A Bronx native, Gregory J, Cannata attended DeWitt Clinton High School, Lehman College (CUNY), and York University in England. Mr. Cannata represented the school in the Moot Court National Competition and obtained his law degree from New York Law School in 1977. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1978 and is also admitted to practice in the federal courts.
Mr. Cannata began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. Later he was a staff attorney at a civil defense firm. In 1982 Mr. Cannata joined Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, New York City’s powerhouse personal injury law firm, as an associate. Five years later he became a partner. Mr. Cannata’s successes led to his appointment as managing partner of the firm. During his tenure at Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, Mr. Cannata tried and assisted in the trial of over one hundred lawsuits which resulted in verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000 each.
As the principal of Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP, Mr. Cannata takes a personal interest in each client’s case. He uses his three decades of personal injury litigation experience to oversee the handling of every case and to ensure the best possible recovery for each of his clients. Mr. Cannata’s strong legal and people skills have earned him a Martindale-Hubble “AV” rating, the highest rating for an attorney. Most recently, Mr. Cannata’s notable organizational and leadership skills resulted in his appointment as “Plaintiff’s Liaison Counsel” for the federal court cases brought by hazardous substance cleaners injured following September 11th.
In addition to running a successful legal practice, Mr. Cannata is also a regular lecturer at Bar Associations on Personal Injury litigation and an avid sailor.