Licensed in New York, I have extensive experience in civil litigation, successfully litigating major cases in a wide variety of fields, including premises liability, labor, contract, insurance and assault cases. I’ve also served as counsel to corporate boards and in Congress.  I believe deeply in the promise that the burgeoning renewable energy industry holds in addressing climate change.

Upon graduation from Cornell Law School, I served as Legislative Counsel for a Democratic Member of Congress representing a district encompassing both the Niagara Falls Storage FUSRAP Site Vicinity Properties (including Linde/Praxair) and Superfund sites (including Love Canal).  In Washington, I assisted the Member in negotiating with the DOE regarding the Linde FUSRAP site remediation, which ultimately led to a complete remediation of the site by the US Army Corps of Engineers. I also handled national defense, judiciary and other environmental issues.

After leaving Washington, I litigated cases to successful  civil litigation, co-founded Western New York’s first progressive talk radio station and worked on various political campaigns from the town to the federal level. In 2016, I served on the Clinton voter protection and document review legal teams. All along, I’ve been an active member of my community, coaching soccer and baseball.

Recently, I have consulted nonprofits, was appointed to serve on the Barrington Economic Development Committee and launched a campaign to run for Barrington Town Council with the endorsements of NOW-RI, The Young Democrats of Rhode Island and The Barrington Town Democratic Committee. I also was involved in the successful local effort to ensure that the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag will be raised above our Town Hall and local schools every June.

I will bring sophisticated advocacy skills, strategic legal analysis, and political experience to any organization. I would note that I am a member of the New York Bar Association and would be eligible to register as in-house counsel under Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Connecticut law.

I live in Barrington, Rhode Island with my wife and children, where I enjoy the beaches, playing sports with my kids, reading and exercise.

 

About

My Experience

  • Procuring and co-litigating on behalf of a young worker who lost the lower half of his leg when he was required to operate a forklift unfit for use on a ramp, achieving a seven-figure settlement
  • Saving a retired couple's retirement by convincing a judge in open court to reverse himself on summary judgment against the couple and order the homeowner's insurer to cover damages for an intentional tort committed by a non-party on their property.
  • Co-litigating an international case against a Canadian trucking company and driver operating illegally in the US, resulting in a successful seven-figure settlement.
  • Co-litigating a rare seven-figure plaintiff's verdict before a particular judge in Niagara County, New York for a worker whose hand was partially amputated due to employer's improper guarding and practices regarding an industrial dye press
  • Representing a rape victim who was volunteering at a hospital when she was attacked.
  • Representing three young men who were the victims of a planned assault and battery by a large mob of underage drinkers (at least one of whom had used cocaine) at a local bar, achieving a successful settlement
  • Successfully representing, drafting appellate briefs and/or advising clients in medical malpractice, auto accident, workplace negligence, small business contract disputes, estates and landlord/tenant cases, as well as researching and advising other attorneys on election law and child custody matters
  • Advising and assisting with the launch of and serving on the board of the first progressive talk radio station in Western New York, including directing management on issues including programming, marketing, sales and local events, as well as reviewing and advising management regarding affiliation agreements
  • Proudly volunteering as an attorney with the Clinton Voter Protection Team in Pennsylvania in 2016 as well as for the Clinton Victory Counsel during the 2016 election cycle, as well as working on a multitude of campaigns from the congressional, state and local levels.
  • Serving as legislative counsel to a Democratic Member of The US House of Representatives at the beginning of my career, which included work on federal environmental, energy, judiciary, agricultural and national defense issues. Responsibilities included research, representing the Member at various meetings, speechwriting, advising on votes, managing stakeholders regarding Superfund and FUSRAP site remediations and supporting the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base.
  • Serving on the Barrington, Rhode Island Economic Development Commission, the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag Raising Ceremony Committee and the board of a new nonprofit created to foster youth athletics.
  • Providing pro bono legal research and counsel to a notable individual rights nonprofit and an international women's, LGBT and environmental rights nonprofit.
  • I am a Cornell Law School graduate (JD, Concentration in Public Law ) and a SUNY Buffalo summa cum laude graduate (BA, Major in Political Science). Regarding my personal interests, I am a black belt in Krav Maga, a volunteer soccer coach and an enthusiastic but lousy skier.