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Mario Castellitto has spent his entire career handling a broad range of litigated matters in State and Federal courts including civil and criminal defense, insurance coverage disputes and commercial matters from inception through trial.

Mario earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Fordham University. He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 1993. While at Pace, Mr. Castellitto served as a Research and Writing Editor with the Pace Law Review. As a third year law student, Mario prosecuted misdemeanor domestic violence cases as a Student District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in Pace’s first prosecutorial Criminal Justice Clinic program, and served as the student liaison to the faculty Intern Advisory Board. He is the recipient of the New York State Bar Association, Committee on Legal Education & Admission to the Bar, 1993 Law Student Legal Ethics Award.

Mario focuses his practice in the defense of construction accident, construction defect, professional liability, premises liability, motor vehicle and civil rights matters. His insurance coverage practice includes all aspects of insurance and reinsurance litigation. Reported decisions include: Hammond v. Village of Elmsford, 8 A.D.3d 484, 779 N.Y.S. 2d 95 (2d Dept. 2004); Purdy v. Town of Greenburgh, 248 F.Supp.2d 266 (S.D.N.Y. 2003); L.B. v. Town of Chester, 232 F.Supp.2d 227 (S.D.N.Y. 2002); Bank of Nova Scotia v. Structure Tone, Inc., 303 A.D.2d 273 (1st. Dept. 2003); Maryland Casualty Company v. W.R. Grace & Co., 1996 WL 109068 (S.D.N.Y. 1996).

Mario is admitted to practice before the bar of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and Association of the Bar of the City of New York where he formerly served as Secretary of the Criminal Courts Committee and Member of the Criminal Law Committee. Mario is a frequent lecturer on insurance coverage and defense topics.

He is an avid Yankee fan and equestrian. He serves as a Little League Baseball coach and Pop Warner Youth Tackle League Football coach in Westchester County where he resides with his wife and two children. As a member of the Pelham Bay Equestrian Association, Mario assisted in securing funding for major capital improvements to the public equestrian trail ways in lower Westchester and Bronx Counties.


  • Pace University School of Law, J.D.,1993, cum laude
  • Fordham University, B.S., 1989


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