation claim process.

DiGirolamo lives in Saddle River NJ with his wife and two children, where he coaches his son’s soccer and baseball teams.

Education

  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctor, 1991
  • Fordham University
  • Bachelor of Arts Double Major, History and Political Science, 1988

Professional Practice

  • Licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of the State of New Jersey
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States Supreme Court
  • New Jersey State Accredited Mediator

Memberships & Associations

  • MDAF_100_white gifMember of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Appointed Special Counsel and Honorary Deputy Sheriff of Hudson County for his service and representation of injured members of local Hudson County Law Enforcement
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Membernational trial lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Member.
  • Board of Trustee for the Community Resource Council and member of the Lawyers Committee.
    Speaking, Lecturing and Writing

Speaking Engagements

Mr. DiGirolamo has lectured and held seminars at numerous legal conferences including for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and at the Absolute Litigator’s Conference.

He has also spoken on legal topics at a variety of institutions of higher learning, including the New Jersey State Judicial College (where he lectured with a distinguished panel of Superior Court Judges), Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, and has taught course at Bergen Community College and Fort Lee High School on the topics of General Tort Law, landlord tenant, understanding the automobile insurance policy, Real Estate management and Municipal Traffic Law.

He created and was lead instructor of an 11 week course at Bergen Community College for the Division of Continuing Education, entitled “The People’s Law School”, an interactive seminar style program where each week a different topic was discussed by specialized attorneys in different fields of law. The students left the course with a great working knowledge of varied fields of law ranging from municipal court/traffic offense, to Bankruptcy, to Personal Injury.

Mr. DiGirolamo has lectured and moderated seminars at numerous legal conferences including for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Absolute Litigator’s Conference.