Richard A. DeMaio focuses on litigation in varied subject matter including contract issues, business disputes, environmental matters, and municipal matters in state and federal court. His municipal work includes Article 78 proceedings, zoning/land use matters, and defending municipalities. He also focuses on commercial landlord-tenant cases and a variety of appeals.
Richard works extensively on researching and drafting motions and appellate briefs in state and federal court. He has argued and won several appeals pertaining to land use/zoning, commercial, and general litigation. Richard also has experience in preparing cases for trial including assisting with trial strategy and drafting trial memoranda. His research and writing have led to many successful outcomes and creative litigation strategies for the firm’s clients, particularly in the areas of municipal liability, commercial litigation, and environmental issues.
Richard joined CMM as a Summer Associate in 2016. While in law school, Richard worked at the New York State Division of Human Rights, interned for Judge Arthur Spatt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and served as Notes Editor for Hofstra Law Review.
Hofstra University Honors College, B.A., magna cum laude
Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, J.D., cum laude
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Suffolk Academy of Law, Officer
Suffolk County Bar Association, Co-Chair of Membership Services & Activities Committee
Federal Bar Association
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2021)
Notes Editor, Hofstra Law Review, Volume 45