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29 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York, New York 10006Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 212-797-3544
Fax: 212-797-3545
Mobile: 917-837-0355
E-Mail: jfrench@frenchcasey.com
www.frenchcasey.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
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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
ACE USAAmerican European Insurance Group, Inc
American Specialty Insurance Services, Inc.Associated Mutual Insurance Cooperative
Chubb Insurance CompanyClaims Administration Corporation
CNA Excess and SelectCNA Insurance Companies
Colony SpecialtyCommercial Underwriters Insurance Company
Crawford & CompanyEndurance Insurance
Endurance U.S. Insurance OperationsErie Insurance Group
Evanston Insurance CompanyGEICO
Generali - US BranchGreater New York Mutual Insurance Company
International Managers, Inc.K & K Insurance Group, Inc.
Lexington Insurance CompanyLiberty International Underwriters
National Grange Mutual Insurance CompanyPhiladelphia Insurance Companies
RLI/Mt. Hawley Insurance CompanySpecialty Risk Services, Inc. (SRS)
Zurich American Insurance Group
Non-Insurance Clients
The Ameris CorporationBreeze National, Inc.
Dormitory Authority State of New YorkGretchen Bellinger Inc
Long Island Power AuthorityModell's Sporting Goods
Morganti Group, Inc.National Grid, USA Service Co., Inc.
Navillus Construction Inc.New York & Atlantic Railway
Procter & Gamble CompanyRoosevelt Island Operating Corporation
Safway Atlantic Hoisting & Scaffolding SolutionsThe Salvation Army
S&E Bridge & Scaffold LLCTitan Contracting Group
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Personnel Information
Partners
Joseph A. French
New York, NY
E-Mail:jfrench@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:mcasey@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:brex@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:sromano@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:drosenzweig@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:lbenowitz@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:abrochetelli@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:bmeade@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:rkavanagh@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:bkim@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:slaird@frenchcasey.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2011
Education:
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 2007
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2010
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Miles A. Linefsky
New York, NY
E-Mail:mlinefsky@frenchcasey.com
Years of Experience:3
Admitted
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2015
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • Stony Brook University, B.A., 2010
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:1987
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Margaret N. McGannon
New York, NY
E-Mail:mmcgannon@frenchcasey.com
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
E-Mail:strepel@frenchcasey.com
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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