Nancy Y. Morgan | Personal Injury
Director of Legal Operations
Areas of Practice –
Ski Liability Cases
Education – University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D.
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).
US Court of Appeals 10th Circuit US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit US District Court of NJ US District Court,
Eastern District of New York
US District Court Northern
Orange County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Present Activities: Coach, Mock Trial team, Lacordaire Academy, Upper Montclair, New Jersey; Board of Directors, Orange County Bar Association, Goshen N.Y. New York Bar Association Veteran’s Committee Outreach Chair and Elder Law Veterans Group liaison. New Jersey Bar Association Military and Veterans Committee.
Past Activities: President- School Board-,West Point, NY. Board of Directors Timbercreek, Vermont. Member, National
Nancy Y. Morgan is a Partner and Director of Legal Operations at Finkelstein and Partners in Newburgh, NY. Nancy graduated from the Lois D. Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville in 1986 and joined Finkelstein & Partners in early 1987. In the first five years with the firm, Nancy took over 45 verdicts. Between 1991 – 1996, Nancy accompanied her Active Duty Army husband when he was transferred. out of state. During those five years, she worked at Colorado Interstate Gas Company (Coastal) in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she was a senior trial attorney. She then worked at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, PA. where she developed the national litigation protocol for an asbestos product used in ship building. Nancy’s practice area expertise spans personal injury law, but she also has a specialized focus on negligent supervision, lack of security, and ski cases. Her recognitions include: the designation of Super Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and has a top (AV) rating by Martindale. Nancy is the founder of the Veterans’ Services Group and she administers the firm’s mentoring and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs.
In 2008, Nancy started the Veterans’ Services Group at Finkelstein and Partners and Fine, Olin and Anderman. Nancy and her husband settled in New York when he was assigned to the Staff & Faculty at West Point. When he retired after 24 years of service, , Nancy, a career Army spouse , witnessed firsthand how her husband had to fight for his Veterans’ disability benefits. His struggles inspired her to find a way to continue to serve others by assisting Veterans’ who were also struggling with the process of applying and being awarded the proper Veteran’s benefits they deserved. When the law changed to allow attorneys to assist Veterans with this process, she travelled to Washington D.C., and attended every available training option. Driven by her passion and under her supervision, the Veterans’ Services Group (VSG) at Finkelstein and Partners has developed into a national practice. The team collaborated with the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) to write the Amicus brief for the U.S. Supreme Court in the Henderson case. Her VSG team has helped hundreds of Veterans obtain the benefits they deserve. The VSG regularly volunteers to provide information and pro bono services for many events and clinics throughout the year and continue to work to assist Veterans and their families obtain the benefits they have earned.
As the Director for the Finkelstein and Partners Center for CLE program, Nancy has coordinated more than a dozen free programs each year.. Judges and attorneys have been recruited to add to the in-house expertise to help train and develop attorneys in a wide variety of topics.. The program presenters have come from a myriad of locations as well as specialties. The CLE Center was established in 1999 and continues to offer approved mandatory CLE credits for attorneys licensed in NY, NJ and PA..The program helps practitioners maintain and enhance the skills, techniques and procedures essential to the practice of law.
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