Joseph Scarglato joined the firm in 2007 and focuses his practice on high-exposure litigation in transportation, municipal liability and premises liability, from inception through trial, in all metropolitan and upstate venues.
Mr. Scarglato gained valuable experience as an Assistant District Attorney with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases to verdict, presented cases to the grand jury in narcotic and major felony prosecutions, conducted pre-trial suppression hearing, investigated and conducted eviction hearings involving narcotic arrests, handled extradition proceedings, conducted numerous pre-trial and plea conferences, and prepared appellate briefs and argued before the Appellate Division, Second Department.
Following his tenure as an ADA, Mr. Scarglato practiced with an outside trial counsel firm for Allstate Insurance Company, trying a number of cases to verdict in transportation negligence cases, and assisted State Farm Insurance Company in the investigation of insurance fraud claims. Before joining Gallo Vitucci Klar, he worked for Morris Duffy Alonso and Faley, where he defended the New York City Transit Authority, New York City Housing Authority, and bus and limousine companies through trial. His in-depth experience in both trial and appellate advocacy allows him to aggressively litigate cases to a favorable resolution.
Outside of the firm, Mr. Scarglato is an autism awareness advocate, serving as a member of the Hastings-on-Hudson Special Education Parent Teacher Association Board planning special education and legal programs for parents with children with special needs. In addition, he is a member of the U.S.S. Intrepid Sea and Air Museum Access Program family council scheduling and planning education programs for children affected by autism. Mr. Scarglato is also a 2016 candidate for Hastings-on-Hudson Village Judge.Community Service