Paul A. Pagano

Paul Andrew Pagano is an Associate in our Litigation Practice Group where he represents clients in an array of matters including labor and employment law and commercial litigation.  

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Mr. Pagano was a Litigation Associate for three years at a Manhattan law firm where he was responsible for a diverse caseload, representing clients in litigation matters and appearing before the Appellate, Supreme and Civil courts. 

He earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University where he studied in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations and made the Dean’s List. 

While at law school, Mr. Pagano was named the Best Overall Advocate in the 2008 National Civil Rights Trial Competition, and he was a Regional Quarterfinalist of the 2007 Texas Young Lawyers Association Competition. He served as a Board Member and External Advocate for the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute Mock Trial program. He also coached the Cardozo High School Mock Trial Team. 

Mr. Pagano served as an Alternate Dispute Resolution Intern at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and as a Law Clerk at a small Long Island law firm. 

Before he attended law school, he was a Compensation Coordinator at Lehman Brothers in New York before he attended law school. 

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 

Education
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Cornell University, B.S. 2004  

Bar Admission
New York  

Court Admission
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York 

Recognitions
Best Overall Advocate, National Civil Rights Trial Competition, 2008
Regional Quarterfinalist, Texas Young Lawyers Association Competition, 2007  

Appointments
Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute Mock Trial Program, Former Board Member and External Advocate
Cardozo High School Mock Trial Team, Former Coach