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Attorney Peter M. Cordovano

About  Peter M. Cordovano

Experienced & Dedicated New York Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability Attorney

Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. is a native New Yorker that now resides in practices in Ulster County NY.  In 1981, Peter received a Bachelor’s degree in pre-medical sciences from Manhattan College in 1981 and in 1986, he received his Doctorate of Law from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center. 

Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. is an experienced and dedicated attorney that has provided the seriously injured with expert legal service.  The firm only takes cases we believe in and we work to make every case a success. Since 1987. Peter has dedicated his its practice to prosecuting claims for injured NYS workers before the NYS Workers Compensation Board and the Social Security Administration. 

Peter is "AV Distinguished Peer-Review Rated" by Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive based upon the confidential opinions of lawyers and judges.  It is an independent attestation of a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics.  Peter has lectured on Attorney Ethics and Anatomy and Physiology before the NYS Injured Workers Bar Association, and has lectured before the NYS Bar Association on NYS Worker’s Compensation.

Mr. Cordovano's reputation for personal attention, dedication of effort, and case results are second to none.  Clients appreciate the personal attention, hands-on approach and thorough preparation of their cases. Peter's knowledgeable and personable staff takes pride in helping people understand the process and in getting that help sooner rather than later.

No one looks to suffer the physical, financial and emotional burdens of an on-the-job injury.  The course and direction of these claims can be frustrating and confusing. You may find yourself injured, unable to work, and worried about your future and your family's future.  If that should occur, put Peter’s knowledge, skill, education, and expertise to work.  Peter will cross examine insurance doctors, employers, insurance investigators and other witnesses to advance a client’s case.  In this regard, one can be assured of effective representation in all proceedings. 

Good results just don’t happen. The firm actively obtains and exchanges medical reports from their clients. Healthcare providers to assist maximizing awards and minimizing the time it takes for the jurisdiction to make its findings. To the extent permitted, the firm also assists healthcare providers to obtain authorizations for necessary medical care. In doing so, it ensures the maximum result possible concerning awards.  

Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. maintains professional memberships in the NYS State Bar Association; the NYS Trial Lawyers Association; the Capital Region Italian American Bar Association; the Ulster County Bar Association; the Dutchess County Bar Associations; the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives; and the NYS Injured Workers' Bar Association.

Attorney Cordovano's other memberships include the Alpha Phi Delta Alumni Association.  He is a past Executive Board member of the Ulster County Bar Association (2 terms); a past member of the American Trial Lawyers; and a past member of the American Bar Associations.  

Peter was a motorcade driver for President Reagan in New York City in the early 1980s.  For many years, Mr. Cordovano also served his state, county and town as a Delegate to the NYS Third District's Judicial Committee; as a Board of Ethics member to the Ulster County Legislature (assisting in a substantial rewrite of that County's Ethics Law in 2007 and 2008); and as a Board of Ethics member to the Village of New Paltz.

Peter is personable, easy to talk to, and his clients enjoy his sense of humor. Mr. Cordovano conscientiously attempts to return all telephone calls and e-mails within 24 hours, often the very same day. Mr. Cordovano is known to telephone clients on weekends as well.


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 a Dedicated Highland Attorney Who Will Fight For Your Rights

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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