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Philip Seelig is a twenty-one year veteran of civil service. He served nearly fourteen of those years as the President of the 10,000 member Correction Officers Benevolent Association (COBA). He co-chaired the 40,000 member NYC Uniformed Forces Coalition, and served as Vice- Chairman of the 200,000 member NYC Municipal Labor Committee. Mr. Seelig is legal advisor to the NYPD Traffic Squad Benevolent Association. Mr. Seelig has provided expert testimony before the NYS Senate and the NYC Council, and been a guest on TV and radio shows including the Larry King Show, and Live At Five, and had appeared on all major networks. He has been featured in numerous local and national periodicals including the NY Times, NY Post, NY Daily News, and Newsday. Mr. Seelig, a vigorous and experienced advocate, has frequent appearances before city, state, and federal judges, and has represented clients in well over 3000 matters.


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  1. Social Security: 40%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
  4. State, Local And Municipal Law: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Matthew John Porcaro

    Phil has over 20 years of experience handling disability pension matters for civil servants. He brings with that over 13 years of experience as President of a 11,000 member city union. He has managed thousands of disability pension matters, and oversees every case with great care and responsibility. He has a great track record winning his disability pension cases and I have had the pleasure of working with him frequently.


    Matthew Porcaro Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joshua Sinoor Gohari

    Highly knowledgeable about disability pensions, especially in NYC where he served as a union head for 20 years.


    Joshua Gohari Administrative Law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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Seelig Law Offices, LLC

299 Broadway Ste 1600
New York, NY, 10007-1916


NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appreciation AwardFraternal Order of Police2001
Certificate of Appreciation: Workers Compensation UpdateNew York State Bar Association1996
Appreciation Award for Expert Legal AssistanceFDNY Bureau of Fire Investigations1996
Distinguished Service Award 1979-1992COBA (Correction Officers Benevolent Association)N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerSeelig Law Offices, LLC2010 - Present
PartnerSeelig and Ungaro, Attorneys at Law LLP1996 - 2010
Correction Officers Benevolent Association PresidentNew York City Department of Correction1979 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Fraternal Order of PoliceN/AN/A
Correction Officers Benevolent AssociationPresidentN/A
NYC Uniformed Forces CoalitionCo-chairN/A
NYC Municipal Labor CommitteeVice ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Colon v. KellyFavorable to Claimant
Doe v. KellyFavorable to Claimant
Matter of Prior v Board of Trustees of City of NY Fire Dept. Pension FundFavorable to Respondent
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992