We are happy to announce that The Grandelli Firm will now be known as


The addition of Leigh Eskenasi as a named partner recognizes his dedication to our clients, and his contributions to the numerous multi-million dollar recoveries the firm has obtained, which are among the highest in New York State.


Grandelli & Eskenasi

Since 1992 we have been serving our clients and secured numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. We put the same skills and experience that helped us win those recoveries to work for every person we help.

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D. Allen Zachary is a well-regarded appellate attorney with extensive experience in wrongful death and personal injury matters in a wide range of areas. After graduating cum laude from Tulane University, he moved to New York and worked as a litigation legal assistant at a prominent “Big Law” firm in Lower Manhattan, working on high-profile cases representing mostly Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Zachary then attended Brooklyn Law School on academic scholarships, where he earned the CALI award for the top student in the area of Constitutional Law, before graduating in 2010.

After law school, Mr. Zachary had the honor of serving as a law clerk in chambers where he helped to draft several important decisions for the late Justice Paul G. Feinman, first at New York State Supreme Court, New York County, and later at the Appellate Division, First Department. Justice Feinman was subsequently elevated to the highest court in the State of New York, the Court of Appeals. Mr. Zachary next transitioned to a role as a Senior Court Attorney for the Appellate Division, First Department, where he drafted dozens of decisions which were adopted by the justices and therefore became law in a wide variety of cases, including numerous involving complex discovery matters, construction-related injuries and motor vehicle collisions.

Mr. Zachary left the court system in late 2014 and took an appellate attorney position at a preeminent private plaintiff-focused firm. Since then, he has successfully litigated numerous appeals and complex motions on behalf of his clients, at times, even resulting in changes in the law that serve to better protect the interests of all injured persons. For several consecutive years, Mr. Zachary was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers – an honor extended to only 2.5% of all attorneys in the New York City Metropolitan Area and provided the research and analysis that formed the basis of numerous CLE programs and published articles. In 2020 and 2021, Mr. Zachary’s achievements for his clients were once again recognized by his peers with his selection as a “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Zachary joined Grandelli & Eskenasi in September of 2022, where he continues to apply his in-depth knowledge of the law and recognized legal writing abilities to obtain justice for individuals and the families of those who have suffered injuries or even death because of another person’s or entity’s negligence or recklessness.


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