Joseph J. Carcagno

  • Senior Associate Attorney
Joseph J. Carcagno
Joseph J. Carcagno



Joseph J. Carcagno, originally from Brooklyn, New York, graduated in 1983 from Pace University, Lubin School of Business with a BBA in Finance and became a commodities trader on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange. He later attended Pace University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988. Mr. Carcagno began his legal career working in plaintiff’s personal injury and criminal defense. During his tenure as a plaintiff’s attorney, he handled automobile, premises, construction accidents, police brutality, and wrongful death cases, and tried many cases to verdict. Then, Mr. Carcagno was recruited by GMAC Insurance, a division of General Motors, to open its first ever in-house counsel office which began operation in New York City where he became the managing attorney and counsel of record. He eventually grew the office to twenty employees in two staff counsel office locations during his tenure where he handled high exposure, high complexity cases. Mr. Carcagno has selected countless juries in every county in the New York City Metro area and tried over twenty-five cases to verdict. He has written and argued numerous appeals as well. In addition, Mr. Carcagno worked as an attorney at the New York City Department of Education Special Education Unit.

Mr. Carcagno is admitted to practice in New York State and Connecticut, as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Carcagno is also active in community service as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School located in Bronx, New York.  

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense/Litigation 100%


  • 100%

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1989
  • Connecticut, 1988


  • Pace Law School, White Plains, New York
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Ranking Scholar
  • Pace University
    • B.B.A. - 1983
    • Major: Finance

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of Board of Trustees of Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School, 2013 to 2021


  • English
  • Spanish