Joseph E. Gorczyca

Joseph E. Gorczyca


Joseph (Joe) Gorczyca is a prominent trial attorney in New York City. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer: Rising Star for 5 consecutive years and a Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Attorney.

Mr. Gorczyca has obtained numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in both state and federal court. In 2018, he obtained a $16,000,000 verdict in Queens County against the New York City Department of Education for a victim of sexual abuse. He also served as lead trial counsel for a wrongfully convicted man that served 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Mr. Gorczyca represented him in federal and state court after his release from prison and helped secure him a $11,750,000 settlement from the City and State of New York.

Mr. Gorczyca has also obtained noteworthy multimillion verdicts for his clients in construction accidents and trip/slip and falls. He obtained a $5,500,000 verdict for a construction worker that injured his spine while exiting a trench without a ladder. He also obtained a $2,642,000 verdict for an elevator repair man that tripped on a defective staircase while exiting a building.

Joe Gorczyca has obtained large settlements and verdicts for his clients that were injured in car accidents. He obtained a $1,050,000 verdict for a client that injured her spine and underwent a percutaneous discectomy without fusion. He won a $745,000 verdict in Westchester County (a notoriously conservative venue) for an injured Marine that was hurt by someone who was texting and driving.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trip/Slip and Falls
  • Police Brutality and Wrongful Arrests

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Hofstra University School of Law
    • JD, cum laude
  • Shenandoah University
    • BS, political science/public administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bronx County Bar Association