Christopher Massaroni


Christopher Massaroni is a trial attorney with experience in many substantive areas, including complex commercial disputes, personal injury and product liability cases, class action litigation, employment matters, construction claims and challenges to the authority of New York State officials. He has successfully litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout New York State, and in numerous other states and he often appears before New York State agencies and investigative bodies.

Chris regularly represents businesses, individuals, public officials and governmental entities in sensitive and contested matters, involving novel cases presenting unique issues of law. His class action experience includes the defense of data breach claims, claims against retailers, and wage and hour claims.  He often addresses insurance issues, including coverage disputes and claims of bad faith, and represents a major New York medical malpractice insurance carrier.

Chris has extensive experience in the litigation of corporate disputes, including those involving claims of shareholders, ownership disputes, allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and intellectual property issues. He also represents management in a variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination and wrongful termination claims, grievances and claims of unlawful union activities.

In the personal injury field, Chris has been selected by many national corporations to handle their self-insured personal injury defense claims in Upstate New York, including mass tort and complex product liability cases. He also represents accident victims in wrongful death and major injury cases, and has recovered many millions of dollars on behalf of those clients.

Chris is a contributing author to a Matthew Bender publication, Personal Injury Defense Techniques. Because of his expertise in the areas of litigation, trial techniques, corporate disputes and employment matters, Chris is often a speaker at continuing legal education seminars on these topics.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Chris was a shareholder at the law firm of McNamee Lochner.


Union College, B.A., summa cum laude

Cornell Law School, J.D.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation) 2015 - 2024
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Business Litigation) 2010 - 2023
  • Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating

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  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
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