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Prisoner Abuse at Rikers Island and the Tombs

Lawyers Assist Clients Abused at Rikers Island and the Tombs

New York City firm seeks relief for detainees who’ve been mistreated

For too long, severe, and even deadly, misconduct at city and state correctional facilities has been ignored. In particular, the abuse and neglect of prisoners at Rikers Island, New York City’s main jail complex, and the Manhattan Detention Complex, better known as the Tombs, persists. Victims and their families might be hesitant to take action, but effective support from a qualified lawyer can secure a measure of justice and shine a light on illegal abuses. Located in Harlem, Giordano Law Offices PLLC delivers strong advocacy to clients who have been mistreated during their incarceration. With more than 30 years of experience, Principal Attorney Carmen Jack Giordano knows how to find the culprits when someone is victimized by abusive guards, improperly supervised inmates or negligent medical personnel. We take on powerful defendants and secure compensation for the harm that’s been suffered.

Harlem attorneys fight for jailhouse victims and their families

As a highly regarded civil rights lawyer for more than three decades, Mr. Giordano has what it takes to uncover the hidden truth about what happens in jails and prisons. After a thorough investigation, we pursue appropriate relief for specific types of misconduct, such as:

  • Wrongful death — The chaotic atmosphere inside a jail, combined with negligence from corrections officers, sometimes has tragic results. In these situations, our firm helps family members collect compensation for funeral expenses, lost income and other available damages.
  • Denial of medical treatment — If you or a loved one was refused needed medical treatment, food, water or medication while incarcerated, we’ll take on the authorities responsible for your condition.
  • Abuse by guards and inmates — In cases involving excessive force by guards and injuries caused by other inmates, our lawyers work tirelessly to hold the liable parties accountable.
  • Sexual assault — Prison rape and other forms of sexual abuse behind bars cause irreparable harm. When this type of misconduct occurs, our litigators press for appropriate relief.
  • Serious injuries stemming from negligence or deliberate acts of violence by corrections officers and inmates

Starting with a free consultation, we learn each detail of your case and rely on physicians and other experts to strengthen your arguments. Mr. Giordano’s extensive experience on both sides of law enforcement litigation provides a particular insight that maximizes our clients’ financial recoveries.

Contact a tough New York City civil rights lawyer for a free consultation about jailhouse abuse

Giordano Law Offices PLLC represents individuals and their families in cases where abuse has occurred at Rikers Island, the Tombs or another New York correctional facility. Please call 212-406-9466 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Uptown Manhattan headquarters, located in Harlem, or one of our satellite offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan.

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    226 Lenox Ave.
    New York, New York 10027
    Phone: 212-406-9466
    Fax: 212-406 9410
  • "Lenox Avenue attorney Carmen Giordano is honest, experienced and determined to win. He and his staff consistently provide incredible customer service and a solid commitment to serving the Harlem community."  -Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day

  • "I initially hired Carmen S. Giordano in 2005 to represent Be & D, our high-end ladies accessories division, in litigation with one of our major suppliers. Mr. Giordano quickly and efficiently collected pertinent information and was able to obtain a judgment that I considered most satisfactory. I have continued to ask Mr. Giordano to represent us in domestic and some international matters. I know that I can rely on his legal advice, and I deeply appreciate his personal warmth and genuineness whenever I contact him."  -Larry Dumain

  • "Recommend Carmen Giordano?” You cannot “recommend ” a friend, you have to experience the warmth the caring, the true concern to help you with your problem . It’s an “experience ” to to hear the sound advice and how to proceed with a dilemma. Yes, Carmen is a true “trailblazer”, a “template ” for other attorneys, in his total concern for his client/friend and how to help. He is also very well supported by his staff."  -Peter Grinenko

  • "Carmen is an OUTSTANDING Lawyer. This guy really gets things done! I never met a lawyer who put in so much effort and hardwork into their cases . I met Carmen about a month ago where i had a real messy case and a month later my case was settled. I recommend him as a lawyer 100%. This guy is the real deal!"  -Mancita

  • "I have been very happy with the work Carmen has led on my behalf. He is responsive and completely reliable and trustworthy. I know I can always depend on him to make sound recommendations on my behalf. He knows the law from A to Z and stays current on changes in the law whether it’s estate planning, employment issues or legal matters for same-sex couples. He has as comfortable style which helps clients be at ease and he always takes the time to explain concepts and implications so we can arrive at informed decisions together."  -Jack T

  • "Carmen helped me fight a case against a crooked Psychiatrist named forester. We settled the case and therefore won. With the win and the money, I was able to rebuild my life to some degree. Lawyers don’t get much better than this guy. Thank You again Carmen!"  -Jon

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  • "Carmen Giordano is the embodiment of everything you would hope to find in a lawyer; he is trustworthy, sincere and knows his stuff. He comes highly recommended from such a vast cross-section of people–from mutual friends at the National Action Network, to clothing designers and music producers. Having experience in such a variety of areas makes Giordano one of the most well rounded attorneys I know. I wholeheartedly recommend him because unlike some in his industry, he really looks out for you. And from the times I have been in his office, he truly represents everyone from the falsely accused in Harlem, with nowhere to turn, to big shots, including top musicians and an occasional judge."  -Michelle

  • "I highly endorse this lawyer. He has great integrity and very broad experience in litigation. He has had great success in achieving excellent results for his clients; provides vigorous and reliable representation to each client; and has excellent judgment in assessing the merits of a claim."  -Margaret King, Attorney

  • "Carmen Giordano came to my rescue when I needed it most. I was a passenger in a taxi that crashed, leaving me badly injured and unable to work or take care of my 3 children. The taxi company tried to downplay my injuries and my losses. But Carmen fought for me every step of the way in this complicated case. He understood my lost wages, and understood the strain on my family (he’s a father too). He made sure the judge understood it, too. By the the time he concluded his eloquent opening argument, the defendants quickly settled. I remain extremely grateful to Mr. Giordano."  -Lauren

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