Casey Wolnowski began practicing civil rights
and employment law in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Wolnowski served in the chambers of Hon. Anita R. Florio, an associate judge for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. He worked there for four and one-half years and held the position of “Senior Principal Law Clerk” from September 2010 until Justice Florio’s retirement from the bench in December 2012. During his tenure, he worked on over 2,000 appeals, much-involving labor & employment matters. In 2013, he clerked for Hon. Sandra L. Townes in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
In the Summer of 2016, Mr. Wolnowski obtained a $275,000 jury verdict in the case of Fisher v. Mermaid Manor Home for Adults (E.D.N.Y. 14 cv 3461), a case involving national origin discrimination and retaliation. In the Spring of 2017, he obtained a jury verdict for $200,000 and the release of a mortgage in Jarolim v. Akris Inc., et al. (S.D.N.Y. 14 cv 3361), a case involving a breach of a settlement agreement. Mr. Wolnowski also successfully argued the case of Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Service (2d Cir. 15-3239) before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Regarding this appeal, in an Opinion authored by Hon. Guido Calabresi, the Second Circuit reversed the District Court and addressed three first impression issues concerning “Cat’s Paw” liability, finding in the employee’s favor on each.