Dean Pillarella is an Associate in MKCI’s New York City office, where his practice focuses on appellate litigation and auto, civil-rights, construction, and premises-liability defense, among others. He is a detail-oriented and articulate litigator who leaves no stone unturned for his clients, both on paper and in the courtroom.
Prior to joining MKCI, Dean was an associate attorney at a Brooklyn, New York, plaintiffs’ firm where he litigated civil rights, commercial, and various torts cases from inception through appeal.
Dean is an avid writer and student of the law. He has published in publications such as the New York Law Journal on topics ranging from New York civil procedure, to constitutional and civil-rights law, to criminal law and procedure. He regularly attends lectures and seminars concerning legal history and constitutional law.
He is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, where he sits on the Legal History Committee.
Dean obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and History from the University of Scranton.