Nicholas R. Switach

Associate

nswitach@chartwelllaw.com
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(212) 574-4113
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(212) 968-2400
New York, NY
One Battery Park Plaza
35th Floor
New York
,
NY
10004
White Plains, NY
81 Main Street
Suite 100
White Plains
,
NY
10601
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PRACTICE AREAS

Workers' Compensation

GML 207(a) & GML 207(c)

Public Unions

State & Local Disability Retirement

In-House Counsel Assistance Including Claims & Underwriting File Analysis and Privilege Determination for Non-Party Subpoenas

Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Education

Pace University School of Law

J.D., 2013

St. John's University

B.S., 2009

Nicholas R. Switach focuses his practice on workers’ compensation handling litigation on behalf of insurance carriers and employers.

In addition to workers' compensation, Mr. Switach represents public unions in matters relating to improper practices, grievances, Article 75 disciplinary matters, and contract negotiations, as well as New York State and Local disability retirement claims.  He also handles general municipal law pertaining to special benefits for police and firefighters.  

Mr. Switach represents municipal employers in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York State.  He has represented police officers, corrections officers and firefighters in all types of claims for several years, including workers compensation, GML 207(a) & GML 207(c) claims.  He is experienced handling New York State disability retirement litigation, up to the Appellate Division 2nd and 3rd departments.  He has successfully defended many matters including the following:

Buckley v. DiNapoli, winning appeal on behalf of a disabled police officer who was denied disability pension benefits even though on cross examination it was acknowledged the injury was due to a workplace accident,

Town of Newburgh – CP-1565, settling a matter where the Patrolmen’s’ Benevolent Association was successful in including an additional class of employees into the association.  

Taking a creative and effective approach to litigation, Mr. Switach saves his clients extensive litigation costs and reduced liability, while still upholding a case through trial, if appropriate.  Prior to joining the firm, he was as an associate at a prominent New York based law firm.

Mr. Switach is fluent in Swedish.

Achievements

Selected to New York Rising Stars® (2017-2019)

Nicholas R. Switach focuses his practice on workers’ compensation handling litigation on behalf of insurance carriers and employers.

In addition to workers' compensation, Mr. Switach represents public unions in matters relating to improper practices, grievances, Article 75 disciplinary matters, and contract negotiations, as well as New York State and Local disability retirement claims.  He also handles general municipal law pertaining to special benefits for police and firefighters.  

Mr. Switach represents municipal employers in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York State.  He has represented police officers, corrections officers and firefighters in all types of claims for several years, including workers compensation, GML 207(a) & GML 207(c) claims.  He is experienced handling New York State disability retirement litigation, up to the Appellate Division 2nd and 3rd departments.  He has successfully defended many matters including the following:

Buckley v. DiNapoli, winning appeal on behalf of a disabled police officer who was denied disability pension benefits even though on cross examination it was acknowledged the injury was due to a workplace accident,

Town of Newburgh – CP-1565, settling a matter where the Patrolmen’s’ Benevolent Association was successful in including an additional class of employees into the association.  

Taking a creative and effective approach to litigation, Mr. Switach saves his clients extensive litigation costs and reduced liability, while still upholding a case through trial, if appropriate.  Prior to joining the firm, he was as an associate at a prominent New York based law firm.

Mr. Switach is fluent in Swedish.

Achievements

Selected to New York Rising Stars® (2017-2019)

Resources