Shawn M. Cestaro



Meet Shawn

Shawn M. Cestaro is a seasoned litigator with a diverse legal career. Shawn has extensive litigation and trial experience representing large and small companies, including national and international corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and nonprofit organizations, along with their respective officers and boards of directors.

Shawn began his career with several Fortune 500 in-house law departments, where he gained experience with corporate commodities transactions, contract law and disputes, UCC provisions, federal and New York State regulations, and corporate compliance. He then practiced with several outside counsel law firms, where he handled insurance defense matters involving such varied areas of law as general negligence, premises liability, motor vehicle, intellectual property, toxic tort, declaratory judgment actions, New York State’s Labor Law and construction litigation. In this role, Shawn has personally defended the insureds of numerous insurance providers while working with various third-party administrators.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Accident
  • Labor and Employment
  • Premises Liability
  • Environmental
  • Trucking and Transportation


  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • New York Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Temple University, B.A., criminal justice and sociology, 1996