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Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. is an experienced and dedicated attorney that has provided the seriously injured with expert legal service for almost the last 30 years. We take cases that we believe in and because we believe in the cases we take, we work to make every case a success.



Peter has lectured on attorney ethics before the New York State Injured Workers Bar Association, and is “BV Distinguished Peer-Review Rated” by Martindale Hubbell. This rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and is based on the confidential opinions of lawyers and judges throughout the United States and Canada.



Mr. Cordovano’s reputation for personal attention, dedication of effort, and the case results his clients receive are second to none. Clients appreciate his hands-on approach and thorough preparation of their cases. Peter’s knowledgeable, personable staff takes pride in helping people understand the process and in getting them the help they need as quickly as possible.



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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
    29 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Social Security: 10%
    29 years, 100 cases
  3. Car Accident: 10%
    29 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (15-33%), Free consultation (40 minutes)

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  • John Henry Fisher

    Peter Cordovano, Esq. ranks among the top social security and workers' compensation lawyers in the Hudson Valley. In addition, Peter is a good guy and is easy to get along with.


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Contact info

Peter M Cordovano, P.C.

1 North Roberts Road
Highland, NY, 12528-2004


NYCurrently registered 198703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Motorade DriverPresident Reagan1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal InternFinkelstein, Kaplan, Levine, Gittlesohn & Tetenbaum , Newburgh NY1986 - 1986
AssociateAnthony M. Barraco, P.C., Highland NY1986 - 1992
Legal InternNew York State Attorney General's Office, Poughkeepsie NY1985 - 1985
Legal InternDutchess County Public Defender's Office, Poughkeepsie NY1984 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Injured Workers Bar Association (IWBA)Member & Former Executive Committee MemberN/A
Ulster County Bar AssociationPast Executive CommitteeN/A
Alpha Phi Delta (APD) Alumni Association of Manhattan CollegeMemberN/A
Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce (SUCC)MemberN/A
National Association of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)MemberN/A
Dutchess County Bar Association (DCBA)MemberN/A
Ulster County Bar Association (UCBA)MemberN/A
Colombian Lawyers of Rockland CountyMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)MemberN/A
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)MemberN/A
Injured Workers Bar AssociationPast Executive CommitteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anthony M. Barraco, P.C. v. RosendaleMade Law
David Miller v. City of PoughkeepsieMade Law
Boehm v. Estate of Mack by Pfaff-AdamsMade Law
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Manhattan CollegePre Medical SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IWBA Fall Coference - AlbanyAttorney Ethics2009
IWBA Spring Conference - BuffaloAttorney Ethics2008