I graduated with a B.S. degree in Criminal Science from Russell Sage College in 1974 while working full time as a police officer for the State of New York. After securing a Juris Doctor from Western New England College of Law in 1977, I was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1978. I returned home and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1984. I am also admitted before the United States District Courts in the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals in both the Second and Ninth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.
I have been rated “AV” (the top rating awarded) by Martindale-Hubbell the nationally recognized lawyers rating service. In 2007 I became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate’s forum a group representing the top trial lawyers in America. Less than 1% of the lawyers in America are members of this prestigious group. I was the first lawyer in the Capitol-Saratoga- Lake George region to attain membership in this group. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 I was named a "Superlawyer" in the upstate New York edition of Superlawyers magazine.
I secured an 11 million dollar verdict against UPS in a motorcycle accident case which is the highest verdict in Warren County history and the highest motorcycle verdict in upstate New York.
In 34 years of practice, I have been Trial Counsel in Hundreds of negligence cases involving Serious Personal Injuries and death. I have tried Police Misconduct, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination (Age, Race and Gender), Sexual Harassment, Partnership Dissolution, Real Estate, Shareholder’s Derivative, Fraud, Arson and Forgery cases. My practice emphasizes catastrophic personal injury cases and Business litigation.
I am a Member of the Executive Board of the Saratoga County Bar Association, New York State Bar Associations (Insurance, Trial Lawyer’s, and Criminal Justice Sections), the Capital District Trial Lawyer’s Association and I was a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. I serve on a pro bono basis as President of the Board of Directors of the Shenendehowa Senior Citizens Center.
I have been a regular instructor at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses offered by certified CLE providers such as the Capital District Trial Lawyer’s Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Saratoga and Albany County Bar Associations on diverse subject matter including “Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses”, “Accident Reconstruction”, “Seat Belt defense”, “Real Evidence” and “Ethics and Evidence”. I have lectured on issues in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.
I have a special interest in Fraud and Forgery cases and was a featured speaker and the National Association of Document Examiners convention in 2009.