His diverse career background as a trial lawyer and insight as trial and appellate judge serves well to help litigants resolve a wide array of civil disputes. Judge Covello was known as a “lawyer’s judge,” and is a “client’s lawyer.” Sample Cases can be found here.
He has extensive experience litigating and presiding over a wide an array of civil disputes including personal injury, complex commercial, contract, business, employment, medical/professional malpractice and financial matters.
Due to his outstanding reputation, In December, 2011 Judge Covello was appointed to the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The Joint Commission is an independent monitor that investigates and maintains integrity in the state government. In 2013 Judge Covello completed Advanced Mediation Training at Fordham Law School.
Since leaving the bench in 2011, Covello has become one of the most popular and successful neutrals in New York. He was voted a “Best Individual Arbitrator” by lawyers and claim professionals in the New York Law Journal annual survey for seven consecutive years (2013-2019).
Judge Covello employs a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation, supplemented by his 30 + years experience as a litigator and judge.
Resolute Systems, LLC administers Judge Covello’s mediation practice.