Nicole Licata-McCord was admitted to the New York bar on 2003 and to the Federal Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts in 2005. She has previously worked as a litigation associate for an insurance defense firm, where she represented various insurance carriers, retail corporations and municipal entities. Her areas of specialty include premises liability, motor vehicle liability, governmental/municipal liability, New York Labor Law, property damage claims and appellate advocacy. She graduated cum laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.
Paul A. Lefebvre focuses his practice on civil litigation defending clients in matters including general liability, premises liability, product liability, automobile liability, condominium/community association liability, dram shop/liquor liability as well as defending physicians, nurse, hospitals, and health care systems in medical malpractice matters. He has experience in all aspects of litigation from discovery and depositions through jury selection and trial.
Mr. Lefebvre earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University in 1992. He subsequently earned his juris doctor from Widener University School of Law in 1995. Mr. Lefebvre has spent his entire legal career practicing civil defense litigation. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Igor Konstankevich focuses his practice on civil litigation defending clients in matters including general liability, premises liability, automobile liability, as well as, workers’ compensation matters.
He previously worked as an associate at a plaintiffs’ firm handling all aspects of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical provider litigation. His areas of specialty include general liability, workers’ compensation, breach of contract, and secured transactions.
Mr. Konstankevich earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from William Paterson University in 2010, and subsequently earned his juris doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University in 2015. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Michelle Katzman focuses her practice on all phases of defense litigation in matters involving all aspects of personal injury, general liability, premises liability, automobile liability, subrogation and property loss for insurance carriers and retail corporations in New York State and Federal Courts. Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, LLC, Ms. Katzman worked as an associate at a plaintiff’s personal injury firm, where she handled all aspects of personal injury and general negligence.
Ms. Katzman graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and a minor in Spanish. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2012. Ms. Katzman is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, as well as before the United States District Courts of the Eastern and Southern District of New York. In 2018, Ms. Katzman was selected to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Star list for her excellence in the practice of law.
Ms. Katzman is a member of the New York City Bar Association, and is proficient in Spanish.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in 1986, Paul Lima was admitted to the New York bar in 1990 after receiving his Juris Doctorate from Pace University. In addition to New York State, he is also admitted to the Federal Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts.
After two years as a law clerk for the Law Office of Samuel Simone (in house counsel for Travelers Insurance Company), Mr. Lima was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County for five (5) years where he prosecuted matters from intake to trial involving various levels of criminality. Mr. Lima was then hired by James J. Killerlane, Esq. where he worked for eight (8) years, the last two (2) years as Managing Attorney. Mr. Lima served as trial counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Lima has defended clients insured by Travelers, National Car Rental, American Hardware Insurance Group, American Express, and Zurich Insurance. From 2002 to 2016, Mr. Lima partnered with Lara Baresich to continue to represent insureds from various carriers. Mr. Lima handles matters involving premises liability, motor vehicle, and New York Labor Law, as well as criminal defense and real estate matters.
Mr. Lima has been rated “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell for 15 years with very high peer review ratings in legal ability and ethical standards.
Mr. Lima is fluent in Spanish.
Kristen C. Pride is admitted to the New York Bar and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorneys, National Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association and New York City Bar Association. At Sobel Pevzner, she focuses on the defense of carriers and employers in their workers’ compensation and disability claims.
Kristen obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami in 2009, where she doubled majored in Communication Studies and African-American Studies. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Southern University Law Center in 2014. While in law school she served as the Moot Court Director for her school’s chapter of the National Black Law Student Association. She was also selected by NBLSA to perform pro bono legal work for human trafficking victims.
Prior to joining the firm, Kristen spent three years successfully representing thousands of claimants in their workers compensation and social security disability claims.
Kristen enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Judy Meisel was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 2011 and the New York bar in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland-College Park in 2008. She received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2011. She has previously worked as a litigation associate in all aspects of personal injury and medical malpractice defense. Her areas of specialty include general liability, workers compensation, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, property damage claims and New York Labor Law. .
Marshall Garson graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor in legal studies and business before receiving his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While at Cardozo, Marshall was a member of the Youth Justice Clinic and interned for the Honorable David B. Cohen, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County. He previously worked as in-house counsel for one of Manhattan’s largest real estate brokerages and at a boutique law firm representing clients in a number of matters including worker’s compensation and insurance litigation.
Michael Wynn currently practices in the area of general liability, premises liability, automobile liability, employment law, contract law, and general negligence for insurance carriers, in New York State and Federal Courts. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wynn practiced professional liability defense, with a concentration in the representation of attorneys and accountants, employment litigation, and civil rights.
Mr. Wynn received his Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York School of Law in 2014, a Masters in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 2006.
Mr. Wynn is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Jaron N. Berman graduated from the American University School of Public Affairs with a Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Law and was named to the Dean’s List on several occasions. Mr. Berman received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, where he received a certificate in intellectual property, media, and information law with distinction. Mr. Berman was also the Secretary of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society, received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for obtaining the highest grade in his Labor Arbitration class, and can be found in the acknowledgements section of a leading sports law casebook for excellent research assistance. Mr. Berman was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 2019 and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association.
Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, Mr. Berman previously interned and worked with private firms, city and federal agencies, highly recognized professors, and several well-known businesses. Mr. Berman has experience with cases and matters involving premises liability, torts, employment, sports and recreation, trademarks, commercial litigation, contracts, labor, and alternative dispute resolution.
Michael J. Heffernan graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Legal Studies in Business in 2013. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2016. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Heffernan focuses his practice on the defense of matters involving general liability, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, property damage claims, and New York Labor Law. Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, Mr. Heffernan worked as an associate at a plaintiffs’ firm handling all aspects of personal injury litigation.