Todd M. Gardella

Todd M. Gardella: Attorney with Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C.


Todd M. Gardella is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. His practice spans many areas of litigation, including commercial, banking, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, foreclosure, debt workout, construction, software and technology, criminal, corporate and real estate. Mr. Gardella is active in all phases of litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried several cases in the New York State Supreme and District Courts and has briefed and argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the State of New York.

Mr. Gardella has been selected to the Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars Metro Edition list for five consecutive years (2013 through 2017).

Mr. Gardella is a graduate of Hofstra University (B.A., 1997) and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 2006, Dean’s List), where he served as Executive Publications Editor of the St. John’s Law Review. He is the author of “Beyond Terrorism: The Potential Chilling Effect on the Internet of Broad Law Enforcement Legislation,” published in the St. John’s Law Review, Volume 80:2, 2006. Mr. Gardella was the recipient of the William J. Manning Scholarship, several merit awards, and the CALI Award for Excellence for his judicial internship with Justice Stephen A. Bucaria of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, during which he drafted a Memorandum Decision published in the New York Law Journal on July 27, 2004.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gardella spent six years as a technical writer, web developer and computer programmer, attending Polytechnic University’s Master’s Program in Computer Science. He was also a freelance journalist, an owner and operator of an incorporated record label, and a recorded musician.


Feb 05 2018

Served as Judge at 2018 Long Island High School Ethics Bowl

Zachary Murdock and Todd M. Gardella, members of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, served as judges for the 2018 Long Island High School Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Squire Family Foundation. Mr. Murdock was a finals judge for the ninth consecutive year. The competition, held on February 3, 2018 at Hofstra University, featured participants from...

Nov 01 2017

Firm Attorneys Attend Firm Sponsored Event for Nassau/Suffolk Law Services’ Annual Fall Fundraiser, the Commitment to Justice Reception, at the Larkfield

The Firm sponsored Nassau/Suffolk Law Services’ annual fall fundraiser, the Commitment to Justice Reception, held on October 25th at the Larkfield in East Northport. Firm attorneys Robin Abramowitz, Giuseppe Franzella, Todd Gardella and Christina Rosas attended on behalf of the Firm. Ms. Abramowitz and Ms. Rosas also serve on the Board of Directors for Nassau/Suffolk...

Oct 23 2017

Named to Rising Stars” List in the 2017 Super Lawyers

Six attorneys from the Firm have been re-selected to the “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” lists in the 2017 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition. The following four attorneys have been re-selected for inclusion on the “Super Lawyers” list: David Lazer (Business Litigation); Zachary Murdock (Business Litigation); Russell Penzer (Business Litigation); and Samuel Yedid (Real...

Apr 10 2017

Assisted David Lazer who Attorney-Coached a Local High School Mock Trial team in the 2017 New York State Bar Association-Sponsored Mock Trial Competition

David Lazer, of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, with the assistance of Todd Gardella, of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, served as the attorney-coach to a local high school mock trial team in this year’s New York State Bar Association-sponsored Mock Trial Competition. Mr. Lazer’s team, Northport High School, entered this year’s Suffolk County tournament...

Nov 04 2016

Re-Selected to the “Rising Stars” List in the 2016 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition

Todd Gardella (Business Litigation) has been re-selected to the “Rising Stars” list in the 2016 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process...

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking Litigation
  • Bankruptcy: Debtors & Creditors
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Criminal
  • Litigation
  • Technology, Software and Data Group

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-276-5473  Phone
631-761-0819  Phone
631-761-0709  Fax
University Attended:
Hofstra University, B.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
St. John's University School of Law, J.D., Dean's List, 2006
Year of First Admission:
Suffolk County Bar Association; Nassau County Bar Association; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Bar Associations

•Nassau County Bar Association
•Suffolk County Bar Association

Birth Information:
Neptune, New Jersey, October 7, 1974
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Melville, New York

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