Diane C. Petillo

dpetillo@msssv.com
tel 516.741.7676
fax 516.741.9060
Queens College
St. John’s University Law School
Diane C. Petillo has spent her career as a litigator. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Petillo was a Deputy County Attorney with the Office of the Nassau County Attorney in the Litigation Bureau, representing and defending Nassau County and its employees in civil actions for nearly a decade. She specialized in federal court practice in civil matters in areas including civil rights violations, false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force.

Specifically Diane has achieved the following victories:

•Floyd v. Nassau County Food Services, et al: Plaintiff, an inmate at the Nassau County Correctional Center, brought suit in Federal District Court, Eastern District of New York alleging that he was injured while eating. Plaintiff also claimed that he was denied medical care on after the incident. The case was dismissed on a motion for summary judgment.

•Medina v. Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, et al.: Plaintiff, an inmate at the Nassau County Correctional Center, brought suit in Federal District Court, Eastern District of New York alleging that he was denied medical care for a kidney stone. The case was dismissed on a motion for summary judgment.

•Langevin v. County Of Long Beach, et al: Plaintiff filed suit in Federal District Court, Eastern District of New York alleging false arrest and excessive force. Upon a motion for summary judgment, plaintiff’s claims of false arrest, municipal liability, and the state law claims were dismissed.

•Davis v. County of Nassau, et al: Plaintiff filed suit in Federal District Court, Eastern District of New York, stemming from a search pursuant to a search warrant. Upon a motion for summary judgment, the Court granted partial summary judgment and dismissed the claims of excessive force as to all but one defendant, rejecting Plaintiff’s argument that all defendants were liable on a theory of failure to intervene.