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In 2006, Paul was appointed to serve on New York State’s Commission on Judicial Conduct by the State’s Assembly Minority Leader. As a commission member, he is 1 of 11 members throughout New York State who reviews written complaints of misconduct against judges. The Commission is the governing body that decides whether disciplinary actions are warranted and is responsible for the imposition of sanctions for judicial misconduct.
Paul is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, an organization comprised of over 4500 members. He also continues to remain an active member of the New York State Bar Association and Albany County Bar Association.
In 2002, Paul was appointed to serve on the Marketing Client Services Committee for the American Association for Justice (AAJ). AAJ is a nationally renowned organization, which focuses on creating a fair and effective court system for injured persons.
The Legal Project is another organization in which Paul has taken an active role. The Legal Project is a private, non-profit organization, which provides a variety of free and low cost legal services to the working poor, victims of domestic violence and other underserved individuals in the Capital Region.
On July 22, 2009 Paul was elected to Schenectady, New York’s Proctors Theater, Board of Directors.
Paul chaired the Marketing & Client Services Committee meeting at the annual American Association for Justice Convention in San Francisco. The convention was held July 25th through the 29th, 2009 in San Francisco.
Paul is married with two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and being a dedicated father.
Victor is actively involved with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York serving as board member for the Justice for All campaign. He also serves as a Board Member of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Italian American Bar Association. He also is a member of the Schenectady County Community College Foundation Board.
To further protect the rights of injured persons, Victor serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY. He is also the past President of the Capital District New York State Trial Lawyers Association affiliate. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Bar Association, Capital District Trial Lawyers’ Association, Public Justice Foundation and Albany County Bar Association. He has participated as a speaker for many continuing legal education programs focused on the field of personal injury litigation.
Victor is married and has two children. In his free time, Victor enjoys family activities – especially fishing with his two sons.
Victor L. Mazzotti’s Direct Phone: 877-990-2209
Rosemarie graduated from Cornell in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree. “I was fortunate enough to complete my bachelor’s degree course work in three years, and decided to continue my education by obtaining a law degree before entering the work force.”
Rosemarie graduated from Albany Law School in 1992. While in law school, Rosemarie developed a passion for trial work through the Moot Court program. She represented the school in national competitions winning a Best Oral Advocate award. In 1993, Rosemarie joined the law firm of Roemer & Featherstonhaugh, as an associate in the litigation department. When Victor Mazzotti left Roemer & Featherstonhaugh in 1994 to form the new firm of Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP ®, he invited Rosemarie to join the firm as a litigation associate. In 2000, Rosemarie became a partner of the firm.
Rosemarie is asked to speak frequently at Continuing Legal Education seminars on subjects such as the New York State Scaffold Law and various aspects of personal injury litigation. Rosemarie is the past President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association (CDTLA), a not-for-profit corporation with the primary purpose to encourage frequent consultation among its members to promote the profession and to seek to alleviate difficulties that the members may encounter in the course of their practice.
Since her son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Rosemarie has been actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading private funder of Type 1 diabetes research. She previously served as a Board Member of the Northeastern New York Chapter of JDRF. Through her volunteer work with JDRF, Rosemarie helps increase awareness regarding Type 1 diabetes and provides support to families with children who are diagnosed with the disease. She is also member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, The New York State Bar Association and Albany County Bar Association.
Rosemarie is married to Edward A. Bogdan III and has two boys. She is an avid sports fan and skier.
Rosemarie Riddell Bogdan’s Direct Phone: 877.990.2207
According to Dan, his first position with Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP allowed him to obtain firsthand experience as to the emotional, physical and financial hardships injured persons endure as a result of an unexpected incident and the positive impact of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP during and after the legal matter concluded.
After working for approximately one year at the firm, Dan decided he wanted to become a lawyer and attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduating, he remained in Los Angeles and became admitted to practice in California. In Los Angeles, Dan litigated personal injury matters on behalf of injured persons as well as insurance carriers.
In 2006, a position opened in the Case Management Unit of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP and Dan anxiously returned to New York to join the team. “Upon returning to Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, I was glad to see that they had surpassed the level of legal and personal service of any firm which I had ever been employed.”
Since returning to Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, Dan has also become admitted to practice law in New York, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts. Currently, Dan remains as an attorney in the Case Management Unit whereby he is able to interact with clients throughout and after the conclusion of their legal matters. In addition, Dan has become the supervisor of our Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability Departments.
Dan is also very active in the community. Dan is a board member of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG). This is a national organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who suffer the consequences of work related injuries. Also, Dan is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and BNI (Latham Branch). BNI is the largest networking organization in the world.
Dan is also active in local sports. Since 2007, Dan has coached in the Tartan Youth Basketball Program.
Daniel P. Dagostino’s Direct Phone: 877.379.2206
After graduating from Boston College in 1977 with a B.S. degree in Biology, Chuck attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Upon completion of law school and passing the Michigan Bar in 1981, he began clerking for a district judge.
In 1982, Chuck joined the District Attorney’s Office in Flint, Michigan where he became one of the felony trial attorneys. In two and a half years, he had over 30 felony convictions, including several murder and manslaughter convictions.
In 1985, Chuck relocated to Albany with his son and wife Jeanne. For the next 16 years, he was engaged in personal injury defense work for the Hartford, Travelers and St. Paul Insurance Companies.
After having been adversaries many times over the years, Victor Mazzotti approached Chuck about joining the firm. Chuck gladly says, “It was the best career decision I have ever made.”
Over the years, Chuck has been active coaching soccer, basketball and T-ball at St. Pius School and in West Albany. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and is a former member of the LaSalle and Holy Names booster clubs.
Charles W. Heran, Jr.’s Direct Phone: 866.724.2242
Dave is a member of the New York Bar Association, the Vermont Bar Association, and the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association. He was a partner at a prominent insurance defense firm before beginning his career in personal injury litigation.
Over the last 20 years, Dave has litigated cases involving automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, construction accidents, motorcycle accidents, negligent prescription of drugs, wrongful death, and traumatic brain injuries.
Dave lives in Vermont with his wife and four children. He enjoys home renovation, hiking, downhill and backcountry cross country skiing and supporting his children’s school and sports activities.
David J. Pollock’s Direct Phone: 877.246.5940
Karen resides in Guilderland, NY with her husband and 2 daughters.
Joe is a 1990 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in Economics and a 1993 graduate of Albany Law School. He was admitted to practice in New York in 1994 along with an admission to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He is a member of the New York State and Injured Workers’ Bar Associations.
Joe was born in Schenectady, New York. After spending time in Saratoga Springs; Jacksonville, Illinois and Hampton, NH he settled “at home” after graduating from law school. He currently resides in Guilderland, NY with his wife and two sons. Joe is involved with Little League, Cub Scouts and the boys’ music endeavors and enjoys golf and camping.
Angela began practicing in the field of Workers’ Compensation in 2011, working for the Special Funds Conservation Committee. Angela was very excited to join Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP and to have the opportunity to represent injured workers.
Angela is a member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, Capital District Women’s Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association.
When she is not working, Angela enjoys taking nature walks with her rescued pitbull, baking pies, and crocheting.
Before entering law school Jessica took a year off to volunteer as an advocate for domestic violence victims and work for Hyacinth AIDS Foundation coordinating New Jersey’s efforts to support AIDS Walk NY, one of the largest fundraising walks in the Country.
In 2006, Jessica moved to Albany and started law school at Albany Law. While a student at Albany Law she remained committed to her community. Jessica served as President of the Albany Law School Pro Bono society from September 2007 until her graduation, and also participated in the Albany Law School Family Violence Litigation Clinic where she was admitted under a student practice order and represented victims of domestic violence in family court.
Jessica also maintained high academic honors graduating Cum Laude and becoming a member of the Albany Government Law Review.
During her final year of law school Jessica joined Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP as a legal intern providing legal support to the litigation department. While working as a legal intern, Jessica realized the importance of legal representation for accident victims and discovered a true passion for personal injury litigation.
“I saw the devastating impact an injury can have on a person and their family. I realized just how difficult and truly terrifying an unexpected injury can be, and I became motivated to help those who needed assistance navigating the legal system after suffering an injury.”
Jessica graduated from Albany Law in May of 2009 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2010. She is a full-time Associate Attorney for Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP.
Jessica spends her time away from the office exploring upstate New York, hiking in the Adirondacks, antique shopping, and spending time with her husband and their son.
Jessica Ansert Klami’s Direct Phone: 877.836.2929
Brian has been specialized in Workers’ Compensation since 2008, solely representing injured workers. “I find my work extremely rewarding, since I get to protect the rights of people who are displaced from their jobs or require necessary medical treatment. Often times, the workers’ compensation process attempts to limit benefits for injured workers, when limitations are inappropriate. I pride myself on fighting for all injured workers to ensure they are afforded every opportunity to receive these benefits.”
Brian is a proud member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, which works tirelessly to safeguard the rights of injured workers throughout New York State.
Brian currently lives with his girlfriend and three children in Saratoga Springs. In his free time, he enjoys travelling around the region playing golf as much as I can.
Brian Benna’s Direct Phone: 855.782.4250
His law career began with a general practice firm in Troy, New York, where he realized that litigation was his calling. In 1996, he took a job as Associate Attorney with the Albany staff counsel office of Travelers Insurance.
When, in 2008, he received a call from Victor Mazzotti to join the firm, the opportunity to work for the firm against whom he had worked so many times was simply too great to pass.
Over the past 18 years, Bob has litigated hundreds of cases involving diverse areas of New York law, including, Labor Law, Premises Liability, Product and Automobile Liability. He has tried cases in many counties throughout New York State.
Bob is a member of the Capital District Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York Bar Association and the Albany County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont as well as the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts in New York.
He is active throughout the greater Capital District with youth soccer and has spent years as a coach and a Board Member of local soccer clubs.
While attending law school, Craig won the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition, and was selected to represent the law school in an interscholastic advocacy competition in North Carolina. Craig was also picked to work in the Litigation Clinic at Albany Law School, where he successfully represented several members of the community who had been denied unemployment benefits.
Craig was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 2005 and to the United States District Court of New York in June 2007. He was also admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2011.
Craig has been with Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP since he was in law school, working first as a legal intern and then as a full time attorney.
While working for the firm, Craig has handled a variety of personal injury cases from start to finish, obtaining excellent results for his clients. He has tried cases to verdict in both State and Federal Court, but also understands that sometimes the best result for a client can be obtained outside of the courtroom.
Craig is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association and the Albany County Bar Association. He also volunteers his time to provide free legal services in Family Court and to persons alleging violations of their civil rights.
Craig spends his time away from the office with his wife Katie and their two children.
Chas began his legal career with the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Third Department, where he drafted decisions for the Appellate Court and clerked in chambers with the Honorable Karen K. Peters. Chas subsequently left the Appellate Division for a position with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, where he litigated cases against members of the judiciary who were charged with ethical violations.
When a position at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP became available, Chas eagerly joined the firm, stating that “after working for the state for several years, it feels great to have actual clients, people who I can connect with, relate to and try to help work through their injuries and legal problems.”
Chas enjoys snowboarding in the winter and plays rugby with the Albany Law School Alumni rugby team during the warmer weather.
Peter was admitted to the New York State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in 1991. He was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont in 2005.
Prior to joining the team at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, Peter was the civil litigation partner at a local firm where he concentrated his practice in personal injury litigation, matrimonial and family law. Over the past 23 years, he has litigated hundreds of cases involving diverse areas of New York State law, including, Labor Law, automobile, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Peter has extensive trial experience in both State and Federal Courts.
When offered the opportunity to join the litigation department at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, Peter was eager to join such a reputable team.
Mr. Hickey resides in southern Saratoga County with his wife and three sons. He is active in Halfmoon Youth Baseball where he volunteers as a coach and also sits on its Board of Directors.
Jesse received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2013, with a concentration in Family and Elder law. While in law school, he completed over one hundred pro bono hours, working with attorneys in eviction proceedings, pro se divorce cases, and participating in senior citizen law day. He also represented individuals through the school’s Health Law Clinic in family law proceedings, estate planning, and social security disability matters. Jesse was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2014.
Jesse’s interest in workers’ compensation and health law was formed while interning at an insurance company and working with medical records. He looks forward to growing into this specialized field, and ensuring that injured workers have the opportunity to receive the benefits they deserve.
Jesse is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association.
After graduating law school, Dan worked at a small law firm, engaging in general practice. Dan jumped at the opportunity to join Martin, Harding, and Mazzotti, LLP. He is excited to be able to help members of the community understand their rights and work with them to obtain justice and peace of mind.
Each year, Dan devotes time to helping veterans of the United States Military obtain free legal services during the Veterans Pro Bono event at Albany Law School. He has been involved in this program since starting law school and plans to continue offering advice and counsel to our veterans for years to come.
Dan currently plays rugby in the Capital region and enjoys attending various community events that are offered in the City of Albany.
When Maryanne was offered a position as an attorney in the case management unit at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, she welcomed the opportunity to combine her litigation and negotiation skills with her desire to have direct client contact and to help clients through difficult periods in their lives. Maryanne is a member of the New York State and Federal Bar Associations.
Maryanne is very involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. She lives in Guilderland with her Husband, Charles R. Haviland, Jr., her daughter, Sarah, and her son, Will. Maryanne is an avid equestrian. When she is not in the office, she can often be found at the stable with her daughter, who shares her passion for horses and showing.
Maryanne E. Low-Haviland’s Direct Phone: 877.994.2217
He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1983, to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in 1989 and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1992.
Ron is a member of the New York Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, The Capital District Women’s Bar Association and the Albany County Bar Association.
He has been an active volunteer and member of the Board of Directors of The Legal Project for many years and served as President of the Board of Directors in 2007-2008.
Ron has received many awards including the President’s Pro Bono Service Attorney Award by the New York State Bar Association in 2005 and again was recognized as Empire State Counsel for Pro Bono services in 2008.
Ronald B. Orlando’s Direct Phone: 866.724.2220
Rachael attended the University at Buffalo Law School, graduating in 2009. She was admitted to practice law in New York State in 2010 and has practiced in the area of Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Law, representing injured workers.
Rachael has continued her work in the area of Social Security Law with Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, representing disabled clients before the Social Security Administration.
Rachael is a member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, Capital District Women’s Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.
Rachel is an avid runner and softball player. She also loves animals and volunteers her time with her local animal shelter.
Rachael Phelan’s Direct Phone: 855.782.4247
After graduation, Gina’s love of the law and desire to help others led her to a career in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law. She began her career by litigating workers’ compensation claims, working on behalf of individuals and insurance companies. Ever the consummate people person, her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others soon led her to Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP where she uses the full scope of her legal training, and desire to see justice served, to protect the rights of injured workers.
She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Injured Worker’s Bar Association, and the Capital District Trial Lawyer’s Association (CDTLA). These organizations provide Gina with a continuum of legal knowledge and resources which she uses in her daily practice.
“My strong family values: loyalty, honesty, sensitivity, and compassion influence the way I represent my clients. I treat all my clients like an extended family and deliver quality, respect, and dependability to those who entrust their lives to me. When I joined Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, I was delighted to find a law firm that embraced my personal values and philosophies on the treatment and representation of others.”
Born and raised in Rotterdam, Gina is married and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and family.
Gina M. Spadaro’s Direct Phone: 877.724.2297
Maureen graduated Cum laude from Russell Sage College in 1987 and then went on to earn her law degree from Albany Law School of Union University in 1990. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1991.
Maureen has specialized in Workers’ Compensation Law since 1992. As of 1998, she has represented solely the injured worker. “It has been very gratifying to have helped hundreds of people whose lives have been turned upside down as the result of an unexpected work injury. I was therefore thrilled when invited to join the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti in August of 2008 since the level of personal commitment to the needs of the client is outstanding.”
Maureen is a member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Maureen N. Tighe’s Direct Phone: 877.724.2292
Crystle went on to study at Albany Law School of Union University. She received the Deans’ Scholarship Award and graduated magna cum laude in 2013. While studying at Albany Law School, Crystle served as a lead articles editor on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Science & Technology. She also participated in the Pro Bono Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, helping low-income individuals prepare and file their tax returns. During her final year of law school, Crystle secured an internship with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. She worked on appellate review of Workers’ Compensation decisions in the Office of General Counsel, where she gained foundational knowledge of New York’s compensation system.
In 2014, Crystle was admitted to the New York State Bar. She is thankful for the opportunity to turn her legal knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation system into practical benefits for clients who are injured on the job. Crystle takes pride in helping injured workers secure the medical care and compensation to which they are entitled.
A member of the New York State Bar Association and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, Crystle lives in Columbia County and enjoys hiking, gardening, and cooking.
While in law school, Michael worked for the United States District Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, where he drafted pleadings and assisted in the prosecution of pending federal criminal and civil cases. Michael also completed an internship with the City of Albany’s Law Department, helping to defend the City against various tort claims and appearing in City court for Albany ordinance violations.
Additionally, Michael served as the Executive Editor for Symposium for the Albany Law Review. He also was honored to win the distinction of best oral advocate for the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition and was selected to represent the law school in a national moot court competition in Virginia.
When the opportunity to begin his legal career at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP became available, Michael gladly joined the firm as it was a great fit for Michael’s experience and passion to help people—especially in times when people need an advocate most to protect their rights.
In his time away from the firm, Michael enjoys volunteering for and coaching youth sports.
Michael White’s Direct Phone: 518.724.2214
Sean J. Doolan’s Direct Phone: 518.621.4202