Skip to main content

About me

Richard A. Rodriguez, Esq. – Co-Founder

Mr. Rodriguez concentrates in the practice areas of Insurance Coverage, First-Party Property, Subrogation, Matrimonial and Family Law, and Corporate Law.


Mr. Rodriguez has analyzed the potential liability in extensive and complex insurance matters as an attorney at the New York, New York office of Cozen O’Connor, P.C.


Mr. Rodriguez has also handled various subrogation matters through litigation as well as various complex premises liability matters.


Throughout Mr. Rodriguez’s Career, he has analyzed complex FINRA and NASD Industry dispute arbitration procedures and filings and drafted arbitration memoranda based on documented FINRA legal procedures.


In addition to being an accomplished insurance lawyer, Mr. Rodriguez is a well known Matrimonial and Family Law attorney, with extensive experience with the current New York State divorce statutes.


Mr. Rodriguez received his Juris Doctor from Touro Law, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Cum Laude, where he was Articles Editor of the International Law Review and Parliamentarian of the Student Bar Association.


Mr. Rodriguez is admitted to practice in New York. He is aslo the Co-Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Committee.



Photos and videos

3809796 1345348328

Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 60%
    7 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
    7 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    7 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

1 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Denise Santangelo

    Richard is an experienced, aggressive, and compassionate divorce attorney who goes the extra mile for every one of his clients. He is also an experienced and highly regarded corporate law and insurance law attorney. I am grateful that he is my Partner, and give my full and unconditional endorsement to the finest attorney that I know.


    Denise Santangelo Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Santangelo & Rodriguez, P.C.

202 Terminal Drive, Suite 4
Plainview, NY, 11803


NYCurrently registered 201003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star in InsuranceSuperLawyers2014
New York Metro Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2013
Cum LaudeTouro College- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2008
International Law Review- Articles EditorTouro College- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2008
Cali Award For Excellence in Drafting Commercial DocumentsThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2007
Cali Award for Excellence in Oral AdvocacyThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSantangelo & Rodriguez, P.C.2010 - Present
Staff AttorneyCozen O'Connor2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2012 - Present
New York attorney referral networkMember2012 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Young Lawyers CommitteeCo-chair2011 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Long Island Lawyers NetworkMember2011 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Trial Tactics CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Family Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
New York Attorney NetworkMember2011 - Present
Insurance ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Insurance Industry ExecutivesMember2011 - Present
Cali Award WinnersMember2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
AV v. MVSuccessfully negotiated a very favorable stipulation of settlement for my client.
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
The Nassau LawyerYoung Lawyer of the Month2013
New York Divorce BlogPendente Lite (Interim) Counsel Fees2012
The Nassau LawyerOutstanding Young Lawyer of the Month2012
Firm BioSantangelo & Rodriguez, P.C. firm bio.2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Hofstra University School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Round Table Discussion with the Summer Interns of the Nassau County CourtsRound Table Discussion with the Summer Interns of the Nassau County CourtsN/A