Richard Monaco is a native New Yorker who brings the city’s toughness to the table when representing clients against some of New York City’s biggest law firms.
Rick’s natural brightness, curiosity and intellectual ability led to him graduating with honors both from college and law school. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Iona College, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and went on to Pace University School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude and as a member of the school’s Law Review. Because of his law and economics background, Rick is equally comfortable working for clients who need either a personal injury or business lawyer.
Just because he’s facing a big client represented by a big-name law firm doesn’t mean Rick will give an inch. He’s gotten into court with the big boys and has come out a winner! In his career, Rick has won several multi-million-dollar settlements for clients, as well as various judgments in other areas of law. Beyond individuals, Rick takes on work as a commercial litigator, representing companies and associations in business disputes, and he boasts an impressive track record in this practice area.
Rick is a member of the bar in both New York and Connecticut, as well as in the U.S. District Court for both the Eastern and Southern Districts in New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. This is significant because these courts each have their own bar and an attorney must have impeccable character to be admitted to them.
Outside of work, Rick’s toughness is reflected in his achievements in the martial arts. He competes and is always polishing his kung fu skills. He happily tells clients how this helps to focus his process and sharpen his tactics.