Arcangela Mazzariello began her career as a political poller working on presidential campaigns across the country. Putting off her childhood aspirations of being an attorney as long as she could, she finally got down to business and went back to school. She graduated from St. Joseph’s College and City University of New York Law School at Queens College. Arcangela began her legal career as a prosecutor at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in New York City in the Domestic Violence Unit.
While visiting a friend in Gastonia, North Carolina, she saw a house that she knew she had to buy. The next thing she knew, she was studying for the North Carolina bar exam and has been here ever since, though she still prefers sauerkraut on her hot dogs.
While starting her career as a criminal defense attorney, a false arrest led to the birth of her first civil case - one that resulted in a $23 million verdict for her clients.
Arcangela retired from SeiferFlatow, PLLC in 2022 and retained Partner Emeritus status.
Before retiring from the firm in 2022, she tackled many false arrests, abuse of process, wrongful terminations, etc. As a matter of fact, for the past two decades, Arcangela built a reputation as the attorney to see when no one else will listen.
Our aggressive approach to helping our clients settle disputes in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible has proven successful time and again. Our litigation team, led by Arc, aims to resolve each case sensibly and in the least protracted way possible.
The suit of NuVasive, Inc. v. Kormanis claimed damages totaling $15,967,743. Mr. Kormanis retained Mathew Flatow, Managing Partner, and Arcangela Mazzariello, Of Counsel, to represent him in this case. Through the team’s work on behalf of Mr. Kormanis, four causes of action were dismissed and NuVasive’s damages expert was excluded from the case.
The suit of Thibeau and Phone Ninjas, LLC v. Bryant resulted in an award of $200k for loss of earnings and emotional distress. SeiferFlatow, PLLC earned a decisive victory in Mecklenburg County Superior Court which resulted in a $200k award after presenting details in a case involving harassment against an individual and his business. The case involved a digital attack through fake attributions on adult sites, as well as fake reviews left on a business Facebook page. The jury’s deliberation in this case, as well as the conclusion of the six day trial, took place under extenuating circumstances. The pandemic, named COVID-19, had shuttered court operations, however this trial was allowed to conclude. The jury’s deliberation lasted 90 minutes.
The client was falsely accused of shoplifting and physically assaulted by security guards, Arc represented the defendant against the criminal charges, which were dismissed. The only remedy her client had was a civil lawsuit for malicious prosecution, abuse of process, and emotional distress. This was a classic punitive damages case. The jury awarded the client $23 million. The trial lasted 5 weeks and went to the court of appeals challenging the punitive damages cap. This case is often cited and studied.
Breach of Contract
The client entered into a contract with a general contractor to build a house. The building inspector failed the first inspection, the foundation, and did not cure the defect. The GC kept building, the bank kept approving the loan increments, and the county kept passing all other inspections. When the house was finally finished, it would not pass its final inspection and the Plaintiff could not get a certificate of occupancy, which resulted in a house with a mortgage that they could not live in. It took 2 trips to the court of appeals, 3 attempts to pick a jury, and almost 6 years before Arc and her team finally got to a jury that awarded her client $750,000 plus interest from the date of filing.
Arc is admitted to the State Bar of North Carolina, the State Bar of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Her education includes:
- B.S., St. Joseph’s College
- J.D., The City University of New York at Queens College
Outside of work, Arc is very involved in her community. She is a member of the Belmont Rowing Team and the Animal League of Gaston County.
Words from Former Clients
"I consulted with and hired Arcangela Mazzariello. “Arc” was exactly the type of legal counsel and representation that I needed and wanted... She did an excellent job of expectation-setting and in helping me understand why certain aspects... of my case were a priority... She valued my time and my energy by not wasting it on fluff or wild goose chases – and that means a LOT to me. The best kinds of experiences inspire brand/personal loyalty – and I can’t imagine ever taking my legal needs anywhere else at this point. I highly recommend her services, and the services of SeiferFlatow."
"I contacted Arcangela regarding a situation that no one should ever find themselves in. She not only took the case, she took it on with passion because she’s completely dedicated to fighting for the truth when she defends someone, regardless of the difficulty. I have the utmost respect for this woman. She is not only a wonderful and super smart attorney...she is an exceptional human being... I would highly recommend her!!"
"I would highly recommend Arcangela to anyone seeking legal advice of any type. I consulted with Arcangela... and her legal ingenuity, [and] authentic concern along with her stellar legal recommendations and advice makes her a strong 5 Star Attorney and Top Lawyer."