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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 focuses her practice on workers’ compensation. She is dedicated to the defense of insured and self-insured entities in New York State. Ms. Bilasz’s work ranges across multiple industries, including construction, hotel, delivery, transportation, and home care. Ms. Bilasz works proactively with employers, carriers, and third-party administrators to minimize exposure before and throughout the life of a claim, from advising on best practices for the reporting and investigation of...

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 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, Ms. Fridegotto 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. Ms. Fridegotto provides domestic and foreign insurers with advice in...

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

  For more than 40 years, Kenneth D. Goldberg has been known for his innovative, strategic and result-oriented approach to litigation in which he focuses on his clients’ business and legal goals.     Mr. Goldberg represents insurers, self-insureds and businesses in civil actions in the state and federal courts.  His diverse client base includes property and casualty insurers, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions including one of the largest credit and charge card companies...

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 focuses her practice on defending employers in New York State in indemnity and medical exposure cases filed by injured workers. She is committed to providing high caliber legal services to her clients, making sure that their rights are maintained when claims are filed against them. Ms. Huber handles a variety of claims including construction claims, hotel claims, small employer claims, restaurant claims and HVAC claims, as well as...

Mikhail Iokheles

Mikhail “Misha” Iokheles focuses his practice in workers’ compensation matters. Having started his career in the insurance industry, he understands first-hand the internal operations and issues that might challenge his clients. Mr. Iokheles has worked for a carrier and a claimants’ firm, so he possesses a deep understanding of both his clients and their opposition. Mr. Iokheles began his career as an underwriter for a prominent carrier, where he specialized in...

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 a partner 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 participated...

Mona Sarmadi

MONA SARMADI is committed to the defense of insured and self-insured entities in New York workers’ compensation matters. She has tried numerous cases and has made appearances at most of the New York State hearing points. Ms. Sarmadi is very familiar with the workers’ compensation law judges and claimant’s counsels involved in her field, providing her clients with an advantage. In addition to trials, she has conducted many depositions of...

Gregg S. Scharaga

Gregg S. Scharaga 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, as well as supermarkets. He 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, assaults, negligent security, contracts, insurance coverage...

Jarett L Warner

Jarett L. Warner defends telecommunications and construction companies, as well as premises owners and managers in personal injury and commercial matters. These cases often include actions based on allegations of violations of the New York Labor Law and the Dram Shop Act, negligent security and general negligence claims. Mr. Warner’s practice includes assisting clients in various product liability claims, the defense of employee, director and officer liability actions, insurance coverage evaluations...

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.


Charles J.
Barreras

New York
Valley Forge

Lauren M.
Bilasz

New York

Adam T.
Devine

New York

Linda
Fridegotto

New York

Andrew J.
Furman

New York

Kenneth D.
Goldberg

Deerfield Beach
New York

William H.
Grae

Millburn
New York

Marissa J.
Huber

New York

Mikhail
Iokheles

New York

Matthew
Kraus

New York

Phillip J.
Lagana

New York

Jessica L.
Morris

New York

Erin
O Connor

New York

Kristen L.
Rexroat

New York

Mona
Sarmadi

New York

Gregg S.
Scharaga

New York
White Plains

Jarett L
Warner

New York

Christopher
Wosleger

New York

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