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Eric Dinnocenzo

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Phone: (212) 933-1675

469 7th Ave Suite 1215
New York, New York 10018

Eric Dinnocenzo has extensive experience representing consumers and injured persons in civil litigation against corporations and insurance companies. He has tried numerous cases before judges and juries, and has argued and submitted briefs to appellate courts, including the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Mr. Dinnocenzo has also spoken at legal education programs and published legal articles in the areas of insurance denials, employment discrimination, and complex issues in civil litigation. He has been interviewed by print media and has been a guest commentator on television. 

Immediately after graduating from law school, Mr. Dinnocenzo worked as a legal aid attorney, trying his first case before he was admitted to the bar. He subsequently was an associate at two prominent boutique civil litigation firms before starting the Law Offices of Eric Dinnocenzo in 2011. 

Mr. Dinnocenzo is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Association for Justice (Vice-Chair, 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
Cum Laude

B.A., Fairfield University, 1995

Bar Admissions Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
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
Professional Activities

American Association for Justice
Member, Insurance Law Section
Vice Chair - 2019-20
Newsletter Editor - 2018-19

United Policyholders
Silver Level Sponsor

New York City Bar Association
Insurance Law Committee

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

National Employment Lawyers Association

  • Defenses to Life Insurance Lapses for Non-Payment of Premiums, New York Law Journal, April 18, 2022.
  • 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 Experience
  • 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
Client Reviews
I thank you for listening to me, for your support and kindness. I said this to you before, however, it is worth repeating - I'm glad to know there are people like you in this world. It gives us all hope. Stacey G.
Thank you for fighting for us, against Goliath! Nothing came easy, and you thought outside the box, at all times. Thank you for your professionalism, your patience and your good nature. Miriam J.
We wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful help you were to Paul (and to me) and for your very caring nature. Barbara N. (mother) and Paul N. (son)