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.

Leigh Eskenasi
New York, New York

Contact Leigh at[email protected]

Mr. Eskenasi has been with the firm since 2006. His focus is in litigation and has extensive experience in construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and premises liability actions. Mr. Eskenasi has expertise in all levels of litigation, including trials, mediation, arbitration, and appellate advocacy, obtaining significant recoveries for his clients. In recognition of his achievements as personal injury attorney, Mr. Eskenasi has been selected by his peers in the New York State Bar to Super Lawyers (2021-2022), Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Stars (2014-2020). Mr. Eskenasi has also been repeatedly recognized in the New York Law Journal’s Top Verdicts and Settlements. His firm has been named by U.S. News and World Reports as a Best Law Firm for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in New York City for five years in a row. Mr. Eskenasi has obtained numerous multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of the firm’s clients, including $16 Million damages verdict received for a Brooklyn resident who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident, $8.5 Million on behalf of a New York City Sanitation Worker who was injured on the job, $2.9 Million on behalf of a construction worker injured on the job, a $2.85 Million on behalf of an NYPD Office injured in the line of duty, and $1.5 Million on behalf of a woman injured on an escalator.

Mr. Eskenasi is admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut, as well as to the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York. Mr. Eskenasi graduated from Binghamton University in 2002 with a B.S. in Psychobiology and holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, where he was a LEO fellow. While in law school, Mr. Eskenasi clerked as an intern for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, under Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.

Trial Experience
Mr. Eskenasi has significant trial experience throughout the New York Metropolitan area and Long Island. Mr. Eskenasi has repeatedly proven that he will fight for his clients from the start of a case through trial. He has successfully obtained verdicts on numerous cases where the defendants were offering little to no money to settle the case prior to trial. These verdicts include:

  • A recovery of four times the available insurance coverage on a motor vehicle case involving a soft tissue injury
  • A recovery of more than three times the settlement value offered by the defendants on a motor vehicle accident where the plaintiff had a torn meniscus in her knee
  • A plaintiff’s verdict against the New York City Transit Authority where the defendants were denying liability
  • A plaintiff’s verdict where the plaintiff was injured when a forklift malfunctioned and the defendants were denying liability

Appellate Experience
Mr. Eskenasi has substantial appellate experience in the following areas of law:

  • Motor vehicle liability
  • Serious Injury Threshold
  • Causation of a Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Causation of Spinal Injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and Fall liability
  • Labor Law
  • Police and Firefighter Rights of Recovery
  • Insurance Coverage

Mr. Eskenasi is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Brain Injuries
  • Police Officer and Fire Fighter Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
    • Honors: LEO Fellow
    • Honors: Clerked as an Intern for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, under Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.
  • Binghamton University
    • B.S. – 2002
    • Major: Psychobiology

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Stars, 2014 – 2020
  • Top 10 Verdicts in New York in 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
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