Christopher DiGirolamo, Managing Partner at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi in Fort Lee, is emerging as one of New Jersey's new generation of trial lawyers. Peers say he has protected the rights of victims of car accidents, slips and falls, construction accidents and on the job injuries. He has represented the men, women and families that make up the labor force in New Jersey and has helped union workers for over 22 years in various types of litigation. They include construction accidents, product defects, dangerous workplaces, employment disputes and most notably in workers compensation claims. He has achieved a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and recoveries for work place accident victims and their families, including serving as co-counsel in the largest personal injury recovery ($101 million) in a construction accident in United States history.
His practice is dedicated to the protection of the rights and benefits that every worker is entitled to and has built a strong reputation based on success in the courtroom and achieving the results that his clients deserve. Colleagues and peers say he handles every case with the same tenacity and determination with one goal: protecting the rights of the injured worker. DiGirolamo is the grandson of a coal miner and steel mill immigrant who died of lung disease in the late 1960's, before the industry and those running the mills were forced to be accountable for the dangerous conditions they created and exposed workers to for a generation.
DiGirolamo has earned numerous awards and recognition from his peers both in New Jersey and nationally, and he considers this his greatest professional compliment. He has received numerous annual accolades by U.S. News and World reports, Martindale Hubbell (he has been awarded a rating of AV Preeminent, highest available) "Super Lawyers", The American Society of Legal Advocates, The National Trial Lawyers, AVVO, (201) Magazine's Best of Bergen, New Jersey Law Journal, New York Law Journal, New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
He says he uses a simple approach: Always be prepared and always be available for his clients. There are numerous complex issues facing an injured worker and he has learned that having the right answers for a client in need is the best way to safeguard the client's rights. He prides himself in taking cases that are a challenge and gets referred matters by other lawyers that can't see the way to win. His greatest reward is securing compensation for those that are the most desperate and for whom the compensation will provide a second chance. DiGirolamo lives in Bergen County, New Jersey with his wife and two children, where he coaches his son's soccer and baseball teams.