Raymond J. Iaia Esq.
NY Personal Injury Lawyer
I was an accounting major in college and set to take the CPA exam when accepted into law school to study tax law. In my third and final year I took a trial advocacy course and never picked up the internal revenue code again. Litigating for clients became one of my life’s passions.
- New York, 1999
- Connecticut, 1998
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
- Law Review: International
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Personal Injury
- Civil Rights
- Constitutional Law
- Employment Law – Employee
- Employment Law – Employer
- Premises Liability – Plaintiff
- Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Death – Plaintiff
“When it comes to Sobo & Sobo, LLP, forget everything you’ve ever heard that is negative about attorneys. Raymond and the people at Sobo & Sobo are great lawyers and really down to earth people, too. It’s nice to know that I have an attorney that is not only great at what he does, but also can talk to me like a normal human being.” -Alicia Carr
Every single day, I work with talented, dedicated lawyers and support staff who are serious about our responsibilities and singularly focused on resolving every case efficiently yet in accord with the individual client’s needs and wishes.
A mother came to me when her son was injured in their apartment because the landlord failed to make certain repairs. I assumed this would be a typical and straightforward case. The child, however had severe autism and was completely nonverbal. His accident had to be entirely reconstructed from surrounding evidence and the child had no ability to describe his injuries or pain. Eventually, after much work and many hours, we were able to resolve the case and secure a financial settlement for the injured child.
Because people need lawyers. We all know the joke about the Shakespeare line, “first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” What we forget, or ignore, is that this line was uttered by Dick the Butcher who wanted to disrupt law and order. The line recognizes the role lawyers have in a free and just society.
I try to anticipate how the case will be defended. I ask a lot of questions, such as “What would I argue if I were representing the other side?” and “What are our weak spots and how can we mitigate them?” I also consume mass quantities of black coffee.