Founders

MICHAEL A. CERUSSI, JR. (1949-2011)

ARTHUR J. SPRING (1923-2001)

Members

RONALD G. CRISPI, President

Admitted to bar, 1987, Connecticut; 1988, New York and U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1993, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 2002, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Education: Guilford College (B.A., 1983). Recipient of Nereus English Athletic Leadership Award. Pace University (J.D., 1987). Member, Pace University Law Review, 1986-1987. Member: Westchester County, New York State, New York County and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; The Defense Research Institute, Inc.; Member, Council on Litigation Management.

Attorney Ronald G. Crispi has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

THOMAS F. CERUSSI

Admitted to bar, 1989, New York; 1990, New Jersey, Connecticut and U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2010, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Education: Manhattan College (B.A., 1985); Hofstra University (J.D., 1988). Assistant District Attorney, Westchester County, 1988-1990. Member: Westchester County and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; The Defense Research Institute, Inc; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; Member, Council on Litigation Management.

Attorney Thomas F. Cerussi has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

PETER RIGGS

Admitted to bar, 1995, Connecticut; 1996, New York, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1977); Pace University (J.D., cum laude, 1995). Language: French. Member: Westchester County Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association (Member, Committee on Appellate Practice).

Counsel

RICHARD D. BENTZEN

Admitted to bar, 1978, Connecticut; 1979, New York; 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1998, United States Supreme Court. Education: Bucknell University (B.A., 1975); Villanova School of Law (J.D., 1978). Member: American (Member, Section on Litigation), Connecticut, Westchester (Member, Committee on Liaison with the Judiciary) and New York State (Member, Section on Torts, Insurance & Compensation Section) Bar Associations and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Issues and Applications; Member, Council on Litigation Management.

Attorney Richard D. Bentzen has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

A. JOSEPH GIANNINI

Admitted to Bar, 1979, New York, 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1980, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Education: Fordham University (B.S., 1975); New England School of Law (J.D., 1978). Member: Westchester County Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; New York County Bar Association; Bronx County Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Associates

JENNIFER R. FREEDMAN

Admitted to bar, 1997, New York. Education: State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1993); New England School of Law (J.D., 1996).

NICHOLAS R. GROSS

Admitted to bar, 2020, New York. Education: Central Connecticut State University (B.A., 2015); Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (J.D., 2019).

RICHARD A. GULLO

Admitted to bar, 2019, New York. Education: University at Albany (B.A., 2016); Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (J.D., 2019).

GABRIELLE R. LANG

Admitted to bar, 2012, New York. Education: Bard College (B.A., 2006); Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D., 2010).

MARY J. RICH

Admitted to bar, 2019, New York. Education: SUNY New Paltz (B.A., 2010); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 2018).

CHRISTOPHER B. ROBERTA

Admitted to bar, 2014, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Education: SUNY Purchase (B.A., 2009); Pace University School of Law (J.D., 2013).