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For 90-year-old Staten Island lawyer, thrill of trying cases keeps him going

posted Dec 18, 2011, 8:37 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 9:15 AM by Lou Bara ]

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Five law firms, 53 years of experience and an innumerable amount of trials and cases later, George J. Siracuse of Castleton Corners is still doing what he loves. 

Siracuse, a trial counsel at the Ameduri, Galante and Friscia law firm, West Brighton, still works full time at 90 years old. He makes court appearances, conferences on cases and depositions, and is in the office five days a week. 

"He does all of it. This keeps him going. He doesn't do it for money, he does it because he loves the law. There's no question about it," said Anthony Ameduri, a partner of the firm. 

Twenty years ago, at age 70, Siracuse began thinking it was time to take a partial retirement. He left the Manhattan-based firm of Sutera, Siracuse & Sutera to the "younger lawyers" and joined the Ameduri, Galante and Friscia office. According to Ameduri, they thought Siracuse would only come in a few days a week, "but he just kept blazing away," he explained. 
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Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 11:50 AM     Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 11:55 AM
Staten Island Advance 
By Marissa DiBartolo

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