Bernard Spitzer, was a prominent New York City real estate developer whose son Eliot Spitzer, was forced to resign as NY Governor because of a sex Scandal. Spitzer built a real estate empire over more than five decades and developed major residential buildings, including several along Central Park.
But in December 2008, a Bronx jury awarded more than $1.3 million to a black doorman and three black porters who had filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Bernard Spitzer.
The four men, former workers at a luxury apartment house that Spitzer built and owned at 150 East 57th Street, asserted that Spitzer had them fired because of their race and replaced them by lighter-skinned workers.
The jury announced its verdict after deliberating for only four hours. Afterward, their trial lawyer said, “The jury agreed with the plaintiffs that no one is above the law, no matter how much money that person has.”
Anthony Ofodile has traveled a long road to bring justice to the common people in America. He grew up in a small village in eastern Nigeria with eight siblings and no running water. Most villagers were farmers, growing crops such as yams. For water, young Anthony traveled as far as eight miles round-trip each morning, carrying a bucket — “on his head, of course” — for his family. He would then take the family’s sheep to pasture before heading to school.
Anthony’s siblings took advantage of Nigeria’s then-free education and went to college. Anthony graduated in the top two of his class at the University of Nigeria. where he stayed on for law school. Eventually earning his law degree from New York’s Columbia Law School. He specializes in civil rights and employment discrimination cases.
Today, the Insider Exclusive TV Series meets famed New York based Employment Discrimination Lawyer Anthony Ofodile, Principal at Ofodile & Associates, P.C.
To discuss how he won this $1.3 Million verdict against Bernard Spitzer in “Billionaires are not above the Law – Including Bernard Spitzer”
Anthony has earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best Trial lawyers in New York City and in New York. He has seen many innocent & hard-working people become VICTIMS of the Big corporations.
He understands that Racial and Employment discrimination is one of the most serious, enduring, and divisive human rights violations in the United States. The problem is not just in New York…BUT nationwide….AND its nature is institutionalized.
AND BECAUSE OF THAT……He is driven to fight for people who had been harmed by the willful or negligent actions of others. His goals….. Not ONLY To get Justice for his clients…BUT To make sure ALL Americans have the right to a fair trial, and fair judges with NO AGENDAs…
You can contact Anthony Ofodile at 498 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 852-8300