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I am a createive litigator and win by resolving your dispute. I balance aggressive litigation with ADR to get cost-effective results.

If you need help with a business or regulatory problem; call me. If I can't help you I will find someone who can.

***ATTORNEY ADVERTISING*** Prior results are not a guarantee of similar outcome.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Insurance: 30%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Administrative Law: 20%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP

1305 Franklin Avenue
Sutie 300
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 200307/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Part 36 Certified ReceiverNassau County Bar Association2010
Part 36 Certified Guardian, AIP and Court EvaluatorNew York County Lawyers' Association2009
Juris Doctor, with honorsThe George Washington University Law School2002
Outstanding Service, President Federalist SocietyGeorge Washington University Law School2002
Bachelor of Arts, cum laudeThe University of Oregon1998
Dean's ListThe University of Oregon1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOhrenstein & Brown, LLP2014 - Present
ArbitratorDistrict Court, Nassau County2011 - Present
CounselOhrenstein & Brown, LLP2010 - 2014
Volunteer ArbitratorCivil Court of the City of New York2010 - 2012
AssociateOhrenstein & Brown, LLP2005 - 2010
Sole ProprietorMatt Bryant, Esq.2004 - 2005
AssociateKelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP2003 - 2004
Law ClerkInstitute For Justice2002 - 2002
Summer AssociateMorgan Lewis & Bockius2001 - 2001
Legal InternHonorable United States District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. District of ColoradoAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2012 - Present
Career Advisor NetworkAdvisor2010 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals, Second CircuitAdmitted2009 - Present
United States District Court, Northern District of New YorkAdmitted2008 - Present
New York County Lawyer's AssociationMember2008 - Present
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkAdmitted2005 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Claims & Litigation Management AllianceMember2014 - 2015
Nassau County Bar Association Community Relations & Public Education CommitteeMember2011 - 2014
Nassau County Bar Association Commercial Litigation CommitteeMember2011 - 2014
Nassau County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember2011 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pluralis, LLC v. Romaine et al.Successfully moved to dismiss petition and amended petition. on behalf The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning & Policy Commission.
Sackman Associates, LP v. Chubb Custom Ins. Co.Settled commercial insured's coverage dispute for loss of UES building during Second Avenue subway construction project before trial.
Bernardino v. Nicolia Concrete Products, Inc.Settled ADA, FMLA, and retaliation claims for plaintiff before trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Duck Stops HereVoice of the Fan: Remember the Alamo But Don't Forget Section 6.2 of Mark Helfrich's Contract2016
FishDuck.comWhy Oregon, Underdogs, and the Pac12 Need a Four-Round National Playoff2015
Insurance Advocate, Vol. 121, No. 14 (CINN Group, Inc.)Retail Risk Management and Other "Special Duties" of New York Insurance Brokers2010
New York Law JournalSubprime Litigation: New Theories, Same Rules2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of OregonRussianBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
St. Petersburg State UniversityRussian Language and CultureCertification1998
Lincoln HSLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Action NetworkWhat's On Your Computer2015
CLE North American Risk ServicesClaims Made Professional Liability Insurance Coverage2015
Claims Education MeetingLiability and Property Claims Playbook2014
AIG Financial Lines CLEA Trial First Defense Perspective2014
Professional Liability Underwriters ConferenceEEOC Trends and Focuses 2012-20132013
New York In-House Counsel Featured CLEInsurance Premiums for Protection: A Guide to Getting Paid by Your Insurer2013
Long Island Business News interviewWhat's On Your Computer2013
Temporary Employees: HR Solution or LiabilityCorporate Liability and Domestic Outsourcing2008
Temporary Employees: HR Solution or Corporate Liability?Corporate Liabilty and Domestic Outsourcing2008