Michael J. Pinto, Esq.

posted Jun 26, 2018, 9:32 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Jul 2, 2018, 12:56 PM ]
Michael J. Pinto, a lifelong resident of Staten Island, joined Crawford ∙ Bringslid ∙ Vander Neut, LLP in May 2018 after working at a mid-sized Manhattan firm specializing in insurance defense.  He represented business entities and insurers in a wide array of civil litigation, including matters involving toxic exposure to hazardous substances such as asbestos.

Mr. Pinto graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2013.  While in law school, Mr. Pinto received a Presidential Scholarship, was a member of the Dean’s List and was the associate managing editor of the Journal of Civil Rights & Economic Development.  Prior to law school, Mr. Pinto graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Wagner College where he was a member of the Dean’s List, Omicron Delta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha and President of the Student Government Association.

Aside from his practice of law, Mr. Pinto serves on the adjunct faculty of Wagner College and is co-chair of the College’s Pre-Law Advisory Committee.  He was awarded the Leeseberg Alumni Award from the College’s Omicron Delta Kappa chapter in 2016 for his support and dedication to the College. Additionally, Mr. Pinto is the Founder and Executive Director of the Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, which celebrates the achievements of students in the Staten Island Catholic high schools. He serves as the resident musical director for In the Wings Productions, a non-profit theatre organization on Staten Island. Mr. Pinto is also an active member of his parish, Our Lady Star of the Sea, in Huguenot.

Mr. Pinto is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Richmond County Bar Association.  He was admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey in 2013.