Frank Raia concentrates his practice in all aspects of civil defense litigation, including Child Victims Act litigation, Construction/Labor Law, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Property Damage and Automotive Liability. For the past three years, Frank’s focus has been primarily the representation of major religious institutions in the defense of Child Victim Act matters.
Over the course of more than 35 years in practice –with a three-year tenure as counsel to AIG Insurance Company – Frank has taken hundreds of cases to trial, has tried more than 50 cases to verdict, and successfully has moved to dismiss over 100 lawsuits.
Frank’s practice includes the representation of major religious institutions, orders, churches, parishes, major sports and entertainment complexes and venues, including New York City’s largest sports and entertainment complexes. Frank also represents one of the largest sports and entertainment presenters in the world, as well as commercial building owners and operators, nationally prominent educational institutions, professional sports teams, camps, municipalities, and bus companies.
Frank has defended clients in complex tort litigation in each of New York City’s five counties, as well as in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Columbia, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties. He also practices regularly in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Frank is a co-contributor to the recently-published, USLAW Network, “State of New York Construction Law Compendium” addressing all aspects of the defense of Labor Law claims in New York.
Frank has served as a member of Rivkin Radler’s executive committee.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkEducation
Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Providence College, B.A.
News & Publications
Raia Writes for Best’s Review on Litigation Stemming from Students’ Sports Injuries
February 3 | 2020
Raia “Sticks The Landing” and Receives Defense Verdict
July 27 | 2018
Court Defangs Action against Pitbull and Co-Defendants
June 7 | 2018