Andrew Kaminski – Attorney

Attorney Andrew Kaminski

Attorney Andrew Kaminski has over 40 years of overall experience in handling matters involving accidents and insurance.

Born in Poland. He finished St. John’s Prep High School and St. John’s University with academic honors. He represented his class in Student Government t at the University and volunteered in many sports activities. After graduating, he worked for independent insurance adjusting firms, handling thousands of accident cases for many insurance companies. He studied fulltime law at the City University of New York School of Law. In 2001 he was admitted to New Jersey practice of law and in 2002 in New York. He is also admitted to practice in Federal Courts in the Eastern District of New York.

He learned about accident cases first-hand from the field of having investigated all kinds of accidents with actual participants often at the scene of accidents. He interviewed many Police officers, doctors, ambulance attendants and witnesses. For twenty years he worked as an independent insurance adjuster representing various insurance carriers in negotiating settlements. Having gained knowledge of the insurance carrier’s methods of handling cases, attorney Andrew Kaminski decided to first gain a State license of a Licensed Claimant Representative at the New York State Workers Compensation Board, where for years he represented hundreds claimants in that administrative court setting. Since 2002 in New York State, he continued to represent claimants at the Workers’ Compensation Board and also both in the Civil Courts and Criminal courts. He is fluent in the Polish language and understands Russian and Slovak languages. Having no language barrier comes very handy in Courts representing Polish and Slavic clients who do not speak English. One does not realize that often even authorized court translators make mistakes and such a mistake can cause the client to damage or even lose one’s case.

As an attorney who took up many World Trade Center cases, when these cases were unattractive to others, attorney Kaminski helped many of his clients to be also successful in their civil cases which were successfully handled by Law Office of Gregory J. Cannata. Close cooperation for the past 10 years between the law office of Gregory J. Cannnata handling civil litigation and Andrew Kaminski handling workers compensation cases resulted in attaining successful results for our clients.

That close working relationship continues for each client having two cases, civil and workers compensation, so together the Law Office of Gregory Cannata and law office of Andrew Kaminski form a successful team in their respective fields.

Gregory J. Cannata – Attorney

Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP

Gregory J. Cannata

Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP

A Bronx native, Gregory J. Cannata attended DeWitt High School, Lehman College (CUNY), and York University in England. Mr. Cannata earned his law degree from New York Law School in 1977. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1978 and is also admitted to practice in the federal courts.

Mr. Cannata began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx, New York. Later, he became a staff attorney at a civil defense firm. In 1992, Mr. Cannata joined a renowned firm Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, New York City’s powerhouse personal injury law firm, as an associate. Five yers later, he became a partner. Mr. Cannata’s successes led to his appointment as managing partner of the firm. During his tenure at Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, Mr. Cannata tried and assisted in the trial of over one hundred lawsuits which each resulted in verdicts and settlements in excess of $ 1,000,000.00.

As the principal of Gregory J. Cannata & associates, Mr. Cannata takes a personal interest in each client’s case. He uses his three decades of personal injury litigation experience to oversee the handling of every case and to insure the best possible recovery for each of his clients. Mr. Cannata’s strong legal and people skills have earned him a highly recognized Martindale-Hubble “AV” rating. Most recently, Mr. Cannata’s notable organizational and leadership skills resulted in his appointment as “Plaintiff’s Liaison Counsel” for the federal court cases brought by hazardous substance cleaners injured following September 11th attack on the WTC. He then negotiated a total of $ 53,8000,000.00 settlement for his 82 clients.

In addition to running a successful legal practice, Mr. Cannata is also a regular lecturer at Bar Association forums on Personal Injury litigation and an avid sailor.

Joanna Kaminski – Paralegal

Joanna Kaminski Paralegal

Joanna graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Studies while interning at the law office. Upon graduation she began working full-time at the Law Office of Andrew Kaminski, P.C. as a legal assistant. In addition to assisting the attorney in all case work, she is also a licensed Notary Public. She is dedicated to the clients of the office and takes the time to assist them to the best of her ability.