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Meet Attorney Bruce A. Schonberg


 
Attorney Bruce Schonberg - Schonberg Law Offices | Central Valley | New York
 
I am attorney Bruce A. Schonberg, Esq., and I have more than 30 years of legal experience practicing in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense. Before founding the Schonberg Law Offices of the Hudson Valley, I was an Orange County District Attorney for approximately six years.

As a prosecutor, I gained extensive experience trying criminal cases and putting evidence before judges and juries. While most legal cases are resolved by negotiation, not litigation, it's important to select an attorney who is willing and able to try your case to a successful conclusion.

I later became an insurance defense lawyer representing the interests of Allstate, Nationwide and State Farm in New York for nine years. As lawyer for these insurance companies, I handled thousands of personal injury claims. As a former insurance defense attorney, I understand what insurance companies are looking for in order to justify a favorable settlement of a personal injury claim.

Today, I exclusively represent people injured in car accidents and other personal injury incidents. You have my word that my staff and I will work our hardest to achieve the best outcome and result for your claim.

bschonberg@schonberglaw.com

 
 
 

Areas of Practice


Personal Injury Law
Criminal Law

 

Bar Admissions


  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000
 

Education


 
  • University of Buffalo School of Law and Jurisprudence
    J.D. – 1984
  • Dean's List
    Graduated High Honors
  • Extra Curricular – Internship with Federal Court Western District, Moot Court
 
  • State University of New York at Oneonta
    B.A. – 1980
  • Major – Political Science
  • Dean's List
    Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Extra-Curricular - Student Court Justice SUNY Intern, Con. Howard Wolpe, MI
 

Employment


 
  • Schonberg Law Offices of the Hudson Valley, P.C., Central Valley, NY
    2004-present
    Personal Injury and Criminal Law
    Principal Attorney

  • Baracco & Schonberg, Highland, NY
    1998-2004
    Personal Injury Law
    Partner – Trial Attorney, Litigation Specialist
 
  • Grogan, Souto & Schonberg, Goshen, NY
    1990-1998
    Personal Injury Defense Law
    Partner – Trial Attorney, Litigation Specialist

  • Orange County District Attorney
    1985-1990
    Prosecutor of felonies and misdemeanors
    Senior Assistant District Attorney
 

Professional Associations & Memberships


 
  • New York State Bar Association; Member
  • Orange County Bar Association; Member
 
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Member
  • New York State Defenders Association; Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
 
 

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Areas of Practice


Personal Injury Law
Criminal Law
Social Security Disability Law

Bar Admissions


  • New York State, 2015

Employment


  • Schonberg Law Offices - 2015 - present
  • The Law Office of Mark J. Palmiere - Associate/Legal Intern - 2012-2015

Professional Associations & Memberships


  • American Bar Association; Member
  • New York State Bar Association; Member
  • Orange County Bar Association; Member
 

Education


  • University at Buffalo School of Law (2012-2014)
    J.D. - 2014
    Honors and Activities:
    Buffalo Human RIghts Law Review Journal; Elected Executive Publications Editor
    SUNY Buffalo Mediation Competition; Participant

  • Syracuse University College of Law (2011-2012)
    Honors and Activities:
    Impunity Watch Law Journal; Reporter
    Student Bar Association; Elected Class Senator
    Bankruptcy Clinic; Member

  • Niagara University B.S. Economics and Finance - Cum Laude - 2011
    Honors and Activities:
    Dean's list
    University Honors Program
    NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Team; Member
    MAAC All-Academic Team; 3 selections
    SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee); Elected Member
 
 

Schonberg Law Office Staff

 
 
Schonberg Law Office Staff - Schonberg Law Offices | Central Valley | New York
 
Heather Skinner
Heather Skinner has an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from SUNY Rockland and a Bachelors in legal studies from SUNY Purchase. She earned a Masters degree at Long Island University. Heather has been working as a paralegal since 2004.
 
Tori FitzGerald
Tori FitzGerald is a Legal Assistant and was previously employed by Kenneth Cascone, Esq.
 

 
Rebecca Schonberg
Rebecca Schonberg received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. She is currently enrolled in a Masters program at Long Island University.
 
Enrique Calderin
EJC Investigative Service-- Principal investigator, retired sergeant of investigative unit, NYPD.