In Memoriam

Before Dalmata, Maloy & Burke, LLP, we were Delorezo, Grasso & Dalmata, LLP

DMB Legal wants to honor past attorneys we had the privilege of working with. The legal community has been forever changed by the invaluable contributions of these departed legal professionals. They will be remembered for their passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to justice. Let us cherish their legacies as we continue to build upon the solid foundation they established.

Attorney Nicholas J. Grasso

Attorney Nicholas J. Grasso

Mr. Grasso began practicing law with his uncle in 1947 at the firm of Grasso & Grasso. Shortly thereafter, he opened his own firm in 1952. Mr. Grasso’s practice has always been a general practice office, primarily focusing on litigation matters, more particularly; ensuring clients are properly compensated for their losses following a personal injury.

Throughout Mr. Grasso’s 70-plus years of practice, he acquired a reputation for being a tenacious advocate for his clients, while also earning the respect and admiration of his peers.

He also served the local community as an attorney for both the Mohonasen School District and Shalmont School District as they were developed and opened. He worked with the Town of Rotterdam to establish their water district among many other local civic projects.

Mr. Grasso was profiled among several other notable attorneys in a publication of the Historical Society of the New York Courts County Legal History; Schenectady County, authored by Judge Mark L. Powers.

Education

  • Fordham University – 1943
  • Albany Law – 1946

Admitted

  • NYS – 1947
  • NDNY – 50 Year Admitted Award

Membership

  • National Italian American Bar Association – Member 2004
  • SCBA – 50 Year Member Award
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – Member 2004

Award

  • SCBA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Senate Citation acknowledging 50 years of distinguished legal career – 2002
  • Assembly Legislative Resolution – 50 years of distinguished legal career – 2002
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association – Daniel H. Mahoney Memorial “shirt sleeve” award for outstanding commitment and service – 2009
John Grasso

Attorney John Grasso

John graduated from Bishop Gibbons High School in 1965 and from Fordham University in 1969. Upon graduation, John fulfilled his military obligation at Fort Benning, GA. He successfully completed paratroop jump school and Ranger school. He was honorably discharged in 1974 as a 1st Lieutenant. He then attended Albany Law School, graduating in 1977 and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

He joined his father as a parter in the law firm Grasso, Rodriquez, Putoriti & Grasso, and enjoyed working all faces of plantiff’s law, especially trial work.

He enjoyed bicycling, cooking and photography. His most joyful moments were spent with his sons Nicholas and Patrick.

Attorney Tom DeLorenzo

Attorney Thomas DeLorenzo

Attorney Tom DeLorenzo practiced law in the Capital District for over 55 years. He was known for his professionalism and extensive experience in cases involving personal injury, employment law, family law, divorce, and real estate. When clients came to him for assistance, he was diligent to spend the amount of time that is necessary to meet all of their needs.

This includes educating them about the law related to the case, and providing an overview of the process that should take place. Even when cases are complex and take a lengthy period of time, Attorney DeLorenzo supported his clients through the entirety, showing care and professionalism in every situation.

Mr. DeLorenzo practiced law for residents from New York City to Buffalo, having litigated cases in nearly every court in the Capital Region. He has also tried cases in many out-of-state courts.

He chose to focus primarily on personal injury law because he enjoyed fighting against big corporations and insurance companies who tried to take advantage of victims. Thomas E. DeLorenzo believed he provided the best legal services, not only because he never gave up on a case, but also because he was very compassionate about his work and his clients.

Mr. DeLorenzo enjoyed skiing, family gatherings, baseball games, reading John Grisham, and spending time in St. Martin.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York (1959)
  • U.S District Court Northern District of New York (1959)
  • U.S Courts of Appeals 2nd Circuit (1959)

Education:

  • Albany Law School Union University (1959)
  • Siena College (1957) with a B.S in Sociology
Attorney John Massaroni

Attorney John Massaroni

John graduated from Draper High School in 1972 and from Siena College in 1975; he received his juris doctorate from Pace University Law School in 1979. John was a successful attorney in the Capital District for almost 40 years.

Some of his many professional accomplishments include: 2000-2001 Strathmore’s Who’s Who Leadership Achievement Award; President’s Award from N.Y. State Trial Lawyers Association (twice); Membership in Million Dollar Advocates forum; President of Capital District N.Y. State Trial Lawyer Association. In addition to his career as a trial attorney, John was an authorized NFL Player’s Association contract advisor. Throughout his distinguished career, John obtained numerous substantial jury awards for his clients.

When John was not advocating for his clients, he was busy pursuing his passion for acting and cooking. He was a member of the Schenectady Civic Players Group and appeared in several local productions. His love of cooking culminated in the opening of the restaurant Mio Vino in Altamont, New York, which received critical acclaim. John also enjoyed weight-lifting, spending time with his daughter, spending time with his three dogs, and watching his favorite show Seinfeld. John was also Paul DeLorenzo’ s beloved Godfather.

Education

Siena College – 1976
B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude

Pace University School of Law – JD 1979
Law Review

Albany Law School – 1978-1979
(Visiting Student)

Bar Admissions

Admitted to all New York State courts: March 1980
Admitted to Northern District of New York February 1980

Employment

The Massaroni Law Firm, PLLC
202 Union Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
2012-Present
Sole Practitioner

Capasso & Massaroni
215 State Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
Managing Partner – Responsible for managing the practice, including the Litigation Department. Handled cases from intake to appeals
1988-2012

Parisi, DeLorenzo, Gordon, Pasquierello and Weiskopf
201 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, New York
Associate Attorney, 1980-1985 – Responsible for all stages of litigation, from case intake to trial.
Partner – 1985-1988

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