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.

Louis Grandelli
Founding Partner
New York, New York

Contact Louis at[email protected]

Louis Grandelli founded his law firm in 1992, and has dedicated the firm to obtaining justice for victims of catastrophic accidents and wrongful death. Louis has extensive trial and appellate experience, and leads a team of lawyers and paralegals who have obtained numerous multi-million dollar recoveries, some of which are amongst the highest in New York State.

The firm has been named by U.S. News and World Reports as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in New York City for five years in a row. This selection was based upon exhaustive peer-review surveys, in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers, as well as client feedback addressing the firm’s expertise and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Overall, the firm has consistently been rated in the highest percentage among national law firms.

Among the dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients is a $22.9 Million on behalf of a construction worker who was injured on the job, a $16 Million damages verdict on behalf of a motorcycle accident victim, $10 Million for the family of a man killed in a truck accident; $9 Million on behalf of a construction worker injured in a manhole explosion, $8.5 Million on behalf of a New York City Sanitation Worker who was injured on the job, $6.9 Million for the wrongful death of a financial executive and $5 Million on behalf of the family of a construction worker for his wrongful death. The numerous multi-million dollar recoveries that Louis and his law firm have obtained, have repeatedly won his firm recognition in the legal publication, Verdict Search, Top Settlements and Verdicts.

Due to his status as one of New York State’s leading personal injury attorneys, Louis has been selected by his peers in the New York State Bar to Super Lawyers New York for the past fourteen years in a row, as published in the New York Times Magazine. He has also been selected for Best Lawyers in America for the past eight years in a row.

Louis was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1991. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Louis graduated from St. John’s University (A.A., 1986) and then from Brooklyn Law School (JD., 1990). He is a charter member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a long standing member of the New York State Trial Lawyers, Brooklyn Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and is on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association.

Prior to his admission to the Bar, Louis worked as a research assistant for Professor Richard T. Farrell and assisted in the research and drafting of Prince, Richardson on Evidence, 11th Edition, the pre-eminent treatise on evidence in New York State.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. – 1990
  • St. John’s University
    • B.A. – 1986

Representative Cases

  • Rice v. West 37th Group, et al.
  • Kurdyla v. City of New York, et al.
  • DeLuca v. Gallo

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers New York, New York State Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • NYS Top Verdicts 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Charter Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association
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