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Charles J. Barreras

CHARLES J. BARRERAS is a founding partner in the Chartwell Law Offices, LLP, where he handles employment law, general liability, insurance coverage, Heart & Lung, premises liability and workers’ compensation matters on behalf of the firm’s insurance company, self insured governmental and quasi-governmental clients.  He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and New York.  He is a 1987 graduate of...

Lauren M. Bilasz

LAUREN M. BILASZ is an associate in Chartwell’s New York City office. Ms. Bilasz received a B.A. in Politics from the New York University College of Arts and Science in 2008, and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2011.   At Cardozo, Ms. Bilasz’s Note was competitively selected for publication in the Cardozo Law Review, for which she was elected to serve as Executive Editor.  While in...

Adam T. Devine

Adam T. Devine defends self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators. He leverages his previous experience as a claimant-side attorney to represent his clients in the full lifecycle of compensation claims, including representation at hearings, settlement negotiations and depositions.  Mr. Devine has appeared at most of the southern New York hearing locations, and has developed strong relationships with the other professionals in the worker’s compensation field. Prior to joining Chartwell Law, Mr. Devine...

Linda Fridegotto

LINDA FRIDEGOTTO is a partner in Chartwell’s New York City office. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage analysis and litigation, subrogation and commercial litigation. In addition to prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment actions relating to insurance and indemnity obligations, Linda also advises domestic and foreign insurers in the handling of first-party property damage claims, third-party liability claims, casualty liability, products liability and employee, director, and officer liability actions. She also...

Andrew J. Furman

ANDREW J. FURMAN is an associate in Chartwell’s New York City office. He is a 2002 graduate of Columbia University and a 2007 graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Throughout law school Mr. Furman worked in the public sector, through clinical programs and internships at both the New York and Kings County District Attorney’s Offices, and a semester working for the Hon. John M. Leventhal, who then sat for the Supreme...

Kenneth D. Goldberg

KENNETH D. GOLDBERG spearheaded the establishment of Chartwell’s New York office, where he was Managing Partner from 2010 until 2017. He presently is Senior Counsel based in the New York office. He is a 1970 graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and a 1974 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. He is admitted in the State...

William H. Grae

WILLIAM H. GRAE is a partner at the New York and northern New Jersey offices. He received a B.A. in anthropology from Cornell in 1991 and a J.D. from Pace Law School in 1994, graduating as a ranking scholar and Dean’s List honoree. While at Pace, Mr. Grae divided his time between the John Jay Legal Services Health Law Clinic, funded through a Root-Tilden-Kern grant, and membership in the Pace...

Jack Gross

JACK GROSS is the managing partner in our New York office. Mr. Gross is a 1980 graduate of Yeshiva University, summa cum laude, where he filled a number of literary positions and received various scholastic recognition awards; and a 1984 graduate of Hofstra University. While in law school, he participated in various moot court competitions and served as a contracts fellow. Prior to joining The Chartwell Law Offices, Mr. Gross...

Marissa J Huber

MARISSA J. HUBER is an associate with Chartwell’s New York City office. She received a B.S. in Criminology from the University of Tampa in 2009 and a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law in 2015. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Huber worked as a paralegal at a workers’ compensation plaintiff’s law firm in New York City, and was later welcomed back as a first year associate after law...

Mikhail Iokheles

MIKHAIL IOKHELES is an associate at Chartwell’s New York City office. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from McGill University in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He obtained a B.A. from the Faculty of Arts in Political Science and Economics after completing a four-year Joint Honors program in three years. He obtained a B.C.L./LL.B. after graduating with distinction from the Faculty of Law, where Mr. Iokheles completed some of his...

Alan S. Katkin

ALAN S. KATKIN is a partner in Chartwell’s New York office and serves as the Chairman of the New York Workers’ Compensation Law Practice Group. He is a 1982 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and prior to that he pursued graduate studies in human anatomy and physiology at New York University Dental and Medical Schools. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brooklyn College of the City University of...

Matthew Kraus

MATTHEW KRAUS is a Partner in Chartwell’s New York City office. He focuses his practice on insurance coverage analysis and litigation, appellate work, subrogation, and commercial litigation. Matthew graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. He is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   After graduation, Matthew served for two years as intern at the Office of United States Senator Charles Schumer.  Before coming...

Phillip J. Lagana

PHILLIP J. LAGANA is an associate in Chartwell’s New York City office. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Magna Cum Laude, from Seton Hall University in 2003.  Mr. Lagana earned his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 2008.  Mr. Lagana has continued to concentrate his practice in the area of Workers Compensation.  He comes to Chartwell from Behman Hambelton, LLP, where as an associate, he managed the firm's...

Jessica L. Morris

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica Morris was an attorney at another law firm where she focused her practice in workers’ compensation, specifically defense. Prior to that, Ms. Morris served as a hearing attorney for the Special Funds Conservation Committee litigating workers’ compensation cases and negotiated complex settlement agreements. While in law school, Ms. Morris was president of the Criminal Law Society, a member of the Public Interest Law Society, International Law...

Erin O Connor

Erin E. O’Connor appears regularly throughout New York State to defend claims and advise employers or their insurance carriers/third party administrators throughout all phases of complex workers’ compensation litigation.  She works closely with her clients, ensuring attentiveness to every detail of each claim. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. O’Connor worked as an attorney at a law firm representing injured workers before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, the New York...

Kristen L. Rexroat

KRISTEN L. REXROAT is an associate with Chartwell's New York City office. She received a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics, Political Science and Spanish from the University of Kentucky in 2010 and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Rexroat was an articles editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and participated in the moot court and mock trial competitions. She also...

Mona Sarmadi

MONA SARMADI is a partner with Chartwell’s New York City office. Ms. Sarmadi received a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2008 and a J.D. from New York Law School in 2012.   While in law school, Ms. Sarmadi secured a coveted internship at the United Nations-Women Division. She drafted briefs to support missions enhancing women’s economic empowerment in programme countries and monitored policy initiatives on Rule of Law...

Gregg S. Scharaga

GREGG S. SCHARAGA is a partner in Chartwell’s White Plains, New York office. He focuses his practice on the defense of premises liability matters, including those brought against residential and commercial properties, bars, night clubs, gyms, recreational clubs, and venues. He also handles matters arising from construction accidents based on allegations of violations of the New York Labor Law, product defects and claims of environmental impairment, violations of the Dram Shop Act,...

Jarett L Warner

JARETT L. WARNER is a partner in Chartwell’s New York City office. He concentrates his practice in the defense of telecommunications and construction companies and premises owners and managers in personal injury and commercial matters, including actions based on allegations of violations of the New York Labor Law and the Dram Shop Act, negligent security and general negligence claims. Jarett’s practice also focuses on defending product liability claims, the defense...

Christopher Wosleger

CHRISTOPHER WOSLEGER is a partner in Chartwell’s New York City office. He focuses his practice on insurance coverage analysis and litigation, general liability and commercial litigation. Christopher graduated cum laude from Roanoke College with both Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry degrees. Christopher received his Juris Doctorate degree from Washington and Lee School of Law. Christopher is admitted to practice in New York.

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