Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP was established in 2001 as a spin-off of the legendary plaintiffs’ personal injury firm Schneider Kleinick & Weitz where Gregory Cannata was the managing partner and a trial attorney. Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP has grown from one attorney – Gregory Cannata – and one secretary, to a hardworking team of three established attorneys, several “of counsel” attorneys, and eleven support staff.
Since 2001 the firm has remained true to three important principles. First, we handle a few, high quality cases rather than scores of smaller cases. This means that our attorneys devote the time and resources necessary to achieving the maximum recovery for you. We prepare your lawsuit for trial and not a quick settlement. If the insurance company wants to settle your case before trial, we dictate the terms, not them.
Second, we believe that each client’s case is unique. As a result, we never try to “squeeze” your lawsuit into pre-drafted pleadings or theories. Your attorney will develop a unique litigation plan for your case in order to maximize your recovery.
Third, in order to effectively represent you, we believe that each attorney must have an intimate knowledge of your case. You will not see a parade of attorneys each handling a separate aspect of your case or not taking the time to know you or see the larger picture. One attorney is responsible for your case from inception to conclusion. That attorney will take the time to understand how your accident has changed your life so the case can be presented to achieve the maximum result.
Our firm’s track record representing plaintiffs with personal injury lawsuits speaks for itself. Since 2001 Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP has resolved over 430 cases for our clients. Over thirty-five of these cases resulted in verdicts or settlements of $1,000,000 or more and over ninety-five resulted in verdicts or settlements of between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The total recovery for our clients since 2001 is over $180,000,000.
In addition to representing clients in personal injury lawsuits, for the past decade, the law firm has also been a leader in representing individuals with severe respiratory injuries and cancer sustained following their exposure to the toxic World Trade Center dust. In 2004 we first represented individuals in the initial September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Then, beginning in 2005, we commenced lawsuits before the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, for approximately 100 rescue, recovery workers and clean-up workers in Ground Zero (on-site workers) and the buildings throughout Lower Manhattan (off-site workers) who were injured due to improper respiratory protection. Mr. Cannata was appointed by Judge Hellerstein as the Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel for the cases brought by the off-site workers.
The on-site cases were settled with the City of New York and its contractors in 2010. In 2015, the law firm achieved a $53,800,000 settlement for 82 of its off-site workers. Judge Hellerstein commended the law firm’s representation of the plaintiffs stating that firm was a “zealous advocate for [its] clients throughout the litigation.”
In 2011, the law firm with the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, began representing claimants in the second September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Together the law firms have successfully obtained $100 million for their clients injured by the World Trade Center tragedy.
To discover more about the law firm and our achievements, please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation.