Paul R. Cordella is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm, practicing in the areas of pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, toxic torts and products liability litigation. Mr. Cordella also has experience in litigating cases involving wrongful death, municipal and premises liability, as well as construction defects and motor vehicle accidents. His practice has included mediating, arbitrating and conducting trials in a variety of disputes and has involved depositions, legal motions, oral argument and appellate practice as well.
Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Mr. Cordella practiced as a litigation associate at a well known plaintiff's firm in New York, where he contributed his expertise to a number of complex and high profile cases. He has also previously represented private corporations and business interests, including a nationwide trucking company and a major cable television provider in a variety of tort claims.
In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Cordella also maintains an interest in First Amendment, entertainment and media law issues.
Mr. Cordella earned his law degree from New York Law School in 2000, where he served as Managing Editor of Media Law & Policy. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in 1997.
Mr. Cordella is licensed to practice law in New York State and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of The American Association for Justice and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Born in New York, he currently resides in Queens with his wife, Maria, and their son, Andrew.
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