The Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 725, New York, New York 10168

Our Team

Our Team

Founder

As one of the firms founding partners, he is known as a highly skilled litigator and strategist in various areas of the law. He is the leader of the firm’s Insurance Litigation, Claims & Consulting Group and Business & Complex Litigation Group.

Partner

Michail is a seasoned insurance lawyer and litigator and ERISA practioner. He is a key member in the firm’s Insurance Litigation, Claims & Consulting Group and is Director of our disability claims management services group.

Trial Partner

Matthew is a seasoned trial lawyer, having successfully tried many civil and criminal matters. He has helped numerous clients prosecute and defend complex business, healthcare, insurance recovery and real property matters.

Associate

Maria has zealously and effectively represented clients for over 25 years in commercial litigation, healthcare litigation, insurance recovery litigation, employment litigation and real estate litigation.

Counsel

Scott is an experienced and successful insurance lawyer with more than 15 years of combined experience in the insurance field. Mr. Harrigan was the Managing Attorney of the Schwartz Law disability claims services team.

Counsel

Harold is a tenacious litigator, trial and appellate lawyer; his practice focuses on Business & Complex Litigation, Insurance Litigation and Claims, Corporate Litigation, and Appellate Practice.

Counsel

Kathleen is transactional counsel to Schwartz Law. She is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced real estate and zoning lawyers in the Hamptons.

Senior Claims Paralegal

Ginny is a skilled paralegal with more than 10 years experience, guiding clients through the long term disability claims and litigation process.

Administrator

With over 30 years of financial and operational management as a financial auditor and law firm operations manager, Angela is an accomplished administrator, controller and human resources expert.

Administrative Assistant

Lisa is typically the first contact clients have with the Firm, telling them right away that they have found the right law firm to help them. We’re proud to have Lisa on our team and our clients love her as well.

Bookkeeper

As a full charge bookkeeper and financial administrative assistant for nearly 30 years, Michelle is an Integral part of the financial management team of the Firm.

Of Counsel

Christopher has been practicing insurance law since he was admitted to the bar in 1993. Since 2002, he has concentrated on the prosecution of ERISA disability claims, both pre-suit and in court.

what our clients say about us

Testimonials

  • Before choosing Schwartz law I was overwhelmed and confused about the whole LTD process and wanted to make sure I wasn’t making any wrong decisions for me and my family.

    Telecommunications Manager
  • Once a high functioning sales and trading VP at a bulge bracket investment bank, I began to really struggle emotionally esp. after the ongoing stresses of some devastating family health

    Trading VP, Bulge Bracket Investment Bank (original job in New Jersey)
  • Applying for disability, even when the need has become obvious to both yourself and those around you, is not necessarily an easy decision. In my case it meant having to

    Law Firm Partner
  • When I came to see Evan Schwartz, I had already shut down my business, was in the midst of a horrible divorce, had no income and hadn’t even filed a

    Business owner
  • Evan Schwartz and his team of lawyers fought for me like no one has ever for fought for me before. After a series of bad experiences with both doctors and

    IT Director

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Manhattan Offices

The Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 725, New York, New York 10168

Toll Free: (800) 745-1755
Phone: (212) 608-5445

Garden City Office

666 Old Country Road, Ninth Floor, Garden City, New York 11530

Toll Free: (800) 745-1755
Phone: (516) 745-1122
Fax: (516) 745-0844