Gregory Calliste, Jr.

Gregory Calliste, Jr.

Employment Discrimination
Firm: Phillips & Associates
Firm: Phillips & Associates
Tel: (212) 248-7431
Address: 45 Broadway #620 New York, NY 10006

Gregory Calliste, Jr. is a New York employment discrimination attorney at Phillips & Associates. He possesses 13 years of experience handling civil, and criminal law matters, including employment law matters, at the federal, state and administrative levels.

Mr. Calliste graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Systems & Management from the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1998. Following college, he worked at JP Morgan Chase. He received his J.D. from New York Law School in 2003. During law school, he was an associate at a NYC firm, moving among multiple practice areas and volunteering support (including help with estate and probate matters and obtaining federal assistance) to victims of the World Trade Center bombing.

From 2004-2016, Mr. Calliste served as senior associate, managing a large caseload for a New York firm. Among other things, he successfully represented labor unions and union members in collective bargaining and employment-related matters. In 2010, he received the Public Interest Attorney of the Year award from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Calliste has been involved in over 100 trials, which includes trials in employment discrimination cases. Successful verdicts/settlements, which Mr. Calliste helped to obtain for his clients, include:

  • $570,000 recovered at trial after an African-American woman sued a retail store for false arrest and discrimination in place of public accommodation.
  • $1.277 million verdict for a racially motivated attack and serious injuries caused by violent acts against his clients, who were lured to an isolated warehouse.
  • $7.7 million in wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit brought by a family of the victim.
  • $4.7 million verdict in a lawsuit involving repeated racially motivated and discriminatory verbal assaults and a physical assault on a Yemeni-American employee by an African-American coworker. In that case, the supervisor failed to protect the employee and discipline the assailant.