ABOUT CRUMILLER P.C.
We are a boutique litigation firm dedicated to helping people who are having kids to
enforce their legal rights in the workplace
Susan Crumiller, Founding attorney
Susan Crumiller has represented hundreds of litigants in state and federal court, from filing a lawsuit to winning at trial to winning on appeal. Susan has first-seated a dozen trials and won appeals at the Appellate Term and Appellate Division. She regularly provides advice in the New York Times “Ask Real Estate” column and appears on Tenant Action Today, a housing and tenant rights call-in show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Susan is proud to serve as Treasurer on the Board of the Gender Equality Law Center and encourages you to support GELC.
Before founding Crumiller P.C., Susan worked as a staff attorney at Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc., and as an associate at a small firm. Susan graduated in 2002 from Tulane University, where she majored in music theory, English, and sociology, and in 2006 from NYU Law. She holds a black belt in kung fu and was the first female wrestler in her high school’s history. Susan has a handsome husband and two young daughters.
Kenneth Giancola, Associate
Kenneth Giancola is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on tenant rights and commercial litigation.
Prior to Crumiller P.C., Ken worked as an associate for a boutique law firm where he represented clients in commercial litigation and civil rights actions, and counseled start-ups and small businesses. Ken graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2007 with a BA in Economics and attended Fordham Law where he was a member of the Housing Rights Clinic, Mediation Clinic, and a notes and articles editor of the Environmental Law Review. Ken is an avid fisherman and a US Coast Guard licensed captain. He and his wife welcomed a baby girl into their family this May.
Caroline Piela, Associate
Caroline is a seasoned landlord-tenant attorney who brings eight years of litigation experience to Crumiller P.C. Before joining Crumiller P.C., Caroline was employed by the New York City Housing Authority, where she successfully litigated a variety of cases including discrimination cases brought by the New York State Division of Human Rights, holdover, non-payment, HP and Article 78 proceedings. Caroline holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, as well as a Masters and Bachelors of Arts from New York University. Caroline is passionate about politics, social justice and the arts. To this end, Caroline co-founded Salons for Social Justice, a quarterly mixed media arts event focused on political discourse. In September 2017, Caroline was elected as Judicial Delegate of the 42nd Assembly District.
Caroline lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, who happen to be almost the exact same age as Susan's. In fact, Susan and Caroline first met at a neighborhood moms group, shortly after their first babies were born.
Veronica Landet, Administrative Assistant
Veronica began her career as an administrative assistant when she discovered that as the oldest of several siblings, she felt sorry for her mother. Support work came naturally to her, because she enjoys a busy day with many moving parts. Prior to supporting the team at Crumiller P.C., she's worked as administrative support in construction management, private investigations, microbiology, cardio-thoracic surgery and early-childhood education.
At home, Veronica collects and works with vintage textiles, sews, knits and spins her own wool. She is an avid reader, and a history and film buff, who juggles work and parenting with caring for a big goofy rabbit and a small evil dog. She speaks a fair amount of French but is fluent in baby talk.
Travis Pierre-Louis, Law Graduate
Travis Pierre-Louis is an Associate Attorney pending his admission to the New York State bar. His practice will focus on employment and commercial litigation.
Travis is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he worked in the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality, advocating for victims of gender violence and educating on violence prevention and bystander Intervention. Following U Mass, he attended Western New England Law School, where he participated in the Real Estate Practicum. Travis has clerked at both a boutique firm, where he performed commercial litigation, and at a general practice, dealing primarily with business representation and planning. The passion for equal justice which motivated him to choose law as a profession continues to drive his career. He’s volunteered for the home-ownership unit of Legal Services of Greater Miami, where he assisted with foreclosure defense and consumer protection, because he saw an opportunity to help those without means, help themselves. Travis enjoys cooking, working, and physical fitness, and is seriously considering a puppy.
Laura Jenkins, Community Engagement Assistant
Laura studied film production and web design before adapting those skills to work as a coordinator and community liaison for a budding NYC Film Festival. Moving into a private school setting, she continued to work to create a sense of engagement and community among the families and faculty that called the school their home. She is very excited to be continuing to bring people together around topics that truly matter to them.
In her spare time, Laura loves to bake, read, try out new crafts, and dabble at textile design. She and her husband are avid board-gamers and undeniable geeks.
Carrie Goldberg, of counsel
Carrie Goldberg is the founder of C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, a pioneering law firm in New York focused on justice for individuals who are under attack. They stop online and offline harassment, blackmail, and abuse; de-anonymize offenders, sue for survivors of sexual assault against the offender, school, or employer. They restore their clients' safety, end their stress, get them back in control, and secure financial awards, using advocacy and litigation.
C. A. Goldberg, PLLC has helped hundreds of people by removing intimate images from the Internet, getting restraining orders to stop online and offline abuse, appearing at school disciplinary hearings relating to sexual assault and Title IX, filing personal injury lawsuits stemming from rape and domestic violence, filing lawsuits against school districts for Title IX violations, filing with the US Dept of Ed, Office of Civil Rights, and representing high profile individuals being harassed and/or sextorted online.
Carrie has lectured about revenge porn, online privacy, sextortion, and cyber civil rights at the NYC Bar Association and various colleges and law schools throughout the country. She is regularly featured in articles and broadcasts about revenge porn, sex crimes, Title IX, etc., including for the BBC, Huffington Post, Vice, Newsweek, The New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Gawker, Nightline, and CNN. Carrie was Cosmo’s “Fun Fearless Female” for August, 2014.
WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
Crumiller P.C. was founded to leverage our extensive experience in the public and private sectors to advocate and litigate on behalf of workers who are starting or growing their families. We choose to target our efforts in the areas we feel passionately about. We strive for excellence not only on your behalf, but also to create positive change.
Although we love to litigate, we appreciate the cost to you: not just in terms of money, but in terms of stress and uncertainty. We never forget that for us, this is our job, but for you, this is your life. While fighting aggressively on your behalf, our focus is always helping you feel calm and confident throughout the process by keeping you as informed and in control as possible.
Access to justice should not be for the privileged few. Crumiller P.C. is obsessive about efficiency and flexibility. We apply the same diligence and tenacity to our business model that we do to our cases. We pride ourselves on systematic thinking and we are constantly honing our systems to save time and money for you. We’re confident you’ll find that the quality of service we provide is commensurate with any of the bigger or more established firms.
We strive for excellence not only on your behalf, but also to create positive change.
We never forget that for us, this is our job, but for you, this is your life.
We apply the same diligence and tenacity to our business model that we do to our cases.
WHY CHOOSE US
Access to justice should not be for the privileged few. Crumiller P.C. is obsessive about efficiency & flexibility.
We pride ourselves on systematic thinking and we are constantly honing our systems to save time and money for you.
Susan has first-seated a dozen trials and won appeals at the Appellate Term and Appellate Division.