Robert Cannata represents clients in a variety of personal injury matters, including construction accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Mr. Cannata also represents children and adult survivors of sexual abuse that occurred while in foster care, the Boy Scouts, educational settings, and religious activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cannata spent over seven years serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over a dozen cases to verdict and developed keen trial skills. His first five years in the Office were in the Trial Division, where he prosecuted various felony offenses such as robbery, domestic violence, assault, burglary, weapons, grand larceny, Medicaid fraud, and identity theft. After working in the Trial Division, Mr. Cannata joined the prestigious Public Corruption Unit, where he investigated and prosecuted complex corruption among NYPD officers and other uniformed public servants, public employees, elected officials, and candidates for public office. Since leaving the Office, Mr. Cannata has joined the Trial Advocacy Program faculty, where he helps train first year prosecutors on trial techniques and strategy.
Mr. Cannata graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bucknell University in 2006 and Cum Laude from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2011. He is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Cannata is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Cannata lives in Westchester with his wife, daughter, and dog.
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Fall down an unguarded elevator shaft during construction resulting in severe leg fractures - $5,250,000 Settlement
High-pressured water blaster caused severe arm injury - $3,900,000 Verdict, reduced by the Court following a post-trial motion to$2,900,000, settled for $2,400,000
Passenger injured in a transportation accident - $15,800,000 Settlement