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Christopher J. Power

Special Counsel
105 Maxess Road
Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 227-6360
(631) 232-6184 - Fax
CJPower@mdwcg.com

Chris is a member of the Casualty Department where he handles cases involving New York State Labor Law, construction accidents, premises liability, products liability, auto liability and general liability.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked  for  a medium size defense firm, handling auto claims throughout the New York Metropolitan area, successfully arguing summary judgment  motions and obtaining a defendant's verdict in the Bronx.

Chris spent more than a decade working for a national insurance carrier after college and during law school in various positions including claims adjuster, claims supervisor as well as nationwide claims oversight with experience participating in both claim and law firm audits. After law school, Chris spent seven years as a trial attorney with the insurance carrier and later became their Litigation Director for 13 years.  His first hand knowledge of the insurance industry and familiarity with their policies allows him to effectively and efficiently counsel clients on their  litigation issues.

Chris graduated cum laude from The State University of New York  at Utica Rome in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He received his juris doctor from Touro School of Law in Huntington, New York in 1996.

Education

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY (J.D., 1996)

  • SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, Utica, NY (B.S., 1978)

    Honors: cum laude

    Major: Criminal Justice

Education

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (J.D., 1996)
  • SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome (B.S., cum laude, 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1996

Associations & Memberships

  • Suffolk County Bar Association

Year Joined Organization: 2018

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