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Christopher McGrath

Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. - Garden City
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Christopher McGrath
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. - Garden City
Garden City,
 NY

Christopher McGrath, a member of the firm, has won a string of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, earning him a stellar reputation as a top trial attorney. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. McGrath’s work has made him a magnet for clients in serious injury matters and a respected educator for his fellow lawyers. In addition to his successful litigation practice, he serves as a special professor of law at Hofstra University and is a sought-after lecturer for continuing legal education programs for bar associations and law schools. He also served on the Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District, the New York State Judicial Screening Commission, the Nassau County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee (two time past chair) and currently serves on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second Judicial Department.

Active in community affairs, he is a two time past Chair of We Care, the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, is a two time past President of the Peninsula Kiwanis and was named the Inwood Civics “ Man of the Year”.

Christopher McGrath joined Sullivan Papain after graduating from law school in 1983 and became a member of the firm in 1989. He is based in the firm’s Garden City, N.Y., office.

“All that matters is helping those that need help the most.” 

CHRISTOPHER MCGRATH PARTNER

Admissions/Courts:

New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Verdicts + Settlements

Recovered $11 million in a wrongful death case involving a motor vehicle accident.

Recovered $5.6 million for an injured worker at a construction site.

Recovered $4 million for an injured worker at a construction site.

Awards and Recognition

Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Highest Rating (AV®) from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum

One of the Top Lawyers in New York Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine and New York Magazine

Named by Best Lawyers in America as one of the Top 500 personal injury attorneys in America

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, The National Trial Lawyers Association

New York State Bar Attorney Professionalism Award, 2012

St. Thomas More Award, Catholic Lawyers Guild

Education

University of Dayton School of Law • 1983

Professional Associations

Nassau County Bar Association, Past President

Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District, Member

New York State Judicial Screening Commission

Nassau County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, Chair

Medical Legal Committee, Past Chair

Supreme Court Committee, Chair

Committees on Character and Fitness, Second Judicial Department, Member

Selected Publications

Mr. McGrath is a special professor of law at Hofstra University School of Law. And he has written articles on the following subjects:

“Attorneys Now Required to Help Protect Against Identity Theft”

“The Emergency Doctrine”

How to Prepare an Expert for Trial”

“Medical Malpractice Litigation”

Community Service

Inwood Civics “Man of the Year”

Peninsula Kiwanis, Distinguished Past President

Nassau County Bar Association, We Care Chair

Extracurricular

Outside the firm, Mr. McGrath pursues softball, basketball, and volunteering for the Kiwanis’ Christmas Dream program.


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