Mr. Aidala’s mom, Mary Ann Piazza Aidala, was a schoolteacher. His father, Louis Aidala, is a lawyer who labored for Frank Hogan, the Manhattan district lawyer. Louis Aidala turned a protection lawyer, representing purchasers together with Eyad Ismoil, who was convicted of abetting the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and Jennifer Lopez when she was a witness in 1999 nightclub capturing that concerned her boyfriend on the time, the hip-hop artist Sean Combs.
Arthur Aidala and Ms. Bertuna, his spouse and regulation companion, dwell up the block from his mother and father with their 5-year-old son and 7-month-old daughter. Ms. Bertuna, 45, was not too long ago named counsel to the Kings County Public Administrator. She started her profession as Mr. Aidala’s intern, and so they married in 2016, a 12 months after he was divorced. (Mr. Aidala additionally has a 16-year-old son from his first marriage.)
Mr. Aidala dates his early authorized schooling to watching his father put together his circumstances, and to his personal involvement in musical theater at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, the place he attended highschool. Hoping to turn into an expert actor, he attended the State University of New York at Purchase (alumni embody Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci), however realized rapidly that he was extra all in favour of political science. After graduating, he enrolled in regulation college at City University of New York.
He didn’t shelve his desires of performing, although. He simply discovered a distinct type of stage. During closing arguments for a current homicide trial, he theatrically waved an undelivered Mother’s Day card as proof of how tirelessly he, a momma’s boy, had been working, and at one level fell to his knees proper in entrance of the jury field.
“If you want to hold 12 human beings’ attention for hours,” he stated, “I don’t think standing at a podium and reading from notes is an effective way.”
Dinner with the Scalias
From the time Mr. Aidala was 16, his mother and father despatched him every summer time to Italy to attach with the household’s roots. After his second 12 months of regulation college, he attended a study-abroad program in Siena at which Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court justice, taught for per week. The first night time the justice and his spouse had been there, Mr. Aidala hosted a celebration within the pupil villa, cooking dinner for them and his fellow college students.