Lisa Colosi Florio has been practicing law for over twenty years, handling a wide variety of civil and criminal actions and appeals in the public sector and in private practice.
Ms. Florio began her legal career in the New York State Court of Appeals, serving first as Court Attorney in the Central Legal Staff, and then as Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable Vito J. Titone.
Thereafter, she served as Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable Andrew P. O’Rourke, New York State Court of Claims, the Honorable Fred Shapiro, Acting Supreme Court Justice in the Westchester County Matrimonial Part, the Honorable Francis A. Nicolai, Administrative Judge of the Ninth Judicial District and Supreme Court Justice, Putnam County, and the Honorable David F. Everett, Westchester County Court, Criminal Part.
During her years of service in the court system, Ms. Florio gained invaluable research and writing skills as well as a broad base of knowledge in criminal law and all areas of civil practice, including matrimonial, contract, Article 78, Labor Law, foreclosure, personal injury, negligence, election law, tax certiorari, debtor and creditor, eminent domain and pistol permit matters.
Ms. Florio also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. While in private practice at Jasne & Florio, LLP, she handled complex civil and criminal motion practice in state and federal courts, prepared appellate briefs in criminal and civil appeals and presented oral argument in the state appellate courts, and served as a volunteer arbitrator on the Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitration Program.
Fordham University, BS, Magna Cum Laude
Pace University School of Law/Pace Graduate School of Public Administration, JD/MPA, Cum Laude
Executive Editor, Pace Law Review
Columbian Lawyers of Westchester County, Board of Directors
Westchester County Bar Association
Former Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee – Westchester Women’s Bar Association
Former Member, Committee to Cooperate with the Law Revision Commission – New York State Bar Association
Wilder v Virginia Hospital Association: Making the Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Challenge a Federal Case, 92 Pace L. Rev. Vol. 12, No. 1.
New York: 1993
United States District Court, Southern District of New York: 2009
United States Supreme Court: 2014