I grew up in Rocky Point, New York, where I lived until I left for college, attending St. John's University and St. John's University School of Law, in Jamaica, Queens. During law school, I was given the opportunity to take the New York State Bar Exam earlier than the rest of my graduating class for providing over 1,000 hours of pro-bono legal services to elderly persons, persons living under the poverty line, and persons who could not otherwise afford legal representation. After passing the bar, and being admitted to the Appellate Division Second Department almost immediately after graduation, I began my career litigating at a law firm in Nassau County. I am a past member of the Nassau County Bar Association and a current member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
For the past 4 years, I have represented various companies and institutions in matters including: auto accidents, slip/trip and falls, misdiagnosis of cancer, dental malpractice, nursing home negligence, assisted living facility negligence, child sexual abuse, podiatric malpractice, pharmacy negligence, and wrongful death.
While my peers best know me for my litigation skills, prior to becoming an attorney, I worked for years as a legal assistant and paralegal in a Suffolk County based law office that handled Trusts & Estates matters. I have kept up with the evolving landscape in this area and am able to provide my clients, in addition to personal injury representation, services such as a Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Livings Will, Last Will & Testament, and Estate Administration, including Probate.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, my wife and I made the decision to move back to Suffolk County, closer to our roots, so that I could provide high-quality legal services to the community and be close to family for our young son. When I am not in the courtroom, in a deposition, or meeting with clients, you can find me at the golf course, taking my son fishing, or adventuring around New York State. Our family also loves to travel the United States, with Hilton Head, South Carolina and Phoenix, Arizona being two of our favorite travel destinations.
As a solo-practitioner, I take the time to know every client that I have the opportunity to represent. I also take the time to know the intricacies of each case, as well as the goals that the client has when deciding to bring a lawsuit. Unlike larger firms, with multiple persons handling a case on any given day, you can be assured that when you call my office, that you will be speaking with me and when if you retain my services, that I will be working on your case.
My accomplishments as an attorney have been many. I am most proud of the positive results that I have achieved for my clients. By previously working on the defense side of litigation, I understand what the defense interests are and how those affect your case. I use this knowledge to better work with defense attorneys and insurance companies to obtain fair and honest results for you. By hiring me, you are hiring a 2021 SuperLawyer Rising Star, with the legal knowledge, drive, background in insurance defense, and understanding of court procedure, to get you the best possible result in your legal matter.