I received a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1996, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1993.
I was admitted to practice in the State of New York in 1997, the District of Columbia in 1998, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York in 1997.
Upon graduation from law school, I began my legal career by representing both secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Proceedings, and defending creditors in Federal Court actions brought pursuant to the Consumer Credit Protection Act. My practice was in both State and Federal Courts representing individuals and businesses.
I have extensive experience in representing insurance companies in first-party insurance coverage matters, including cases of suspected fraud, arson and exaggerated claims/damages. These claims include fraudulent auto theft claims, fraudulent burglary/theft claims, fire/arson claims, fraudulent water damage claims and claims involving exaggerated or fraudulent damages. As a result, I have issued legal opinion letters regarding coverages and disclaimers of coverage. I have successfully litigated and defended insurance companies in numerous actions brought in the New York State Courts.
I have years of experience representing policy holders in disputes with insurance companies regarding coverage and the denial of claims, as well as representing both injured persons and policy holders in third-party liability/bodily injury claims.
I am an accomplished trial and appellate attorney, having conducted numerous trials in the Counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, as well as the five boroughs of New York City. I have obtained jury verdicts in favor of my clients in these venues, including in cases of suspected insurance fraud.