"Heroic Client Service"

Vincent Chirico

New York
t: 212-858-7680


J.D., 1993, New York Law School
B.S., 1989, CUNY Baccalaureate Program

Admissions to Practice

York and New Jersey State Courts
United States District Court
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • District of New Jersey



Vince has over twenty years' experience in litigation, having served as national coordinating counsel for Fortune 500 companies in nationwide and cross-border, industry-wide and individual matters through trial and appeal in federal and state courts. He presents seminars and publishes articles on a range of litigation and transactional topics.

Professional Experience

Vince headed his previous firm's appellate practice, comprised of complex litigation matters for various commercial, construction and transportation clients. He also coordinated trial and settlement strategies, supervising partners and associates to preserve consistent client mission.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Industry-Wide Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Mass Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Drug, Medical Device and Chemicals Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Transportation
  • Lottery Prize and Structured Settlement Annuity Transfers

Representative Matters

Rabon-Willimack v. Robert Mondavi Corp., 73 A.D.3d 1007 (2nd Dept. 2010)
  • Summary judgment affirmed on product liability matter involving an allegedly defective wine bottle; court held manufacturer had no duty to warn of another product's known defects
Meyer v. Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc., 67 A.D.3d 547 (1st Dept. 2009)
  • Manufacturer and seller of telescoping boom lift held not liable for collapse where proximate cause of accident was purchaser's own disregard of repair company's representation that lift was unsafe and not certified for use
John Galliano, S.A. v. Stallion, Inc., 15 N.Y.3d 75 (2010)
  • Appeal (and subsequent U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari) seeking to reverse French default judgment on Constitutional grounds
Costello v. Costello Shea & Gaffney, LLP, 93 A.D.3d 684 (2nd Dept. 2012)
  • The terms "capital account" and "capital interest" in a partnership agreement held to have different meanings, and thus deceased partner's "capital account" held not forfeited when "capital interest" was surrendered

Professional Organizations and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy, Persuasion, and Legal Writing and Reasoning at New York Law School (2000 - 2011)
  • Lecturer, Marino Legal (2012 - present)
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Member, Tort Litigation Committee
  • New York State Bar Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements

American Bar Association - The International Lawyer 2000 - present
Annual Year-in-Review contributions on Extraterritorial Application of United States Law and Personal Jurisdiction
Mealey's Litigation Reports - Various 1998 - 2001
Lead Exposure Does Not Make a Lead Poisoning Case The Pervasive Presence of Lead
Law Journal Seminars Press
Juarez v. Wavecrest: A Defense Counsel's Interpretation
National Association of Settlement Providers - November 2011
"Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Ensuring Approval of New York Settlement Transfer Agreements"

Notable Accomplishments

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy

Civics and Community Involvement

  • President, American-Italian Coalition of Organizations, Inc. (www.amicoinc.org)
  • Treasurer, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (www.obtjobs.org)
  • Vice President, Dyker Heights Athletic Association (www.knightsaa.org)