Eric Dinnocenzo has extensive experience representing consumers and injured persons in civil litigation against corporations and insurance companies.
Immediately after graduating from law school, Mr. Dinnocenzo worked as a civil legal aid attorney, defending tenants in the housing court and also representing them in discrimination cases. Mr. Dinnocenzo tried his first case before he was admitted to the bar, obtaining the largest verdict on behalf of a tenant ever recorded by his office.
Mr. Dinnocenzo subsequently was an associate at two prominent boutique civil litigation firms that represented plaintiffs in insurance coverage and complex personal injury cases.
In addition to having tried numerous cases before judges and juries, Mr. Dinnocenzo has both argued and submitted briefs to appellate courts, including the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has published legal articles in the areas of insurance denials, employment discrimination, and complex issues in civil litigation.
Mr. Dinnocenzo has been interviewed by print media and has been a guest commentator on television. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Association for Justice (member, Insurance Law section), the New York City Bar Association (member, Insurance Law Committee), the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and United Policyholders.
Mr. Dinnocenzo has a strong commitment to public service, having been a volunteer attorney at housing clinics and at the New York City Housing Court.
J.D., Boston College Law School, 2001
B.A., Fairfield University, 1995
New Jersey State and Federal District Court, 2007
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2006
State Bar of New York, 2006
Massachusetts State and Federal District Court, 2002
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New York City Bar Association
Insurance Law Committee
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Newsletter Editor of the Insurance Law Section
- Defeating the Intentional Act Exclusion, Trial, Vol. 55, No. 5, May 2019.
- Keeping the Faith in Insurance Bad Faith, New York Law Journal, June 10, 2015
- Legal Fees in Declaratory Judgment Actions Against Insurers, New York Law Journal, September 29, 2014
- Punitive Damages Unavailable for Third-Party Insurance Bad Faith, New York Law Journal, May 28, 2013.
- Wider Scope of Employees Covered by Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Law, New York Law Journal, July 11, 2012.
- Life Insurance Denials Based on Material Misrepresentations: The Application Process, the Law, and Public Policy Collide , American Association for Justice, Insurance Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall 2011.
- Does the Consumer Fraud Act Apply to First-Party Insurance Claims? , N.J.L.J., Vol. 205, No. 12, September 19, 2011.
- I Don’t Need Your Authority, The Use of Learned Treatises in New York State Courts , N.Y.S.B.A. J., Vol. 82, No. 5, June 2010, at 10.
- The Postclaims Underwriting 'Gotcha', Trial, Vol 45, No. 1, Jan. 2009, at 52.
- Worth the Paper It's Written On, City Limits, Oct. 6, 2008
- The Use of Similar Accident Evidence In Products Liability Cases , Bill of Particulars (a publication of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association), Fall 2007.
- National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, In the Beginning: Effective Case Preparation and Complaint Drafting, Fall Conference 2016.
- New York State Bar Association, Bridging the Gap: Learning From the Stars, New York City, Jan. 2013.
- Volunteer Attorney, Housing Clinic Sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Micah Kellner
- New York City Housing Court, Volunteer Attorney
- Judge, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Law School Mock Trial Competition
- Board of Directors, Visiting Neighbors, New York, NY, 2006 - 2009