Giovanna A. D'Orazio

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Giovanna D'Orazio graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School. Upon graduating law school, Giovanna was an Appellate Court Attorney at the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department in Albany, New York. Just prior to joining D'Orazio Peterson LLP, Giovanna spent four years as an associate in the Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation Group at Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP in Albany. Giovanna also was a summer associate at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York City during law school. Giovanna is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, magna cum laude and with Highest Honors in her major.

Giovanna has experience litigating, among other things, commercial, general civil, employment, land use and personal injury matters in New York State and federal courts. Giovanna also has experience litigating Article 78 proceedings in New York State court.

Giovanna is the author of Taking Private Property to Build an Urban Sports Arena: A Valid Exercise of Eminent Domain Powers?, 69 Alb. L. Rev. 1135 (2006), which has been cited as authority on the law of eminent domain in New York.

Recent Blog Posts


  • “I know it wasn’t easy”

    “I would like to thank you, for all that you have done.  I am so pleased with the outcome.  I know it wasn't easy.”
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    "Every member of the team that I was in contact with was very compassionate and helpful. I would most definitely recommend this firm to anyone in need."

Personal Injury

Have you been injured at a job site, or in a vehicle? D’Orazio Peterson is an experienced Personal Injury law firm. If you have experienced serious injury due to negligence or malice, be sure to contact us to see what we can do to help you receive the justice you deserve.

Employment Law

If you were recently laid off during maternity leave or you’re having trouble at work and think discrimination is to blame, you have the right to fight back against your employer’s poor behavior. D’Orazio Peterson handles employment law cases involving FMLA violations and incidents of discrimination based on age, gender, race or disability.

Medical Errors

Medical errors are a leading cause of death, and many are preventable. We work towards eliminating those errors.