Elyssa Fried-De Rosa Managing Attorney

Elyssa Fried-De Rosa

Personal Injury | Managing Attorney Department Supervisor

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Vassar College, B.A.
Pace University, J.D.


New York

Winning Case Highlights

$2,500,000.00 Settlement Motor Vehicle Crash Settlement

A 23-year-olddriving in Monticello crossed over a double yellow line and crashed into our client’s car. Ms. Fried-De Rosa assisted in settling this case prior to depositions.

$2,300,000.000 Distracted Driving Settlement

A distracted driver struck our client, a Rockland County resident. Ms. Fried-DeRosa assisted in settling this case prior to depositions for the full amount of insurance coverage.

$1,500,000.000 Motor Vehicle Crash Settlement

A construction contractor ordered a dumpster for industrial waste during renovations of a Newburgh commercial building, but the garbage company left the dumpster in the public street without cones or warning signs. our client, a motorcyclist, struck the dumpster and was seriously injured. Thanks in part to Ms.Fried-DeRosa, the insurance company agreed to settle for $1,500,000.

$275,000 Settlement – Hotel Fails to Remove Ice

Our client, a 25-year-old Newburgh resident, was walking through a hotel parking lot when she fell and slipped on ice. The owners of the hotel failed to properly salt or sand the parking lot, creating a dangerous situation. Our client sustained broken bones, a dislocated fibula and torn ligament which required surgery with hardware (plates and 16 screws). Attorneys Brian Acard and Elyssa Fried-De Rosa were able to settle the case for $275,000.

In her spare time Elyssa enjoys gardening, pottery, swimming, theatre, and she is passionate about animal rescue.  Ms. Fried –De Rosa spearheads an annual fundraiser for the local SPCA (casual for claws).

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Elyssa Fried-De Rosa is the Managing Attorney Department Supervisor Partner at Finkelstein and Partners. She has worked at the Firm for over 25 years.

In 1981 Ms. Fried-De Rosa earned her Bachelors degree from Vassar college-having graduated cum laude.

In 1987 Ms. Fried-De Rosa earned her Juris Doctor degree-from Pace University School of Law having graduated with honors. She is the recipient of three American Jurisprudence awards in the fields of Property, Remedies and New York practice respectively.

Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1988 she practiced both plaintiff and defense work until joining Finkelstein and partners in 1992. In her position with previous law firms she has handled cases from inception to trial which included conducting legal research and writing, drafting motions and pleadings, undertaking court appearances and conducting depositions, arbitrations and mediations.

As a managing attorney with Finkelstein & partners Elyssa has handled thousands of plaintiff’s personal injury cases. She now practices strictly in house and attends primarily to the needs of her clients and the management of cases. She has been instrumental in securing multi million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of her clients. She has assisted in teaching a CLE course in municipal law and currently assists with the Law Firms CLE  program and is the past editor of the “Results” publication  for the Law Firm. She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association.

Prior to law school Ms. Fried-De Rosa worked as a social worker and assisted families who were struggling to care appropriately for their children. She met her husband Nicholas while she was a social worker and he was a practicing attorney.