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l986 - Present Feldman Kleidman Coffey & Sappe, LLP Co-founder and managing partner

American Bar Association;
New York State Bar Association;
Member, Executive Committee, Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Section of the New York Bar Association, l984 - 1996;
Dutchess County Bar Association;
New York State Trial Lawyers Association;
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
NY Medical Defense Lawyers Association
Member, Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board, l989 - 1996

State of New York July 6, 1978
Federal Court - Southern, Eastern & Northern Districts of New York l980
U.S. Supreme Court -l986

Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York J.D. (l977) Magna Cum Laude Order of the Coif
Justinian Honorary Law Society
Who's Who in American Law, Second Edition

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland Graduate Assistant, School of Management

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York B.A. Chemistry (l974) Cum Laude

Jewish Community Center of Dutchess County Executive Committee 1988-2000, including Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President
LaGrange Soccer Club - 1995-2010; 2014 - present (Arbitrator 1995-1997; President 1997-2007; Secretary 2014 -2016; Arbitrator 2016- present) Created a special needs program for youth(1997) and for adults(2007) Created a premier level program for the elite player. Raised more than 150k to fully irrigate a new soccer complex

Hospice Foundation Inc (2008-2019 Treasurer 2010-2013 Chairperson 2014- 2019)

Hudson Valley Hospice Board of Directors (2016- present)

Family Services –Board Member 2019-

Arlington High School –Parents for Good Sports –founding board member 1994-1995

Town of Lagrange Recreation Committee 1999- present


2020 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Medical Malpractice Law--Defendants Hudson Valley Region

AV rated Martindale Hubbel 1992-present

Dutchess County Bar Association ---Jack Gartland Award for Community Service 2015

Sports Museum of Dutchess County Hall of Fame Inductee 2015

Bessie Payne Award from Dutchess ARC(their highest honor) for contributions to the special needs community 2006 and 2015

In May 2011 Community Foundation of Hudson Valley Professional Advisors Recognition for work to advance philanthropy and encourage charitable giving

April 2012 Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge #275 recognition for Meritorious Service to Sports –Lagrange Challenger Sports Programs

2018 Family Services Quality of Life Award (along with wife Rona) for improving and strengthening the community

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce 2016 Headliner Award -----Leadership in Business and Industry

Contact & Links
  • 995 Main Street
    PO Box A
    Fishkill, NY 12524
  • English
  • Syracuse University, J.D., graduated 1978
  • Ithaca College, BA, graduated 1974
Bar Admissions
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
State Clerkships
  • New York - Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, White Plains (2023)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, White Plains (2021)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, White Plains (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Bessie Payne Award from Dutchess ARC
  • Community Foundation of Hudson Valley Professional Advisors Recognition for work to advance charitable giving
  • Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge #275 recongition for Meritorious Service to Sports---Lagrange Challenger Sports programs
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation


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