Attorneys

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DAVID DeTOFFOL, founder and lead attorney at DeToffol & Associates, represents individuals in personal injury cases. With his background as a New York State professional engineer, he hasunique knowledge of injuries caused by construction accidents, power and industrial equipment,and medicine and advanced technology. He also practices contract, patent, copyrightand trademark, intellectual property and license law. He is a member of the following courts and  organizations:

• New York State Bar

• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

• United States District Court, Southern District of New York

• United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

• Association of the Bar of the City of New York

• American Trial Lawyers Association (now American Association for Justice)

• New York State Trial Lawyers Association

• New York County Lawyers Association

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ANDREW CICCARONI is an associate attorney, representing clients in the trial level courts.He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law with a Pro Bono Award in June of 2014.During his time at St. John’s Andrew was a member of the staff that edited and published the St.John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law and a New York International Law Review, having the honor of have a case comment published in the NYILR. Andrew developed his skills in representing clients throughout his time in school as well, working with the United States Attorney’s Office, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and the Brooklyn Defender’s Service. He honed his litigation skills with the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute, where he won the Fall of 2014 competition. He is a member of the following courts and organizations:

• New York State Bar

• New Jersey State Bar

• New York Bar Association

• American Bar Association

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CHRIS GUNDERSON is of counsel, and brings many years of corporate counsel experience to the firm. He represents clients in general business matters and litigation, corporate structure and affairs, and legislative and governmental regulation. His work experience includes General Counsel at Universal Express, Inc., Assistant General Counsel at Amstar Corporation, and an associate attorney at Thacher Proffitt & Wood. He is a member of the following courts and organizations:

•New York State Bar

• Nassau County Bar

• New York City Bar

JAMES LANE is of counsel in the practice area of legal research and writing, especially appeals. He began his legal career at the corporate firm of Rogers & Wells. As a plaintiff’s lawyer, he has worked at The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm and in the Appeals Unit at Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek & Shoot. He has argued numerous appeals before the Appellate Division, First Department; the Appellate Division, Second Department; and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Phi Beta Kappa), and University of North Carolina School of Law (member, North Carolina Law Review). He is a member of the following courts and organizations:

• New York State Bar

• United States District Court, Southern District of New York

• United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

• Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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