Robert E. DiNardo
Mr. DiNardo's present position is Special Counsel at Catania, Mahon, Milligram and Rider, an av rated firm located in Newburgh, New York, a full service law firm serving the Hudson Valley region. He is av rated.
His primary practice has been devoted to employment and general commercial litigation in federal and state courts. His practice includes prosecuting and defending employment discrimination cases, wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), and health issues under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He also handles complex environmental, commercial, and real estate litigation, such as petroleum spills under the State Navigation Law.
Mr. DiNardo served as Town Justice, Town of Hamptonburgh, from 1974 – 1978, and Town Attorney for the Town of Hamptonburgh from 1978 – 1994. He served as an adjunct professor at St. John's University in the Sports Management Department. Mr. DiNardo is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, serving as President from 1991 – 1992. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Employment Law Section and Business Law Section. He served as a member of the New York State House of Delegates from 1996 – 1999.
Bob is a graduate of Fordham University and received his Juris Doctor degree and graduated New York Law School cum laude in 1969. He was editor-in-chief of the New York Law Forum, 1968 – 1969, a Special Courts Martial Judge, U. S. Marine Corps, 1971 – 1972. He served in the United States Marine Corps, JAG Corps, from 1969 – 1972, and served a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Bob was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1970 and the New York State Bar in 1972, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bob serves as an advisor to the Research and Recognition Project, Inc., A 501(c)(3) Foundation, with offices in Middletown, New York, whose purpose is the development of therapy for and treatment of PTSD for veterans and first responders.
Bob received the Liberty Bell Award by the Orange County Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, along with John Cameron, Esq., who also serves as an advisor to The Research and Recognition Project, for their service to victims of the 911 attacks. Bob also received the Orange County Pro Bono award for his service to veterans.
Areas of Practice
- Employment and General Commercial Litigation
- Environmental and Real Estate Litigation
- District of Columbia, 1971
- New York, 1972
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
New York Law School
New York, New York
J.D. cum laude
- Fordham University New York, New York
Honors and Awards
- Advisor, Research & Recognition Project, Inc
- Liberty Bell Award from Orange County Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties
- Orange County Pro Bono Award
- Town Justice, Town of Hamptonburgh, 1978 - 1994
- Adjunct Professor, St. John's University, Sports Management Department
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York Bar Association, Employment Law Section and Business Law Section
- Orange County Bar Association, President, 1991 - 1992