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Alex Zugaro


Understanding that it is stressful and difficult to find your job threatened because of factors unrelated to your performance, Alex Zugaro, a litigator at Phillips & Associates, is dedicated to fighting for your rights. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. If you believe you may have been discriminated against on the job, you should call Mr. Zugaro, along with the other knowledgeable New York City employment discrimination attorneys of Phillips & Associates to find out whether you have grounds to sue your employer.

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Mr. Zugaro graduated from St. John’s University in Queens, New York with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. In college, he was recognized for his academic excellence with a place in the Greek Organization Honor Society and Dean’s List.

In 2015, Mr. Zugaro received his Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. He graduated cum laude and received many honors and recognitions. He served as senior editor of Pace Law Review and was on the Dean’s list for three semesters. He received a University Merit Scholarship in 2012. He participated in the Pace Law Mock Trial Team: Golden Gate University Mock Trial Competition; and the Sports, Entertainment and Arts Law Society.

He worked as a legal intern in Trial Bureau 80 at the New York County District Attorney’s Office New York, New York. During that work, he interviewed police officer witnesses for the Early Case Assessment Bureau, researched and drafted memoranda on legal issues relating to evidentiary and search and seizure issues, and served as second seat on various court proceeding including arraignments and calendar parts.

Mr. Zugaro became an experienced and skillful trial lawyer while working as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office from 2015 – 2019. He tried numerous cases to verdict; he handled both jury and non-jury trials and prosecuted more than 350 cases from inception through grand jury presentation, motion practice, hearings, trial and disposition and presented felony cases to Grand Juries for indictment. As part of his representation of clients, he prepared and examined cooperative witnesses, including police officers, investigators, analysts, expert witnesses and laypeople. He also researched and drafted pretrial motions, felony complaints, search warrants, and subpoenas.

Before joining Phillips & Associates, Mr. Zugaro served as an associate attorney with the insurance fraud practice group of a New York law firm. In that position, he managed more than 500 cases from inception through trial. This included work drafting pleadings, legal memoranda, and discovery demands and responses. He also conducted many depositions of medical professionals and other witnesses and gained valuable experience appearing in New York State court and in arbitration proceedings on dispositive motions that resulted in favorable awards for clients. He successfully negotiated settlements.

In his spare time. Mr. Zugaro enjoys finishing, weight training, soccer, and football.

Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

Mr. Zugaro may be able to represent you in your discrimination, harassment or retaliation claim, whether it needs to be mediated or tried in federal and state courts. There are strict time limits for filing a charge under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Moreover, there are a number of prerequisites to filing suit, including filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) first. It is crucial to consult Mr. Zugaro once you become aware you have a claim.

The New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law protect your right to work in a place that is free from discrimination. Mr. Zugaro may be able to advise and counsel you about whether you have a viable claim for damages.

Consult a Trustworthy New York City Employment Lawyer

Mr. Zugaro or one of our other New York City employment lawyers at Phillips & Associates may be able to represent you if you’ve faced job discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. He represents clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County, among other places. Complete our online form or contact us at (212) 248-7431 if you believe you may have a claim. Our firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis and provide free consultations.