The Gucciardo Law Firm has established one of the leading track records for personal injury cases in New York. Its aggressive approach in preparing every case as if it will be tried to a verdict has succeeded in producing more substantial results for its clients as compared with many other lawyers who prepare their cases only for settlements.
An experienced group of trial lawyers, the Gucciardo Law Firm has a straightforward philosophy: “If the defense’s offer to settle the lawsuit is not in line with the legitimate value of our client’s injury, we are going to try the case, it’s that simple,” says founder Charles Gucciardo.
“The insurance companies know who the attorneys on the other side are, and they consider both the law firm and the attorney handling the case when evaluating these claims,” he adds. “They know that we will take whatever time is needed to carefully prepare our cases for trial. There’s nothing more important to us than obtaining full compensation for our clients’ injuries.”
Still, the Gucciardo Law Firm is known for more than just its tenacity. Over the years, the firm has acquired a reputation for building close relationships with its clients, affording them the consolation and guidance they so desperately need. “We are the type of firm that truly cares about our clients’ needs, and we treat them like they are family,” Gucciardo says. “We see ourselves as not only their representatives in the courtroom, but also as their counselors for whatever issues may arise during the process.”
Ultimately, this approach not only benefits the clients personally, but it also strengthens their case, as the attorneys handling their file gain a deeper understanding of their injury and its impact on their life. “Complete dedication and integrity to our clients is the cornerstone of this practice, so we keep a watchful eye on every aspect of their cases,” Gucciardo says.
Gucciardo has been practicing law for 30 years, and in that time he has been acknowledged as being among a select group of lawyers known for obtaining significant back-to-back recoveries. He has been named in New York Super Lawyers for six years, since 2009—a recognition that includes only the top five percent of lawyers in the state—and he has been AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Yet Gucciardo notes that the most satisfying part of his practice remains the difference he can make in his clients’ lives. “I started practicing in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice to be of assistance to people who needed help, and I have been doing so ever since,” he says.
Like Gucciardo, each attorney at the firm is a seasoned professional in the personal injury field, with particular experience in medical malpractice, automobile/motorcycle, and construction accident cases. Because of this expertise, the firm’s lawyers are willing to recommend continuing a case even when an eight-figure settlement has been offered, if they believe the case is worth more. “There are only a handful of lawyers who can say that,” Gucciardo observes.