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Queenie Paniagua

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Queenie Paniagua is a litigation associate with the boutique firm of Sack & Sack, LLP. Queenie's practice focuses on representing employees, executives and partners in all areas of employment law against the most reputable firms worldwide. As a former Brooklyn prosecutor, Queenie employs her extensive litigation experience in the zealous pursuit of her clients' interests.

Prior to joining Sack & Sack, LLP, Queenie spent over six years at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, one of the largest prosecutorial agencies in the United States. As an Assistant District Attorney, Queenie prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases from arrest to plea or trial. Later, as a Senior Assistant District Attorney, Queenie investigated, indicted and prosecuted a range of serious felony cases including attempted murders, robberies, vehicular fatalities and felony weapons possession. Additionally, she successfully conducted numerous suppression hearings and tried several cases to verdict as lead counsel and second-chaired a homicide. With less than five years at the District Attorney's Office, Queenie was again promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief, where she supervised 20 Assistant District Attorneys and oversaw their prosecution of thousands of misdemeanor cases.

Prior to joining the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, Queenie was a Staff Attorney with the New York Legal Assistance Group's Storm Response Unit (SRU) for two years. In the SRU, Queenie provided legal advice and representation to survivors of Superstorm Sandy in a variety of contexts such as New York City Housing Courts and before governmental agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery.

Beyond her work as an associate, Queenie is actively involved in organizations outside the firm including the St. John's University School of Law Alumni Association, where she serves as a Board member. Queenie is also a former President of the Dominican Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Criminal Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2021

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York
    • J.D.
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: Politics

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Languages

  • Spanish

Professional Association

  • Dominican Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association, Board Member, 2018 to Present
  • St. John's University of Law Alumni Association, Board Member, 2018 to Present

Past Positions

  • Kings County District Attorney's Office, Deputy Bureau Chief, 2015 to 2021