A Bronx native, Gregory J. Cannata is the founder of Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP. Mr. Cannata takes a personal interest in each client’s case. He uses his three decades of personal injury litigation experience to oversee the handling of every case and to ensure the best possible recovery for each of his clients.
Mr. Cannata’s strong legal and people skills have earned him a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating, the highest rating for an attorney. He was also listed by New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2018-2020, a recognition awarded to only 5% of area lawyers. In 2020 Mr. Cannata achieved a $10,000,000 settlement for a brain injured child. It was one of the top ten settlements reported in New York State for 2020.
Mr. Cannata’s notable organizational and leadership skills also resulted in his appointment as “Plaintiff’s Liaison Counsel” for the federal court cases brought by hazardous substance cleaners injured following September 11th.
Mr. Cannata began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. Later he was a staff attorney at a civil defense firm. In 1982, he joined Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, New York City’s powerhouse personal injury law firm, as an associate. Five years later he became a partner and his successes led to his appointment as managing partner of the firm. During his tenure at Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, Mr. Cannata tried and assisted in the trial of over one hundred lawsuits which resulted in verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000 each.
Mr. Cannata attended DeWitt Clinton High School, Lehman College (CUNY), and York University in England. He obtained his law degree from New York Law School in 1977. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1978 and is also admitted to practice in the federal courts.
In addition to running a successful legal practice, Mr. Cannata is a regular lecturer at bar associations on personal injury litigation, and an avid sailor.