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senior partners
- Elizabeth Adels
- Patrick J. McDonnell
- Evan W. Klestzick
- Edward M. Ryan

junior partners
- Julie A. Linwood
- Stuart M. Flamen
- Joseph Schwarzenberg
- Michael Hanratty

associates
- Joseph Clark
- Ralph Franco
- Michael Giordano
- Sue Jean Jhun
- Pamela Gould Kipnis
- Joann Lanza
- Linda Mulé
- Sakol Muratovic
- Courtney Napoli
- James F. Scozzari
- Christopher Stevens



Ralph P. Franco, Jr.
516.213.3131


Mr. Franco has rejoined the firm, having originally been an associate between 1999 and 2001. Mr. Franco is a Trial and Appellate attorney, with in excess of 50 jury verdicts, both as Defense and Plaintiff Counsel. Mr. Franco also has 18 published appeals in the First and Second Departments of The Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

An aggressive and dedicated Trial and Appellate Attorney, Mr. Franco has obtained many favorable results for his varied client base over the years. While primarily concentrating his practice in the area of Personal Injury and Professional Liability, Mr. Franco has also had significant experience in Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence and Commercial litigation.

Mr. Franco has obtained numerous defense verdicts for insured clients in automobile accident, premises and professional liability cases over the years. As a Plaintiff attorney, he has obtained numerous Jury Verdicts in the six figure range for his clients.

Mr. Franco graduated from Hofstra University in 1989, with a major in Political science and History. He graduated Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995.

areas of practice
General Liability, Professional liability, Automobile Accident and Premises litigation. Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Commercial & Contract litigation, Municipal Law, Nursing Home Negligence, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense

Other Relevant Experience
Special Counsel, Incorporated Village of Freeport. Adjunct Faculty, Briarcliff College.

bar memberships
New York State, 1995
United States District Court Eastern & Southern Districts
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

publications
18 published appeals. Numerous reported Jury verdicts.

education
B.A., Hofstra University, 1989
Western Michigan University Thomas M, Cooley Law School