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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


29 Broadway, 27th Floor, New York, New York 10006

Established: 2000

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employer Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligence
  • Coverage Issues
  • Environmental Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Probate Litigation

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About Us

FRENCH & CASEY, LLP is a progressive, full-service law firm comprised of talented and effective professionals who are dedicated to serving their client's legal needs. Based in the Financial District in lower Manhattan, FRENCH & CASEY, LLP is well respected throughout the New York City metropolitan area. We have successfully represented our clients in a wide range of legal matters, including complex litigation, transactional planning, and sensitive negotiations. Our clients range from large corporations and international insurance companies to small businesses, contractors, and individual entrepreneurs.

FRENCH & CASEY, LLP approaches every case with a focus on prompt, professional service. We always seek to employ the most cost effective resolution strategy, including the coordinated and aggressive use of dispositive motion practice, to resolve a lawsuit. However, we understand that some matters cannot be amicably resolved, and our attorneys enjoy a proven track record of success at trial in both state and federal courts.

The partners, associates and professional staff at FRENCH & CASEY, LLP are committed to providing our clients with unique and proactive resolution strategies. We provide detailed and timely responses to all inquiries making it easy for clients to stay apprised of the status of their matters. Put simply, we strive to take the agitation out of litigation.

We are proud that both New York City and New York State have officially certified French & Casey, LLP as a Women Business Enterprise ("WBE").

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Additional Locations

  • Douglaston, New York
  • 42-24 235th Street
  • Douglaston, New York 11363
    • Telephone: 718-428-5292
    • Fax: 718-352-5706

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • The Ameris Corporation
  • Breeze National, Inc.
  • Dormitory Authority State of New York
  • Gretchen Bellinger Inc
  • Long Island Power Authority
  • Modell's Sporting Goods
  • Morganti Group, Inc.
  • National Grid, USA Service Co., Inc.
  • Navillus Construction Inc.
  • New York & Atlantic Railway
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
  • Safway Atlantic Hoisting & Scaffolding Solutions
  • The Salvation Army
  • S&E Bridge & Scaffold LLC
  • Titan Contracting Group

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Personnel Information

Partners


Joseph A. French

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1988
Additional Biographical Details:

Special Master, New York County Supreme Court (1989-Present)

Memberships:
  • New York State and Queens County Bar Associations
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. (with highest honors), 1979
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1983
Law Review:
Catholic University Law Review (1982-1983)

Born: 1956

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Moira E. Casey

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1988
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1979
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1983
Law Review:
Production Editor, Catholic University Law Review (1981-1983)

Born: 1957

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Beth Rex

New York, NY

Years of Experience: 30

Admitted
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, B.A. (cum laude), 1979
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1987

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Susan A. Romano

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1998
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A. (with honors), 1993
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1996

Born: 1971

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Douglas R. Rosenzweig

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2006
Memberships:
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2000
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 2003

Born: 1977

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Lance E. Benowitz

New York, NY

Admitted
  • California, 1995
  • New York, 1996
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1991
  • University of Southern California School of Law, J.D., 1994

Born: 1970

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Counsel



Andre A. Brochetelli

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2001
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A. Political Science, 1996
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 2000

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Barry Meade

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • St. John's University, B.S., 1987
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Born: 1953

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Associates



Ruth Kavanagh

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
Memberships:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Education:
  • Seton Hall University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2002
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2005

Born: 1980

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Bolam Kim

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2017
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., 2008
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2011
Law Review:
Executive Editor, University of Connecticut School of Law Law Review
Language:
  • Korean

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Scott J. Laird

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2011
Education:
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 2007
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2010

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Margaret N. McGannon

New York, NY

Admitted
  • Vermont, 2017
  • New York, 2018
Education:
  • Duke University, B.A., 2010
  • Arizona State University, M.Ed., 2012
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 2016
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. J. Douglas McCullough, North Carolina Court of Appeals

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Sarah A. Trepel

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2015
Education:
  • New York University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2010
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2014
Law Review:
Managing Editor, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law
Language:
  • German

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