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Legal Assistant Cathy A. Mannese

About Cathy A. Mannese

Knowledgeable & Experienced Legal Assistant
Providing the Highest Standard of Client Satisfaction

Cathy A. Mannese was born and raised in  Brooklyn NY.  In 1976, she moved to the Hudson Valley with her family upon her graduating from Bishop Kearney High School.  In  1980 she married and remains married to her devoted husband for the last 43 years.  

It was always Cathy’s desire and passion to become a legal secretary and right out of high school, she began working with a solo general practitioner in Ulster County.  Cathy remained in that employment for 32 years uninterruptedly, and until that practitioner retired and closed his office.  In that practice, Cathy gained a breath of legal experience in personal injury law, medical malpractice, real estate, probate, corporate law, business law and NYS Worker’s Compensation. 

In January 2009, Peter M. Cordovano was thrilled to hire Cathy.  Peter was well aware of Cathy’s vast experience and work ethic, as from 1986 to 1992 he also worked in the same office where Cathy did those many years.  Cathy is a mother to her two grown children and devotes her free time to her two grandchildren.  Cathy enjoys reading, dinners with friends and family, and just  simply spending quiet time at home.

Since joining Peter M. Cordovano, the firm has represented hundreds of clients, not just a Worker’s Compensation and Social Security disability, but in various areas as indicated.  Cathy has always enjoyed her work and does it with a smile and unmatched proficiency.  Perhaps the thing she enjoys most is having personal contact with many different personalities that make up the clientele of Peter M. Cordovano PC.   


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AV Preeminent® Rated Since 2018
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Client Champion Gold - 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Silver Champion
  • 2021 10 Best Workers' Comepnsation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Plaque
  • 10 Best 2017
  • Top Lawyers in the Hudson Valley
  • Touro Law
  • Manhattan College

What Makes Us Different

  • Respected in the Legal Field

    Not only does Peter M. Cordovano have a profound respect for the legal profession, he has earned an esteemed reputation for his tireless dedication to Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability clients.

  • Valuable Medical Insight
    Attorney Peter M. Cordovano has a solid grasp of the medical issues involved in his clients' cases and can effectively engage with medical providers and insurance company representatives.
  • Thousands of Clients Helped
    Over the years, our firm has had the pleasure of helping more than 1,500 clients navigate complex Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation cases.
  • Over 35 Years of Experience
    Since 1987, Attorney Peter M. Cordovano has fought for distressed clients who need capable case management and calm reassurance.

Client Testimonials

Hear From Past Clients We've Helped
  • "Thanks For All Your Help"

    Thanks for all your help in getting this case resolved with WAMO. Your suggestion that I write to the Senior Law Judge was the key I think.

    - Marge
  • "Most Excellent Lawyer"

    I would like to thank you, for all you have done for me and my son. You are the kindest person and most excellent lawyer I have known in my life. You are our angel.

    - Maria I.
  • "I'm in Good Hands"

    You have been excellent in all matters pertaining to my case, and I feel I'm in good hands. I’ll keep in communication in updates as I'm sure PMA will as well God Bless...

    - Darren P.
  • "We Appreciate It More Than You Know"

    We can’t thank you enough for all of your help! We appreciate it more than you know!

    - Rick, Debbie, & Ricky
  • "Levelheadedness and Perseverance"

    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.

    - Eileen
  • "Thank You for Everything"

    Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I really do appreciate you.

    - Valerie S.
  • "Caring and Professional"

    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.
  • "You’re the Best"

    I would like to thank you for all you have done for me and my family. You’re the best!

    - A. Chambers

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Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation Today

For your legal matters in the mid-Hudson Valley, from benefits claims denials, count on Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. to meet your needs. Call today at (845) 262-4957 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. We service the Hudson Valley, including Poughkeepsie, Arlington, and Kingston NY.

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