Title: Partner, Attorney
Company: Wilson Elser
Location: New York, New York, United States
Carl J. Pernicone, Partner, Attorney at Wilson Elser, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Attorneys for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Law.
After 34 years as a lawyer, Mr. Pernicone is looking forward to growth and success for his firm with a focus on emerging areas such as energy, climate change, and hydraulic fracturing. He is a respected litigator working in New York and the national region, with experience in insurance, workplace chemical and environmental liability, and property insurance claims. He is very proud of winning two cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit.
Mr. Pernicone comes from a family of lawyers, and had an interest in political science, which made the profession of law a natural choice. He attributes his success to being passionate about work, being detail oriented, and keeping up with current and emergent issues impacting society. Mr. Pernicone graduated summa cum laude from Iona College in 1980, and earned a JD from the School of Law at Fordham University in 1983. He was honored as a New York Super Lawyer in 2006 and again from 2009 to 2013, and was named to the Best Lawyers from 2016 to 2017 and to the Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area from 2015 to 2017.
Mr. Pernicone is currently the co-chair of his firm’s insurance-reinsurance coverage practice, and has extensive experience in toxic tort and environmental liability claims. He assists insurers in climate change and clean energy technologies. In his spare time, Mr. Pernicone is a prolific volunteer with local community organizations, and has written several contributions to legal literature on the cases he has litigated. In his free time, he enjoys snow skiing, golf, and hiking.
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