Kara J. Criscitiello

Kara J. Criscitiello

New York, New York

KARA J. CRISCITIELLO has substantial experience in the litigation of personal injury, negligence and municipal liability actions in New York State. In addition, she has experience in handling landlord/tenant, trusts and estates, and guardianship matters. Kara is certified as a Guardian Ad Litem, Guardian, Court Evaluator and Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Persons.

She is a member of New York State Bar Association, Staten Island Women's Bar Association, Richmond County Bar Association and American Bar Association. Further, she is an advocate for animal rights as a member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Kara's extensive training in theater arts aides her in the representation of her clients as she excels in communicating her client's position with enthusiasm and sincerity. In her downtime, Kara enjoys teaching theater classes for children, volunteering with the Staten Island Special Olympics and performing with various musical theater groups. In addition, Kara is an honorary member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 421 as recognition for her service to the Vietnam Veterans in her community.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Municipal Liability Actions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Guardianship Matters

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Guardian Ad Litem

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2012
  • City University of New York - College of Staten Island
    • B.A. - 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Staten Island Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Volunteer, Staten Island Special Olympics
  • Member, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 421