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General Defense


Congdon Flaherty O'Callaghan Reid Donlon Travis & Fishlinger

333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 502, Uniondale, New York 11553-3625

Established: 1975

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Subrogation


Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Interstate Brands Company
  • New York City Housing Authority

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)

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