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Robert R. Rigolosi

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Attorney Robert Rigolosi, a member of Segal McCambridge since 2004, represents product manufacturers in commercial and toxic tort litigation. He also represents a bi-state municipal entity in contract and personal injury litigation, with a focus on construction and New York's Labor Law. His pro bono work includes working with the H.E.L.P. organization.

Mr. Rigolosi lectures on New York and New Jersey Pre-Trial Civil Procedure for the Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Defense Association of New York.


  • Law secretary, Honorable Daniel P. Mecca, Superior Court of New Jersey, (1999-2000)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • The Defense Association of New York, Board of Directors (2013-2016)
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Products Liability Committee
  • New York State Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a multi-national corporation by securing a pre-discovery dismissal - and avoiding a potential multi-million dollar product defect trial in New York federal court.
  • Led crisis management team in mediation and negotiation to resolve 400 pre-litigation claims from high-rise residents forced from their homes when construction work flooded and damaged their building.
  • Co-authored brief to New York's highest state court regarding nonexistence of a duty for a premises owner to a member of an employee's household for secondary exposure to a toxic substance.
  • Protected a family-owned construction company from a multi-million dollar, Oklahoma federal court lawsuit, stemming from a coercive contract clause to indemnify a product manufacturer for injuries caused by its own design defects.
  • Co-authored Motion for Summary Judgment to successfully defend a worldwide hair dye manufacturer in a toxic tort liability action.
  • Obtained summary judgment for governmental entity on workers compensation lien valued at several hundred thousand dollars.
  • Counsel for Ephedra manufacturer with national litigation consolidated in New York federal court.

Published Appellate Opinions

  • Muszkatel, v. 90 Church Street Limited Partnership et al. (In re World Trade Center Lower Manhattan Disaster Site Litigation) 54 F.Supp.3d 301 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)
  • Jerez v. Tishman Construction Corp. et al. 118 A.D. 3d 617 (1st Dept. 2014)
  • Corrati v. Wella Corporation 56 AD3d 343, 867 NYS2d 421 (1 Dept 2008)
  • Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Dormitory Authority., 2008 WL 1882714 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 25, 2008).
  • Holdampf v. A.C. & S., Inc. (In re New York City Asbestos Litigation), 5 N.Y.3d 486, 840 N.E.2d 115 (2005).

Speaking Engagements

"Federal Jurisdiction and Civil Procedure," Marino Bar Review, New York, NY (April 9, 2014).

"2013 New Jersey Bar Review Course," Marino Bar Review, New York, NY (June 21, 2013).

"New Jersey Pre-Trial Procedure and Law Office Management," Marino Legal CLE Lecture, New York, NY (December 16, 2012).


"State Law Updates - New York," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 3 (Fall 2007).


"Case Notes: Appellate Review," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 3 (Fall 2007).

"Electronic Discovery Under New Federal Rules and in New York State Courts: Thinking Proactively About ESI and the Burden of Production," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 2 (Summer 2007).


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (1999)

University of Wisconsin, M.A., South Asian Studies (1996)

Syracuse University, B.A. (1991)


  • New Jersey, 2000
  • New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2002