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Helping New Yorkers for over 35 Years

Based in New York City, Palillo Law has more than 35 years of experience advocating for the rights of our clients. We understand the people and the issues at stake, and we know how to reach a positive outcome. Our lawyers, have handled a diverse range of injury and civil rights violation cases, and few other firms match our track record for successful results.

Palillo Law is a family-owned firm, and we treat you like one of our own. We value our client relationships and take pride in responsive communication. We are never too busy to answer the phone or reply to an email.

We believe legal representation should be straightforward and accessible. Our legal team understands the stressful nature of legal matters and works to provide you with everything you need from the start. During your initial consultation, we discuss the specifics of your issue and the possible outcomes of various courses of action.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Car and Truck Accidents
  • Construction Accidents: Third-Party Claims
  • Slip-and-Fall Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers' Compensation Overview
  • Construction and Workplace Accidents
  • Racial profiling
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful arrest
  • Excessive use of force and police brutality
  • Police misconduct
  • Abuse of New York City’s stop-and-frisk/stop-and-detain practice
  • Civil Rights Violations
  • Social Security Disability

Call Palillo Law today at 212-608-8959 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Michael B. Palillo

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Michael received a B.A. in Psychology from St. John’s University before pursuing a J.D. at New York Law. He then founded Palillo Law and has operated out of their lower Manhattan Office since 1990. Michael resides in Long Island, New York, with his wife and two children.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984
  • Virgin Islands, 2018


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1983
  • St John's University, New York, New York
    • B.A. Psy., Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - 1979
    • Honors: National Honor Society Psychology

Attorney Ryan Amato

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ryan received a B.S. in Finance from Manhattan College before pursuing a J.D. at Touro Law Center. Ryan began his law career with Palillo Law and resides in Manhattan with his wife.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2015


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 2014
  • Manhattan College, Bronx, New York
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2010
    • Major: Finance

A tractor-trailer struck a car; a 72-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle suffered a brain hemorrhage resulting in paralysis and a permanent vegetative state. The jury verdict was awarded in Kings County, New York.

A 40-year-old woman was falsely arrested and subjected to excessive force by New York City police officers. She suffered lacerations, contusions and bruising to her face, head, neck, back and leg as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. The city made no offer prior to trial. The jury verdict was awarded in Kings County, NY.

A man in his mid-70s whose spouse was catastrophically injured in an auto accident was awarded loss of services for his injured wife. The jury verdict

A 50-year-old union electrician injured on a New York City construction site required multiple ankle surgeries. The electrician was classified permanently partially disabled by the Workers’ Comp Board. Settlement was reached in Queens County, New York.

A 66-year-old retired woman severely injured her knees when she tripped and fell on an electrical cord covering a sidewalk in Queens. Her injuries required bilateral knee replacements. Verdict was awarded in Queens County, NY.

A woman in her 60s tripped and fell in a crosswalk. She injured her knee and ankle, requiring a total knee replacement. The settlement was reached in Kings County, NY.

A 72-year old woman tripped and fell on a sidewalk flag in Staten Island. The flag was raised by a tree root and she fractured her knee cap, which required a total knee replacement. Settlement was reached in Richmond County, NY.

A man in his early 20s tripped and fell over a box at the New York Stock Exchange, injuring his back. He returned to work after two years, although classified permanently partially disabled by the Workers’ Comp Board. Compensation was awarded through arbitration.

A 35-year-old woman was severely injured when she tripped and fell on a stone walkway at her apartment building. Her injuries resulted in multiple surgeries, including rib displacement surgery, microdiscectomy of back and arthroscopic knee surgery. Settlement was reached in Kings County, NY, after jury selection.

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