September 16, 2010: Two from Finkelstein & Partners Named Upstate Super Lawyers

Newburgh – Howard S. Finkelstein, founding partner of personal injury law firm Finkelstein & Partners LLP, is proud to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys have been named Upstate Super Lawyers. 

Managing partner Andrew G. Finkelstein and partner Kenneth L. Oliver have been recognized for outstanding achievement for their work in the field of personal injury law. This is Oliver’s fourth consecutive year being named to the Upstate Super Lawyer list. 

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Those named to this prestigious list have been chosen by their peers and through independent research. Each year, no more than 5% of New York’s attorneys receive the Super Lawyer recognition. The Super Lawyers listing, a division of Thomson Reuters, is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines across the country. 

“Being named Upstate Super Lawyers is testament to Andrew and Ken’s expertise, commitment, and dedication to the needs of the clients they serve,” said Howard Finkelstein. “They put their experience to work winning the toughest cases for our clients. On behalf of all us at Finkelstein and Partners, I extend heartfelt congratulations to Andrew and Ken and wish them continued success,” continued Mr. Finkelstein. 

Andrew Finkelstein, a resident of Cornwall, is a graduate of Syracuse University and Brooklyn Law School. He has successfully litigated wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases arising from defective drug and products, motor vehicle accidents, falls due to defective conditions, dog bites, construction site accidents, and air craft crashes. He was instrumental in recovering $9 million for a client injured at a construction site. 

Mr. Finkelstein is a frequent lecturer of Continuing Legal Education courses and is on the Board of Directors of Empire State Bank. 

Newburgh resident Kenneth Oliver is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and received his law degree from University of Vermont. An experienced trial attorney, Oliver has obtained many multi-million dollar results for firm clients, including a $28 million verdict for an Ulster County man. 

Mr. Oliver is a founding member of the Orange County Pro Bono Legal Services Corp and a former president of the Orange County Bar Association. He serves as a mentor to students participating in Newburgh Free Academy’s law academy and is an active supporter of the not-for-profit organization Hoops Express

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP