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Richard A. Grodeck

  • Principal


Nutley, NJ





Trial attorney Richard Grodeck joined Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo as a partner in 2009 after serving for many years as a partner at Feldman Grodeck, also in New Jersey. A certified civil trial attorney, he represents businesses in contract disputes and shareholder actions. His personal injury work includes workers compensation, automobile accident, slips and falls, product liability and medical malpractice. He serves on the Advisory Board of Trustees of East Orange General Hospital and serves as vice chair of the Healthcare Foundation of the Oranges, a non-profit dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of the disadvantaged. Grodeck graduated from Moravian College and Seton Hall Law School, cum laude. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar and is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey Association for Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Personal Injury 50%
  • Medical Malpractice 20%
  • Automobile 10%
  • Slips/Falls 10%
  • Product Liability 10%

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: History/Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1988 to Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, 1988 to Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016 to Present

Verdicts & Settlements

$2 million present value policy limit structured settlement of serious motorcycle/truck accident with brain injury (pay-out anticipated of over $10 million)

Approx. $2 million settlement to clients who were victims of the Labor Day Passaic industrial fire

$1.9 million settlement for construction site accident causing neurological injuries

$750,000 settlement for construction site accident causing ankle injury and emotional distress

Over $25 million dollar anticipated lifetime structured settlement for infant vaccine injury claim

Multimillion-dollar lifetime structured settlement of cerebral palsy claim

$3 million jury verdict for delayed diagnosis of breast cancer

$2.6 million settlement for birth injury caused by medical malpractice