Richard F. Corrao
Phone 1: (516) 221-8133
Fax: (516) 221-3011
Richard F. Corrao is an experienced litigator and dedicated child advocate attorney who received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Science from the New York Institute of Technology. Admitted to practice in the State of New York and the federal U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Richard is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Elder Law and Special Needs Sections, the Nassau County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee, and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates ("COPAA") and the National Allies for Parents in Special Education ("NAPSE"). Richard represents and provides legal advisory services to students and families across New York State including within New York City at Committee on Special Education “IEP” meetings, in related settlement negotiations, and in IDEA/504/ADA-related litigation. Additionally, Richard has represented students who face suspension and IAES removal or who have been the victim of bullying or other school-related injuries or civil rights violations.
Before joining the Law Offices of Susan Deedy & Associates, Richard served at both the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he coordinated fugitive extraditions and eviction proceedings that sought to remove narcotics traffickers from public and private housing units in the city, and at the Nassau County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney. From there, he acted as Director and chief in-house legal counsel to a national provider of audit and investigatory services, representing government entities in recovering millions of dollars in unclaimed property from corporations on behalf of state citizens.
Richard resides on Long Island with his wife and two children. He is co-founder and executive committee member of a local 527 Organization and member of his local Historical Society. He is also chairman of the Village of Garden City’s Ethics Committee and member of the Village’s Third Track and Governance Committees.
As an attorney with family members within the special needs community, he brings added passion and insight to the representation he provides families.