Marino D’Orazio, JD, PhD,

Board Member

Marino D’Orazio started his career as an educator, earning a B.A. in Italian Literature from Brooklyn College in 1970, and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1976. He later attended Brooklyn Law School and entered a new phase of his life as an attorney. However, Marino still maintained his academic pursuits, earning a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 1991.

Marino is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania and brings extensive trial experience in State and Federal Courts. He’s represented plaintiffs in serious personal injury matters, medical and legal malpractice, as well as Labor Law, discrimination, and other matters. He began his legal career at a mid-size firm in Poughkeepsie, but in 2002, opened his own law firm, which he has maintained since 2002.

Marino first learned about the good work being done by Spectrum Services in the 1990’s, and a friend and colleague who had been on the Board suggested that Marino would be a strong candidate, and he was only too happy to contribute his time, knowledge, and expertise to the school.

Throughout his tenure, Marino says he’s witnessed firsthand the incredible work that our organization, its leaders, and the whole staff do in improving the lives of the students it serves, and indeed that of their families as well. Say’s Marino, “I have learned so much about what a meaningful career can be from these dedicated people. The experience has enriched my life immensely”.

Marino has taught as an Adjunct College Professor at various CUNY and SUNY schools, teaching Italian, English and Writing, including during his legal career. He was a ten year member (and four-term President) of the Board of Education of the Onteora Central School District in Ulster County, NY. He is a past-President and current member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Spectrum Services in Kingston, NY, an organization serving individuals on the autism spectrum.

Marino is fluent in Spanish and Italian.