I am a trial lawyer whose background and experience provides the unique ability to handle a wide range of litigated matters.
I am rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale Hubbell, the highest such rating available. I graduated cum laude in three years from Duke with an economics degree, then graduated law school magna cum laude from Georgetown. I began my career as an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where I specialized in complex litigation, insurance coverage, and products liability. I moved back home to Rockland County in 1995, where I have honed my trial skills and expanded my practice areas ever since.
I have recovered millions of dollars for my clients who were injured by the negligence or malpractice of others. For example, I recently obtained an award of over $5.2 million for a child who suffered cerebral palsy as the result of a physician's malpractice in failing to recognize signs of fetal distress and timely deliver the baby. The recovery included enrollment of the child in the N.Y. Medical Indemnity Fund, and is one of the highest ever recorded in Rockland County.
I have also successfully represented clients in many other litigated matters, including eminent domain, contested estates and accountings, zoning/planning disputes, and environmental matters. I have achieved historic victories in these areas as well; I was the first and only lawyer in New York to use environmental laws to close an adult book store, and was the first in over a century to successfully defeat the use of eminent domain on the ground that the municipality acted solely for private benefit, not the public.
I am active in the community and charities. I coach youth hockey and lacrosse and live in Valley Cottage with my wife and three children.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2021|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell®||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Order of the Coif, Magna Cum Laude||Georgetown University Law Center||1993|
|Georgetown Law Journal||Associate Editor||1993|
|Cum Laude||Duke University||1990|
|Managing Partner||Feerick Nugent MacCartney, PLLC||2005 - Present|
|Partner||MacCartney MacCartney Kerrigan & MacCartney||1995 - 2005|
|Associate||Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP||1993 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of New York||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|United States District court for the Northern District of New York||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit||Admitted to Practice||1998 - Present|
|Rockland County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of New York||Admitted to Practice||1994 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York||Admitted to Practice||1994 - Present|
|Georgetown University Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Duke University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Water Contamination||$1.5 million, plus connection to the municipal water supply|
|Medical Malpractice - birth injury||$5.2 million|
|Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death - cardiothoracic surgery||$1.45 million|
|Construction Accident - Wrongful Death - Labor Law||$750,000|
|Products Liability - scald/burn injury||$403,500|
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