GRANDE LEGAL & CONSULTING

Where Nearly 3 Decades of Trial Experience Counts

ANTHONY D. GRANDE, ESQ.

715 West Park Avenue, Unit 804, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

agrandeltd@gmail.com | www.grandelegalconsulting.com | www.linkedin.com/in/agrande

(201) 463-6866 Direct  |  (646) 722-4101 Fax


Experience


CEO & Owner                                                                                                                       Aug 2014 to Present

GRANDE LEGAL & CONSULTING - New York, NY

Start-up legal and consulting firm. Emphasis on insurance defense and services as outside claims counsel and freelance consultant for high-risk litigation, pre-litigation and trials. Practice areas include Construction Liability, Major Case Unit (MCU), New York Labor Law, Property & Casualty, Professional Liability and Trucking & Transportation Law. Retained as Co-Counsel or Of Counsel by other firms as first or second-chair for complex and high-exposure trials and litigation. Also available for consulting, per diem and other free-lance ad hoc assignments, including as excess or monitoring counsel. Alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) and flexible rates are available


Property & Casualty Partner                                                                                               Jul 2012 to Jul 2014
CLAUSEN MILLER PC - New York, NY
150 - Attorney multi-service firm with offices in US, Europe and Shanghai. Property and casualty matters, including high-risk construction defect and New York Labor Law, professional liability and legal malpractice cases.


Trial & Litigation Partner                                                                                                  May 2009 to Jun 2012
ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN & BENTLEY - New York, NY
125 - Attorney multi-service firm with six (6) offices in US and affiliate office in Hong Kong. Emphasis on insurance defense, New York Labor Law and construction law, Architects & Engineers liability, legal malpractice and miscellaneous professionals liability cases.


Managing Attorney & Director of Litigation                                                                   Jan 1998 to May 2009
MORGAN MELHUISH ABRUTYN - New York, NY
Managed No. 2 profit center of firm, and served on the Executive Committee for 8 years. Tried almost every case in NY for 12 years. Hand-picked by insurance clients to substitute as trial counsel, including once while still an Associate, by an important client with $15M in coverage, taking over a catastrophic Labor Law accident from another law firm on the eve of trial in Brooklyn.


Assistant District Attorney & Supervisor                                                                       Aug 1988 to Nov 1993
BRONX COUNTY OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY - Bronx, NY
Internal Affairs Coordinator & Department of Corrections Liaison, Investigations Bureau. Coordinate probe of corruption and misconduct within 3 NYC police departments. Trained and supervised all investigations for any correctional facility within The Bronx, including Riker's Island, one of the largest penal institutions in the world. Prpeals and conducted preliminary felony and homicide investigations at crime scenes. Appeals Bureau - Extradition & Rendition Supervisor. Trained and supervised attorneys office-wide in extradition and rendition of fugitives in U.S. and globally. Appeals in the First Department and Court of Appeals, including federal writs of habeas corpus in 2d Cir. and SDNY. Prosecute felony matters and appeals, and conduct preliminary felony and homicide investigations at crime scenes.


Department of Justice Intern                                                                                          Jun 1986 to May 1987

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE - Boston, MA
Clerk for Chief. Major Frauds Bureau. Aided prosecution team in United States v. Lyndon H.LaRouche et al.


Education


BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL - Newton, MA - Juris Doctor, Mock Trial Competition, Elected as Justice & Marshall, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.


FORDHAM UNIVERSITY - Bronx, NY - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Political Science.


Admissions


Barred in NY & NJ, DCNJ, EDNY, SDNY and U.S. Supreme Court.