Chad Sjoquist



Meet Chad

Chad Sjoquist is a partner in Gallo Vitucci Klar’s New York office. Mr. Sjoquist has represented global businesses, regional and local companies, and individuals in high-profile disputes that include construction defect and contractual claims; construction accidents; condominium and cooperative disputes between and by unit owners, shareholders, and management boards; product liability claims; and legal, design professional, and broker malpractice. He also heads the firm’s restaurant, bar, and nightclub group.

Mr. Sjoquist has extensive appellate experience and has briefed and argued appeals before the New York Court of Appeals and Appellate Division as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Sjoquist is a former assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where he obtained extensive trial experience and prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including Asian organized crime, Medicaid fraud, and violent and cold-case crimes.

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2012-present
  • Recipient, Fordham APALSA Hon. Denny Chin Alumni Award, 2004

Practice Areas

  • Construction Accident
  • Insurance Coverage and Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Restaurant and Innkeeper Liability
  • Directors & Officers Litigation


  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 2007


  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1998
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., political science and history, 1995