Extremely knowledgeable, poised and almost flawless in presentation, Michael Maggiano is widely regarded by his peers as one of the finest - and most successful - civil trial attorneys in the region. Moreover, rival attorneys say Maggiano consistently displays a depth of knowledge and understanding of medical and other complex matters that make him an effective force in any courtroom.
The Cliffside Park native went to Chicago for law school, where, swept up in the "age of Watergate," he says, he interned in the U.S. attorney's office investigating government and police corruption. It was an older family member, Fort Lee trial attorney Nicholas Gigante, who lured him back: "Why do you want to be a small fish in a big pond?" Gigante asked Maggiano at the time. Back in New Jersey and groomed early by the talented Gigante, Maggiano was by his 30's a big fish here, emerging as a force in trial law, including high-profile medical malpractice work.
Known for his thoroughness and exacting approach, Maggiano has achieved a string of seven and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for clients, some of them survivors of those who'd given their lives for someone's negligence or sloppiness. Today Maggiano's firm (with offices in New York and Fort Lee) is dedicated to a broad range of civil trial law - personal injury, medical malpractice, automobile and construction accident claims, among others. He is widely known as well for specializing in claims for severe burns and spinal injuries.
Fitted with the latest in technology for trial work in the internet/digital age and the capability of handling civil trial work throughout the United State, the MDL firm is frequently contacted by other lawyers and firms to take over the handling of complex litigation and trials. Once they take on a case, they will prepare it to the hilt. Maggiano and his firm hold a reputation of out working, out lawyering, and, if need be, out spending the opposition - doing all it takes to win a just cause.
Highly sought after, Maggiano said "I never thought I'd be at this level." How does he keep his edge? A classical pianist in his free time, Maggiano explains "it's just like playing the piano - practice, practice, practice." He is a resident of Bergen County, New Jersey.