General Counsel

Guercio & Guercio, LLP is one of New York State's leading school law firms in both size and sophistication of work. With over thirty lawyers on staff, the firm advises some of New York State's largest and smallest, public educational institutions and local governments. We take pride in giving the same level of attention to each of our clients to ensure their needs are met. In addition, the firm has an active personal injury litigation department. Since the original firm was founded by Joseph W. Campanella in 1956, Guercio & Guercio, LLP has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the firm's areas of practice.

Our lawyers have experience in all phases of legal problem solving: administrative hearings including special education and disciplinary hearings, trials and appellate litigation. We often work at the frontier of legal issues, helping clients adapt their understanding of the law to new ideas, technologies, mandates, and processes. We pride ourselves on our ability to assist in the development and implementation of solutions responsive to clients' needs.

Working closely with elected school board members and other local government officials, their staff, and consultants, we regularly advise such government bodies on how to carry out their governmental purposes consistent with laws and regulations. We have represented clients in many transactions associated with the operation of county government, public school districts, villages, fire departments, libraries, water authorities, and other local government bodies throughout Long Island.

Our services include the defense of school districts during all phases of litigation including, but not limited to, employment discrimination, labor relations, construction, real estate and personal injury. We are routinely retained as counsel on behalf of insurance companies and the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to provide defense as to those matters for which coverage exists.

Our lawyers assist with the development of policies, draft proposed language, analyze legislative and regulatory provisions, develop legal opinions on complex legal and public policy issues, review contracts, and prepare testimony for witnesses appearing before administrative and judicial bodies.

Guercio & Guercio, LLP, with over twenty lawyers, also provides a high level of service to its personal injury clients. Our clients include individuals who have suffered serious injuries as a result of the negligence for malpractice of others. Guercio & Guercio, LLP is an active personal injury firm with a history of assisting people to obtain compensation in vehicular accidents, medical product liability, and premises liability and accidents.