Bill Gianaris


Bill is a trial attorney who has litigated and tried numerous high-exposure cases in the fields of medical malpractice and general liability. He draws from his more than 20 years of experience in the area of medical malpractice defense to assist clients in achieving optimal outcomes.

Prior to focusing his practice on medical malpractice defense, Bill worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County in various bureaus, including Homicide/Investigations, Organized Crime, Appeals, Supreme Court Trial, and also as Chief of the Airport Investigations Unit. As an Assistant District Attorney, Bill tried numerous cases, argued appeals before the Appellate Division, and oversaw complex criminal investigations involving airport cargo theft and organized crime. He regularly lectured at training and education programs at the National Cargo Security Council, the Global Maritime Transportation School and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He has also lectured before hospital staff regarding the defense of medical malpractice actions.

In addition to his firm responsibilities, Bill also serves as an Administrative Law Judge in Westchester County.






New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
New York University, School of Law (LL.M., 1992)
Fordham University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1985)
Honors & awards
New York Metro Super Lawyer
2013-2014; 2017
Associations & memberships
Hellenic Lawyers Association, Board Member 1998-present; President 1994-1998
Year joined