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M c CABE & MACK LLP J. JOSEPH McGOWAN PHILLIP SHATZ DAVID L. POSNER ATTORNEYS AT LAW MICHAEL A. HAYES, JR. ELLEN L. BAKER HAROLD L. MANGOLD SCOTT D. BERGIN ALBERT M. ROSENBLATT RICHARD R. DuVALL RALPH A. BEISNER LANCE PORTMAN 63 WASHINGTON STREET JESSICA L. VINALL RICHARD J. OLSON POST OFFICE BOX 509 MATTHEW V. MIRABILE KIMBERLY HUNT LEE POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12602-0509 CHRISTINA M. BOOKLESS TELEPHONE: (845) 486-6800 JOHN E. MACK KAREN FOLSTER LESPERANCE (1874-1958) REBECCA M. BLAHUT FAX: (845) 486-7621 JOSEPH A. McCABE JODIE M. HANRAHAN (1890-1973) MICHELLE ALMEIDA IAN C. LINDARS EDWARD J. MACK SEAN M. KEMP www.mccm.com (1910-1998) NOELLE M. PECORA JOSEPH C. McCABE (1925-1981) DIRECT TELEPHONE: (845) 486-6800 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org INSURANCE DEFENSE LITIGATION RESUME McCabe & Mack is a general practice firm consisting of 22 attorneys with a special litigation unit of seven who handle insurance defense matters. We practice regularly in the Mid-Hudson Valley with a particular emphasis on Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Columbia, Greene, Ulster and Sullivan counties and to a lesser extent, New York City and the Albany area. We also appear with regularity in the Federal Courts of the Southern District and the Northern District of New York. We routinely handle direct defense assignments from Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Eastern Mutual Insurance Company, Tower Risk Management, New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Sterling Insurance Company, Trident Insurance Services (Argonaut Insurance), Community Mutual Insurance Company, New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR) and USAA. In addition, we defend liability claims filed against Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (our area’s major utility). We also represent the City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County and the City of Newburgh in the defense of general municipal claims as well as their police and public officials including employment and civil rights claims. We also have and are handling matters for Hertz Claim Management involving accidents with rental cars. In addition to these direct dealings with insurance carriers we work closely with many third-party administrators such as Gallagher Bassett, Crawford & Company, Vericlaims, Inc. and accept defense assignments on behalf of their varied clients. In lieu of listing all the attorneys in the firm, the following are those partners and associates, in the special litigation unit, active in the areas of insurance defense and municipal liability and civil rights claims. David L. Posner, born July 21, 1949. Graduated New York University School of Law, Cum Laude, 1975; admitted State and Federal Courts, Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuit, and United States Supreme Court; member of American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and American Board of Trial Advocates. David has been designated as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2007. Page 2 He joined McCabe & Mack in 1980 and became a partner in its litigation department in 1985. He handles defense of personal injury and civil rights litigation as well as appeals in state and in federal court. He has conducted trials in all the courts in which the office regularly appears including automobile negligence, products liability, Labor Law, civil rights and police liability. He handles the complete scope of all insurance defense files and also works extensively defending municipalities on general negligence and civil rights claims in state and federal courts. At the present time he is handling numerous claims pending against the City and Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County and Newburgh and other municipalities in all areas of municipal liability including civil rights, police, and employment. Scott D. Bergin, born April 13, 1960. Graduated Albany Law School of Union University 1985. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in December 1985, New York State Bar in January 1986, U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts, 1986. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. He joined McCabe & Mack in August of 1985 and became a partner in July 1991 in its litigation department. He handles the defense of personal injury files, including trials in automobile, premises liability, municipal liability, civil rights, products liability, school liability, Dramshop and labor law cases. He has taken numerous verdicts in a variety of State Supreme Courts. He has also handled appeals in both State and Federal Courts. Matthew V. Mirabile, born May 1, 1967. Graduated Pace University School of Law, 1992; admitted to practice in New York 1993; member of New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association and American Bar Association. While attending law school, Mr. Mirabile interned with the office of the District Attorney of Orange County as an appeals clerk writing appellate briefs. Prior to joining McCabe & Mack in July of 1996, Mr. Mirabile worked as an associate with the law firm of Larkin & Axelrod, P.C. in Newburgh, New York. Since joining McCabe & Mack, Mr. Mirabile has taken numerous verdicts in State Supreme Court in the defense of municipal liability and bodily injury claims in automobile and premises liability actions. Matt routinely defends arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association and prosecutes subrogation actions on behalf of our carriers. He became a partner in January, 2004. Kimberly Hunt Lee, born August 10, 1975. Graduated Albany Law School of Union University in 1999; admitted to practice in New York in 2000; admitted U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts; member of New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association and the New York State Women’s Bar Association. Since joining McCabe & Mack in August, 1999, Ms. Lee has participated in the defense of personal injury files, including trials, in automobile and premises liability cases. Ms. Lee also has experience conducting hearings and arguing appeals. She became a partner in January, 2009. Page 3 Christina M. Bookless, born July 23, 1969. Graduated Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 1997; admitted to practice in New York in 1998; member of New York State Bar Association and Dutchess County Bar Association. Since joining McCabe & Mack in August, 1998, Ms. Bookless has participated in the defense of bodily injury claims, including arguing appeals, conducting hearings, preparing pleadings and motions, conducting depositions and appearing in Court for conferences. Jodie M. Hanrahan, born September 3, 1976. Graduated from Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1998; graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2001; admitted to practice in New York in 2003; member of Dutchess County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association. Prior to joining McCabe & Mack, Ms. Hanrahan worked within the home office and claims departments for a property and casualty insurer and handled various cases involving municipal liability, products liability, school liability, premise liability, automobile liability, civil rights matters, as well as toxic torts and environmental hazard cases. Since joining McCabe & Mack in August, 2005, Ms. Hanrahan has participated in the defense of automobile liability cases, premise liability, and civil rights matters, including preparing pleadings and motions, conducting depositions and appearing in court for conferences. Ian C. Lindars, born July 15, 1977. Graduated Boston University 1999; graduated Albany Law School of Union University 2004. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2005; U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts in 2008. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Dutchess County Bar Association. He has also tried several small claims court cases and has experience with Supreme Court trials as well. Since joining McCabe & Mack in March, 2005, Mr. Lindars has participated in the defense of bodily injury claims resulting from automobile, premise liability and other types of accidents. He also represents insurance carriers in various types of subrogation claims resulting from auto, fire, flood and other types of accidents. Mr. Lindars has experience in drafting and arguing appeals, conducting trial, preparing pleadings and motions, conducting depositions and appearing in court for conferences.
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