Christopher Berlingieri grew up in Suffolk County, Long Island and was an accomplished athlete who played varsity football and lacrosse at Sachem East High School. It was his love for lacrosse which drew Chris to attend Dominican College in 2007, but after taking two of Dr. Anthony Troncone’s history classes in the Spring of 2008, Chris developed a passion to become a History major. It was particularly through the history courses taught by Dr. Troncone and Dr. Christopher Libertini that he honed his critical thinking and writing skills, which proved crucial to his future studies in law school and then as a lawyer. Chris quickly excelled in his undergraduate program, earning membership in Phi Alpha Theta, which is the National History Honor Society.
After graduating Dominican College in 2011, Chris attended Pace University Law School in White Plains, New York. While there Chris held a judicial internship in Manhattan with a distinguished judge, competed at national moot court competitions, and worked at three different law firms as a law clerk. After graduating from Pace with a Juris Doctor degree in 2014, he passed the New York and Connecticut State bar exams, both on his first attempt, and took a position at a New York City employment law firm. Working as an associate, he often litigated cases in federal court. In June 2015, Chris started his own firm, Berlingieri Law, PLLC, to better serve his clients’ needs.
Inspired by the values rooted in his Dominican College education, Chris has a particular dedication to provide underrepresented litigants and minority victims of wage-theft, discrimination/harassment, and workplace retaliation access to justice. Chris regularly represents clients on a contingency fee and pro-bono basis, thereby providing people who could not otherwise pay legal fees access to high quality legal services.
Favorite DC Memory: Deciding to become a History major.