Gennaro Savastano

Associate Attorney, Appellate Unit

  • Focus: Mesothelioma and Asbestos, Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • Phone: 212-558-5500
  • Fax: 212-344-5461
  • New York Office
    700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Biography

Fighting to uphold our clients’ well-deserved verdicts is incredibly gratifying. I am proud to be their voice and I am proud to be a part of the Weitz & Luxenberg team.

Gennaro Savastano, a Super Lawyers ”Rising Star” of the New York Metro Area, is an associate attorney in our Appellate Unit. His primary task is to help us uphold in appellate courts our clients’ well-deserved lower-court verdicts.

An exceptionally hard worker and high-achiever, Mr. Savastano joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 2013. He came to us by way of the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, First Department, where he worked as a senior appellate court attorney. During his final year in that position, he also stepped into the role of arbitrator of small claims in New York City Civil Court (a capacity in which he continues to serve).

At about the time he joined the Appellate Division’s First Department, Mr. Savastano served as a reporter for the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of New York Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI). As a PJI reporter, Mr. Savastano worked with judges of the Court of Appeals, justices of all four Appellate Divisions, and justices of the Supreme Court from counties throughout New York, drafting and editing pattern jury charges and scholarly commentary explaining all areas of New York civil law.

Earlier, Mr. Savastano clerked for Hon. Paul G. Feinman, who is currently a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. At the start of his law career, Mr. Savastano was an appellate court attorney in the Appellate Division, Third Department, of New York State Supreme Court.

Publications

  • “Comity of Errors: Foreign Same-Sex Marriages in New York,” 24 Touro L. Rev. 199 2008
  • “Hernandez v. Robles,” 23 Touro L. Rev. 515 2007
  • “People v. Moore,” 23 Touro L. Rev. 323 2007

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