Ezra B. Glaser
Admitted to practice law in New York State and U.S. Federal Court (Eastern and Southern Districts)
In his years as an attorney, Ezra has been practicing general litigation with a focus on personal injury and medical malpractice. Prior to his admission as an attorney, Ezra developed a significant background in politics and government, receiving a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in Political Science and working in numerous states on behalf of various candidates for public office.
Ezra has taken cases to trial on behalf of plaintiffs in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau Counties – in city, state and federal court. He has obtained large settlements and verdicts for clients in hundreds of cases throughout New York City, Westchester, Nassau, Dutchess, Putnam and Suffolk Counties.
Ezra also has developed significant expertise in Election Law, Article 81 Guardianship matters, Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, Article 78 proceedings as well as other types of injunctions (particularly in federal court). He also was successful in attaining the readmission of an attorney who was prosecuted and then disbarred on a matter that the Grievance Committee ultimately found to be a “political prosecution.”
Before becoming a lawyer, Ezra started an academic career at Columbia University, where he focused his studies on civil rights and civil liberties. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Political Science, he applied his knowledge in politics and government on various political campaigns as a campaign manager and a field director. His viewpoints on government and politics have been published in various newspaper publications.
Marion Conde Da Silveira,
Admitted to practice law in U.S. Federal Court, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Marion has a significant background in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. She has tried numerous cases to verdict on behalf of severely injured plaintiffs, in all five boroughs and Westchester County. Since becoming a partner of the firm in 2007, she has been expanding her litigation skills into other areas of the law including Election Law, Not for Profit corporate law, sexual discrimination matters, employment law and General Business litigation.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Marion was an intern in the Miami Dade District Attorney’s office. In the DA’s office, Marion worked with the Major Crimes Division, where she was responsible for investigating and assisting in the prosecution of violent offenders. It was during this period that she knew she wanted to be in the courtroom.
She is a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Criminology from St. Johns University and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 2001. In 2004, she attended the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, an intensive trial skills training seminar, which she credits for strengthening and refining her trial advocacy skills.
Marion currently serves as the Treasure of Housingworks Healthcare Services Board, a federally qualified healthcare centers located throughout New York City whose mission is to make a greater impact in the community by providing more affordable healthcare to underserved populations.
Civil Rights Attorney
John L. Norinsberg is a Former Assistant Corporation Counsel and lead trial counsel for the New York City Department, Torts Division. He co-wrote the trail manual for the New York City Law Department. He specializes in police abuse cases and tort litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.
Along with Ezra Glaser, John took a $650 thousand dollar verdict against North Shore-Long Island University Hospital (on behalf of Odalys M., in the testimonial), and are awaiting retrial of liability on a $1.8 million dollar verdict against the NYCTA. He was featured in the National Law Journal as having achieved one of the ten most significant verdicts in calendar year 1998 (in the case of Sanchez v. City of New York).
Carolyn’s 17 years of trial advocacy has been earned in civil and criminal courtrooms throughout New York State and, most recently, Florida Courts. She began her legal career representing the student body of SUNY New Paltz and won a Federal Court Injunction to bar the local board of elections from rejecting student voter registrations resulting in a change in legislation that now permits students to choose their dormitory as a domiciliary for voting purposes, and thereby grants student access to local politics.
As a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Orange County, NY, Carolyn worked with the criminal defense bar to facilitate treatment for those charged with driving under the influence and assisted in the State’s Drug Court initiative. Immediately following the September 11 attacks, Carolyn became an active member of T.L.C. (Trial Lawyers Care); an organization formed to provide pro bono legal representation to the families of World Trade Center Victims.
As a lead trial attorney at Cheven, Keely & Hatzis, Carolyn had a record number of successful verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants throughout in the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Albany, Putnam, Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, in matters of medical malpractice, negligence, labor law and contract litigation. Her aggressive representation of litigants and her many successful verdicts, have been reported on in numerous publications, including the New York Law Journal.
Most recently, Carolyn served as President/CEO YWCA of the Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she practiced Not for Profit Law and handled a 3.2 million dollar budget, strategic planning, team building, community relations, grant writing and development. She partnered with other non-profits, local schools, colleges and corporations and insured win/win outcomes in collaborative branding and community building. You can learn more about this here:
In addition to actively maintaining her good standing in the New York State and Federal Courts, Carolyn lives and works in the Tampa Bay area of Florida
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