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Terrence James Cortelli

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Terrence James Cortelli

Terrence James Cortelli

  • Lever & Stolzenberg, LLP
  • 303 Old Tarrytown Rd
    White Plains, N.Y. 10603
  • 845.826.1004
Terrence James Cortelli, born in the Bronx, now resides in Pearl River, New York, with his wife and two small children.

He graduated from Fordham University in 1997 and then from Pace University School of Law in 2001. At Pace Law School, he was an associate editor of the Environmental Law Review.

After graduating with Honors from law school, Mr. Cortelli was then invited to work at the New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest appellate Court. For two years, Mr. Cortelli worked at that Court, assisting the Court resolve an assortment of civil and constitutional matters of state-wide import, all the while developing a strong set of writing skills.

Mr. Cortelli then went to work for one of the nation's largest litigation firms where he represented clients in a wide array of lawsuits. Although his primary focus was on construction accidents, Mr. Cortelli also worked on matters involving products liability, assault, and constitutional violation claims. His practice was also comprised of representing clients involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Now, Mr. Cortelli handles the day-to-day litigation activities of our clients' lawsuits, which include attending Court conferences and taking deposition testimony. Mr. Cortelli is responsible for drafting legal briefs that are needed in the various lawsuits that we currently are pursuing.  Mr. Cortelli is also responsible for our appellate practice and has successfully handled a number of appeals for the firm.

He is currently general counsel for the Rockland County Haitian American Nurses Association. 

For fun, Mr. Cortelli is an avid ice-hockey player. He also likes to jog, read and play with his two children, who are slowly becoming better athletes than him.   

Areas of Practice:
Personal InjuryPolice Officer and Firefighter 'In the Line of Duty' accidentsMotor Vehicle AccidentsPremises LiabilityProducts liabilityConstruction and Work-Related AccidentsAppellate Practice
Bar Admissions:
New York, 2001U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2003U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2007
Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, 2001
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Dean's List, Ranking Scholar
Law Review: Environmental Law Review, 2000 - 2001

Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1997
Honors: International Philosophy Honor Society
Major:  History

Past Employment Positions:
New York State Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney, 2001 - 2003

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Associate, 2004 - 2007

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Car Accidents

Construction Accidents

Slip and Fall

Medical Malpractice

Products Liability