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Category Archives: Finkelstein News

Watch Andrew Finkelstein – Personal Injury Court’s Only NY Legal Commentator

Attorneys Across America Andrew Finkelstein

You may be seeing more of our own Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein in the coming weeks! That’s because he was specially selected to be New York’s only legal commentator on Personal Injury Court, a new national television program. Judge M. Gino Brogdon, Sr. is the presiding judge on Personal Injury Court, a legal courtroom program -->

Jury Awards our Client, a Victim of Cyber Bullying, a Record $4 Million

A Rockland County jury made history this past Friday awarding cyber-bullying victim Meredith Trussell-Slutsky $500,000 in compensatory, and $3.5 million in punitive damages for libelous defamation. Ms. Trussell-Slutsky, a longtime elementary school teacher, mother of two, and community volunteer was bullied for more than 6 months in 2017 via a series of malicious and fictitious -->

Congratulations to Personal Injury Attorney Melody Gregory

Congratulations to Personal Injury Attorney Melody Gregory

Please join us in a round of applause for Managing Attorney Melody Gregory, one of a select group of Women in Business honored by Hudson Valley Magazine! Each year Hudson Valley magazine carefully selects 15 of the Hudson Valley’s most accomplished and inspiring executives, entrepreneurs, government and nonprofit leaders.  mag_cover.jpg Melody, a Finkelstein and Partners -->

Encouraging Students to Consider the Consequences of Distracted Driving

Encouraging Students to Consider the Consequences of Distracted Driving

Each year, through our C2Q initiative, we travel to high schools throughout New York State to help educate young drivers about the risks of driving distracted. We tailor our presentations to meet the needs of each school we attend. In some cases, our personal injury attorneys speak in an auditorium setting to hundreds of students, -->

An Afternoon Spent with Newburgh Youth Group

An Afternoon Spent with Newburgh Youth Group

Yesterday personal injury attorney David Gross hosted a group of students from Northeast Gateway to Freedom, a Newburgh non-profit dedicated to bettering the lives of Newburgh’s youth.   The main goal is to prevent crime and empower youth by giving them hope, vision, and encouragement for their future. We are an innovative safe haven for -->

Wishing Three Members of Our Team Well in Their Next Chapter

Wishing Three Members of Our Team Well in Their Next Chapter

Today we celebrated three members of our F&P family and wished them well in their retirement. Collectively, Human Resources Director Dr. Carl Gold, Referral Coordinator Donna D’Ortona, and Paralegal Carolyn Harvey have spent more than 51 years assisting our clients and contributing to the firm. “In many ways, what sets us apart is the way -->

All Fans Can Get behind Yankee’s Anti-Bullying Message

All Fans Can Get behind Yankee's Anti-Bullying Message

The New York Yankees may not be your favorite MLB team, but they recently made a play we can all cheer on. In April of 2018, the Yankees organization posted a video featuring 24 of its players and manager, Aaron Boone, sharing a series of supportive messages to a victim of bulling. Earlier in the -->

Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein Presents Senator Bonacic with Champion of Justice Award

Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein Presents Senator Bonacic with Champion of Justice Award

On Monday, April 30th Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein attended the New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association’s (NYSTLA) annual Civil Justice Lobby Day. The purpose of Civil Justice Lobby Day is to defend the Civil Justice System and the rights of all New Yorkers. Just last year Mr. Finkelstein worked with key members of NSYSTLA and -->

Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein to Lead Newly Established Class Action Committee

Potential Grant Opportunity for Veterans' Groups

The New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) appointed Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein to lead a newly established Class Action Committee.  What is a class action suit?  A class action suit is a tool that enables attorneys to hold defendants accountable when many plaintiffs suffer similar harm and can be effective in preventing corporations from inflicting -->

Kicking off American Heart Month

Kicking off American Heart Month

Today kicks off the American Heart Association’s American Heart Month. In preparation for American Heart Month, our team has been hard at work creating little red hats for the Little Hats, Big Hearts project.  lhbh3.jpg “Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to celebrate American -->

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Giving Back this Holiday Season

For many of us the holiday season is a joyous, but hectic time. It is our goal at Finkelstein & Partners to remain connected to our community and give back to those in need. Melody Gregory, a Finkelstein & Partners Managing Attorney recently shared a letter she received from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of -->

Managing Attorney Melody Gregory named September Citizen of the Month by Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

Managing Attorney Melody Gregory named September Citizen of the Month by Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

Congratulations to Melody Gregory on this well-deserved honor! “‘Melody is a great example of what hard work and dedication can help someone accomplish,’ Neuhaus said. ‘She also is a model for what it means to ‘pay it forward.’ Melody’s passion for serving her community is appreciated and is to be commended. I’m inspired by her -->

Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein Receives Lifetime Recognition Award

Please join the Finkelstein & Partners team in congratulating Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein who recently received America’s Top 100 Attorney Lifetime Recognition Award. “Selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments merit a lifetime achievement recognition. Lifetime Achievement recognition among America’s Top 100 -->

The Importance of Giving Back

Finkelstein & Partners is proud to employ so many individuals who are dedicated to bettering our communities. Kirsten Hansen, a long time firm employee has delivered over 1,000 meals and brightened many lives while volunteering with Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh. Thank you Kirsten, for all of your great work.  Click here to more -->

2017 Civil Justice Lobby Day

Today Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein & Senior Trial Attorney George Levy are in Albany meeting with legislators to help protect New Yorkers’ rights and access to civil justice. Legislators are being urged to move forward on a number of topics that effect New Yorkers and their families, including: 1. Lavern’s Law. “New York is one -->

Commit to Quit Distracted Driving Spring Events in Full Swing

Elizabeth Wolff, Personal Injury attorney, traveled to Edmondson High School in late April to speak with students about the dangers of distracted driving. eaw_5.2.jpg  She was accompanied by our community partners and other safe driving advocates, including Emma Grace O’Rourke. Emma’s life changed forever when her father was hit by a speeding and distracted driver. -->

Happy 40th Anniversary to Newburgh Managing Attorney, Melody Gregory

Congratulations, Melody, and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our clients and to our community! “The firm was founded 56 years ago, and it’s taken a lot of people, effort, energy and commitment to build what we’ve been able to build together, central to that has been Melody, on lots -->