Attorneys and Staff | Schonberg Law Offices | Central Valley, New York

 

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Attorney Bruce A. Schonberg - Attorney and staff in Central Valley, NY
 

Meet Attorney Bruce A. Schonberg

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 accidents.
 
 

Areas of Practice

 
  • Personal Injury Law
 
  • Criminal Law
 
  • Real Estate 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 High Honors Organizations – Moot Court
  • State University of New York at Oneonta B.A. – 1980 Major – Political Science High Honors
 
 

Employment

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

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Attorney Schonberg and Attorney Fagen - Attorney and staff in Central Valley, NY
 

Areas of Practice

 
  • Personal Injury Law
 
  • Criminal Law
 
  • Social Security Disability Law
 

Bar Admissions

  • New York State, 2015

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
 
 

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
 
 

Schonberg Law Office Staff

Attorney Schonberg and staff - Attorney and staff in Central Valley, NY
 

Victoria Romano

Victoria Romano has an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Marist College. She has worked previously at the law firm of Fein, Such, Kahn and Shepard.
 

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.
 
 

rOSEMARY CROWLEY

Rosemary is a legal secretary who was employed by the borough of Rutherford New Jersey for over 20 years.
 

Barbara Ovsak

Barbara has over 15 years experience within the personal injury field.