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Accomplished Workers’ Compensation Attorney Serving Highland, New York

Determined representation for civil court plaintiffs and criminal defendants

Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. is a law practice dedicated to helping individuals in crisis due to a workplace injury, an arrest, or an accident caused by negligence. If you are facing an uncertain future due to any of these circumstances, I can provide the quality legal representation you need to protect your rights and achieve a positive outcome. Since 1980, I have fought for distressed clients who needed capable case management and calm reassurance. Through tireless efforts, I’ve been able to obtain consistently good results for people in Ulster County and the surrounding areas who’ve entrusted their case to my care.

Trustworthy Highland lawyer for civil, administrative and criminal proceedings

Quality legal representation is a duty I take very seriously. When it comes to injury cases and criminal defense work, I am:
  • Dedicated — I focus intently on delivering the best results possible under the facts of your case, but I am also determined to give you support and confidence throughout the process. My office is responsive to your calls and emails, and I keep you actively involved and informed throughout the course of your representation.
  • Experienced — I have represented individuals in civil and criminal court proceedings and before numerous boards and administrative agencies throughout the Hudson Valley for more than 30 years.
  • Professional — Colleagues familiar with my practice have helped me to earn a Distinguished® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, a recognition of  my professional ethics and legal ability.
Legal matters are worrisome enough without your own attorney adding to your anxiety. I take the time to thoroughly explain all the aspects of the case to you in plain language. My clients appreciate my sense of humor and positive attitude; they find me easy to talk to even when dealing with the most serious and complex legal issues.
Areas of Practice

Knowledgeable assistance for workers and employers in workers’ compensation disputes

If you have been hurt on the job in the Highland area, I can help you get the compensation you need and deserve to help cover your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. I help injured workers recover workers’ compensation benefits as well as other applicable benefits, including Social Security disability and NYS retirement disability. I have a solid grasp of the medical issues involved in common workers’ compensation injuries and can engage with medical providers and insurance company representatives to accept your claim or reach a favorable disability settlement. When facts warrant a third-party negligence lawsuit, I can help you recover personal injury damages. I also have vast experience on the other side of workers’ compensation disputes. I am the only uninsured employer defense attorney in the Highland, New York area.

Capable trial lawyer for criminal defense cases and personal injury claims

Whether you’re facing jeopardy from an injury event or an arrest, you can rely on Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. for aggressive, determined representation. I have extensive experience with negotiations and trials arising from:
  • Personal injury cases — If you have been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or medical malpractice, our office will thoroughly investigate the incident and prepare a compelling case to get you the maximum amount of compensation available. When insurance companies know they are going up against a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney, they are more likely to deal fairly right from the start. And if a satisfactory settlement can’t be reached, I am prepared to litigate the matter as far as necessary to provide my clients with the best outcome possible.
  • Criminal defense — If you have been arrested for DWI, a misdemeanor or a felony, you need a strong criminal defense attorney who can help you obtain the best result in your case. While no attorney can guarantee a complete dismissal of charges or an acquittal at trial, I can press for other positive results including a reduction in charges or a plea agreement that helps you avoid jail time.
When you retain my services for your civil claim or criminal matter, you get my full attention and my determination to fight for your rights.  
Contact

Contact a dedicated Highland attorney who will fight for your rights

For your legal matters in the mid-Hudson Valley, from benefits claims denials to civil litigation and criminal defense, count on Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. to meet your needs. Call today at 845-834-8234 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation. My office is conveniently located on US Route 9W, just north of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, near the NYS Thruway Exit 18 in New Paltz.
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  • Highland Office
    1 North Roberts Road
    Highland, New York 12528
    Phone: 845-691-4200
Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating Badge showing Peter M. Cordovano is rated AV Preeminent
  • Avvo Rating Badge showing Peter M. Cordovano is rated a 9.0 Top Attorney
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Testimonial
  • "Peter, you can go ahead and start paperwork. I know it’s not a fair settlement, but I’m drowning. Don’t know what else to do Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I really do appreciate you."  -–Valerie S

  • "I hope that this letter finds you in good spirits and in excellent health. I know we’ve had our difficult moments (usually due to my constant need for reassurance from you). But there isn’t a day that I don’t thank God for your levelheadedness and perseverance. Thank you."  -–Eileen

  • "Dear Peter, We can’t thank you enough for all of your help! We appreciate it more than you know! Thanks."  -–Rick, Debbie & Ricky

  • "I would like to thank you for all you have done for me and my family. You’re the best!"  -–A. Chambers

  • "Many thanks for your donation to our 2nd Annual Huskies 5K Challenge. The event was a tremendous success due in large to your generous support."  -–HMS PTA

  • "Thank you for sponsoring me to play on the Dutchess Debs. I am having lots of fun and learning a lot. I look forward to the upcoming spring season."  -–Jordan C.

  • "We are so tardy thanking you so please know we are so grateful for your time with us, prep phone calls to Bob Lackaye and follow up work on behalf of Spencer. We are resting with her anxiety about moving forward and pushing Spencer out to be a part of the workforce and world again. Believe me we are so thankful for the many miracles since the accident on July 12, 2014! Thank you for meeting us and assessing Spencer and his needs in such a caring and professional way. Your staff was friendly, caring and supportive the entire time we were in touch with your office. Many thanks for your time! Blessings to you all!"  -–D.E

  • "Dear Peter, Thank you so very much for your thoughtful and beautiful plant. Believe it or not, it will join the one you sent 5 years ago which has developed into many others too!"  -–Fondly, Deb & Jo

  • "Mr. Cordovano, Hello! First, I’d like to thank you for the job you did on my case earlier this year! I really appreciate all you did, and will refer anyone I know that needs wc legal help to you! I opened my mail today and received this! I was rather surprised. MAC NEEDS to pay this. It was from the day I hurt myself! Thanks again for all your help!"  -–Sincerely, Ferris Rugar

  • "I wish to thank Peter Cordovano and the rest of your staff for a job well done. Your excellent services and hospitality will be shared and highly recommended. Thanks again so much."  -–John Dorn.