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Richard A. Fogel

Richard A. Fogel

Law Offices of Richard A. Fogel, P.C. - 30+ Years of Experience
  • Insurance Defense, Business Law, Personal Injury ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Summary

I am a Litigation Attorney that concentrates my practice on Insurance Coverage, Toxic Torts, Environmental, Product Liability & Commercial Litigation. In particular, I represent landlords, small businesses such as manufacturers, distributors, retailers, waste haulers and dry cleaners, and I defend insured businesses for insurance companies. For more than two decades I have defended litigation claims involving lead paint, mold, asbestos, benzene, ink, and other toxic tort and environmental claims as well as related insurance coverage disputes and disputes between insurance companies. I routinely litigate commercial and contractual claims as well as shareholder and partnership disputes for small businesses and I was outside general counsel for a retailer. I have a Master's Degree in Environmental Science so I have a unique ability to work with technical experts on scientific issues and communicate complex causation and technical explanations to courts and juries. My practice is ninety percent repeat business because my focus is on getting the matter resolved on a cost effective basis that serves the client's best interests. This is not a volume practice unlike many insurance defense firms. My practice is designed for personal service for technical cases without incurring the premium price demanded by larger firms. I have been practicing since 1987 and have been a partner at large firms. In 2004, I decided to open my own boutique to better serve my longstanding clients and control my overhead so my rates remain very competitive. I appear in all courts located in the greater New York area and northern New Jersey. Job One at my firm is to resolve litigation cost effectively. I am a "Bests Recommended Insurance Counsel", rated "AV" for ethical standards and legal ability by LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell and a nominated member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. I teach business law and litigation as an adjunct professor at Nassau Community College.

Education
Fordham University School of Law
J.D. (1987) | Law
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Honors: Fordham Int'l Law Journal, Notes & Comments Editor
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State University of New York - Stony Brook
M.S. (1982) | Oceanography
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Honors: Graduate Assistantship, Graduate Research Assistantship, Fellowship
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Long Island University - Southampton Graduate Campus
B.S. (1980) | Marine Biology
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Southampton College of LIU
Honors: Presidential Scholarship, Deans List, Regents Scholarship
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Law Offices of Richard A. Fogel, P.C.
- Current
Partner
Fischbein Badillo Wagner & Harding
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Partner
McMillan Rather Bennett & Rigano, P.C.
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Attorney
Rivkin Radler Dunne & Bayh
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Awards
AV Rating for Highest Ethics & Profesionalism
Martindale-Hubbel
Client Recommended Insurance Litigation Attorney
Best's Insurance
Professional Associations
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Current
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CLM (Claims and Litigation Managment Alliance)
Current
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Suffolk County Bar Association
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 016601987
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2158590
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Limited to initial inquiry
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Via PayPal on my website
Practice Areas
    Insurance Defense
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Environmental Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD A. FOGEL, P.C.
389 CEDAR AVE
ISLIP, NY 11751-4627
Telephone: (516) 721-7161
Cell: (516) 721-7161
Fax: (631) 650-5254
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed