On the Pulse…Our Long Island, New York Office

By Anna M. DiLonardo, Esq.*

For five years now I have had the honor of being the managing attorney for the Long Island office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. When I joined the firm in October 2011 and opened the doors of the firm's easternmost office, I could only imagine what the future would hold. When I first wrote an article for Defense Digest in March 2012 introducing our brand new location on Long Island, we were a small office with four lawyers specializing in toxic tort litigation. Today, we are an office of 15 lawyers who have extensive expertise in nearly every area of defense litigation and practice.

Long Island, which geographically includes Brooklyn and Queens (two of the five boroughs of New York City), is one of the most highly populated islands in the world with 7.75 million people. Its varied and large population, along with its proximity to Manhattan, makes the island attractive to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. With our recent move to Melville, we are now truly located in the heart of Long Island, and with our expanding team of lawyers, we have the legal talent to help businesses and professionals with all of their legal defense needs. Our talented team of lawyers have a diverse background.

We are fortunate to have a sophisticated and knowledgeable group of lawyers in our Casualty Department. Robert Faller, Neil Higgins, Jennifer Robert, Mark Agin and Avi Goldstein have extensive trial experience in both federal and state courts. They have defended cases involving labor law, contractual disputes, maritime law, retail liability, property loss, SIU, insurance fraud and practically every other type of tort liability possible. Martin Schwartzberg and William Pirk each have over 25 years of trial experience representing professionals and companies in construction law matters. Their experience in design defect, professional malpractice and breach of contract claims is known throughout the industry.

Kevin Ryan and Michael Kelly have defended health professionals and hospitals at all levels, from disciplinary procedures to trial. Their advice and counsel is respected and sought after by both health care professionals and fellow members of the bar. Daniel Levin provides counsel to insurers with regard to coverage and claim handling. His advice and opinion are respected in all fields ranging from maritime to aviation to construction defect claims. Rounding out our office is the toxic tort litigation team, which includes Colleen Cronin, Andrew Warshauer, Dr. Noriel Sta. Maria, Sam Ruggeri and me. We represent companies of all sizes involved in asbestos, lead paint and various other types of toxic tort claims.

Making our office complete is our stellar staff of secretaries, paralegals, office support and management. These hard working individuals are truly the heart of the office. It is truly an honor to be a part of such a stellar team.

*Anna is the managing attorney of our Long Island office. She can be reached at 631.227.6346 or amdilonardo@mdwcg.com.



Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2016. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING pursuant to New York RPC 7.1. © 2016 Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be reprinted without the express written permission of our firm. For reprints, contact tamontemuro@mdwcg.com.