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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
General Defense
Congdon Flaherty O'Callaghan Reid Donlon Travis & Fishlinger
333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 502
Uniondale, New York 11553-3625Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 516-542-5900
Fax: 516-542-5912
E-Mail: Cschnepp@cfolegal.com
www.cfolegal.com
Practice Areas
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1975

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Subrogation
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AmTrust North AmericaCalifornia Casualty Management Company
Century Insurance GroupChubb Services Corporation
Crawford & CompanyKemper Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyThe Main Street America Group
MetLife Auto & HomeNational General Insurance Company
New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance CompanyNew York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal
New York Schools Insurance ReciprocalNew York State Insurance Department, Liquidation Bureau
Peerless Insurance CompanySedgwick CMS
State Insurance Fund of New YorkWestern World Insurance Group
The Wright Insurance Companies
Non-Insurance Clients
Interstate Brands CompanyNew York City Housing Authority
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Personnel Information
Founder
Alan E. Congdon — (1932-1989)
Partners
Lawrence H. Reid, Jr. — (1946-2015)
Michael S. Congdon — (Retired)

Edward J. Donlon — (Retired)

James J. Leyden, Jr. — (Retired)

Laura A. Endrizzi
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1984
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1962
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Thomas M. Evans
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1988
Memberships:
  • New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
Education:
  • St. John's University, B.A., 1985
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Born:1964
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William J. Fishlinger
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1971
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1944
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John P. Flaherty
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • Hawaii, 1972
  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
Memberships:
  • Hawaii State, Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Hofstra University, B.A. (cum laude), 1969
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1972
  • Columbia University Law Masters Program
Law Review:
Fordham Law Review
Born:1948
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Christine Gasser
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1974
  • Fordham University, M.S., 1978
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1987
Law Review:
Editor, St. John's Law Review
Born:1953
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Jane M. O'Callaghan
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1994
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Regis College, B.A., 1988
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1994
Born:1966
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Paula Pavlides
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1996
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • Queens County Bar Association
Education:
  • Loyola College, B.A., 1992
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Born:1970
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Charles M. Schnepp, Jr.
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Memberships:
  • New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Dowling College, B.B.A., 1973
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1983
Born:1951
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Francis X. Schroeder
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2006
Memberships:
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.S., 1981
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Born:1959
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Kathy A. Schulze-Leyden
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1989
  • New York, 1990
Additional Biographical Details:
Registered Nurse, New York State
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
Education:
  • Adelphi University, B.S.N., 1982
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1989
Born:1960
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Francis A. Travis
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
Memberships:
  • New York State and Nassau Bar Associations
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., 1969
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 1979
Law Review:
Editor, Vermont Law Review
Born:1947
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Associates
Robert T. Krause — (Retired)

Thomas J. Cicillini
Uniondale, NY
Years of Experience:4
Admitted
  • New York, 2014
Education:
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:1987
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Avis Spencer Decaire
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • Siena College, B.A., 1996
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1999
Born:1974
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James V. Derenze
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1988
Education:
  • Adelphi University, B.A., 1982
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Born:1959
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Kathleen D. Foley
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1992
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1994
Memberships:
  • New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1985
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Law Review:
Editor, St. John's Law Review
Born:1963
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Joseph S. Holotka
Uniondale, NY
Years of Experience:33
Admitted
  • New York, 1984
Education:
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1982
Language:
  • Spanish
Born:1956
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Heather J. Mondelli
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2001
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2004
Memberships:
  • New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., 1997
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Born:1975
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Thomas J. Nemia
Uniondale, NY
Years of Experience:30
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Connecticut
  • New York, 1990
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., 1984
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1962
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Lynne B. Prommersberger
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
Education:
  • New York Institute of Technology, B.S., 1978
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 1991
Born:1956
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Jason L. Pullman
Uniondale, NY
Years of Experience:7
Admitted
  • New York, 2010
Education:
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1985
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Michael T. Reagan
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1999
Education:
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A. Political Science, 1997
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1999
Born:1966
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Of Counsel
Richard M. O'Callaghan — (Retired)

Warren J. Finnell
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1958
Memberships:
  • New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Harvard College, B.A., 1952
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1955
Born:1930
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Richard J. Nicolello
Uniondale, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1987
Memberships:
  • New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • New York State Association of School Attorneys
  • Education Law Committee of Nassau Bar
  • Nassau County Legislature
Education:
  • St. John's University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1982
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)