John Cherundolo is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer and former Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice. As a trial attorney, John has been responsible for obtaining many of the largest verdicts in Upstate New York, and has been involved in complex cases throughout the Northeast United States. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an International Law Association that only accepts the top 500 trial lawyers in the United States as members. He is a leader in the law, Trial Lawyer, Educator, Bar Leader, and stands for Competency and Professionalism in every case that the Cherundolo Law Firm handles for itâ€™s clients. In his years of practice, Cherundolo has had many settlements and verdicts for clients well in excess of a million dollars and some approaching and/or well into the tens of millions.
John was selected by Governor George Pataki to serve as a New York State Court of Claims Judge, and was Acting Supreme Court Judge in Onondaga County Supreme Court, 5th Judicial District of New York for six years. Prior to joining the bench, John was a founding partner of a Syracuse-based law firm that served victims and their families in personal injury litigation in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, workplace accidents, automobile and aviation matters.
John, in addition to being an active trial lawyer, sits on numerous state and national associations of trial lawyers, and currently serves as President-Elect of the Prestigious New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and as a National Board Representative for the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also a member of the coveted International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an honor that goes to the five hundred best lawyers in the United States. In addition, he was a founding member and continues to be a Director of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.