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New York AttorneyWhen the stakes are high, you want lawyers that have the experience and the passion to win. Anselmo Alegria and Andrew Barovick have been practicing law for over 25 years. Both attorneys devoted the early parts of their careers to public service, where they helped victims of crime achieve justice, and learned the courtroom skills necessary to be forceful advocates on behalf of their clients.

Attorneys Algeria and Barovick went on to work for big firms, where they gained additional, valuable experience, but also saw that clients were treated as “files” that could be handled by any one of a number of lawyers. The clients felt undervalued, and the various lawyers had to read up on each client’s file every time they needed to do anything of substance with their case. This wasted the lawyers’ time and frustrated the clients.

When Anselmo Alegria and Andrew Barovick decided to create their own firm, they had a different vision. They would treat each client like an individual; they would know each other’s cases, so that if the assigned attorney was busy, his partner could be available to help the client; they would be selective in taking on new cases, limiting the number of them that are active at any one time, so that no client would feel “lost in the shuffle”; they would always have highly-trained legal assistants available to help their clients if both attorneys were busy and they would strive to distinguish themselves by working hard, being prepared, and presenting judges and juries with every available argument and piece of evidence in support of their clients.

Alegria & Barovick have been working to achieve their vision since they founded their firm in February, 2013. In that short time, they have obtained significant recoveries for their medical malpractice and personal injury clients. But they have also obtained SSD benefits for scores of disabled individuals who had been denied those same benefits when they first applied for them. Contact them at 914-761-1133, or, to see if they can help you.

Anselmo A. Alegria, Esq.

Social Security Disability LawyerMr. Alegria has been lead attorney for plaintiffs in over 100 civil cases, lead attorney for criminal defendants in criminal cases and has represented hundreds of claimants seeking social security disability benefits. The civil cases have included claims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, serious physical injury cases, false arrest and false imprisonment, and significant claims of property damage. He has won jury verdicts and has settled cases resulting in awards and payments of tens of millions of dollars. He has successfully represented many individuals who have been wrongly denied social security disability benefits, sometimes resulting in awards of tens of thousands of dollars in back-due payments. He has represented individuals accused of serious felonies and misdemeanor offenses.

A graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York and Albany Law School, Mr. Alegria has 25 years of experience representing state and federal government agencies, and representing private clients in litigation in state and federal courts, as well as state and federal agencies. Mr. Alegria began his career in public service when he served a total of 13 years as a city prosecutor in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, and as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York. He has been the trial prosecutor in over 100 cases and has argued cases in the appellate courts of New York State and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has lectured on trial advocacy to other attorneys.

Mr. Alegria’s extensive training and experience in these areas of the law allow him to help his clients win or successfully settle their claims and he has earned a reputation of excellence and compassion by providing only the finest legal services to his clients.

Andrew J. Barovick, Esq.

Medical Malpractice LawyerMr. Barovick is a graduate of Columbia College and Cardozo School of Law. He began his legal career at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 20 felonies to verdict, and argued an equal number of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Upon entering the private sector, he worked for several insurance defense firms, focusing on the defense of medical malpractice cases. He left the defense side to work for Steven E. North, P.C. as a plaintiff’s attorney, and after several years left to start his own firm, Andrew J. Barovick, P.C., which focused on plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury law. He has tried medical malpractice cases on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs.

Mr. Barovick teaches trial advocacy at Cardozo School of Law’s annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, has written and lectured for NYSTLA’s Decisions Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, and is the creator and principal author of The New York Medical Malpractice Law Blog. Through the City Bar’s Medical Malpractice Committee, he has been active in the writing and presentation of related CLE programs for several years.

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