Vito R. Pitta of Pitta & Baione LLP – Top Rated Lawyer in New York
Vito R. Pitta is one of the founding partners of Pitta & Baione. This nationally recognized law firm represents
the rights of victims, survivors, and first responders of the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Pitta has unique experiences not shared by other attorneys and firms that handle 9/11 claims.
Mr. Pitta recalls being in high school during the 9/11 attacks and took measures to help victims and first responders shortly after the attacks. Soon following the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Pitta volunteered to issue payments to 9/11 victims through the Twin Towers Fund. For twenty years, Mr. Pitta’s efforts have always been to help those impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Mr. Pitta’s peers have recognized his talents, advocacy skills, and diligent work over his decade-long tenure as a lawyer.
Vito R. Pitta Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2021
Super Lawyers is one of the most well-known attorney rating services in the United States. No more than 2 to 2.5 percent of attorneys are selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a rating issued annually to attorneys under forty. An attorney is selected as a Super Lawyer or Rising Star when peers in the community nominate attorneys for their superior legal representation and service to clients and the community.
For his success in reaching his clients’ goals and advocating for the rights of 9/11 first responders and survivors, Mr. Pitta received the designation of Rising Star in New York, which demonstrates that his qualifications and track record set him apart from the rest. By being considered a Rising Star, Mr. Pitta is recognized as a Top-Rated Government Finance Attorney in New York, New York.
Experienced 9/11 attorney
In addition to helping victims of the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Pitta provides legal representation to clients concerning campaign finance matters. Mr. Pitta also represents numerous labor unions and handles employment-related legal matters. Many first responders who suffered exposure to 9/11 toxins are union members.
As such, union members were significantly affected by the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Pitta understands what unions are experiencing from multiple perspectives. With Mr. Pitta’s wealth of knowledge and diverse legal background, he is a critical component to the team of Pitta & Baione LLP. Having Mr. Pitta’s perspective is immensely helpful to the victims, survivors, and first responders of the 9/11 attacks.
Legislative Advocacy for 9/11 Survivors and First Responders
The path to helping first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks who have been exposed to cancerous toxins begins at the legislative level. Helping clients file claims and obtain medical benefits and compensation cannot happen unless funds are available to bear the costs. Funding for the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is authorized by law.
However, once available funding becomes insufficient, a push from concerned parties is necessary to ensure Congress passes legislation to keep the WTCHP and VCF up and running for qualifying 9/11 claimants. Mr. Pitta continues to play an integral role in convincing lawmakers to do the right thing. Vito R. Pitta’s experience in the legislative arena is a rare attribute to a 9/11 law firm that represents the rights and interests of 9/11 survivors and first responders.
Vito R. Pitta Award winning 9/11 Lawyer
Mr. Pitta has also been recognized for countless achievements throughout his career as a top lawyer, lobbyist and political powerbroker in New York. Some of these honors and distinctions include recognition from City & State New York, as identified below:
- City & State’s New York City 2022 Power 100 list (in recognition for being the highest ranking attorney in private practice)
- City & State’s New York City Law Power 100 list 2022
- City & State’s Top 50 NYC Lobbyists 2021
- City & State’s Political Consultants Power 75 2021
- City & State’s Top 50 NYS Lobbyists 2019
- City & State’s Top 10 New York City lobbyists 2018
- City & State’s Top 10 New York City lobbyists 2017
- City & State‘s Top 10 New York City lobbyists 2013
Pitta & Baione Receives Distinguished Firm Ratings
Vito R. Pitta’s demonstrated excellence contributes to the success of Pitta & Baione. In addition to Mr. Pitta’s recent designation as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, partners Christopher J. Baione and Matthew J. Baione, and Senior Associates Lian Kuang-Maoga and Sydrah Syed, have also contributed to the firm’s success. Christopher, Matthew, and Lian have similarly received excellent ratings for their demonstrated success in their legal practice areas.
With the contributions of Vito R. Pitta, Christopher J. Baione, Matthew J. Baione, Lian Kuang-Maoga and Sidrah Syed, Pitta & Baione LLP has received the following designations only shared by a small group of lawyers and firms throughout the country:
Best Lawyers Ones to Watch for 2022
The recognition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” is a difficult designation to receive. Lawyers and law firms can only receive a superior Best Lawyers rating by nominations from peer-reviewed firms practicing in the same areas of law. Best Lawyers has a reputation for being the “gold standard” of attorney review agencies that has been reviewing attorneys and law firms for more than 40 years. Pitta & Baione’s accomplishments have rewarded the firm with the designation of Ones to Watch for 2022.
Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Rating for 2021
In 2021, Pitta & Baione received a “Distinguished” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the most esteemed attorney rating services that has been reviewing and rating firms for more than a century. Law firms that receive a “Distinguished” rating are recognized by their peers for demonstrating professional achievements and ethical standards.
Contact the 9/11 Lawyers of Pitta & Baione Today
Along with Vito R. Pitta, the 9/11 lawyers of Pitta & Baione continue to help 9/11 survivors and first responders file claims to receive medical benefits and potentially compensation. If you believe you or a loved one is eligible to file a WTCHP or VCF claim, contact Pitta & Baione today by calling (844) 901-1237 to schedule your free consultation.