Alfred P. Vigorito was a founding member of the firm and Senior Partner, who continues to bring his 42 years of litigation experience to the courthouse on behalf of his clients. Recently, elected to the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, Mr. Vigorito has tried over 125 cases to verdict in New York State Supreme Court and Federal Court for the Southern District. The majority of those verdicts were taken in Bronx and Kings County, notoriously dangerous venues, where his clients received verdicts in their favor countless times. Mr. Vigorito now limits his practice to Westchester and Rockland Counties. He is the primary trial partner for Westchester Medical Center over the last 15 years.
Never one to shy away from the difficult case or represent a recalcitrant client, Mr. Vigorito, a native New Yorker, brings a skill set that combines his street sense with an intimate knowledge of the facts and medicine to each case. While respected for his trial skills, Al takes pride in dealing fairly with his adversaries, resolving cases early when warranted so as to reduce litigation costs for his clients. Mr. Vigorito will oftentimes gain discontinuance of initial claims by candidly discussing the case after thorough investigation of the facts and medicine.
Mr. Vigorito has been selected by his peers to Super Lawyers since 2010 and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel, their highest rank for ethics and ability. Al frequently lectures on medical negligence and trial practice, and regularly conducts Grand Rounds orientations at area hospitals as part of their continuing medical education programs.
Mr. Vigorito, a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, St. John’s University and Pace University School of Law began his legal career in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office under the Hon. Mario Merola. He served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District under the Hon. Rudolph Giuliani, prosecuting high profile public corruption cases. In 1988, Al joined Bower & Gardner, the largest firm defending medical negligence cases in N.Y. and quickly rose to Partner. He continues to represent the healthcare profession and all professional insurance programs in all matters including professional negligence, disciplinary, regulatory and transactional.
Mr. Vigorito resides with his wife Sally, also an attorney in Mt. Kisco, New York for the past 36 years.