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Attorney Peter M. Cordovano concentrates his legal practice in the areas of New York State Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability law. With a breadth of experience across all relevant disability matters, Mr. Cordovano seeks to maximize the financial recovery for his clients by looking not only to Workers’ Compensation and SSD but also to NYS retirement and personal injury litigation where applicable. Mr. Cordovano also draws upon nearly 37 years of legal experience to represent clients in criminal defense.
Mr. Cordovano received a Bachelor’s degree in pre-medical sciences from Manhattan College in 1981, and in 1986 received his Juris Doctor of Law degree from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center. Prior to opening his own law office in Marlboro in 1992, Mr. Cordovano previously served in the Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office and the New York State Attorney General’s Office in Poughkeepsie. He also gained experience working in private practice with law firms in Newburgh and Highland. Mr. Cordovano moved his offices to Highland, NY in 2000 and has been serving the Mid-Hudson Valley from his present location since that time.
Mr. Cordovano holds a rating of BV Distinguished from Martindale-Hubbell, based on ratings from peers in the legal profession regarding his level of professional ethics and legal ability. He has lectured on Attorney Ethics to the NYS Injured Workers Bar Association and on NYS Compensation Practice and Procedures for the National Business Institute. He is a former Vice Chair and Chair of the New Paltz Republican Committee and once served as a driver in President Reagan’s motorcade during the President’s visit to NYC in the early 80’s, while Mr. Cordovano was a student at Touro Law School. He had the honor, privilege and pleasure of serving as chauffeur to General Vessey, Robert McFarlane and Caspar Weinberger.
Peter Mariano Cordovano was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens and now currently resides in Ulster County. Committed to the broader community, Mr. Cordovano is a current member of the Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce and served on the Village of New Paltz Ethics Board (1999 – 2002) and the Ulster County Ethics Board (2004 – 2008), and also served on the Board of directors of the St. Cabrini Home in West Park (1993 – 1999). Additionally, he has served as a Delegate or Alternate to the NYS Third District’s Judicial Committee since 2000. He is actively involved in many community associations and endeavors and is an avid support of Little League baseball in New Paltz.