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We are proud of the experience and diversity represented by our attorney staff.  Below, please find brief biographical details of each attorney, including their background, their dates of admission to practice law, and the jurisdictions to which they have been admitted to practice law.

Frank Weiss  (RET)

Education: B.S., American University, 1958; L.L.B., American University College of Law, 1961.

Professional:  Former Trial Counsel for the State Insurance Fund, concentrating in occupational disease claims; Hearing attorney and trial counsel, concentrating in workers' compensation and disability benefit claims for various major insurance companies.

Founding Partner. Admitted to practice in New York (1969)

 

Bruce E. Wexler 

Education: B.S., Ohio Northern University, 1967; J.D., St. Johns Law School, 1973.

Professional:  Former Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New York; Former hearing attorney and trial counsel for Consolidated Mutual Insurance Company of New York, concentrating in workers' compensation claims.

Managing Partner; Admitted to practice in New York (1974) and New Jersey (1975)

 

Darryl S. Wornow

Education: B.A., University of Delaware, 1987; J.D., cum laude, Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1990.

Professional:  Managing Partner, concentrating in areas of workers’ compensation and general liability defense for various major insurance companies and self-insured clients; Lecturer in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation Law.

Managing Partner: Admitted to practice in New York (1991) and New Jersey (1991)

 

Ronald S. Einziger

Education:  B.A., City College of New York, 1968; J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1971.

Professional:  Former Senior Attorney and Trial Counsel for the State Insurance Fund 1971 – 1980; Trial Attorney, Bower & Gardner, P.C., 1980 – 1984; Senior trial attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation defense. 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1972)

 

Jerry A. Cohn

Education:  B.A., cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1972; M.A. and Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1978; J.D., St. John’s School of Law, 1987.

Professional:  Former Staff Attorney with Social Security    Administration, 1987 – 1989; Former Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New York Law Department, 1989 – 1992, concentrating in workers' compensation claims; Senior Associate concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1988) 

 

Donna M. Salvo

Education:  B.A., summa cum laude, Fordham University, 1989; J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1992.

Professional:  Attorney concentrating in Section 32 settlements, complex file analysis and workers’ compensation defense.

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1992) and New Jersey (1992)

 

Kristofor T. Fantulin

Education:  B.A., Fordham University, 1988; J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1991.

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1992), New Jersey (1992), Pennsylvania (1992) and Connecticut (1991)

 

Cory I. Zimmerman

Education: B.S., Cornell University; 1989; J.D., Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1992.

Professional:  Attorney concentrating in all areas of litigation, concentrating in defense of employer liability actions, arbitration and intercompany transfer/subrogation.  

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1993), New Jersey (1992), Washington D.C. (1993) and Colorado (1993) 

 

Brian B. McDonnell

Education:  B.A., Southampton College, 1984; J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1996.

Professional: Litigation Associate, Rubenstein & Rynecki, 1997; Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense. 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1997) and  New Jersey (1996)

 

Brian J. Connor

Education:  B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College, 1991; J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1994.

Professional: Former Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, Workers' Compensation Division; Honored with "Legal Rookie of the Year" award from Mayor of NYC; Former in-house workers' compensation defense counsel for Nationwide, Wausau and Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies, and for Pepsi Bottling Group; Honored by AIG / Chartis Insurance in 2011 as one of top ten defense litigation attorneys in the United States.  Mr. Connor lectures extensively throughout the country on workers' compensation matters and frequently conducts educational seminars with carriers, self-insured employers, third party administrators and industry groups; Featured Contributor, Safety and Workers’ Compensation Strategies: To Unleash Productivity and Profits (2016); Author of weekly case law, practice and regulatory updates.

Partner; Admitted to practice in New York (1995) and Massachusetts (1994)

 

Mary Colletta

Education:  B.A., summa cum laude, St. John’s University, 1989; J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1992.

Professional:  Former in-house trial attorney for Kemper Insurance Companies; ; Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation defense and subrogation.

Partner; Admitted to practice in New York (1993)

 

Maggie L. Tam

Education:  B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, 1988; J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1993.

Professional:  Former Agency Attorney for the City of New York Police Department Legal Bureau, 1996 – 2000;  Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1994) and New Jersey (1993)

 

Heather A. Galfunt

Education:  B.A., Northwestern University, 1993; J.D., Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1996.

Professional:   Legislative Attorney for NYC Council, 1996 – 2000; Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1997)

 

Gary M. Wexler

Education:  B.A., cum laude, Muhlenberg College, 1998; J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2003.

Professional:   Attorney concentrating in claim resolution, complex file analysis , Section 32 drafting and workers’ compensation defense.

Partner; Admitted to practice in New York (2004)

 

 

Alejandro Clemente

 

Education: B.A, State University of New York at Stonybrook 1998; J.D. St. John's School of Law, 2001.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense. Former, Head/Managing Attorney             - AIG – NY Workers’ Compensation Staff Counsel’s Office

 

Junior Partner Admitted to practice in New York (2002)

 

 

 

Stacie L Boomstra

 

Education: B.A., Northwestern University, 2000; J.D. , Boston University School of Law, 2003.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York  (2004)

 

 

 

Ronna Horwitz-Bard

 

Education:  B.A., cum laude, Brandeis University , 1990; J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1993.

 

Professional: Former Partner, Turley, Redmond & Rosasco, LLP, 1996 – 2008; Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation defense and complex settlements.

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1994) and New Jersey (1994)

 

 

Andrea Catalano

 

Education: B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo , 2004; J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2007.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation appellate practice.

 

Junior Partner; Admitted to practice in New Jersey (2007) New York (2008), and Florida (2008)

 

 

 

Sara R. Spiegel

 

Education: B.A., The Pennsylvania State University , 2004; J.D., Benjamin Cardozo School of Law , 2007.

 

Professional: Attorney specializing in claim resolution and settlement.

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2008)

 

 

 

Kathryn Giusio

 

Education: B.A., Hamilton College , 1995, J.D., Brooklyn Law School , 2001.

 

Professional: Workers compensation attorney since 2003.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2002) and Connecticut (2002)

 

 

 

Nabisubi Musoke

 

Education: B.A., Rutgers the State University of New Jersey , 1993; J.D., Rutgers School of Law , 1999.

 

Professional: Former Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New York Law Department, Workers’ Compensation Division and Labor & Employment Division; Former senior attorney, Special Funds Conservation Committee; Former Assistant General Counsel, MTA New York City Transit, Workers’ Compensation Division.  Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to Practice in New York (2001); United States District Court – Eastern and Southern Districts of New York (2001) and New Jersey (2000)Education:

 

 

 

Margaret Mihas

 

Education: B.A.,  New York University , 1984; C.F.P., Adelphi University , 1986; J.D. Brooklyn Law School , 1990.

 

Professional: Former senior associate at Pl Partners, in house counsel to Ernst & Young (Greece), specializing in corporate law, international joint ventures, cross-border acquisitions and international arbitration; former senior associate at Zawacki, Everett, Gray & McLauglin specializing in insurance defense and civil litigation. Attorney concentrating in workers' compensation defense and coordinator of denied claims unit. 

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York  (1991)

 

 

 

Randi Santilli

 

Education: B.S., The State University of New York at Old Westbury, 2005; J.D., Touro Law Center , 2008.

 

Professional: Attorney specializing in workers' compensation defense and denied claims.

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2009):

 

 

 

Ilana Yunis

 

Education: B.A., University of Maryland , College Park, 2001; J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2004.

 

Professional: Former Associate specializing in criminal defense (2004 - 2006); Former Assistant Corporation Counsel at the NYC Law Department, Workers' Compensation Division (2006 - 2009); Attorney concentrating in workers; compensation trial defense.

 

Senior Associate: Admitted to practice in New York (2005)

 

 

 

Sean Lahiff 

 

Education: B.A., Providence College, 1988; J.D., St. Louis University, 1991

 

Professional: Former Assistant District Attorney in Orange County, NY; litigation associate at Sweeny & Riman, Ltd., Chicago, IL; Assistant County Attorney, Orange County, NY, Workers’ Compensation (1997 to 2009); Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in Illinois (1993 – currently retired) and New York (1997)

 

 

 

Ian J. Haberstro

 

Education :B.S., University of Washington, 1999; J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2006.

  

Professional: Attorney specializing in workers' compensation defense.

 

Associate; Admitted to Practice in New York (2007)

 

 

 

Janice A. Molloy

 

Education:  B.A., Manhattanville College, 1981; J.D., New York Law School, 1984.

 

Professional: Workers’ Compensation attorney with Pasternack, Tilker (1984-2005); Workers’ CompensationAttorney with Fischer Brothers (2005-2011); Workers’ Compensation Attorney with Grey and Grey (2011- 2012).

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1986);

 

 

 

Agatha Khishchenko

 

Education: New York University (B.A.), Boston University School of Law (J.D.)

 

Professional: Attorney specializing in workers' compensation defense.

 

Junior Partner; Admitted to practice in New York. (2007) ;

 

        

Michael R. Vitale

 

Education: B.A., City University of New York, 2009; J.D. New York Law School , 2012

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers' compensation appellate defense.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York. (2013) and New Jersey (2012)

 

 

Samantha R. Wadell

 

Education: B.A., with honors, University of Michigan, 2008; J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2013

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in trial preparation, and workers' compensation defense. 

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2014) and New Jersey (2014).

 

 

 

Evan Perigoe

 

Education: B.A., Concordia University, 2004; LL.B. McGill University 2009; LL.M.  Columbia Law School, 2011.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers' compensation defense.  Former deputy magistrate and law clerk, Second Judicial District at Nome , Alaska .  Former Staff Attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corporation.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2010).

 

 

 

Michael J. Reynolds

 

Education:  B.A., Fordham University, 2006; J.D., St. John's University , 2009.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation appellate practice.

 

Junior Partner; Admitted to practice in New Jersey (2009); New York (2011); Southern District of New York (2015); District of New Jersey  (2015).

 

 

 

Matthew Palazzola

 

Education: B.A. & B.S., Boston University, 2007; Hofstra University Law School, 2011. J.D.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2012) and New Jersey (2011).

 

 

 

Brian E. Wilensky

 

Education: B.A. State University of NY at Albany, 1989 , J.D., Touro Law School, 1993;

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation trial defense. Former AIG in house workers’ compensation defense counsel.

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1993) and New Jersey (1992).

 

 

 

Betsy B. Goldkrand

 

Education: B.A. cum laude Brandeis University with honors in French language and literature, 1993; J.D. Touro Law School 1997. 

 

Professional: Claims Examiner Countrywide Insurance Company 1997; Attorney Foley Smit O'Boyle & Weisman 1998-2017, handling all aspect of workers compensation claims

 

Senior Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (1998).

 

 

 

 

Paul Elyash

 

Education: B.S., magna cum laude, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2008; J.D., University at Buffalo Law School , 2012.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation defense. Former associate representing injured workers in workers’ compensation hearings. Former legal compliance specialist representing a retail energy marketer in state regulatory matters.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2014) .

 

 

 

 

Michael N. Lopez

 

Education: State  University of New York at New Paltz, 2006; Hofstra University School of Law 2012, 

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation summation defense.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York 

 

 

 

 

Jason D. Weissman

 

Education: Emory University, 2004; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2018.

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation defense.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2009)

 

 

 

 

Brooke A. Atkinson

 

Education: B.S. cum laude St John's University, 2014; J.D., St. John's Universtiy School of Law, 2017. 

 

Professional: Attorney concentrating in workers’ compensation appelate  defense.

 

Associate; Admitted to practice in New York (2018)

 

 

 

 

 



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