Phone: 585-857-9684

Justin Cordello, esq.


In May of 2014, I founded Cordello Law PLLC to focus entirely on labor and employment litigation on behalf of employees throughout the Rochester, New York area. Since that time, my law firm has been instrumental in obtaining significant financial recoveries for clients through the litigation and negotiation of employment disputes. While a firm’s success is generally measured from a financial standpoint, I am proud of the fact that my cases have also led to changes in illegal and abusive employment practices.

BA, Ithaca College 1998
JD, New York Law School 2002

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court, Western District of New York
  • US Distric Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
  • US District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Society of Human Resource Management, 2012, 2011, 2010 Legal Updates & Legislative Conferences
  • New York State Bar Association, 2010 Labor & Employment Conference - Workplace Retaliation

  • Thomas & Solomon LLP. From December 2006 through the start of my own law firm, I worked with Thomas & Solomon LLP as an employment litigation associate. While there I litigated complex multi-jurisdictional class and collective actions involving wage and hour claims in state and federal court, as well as handling related arbitrations and mediations. Specifically, I served as counsel of record for employees in employment class action lawsuits involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws.
  • Phillips Lytle LLP. When I first relocated to my hometown of Rochester, New York in 2005, I began working as an employment law associate with Phillips Lytle LLP. There I counseled employers and human resource professionals on a full range of workplace laws, and discovered my passion was really for representing employees in these matters.
  • Raab Sturm & Goldman LLP. Upon graduation from law school in 2002, I commenced my legal career working for three years as a labor law litigation associate at Raab Sturm & Goldman LLP in Manhattan, where I predominately worked on labor law and ERISA cases involving collective bargaining agreements governing the building service industry in the tri-state region.

  • Taylor v. Benderson Properties, 14-cv-6698 (W.D.N.Y.). Class and collective action filed on behalf of tipped car wash technicians alleging they were improperly paid sub-minimum wages and not provided with the required tip credit notice in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and New York Labor Law (“NYLL”).
  • Plante v. South Bristol Resorts, LLC, 14-111071, New York State Supreme Court, Ontario County. Class action filed on behalf of hospitality employees alleging they were improperly denied gratuities.
  • Hart v. Crab Addison, Inc., 13-cv-6458 (W.D.N.Y.). Class and collective action filed on behalf of hospitality employees alleging they were improperly paid sub-minimum wages and not provided with the required tip credit notice in violation of the FLSA and NYLL.
  • Roach v. T.L. Cannon, 10-cv-591 (N.D.N.Y.). Class and collective action filed on behalf of hospitality employees that were not paid for all hours worked in violation of the FLSA and NYLL.
  • MacPherson v. Firth Rixson Inc., 12-cv-6162 (W.D.N.Y.). Class and collective action filed on behalf of hourly factory workers who were not paid for all hours worked and for failure to properly calculate the regular rate of pay in violation of the FLSA and NYLL.
  • Gregg v. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, 09-cv-5547 (E.D.Pa.). Class and collective actions filed on behalf of hourly healthcare workers who were not paid for all hours worked in violation of the FLSA and the Pennsylvania state wage and hour laws for violations stemming from a 30 minute meal break deduction policy.
  • Prise v. Alderwoods Group, Inc., 06-cv-1641 (W.D.Pa.). Class and collective action filed on behalf of non-exempt funeral home workers who were not paid for all hours worked in violation of the FLSA and relevant state wage hour laws.
  • Woolfson v. Caregroup, Inc., 09-cv-114644 (D.Mass.). Class and collective actions filed on behalf of hourly healthcare workers who were not paid for all hours worked in violation of the FLSA and Massachusetts state wage and hour laws.
  • Cromwell v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., 12-cv-4251 (S.D.N.Y.) Class and collective actions filed on behalf of hourly healthcare workers who were not paid for all hours worked in violation of the FLSA and NYLL for violations stemming from a 30 minute meal break deduction policy.

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"The cards are stacked against employees..."

Working With Me


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    Initial Free Phone Consultation

  • During a brief, 5-10 minute call we can determine the basics of your employment situation, what information and materials you should gather, and we can schedule an in-person consultation visit to review in more detail and determine your best course of action.

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    Preparation for Meeting

  • Prior to our in-person consultation, collect any relevant documents and materials, such as your most recent pay stub, applicable company policies, and related work communications to bring with you when we meet. The consultation visit will be at my office, at 95 Allens Creek Rd, Bldg. 2 - Suite 215.

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    Consultation Visit

  • Most consultation visits last approximately one hour. During this time I'll review in detail the facts and circumstances of your employment situation, provide you with an overview of New York and Federal Employment Laws, identify if you have any legal claims, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these legal claims, and determine the best strategies to achieve your workplace goals.

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    Your Next Steps

  • What comes next is up to you. After our consultation visit, you will be in a situation to determine if you want to retain further legal representation to represent you in respect to your employment or workplace issues.