Michael Wynn

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.

 

Nicole Licata-McCord

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.

nlicata@sobelpevzner.com

 

 

Michael Heffernan

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.

 

 

Michelle Katzman

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.

Marissa Hercules

Coming Soon

Judy Meisel

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. .

 

jmeisel@sobelpevzner.com

Samantha Sannazzaro

Samantha Sannazzaro is an associate who primarily focuses on workers’ compensation matters in New Jersey. Prior to joining Sobel Pevzner, Samantha’s main practice area was in creditor’s rights litigation. She was also a  Law Clerk to the Hon. Jane Gallina-Mecca, J.S.C. in the Family Division in Bergen County and served as a judicial intern to the Hon. William C. Meehan, J.S.C. (retired on recall) in the Law Division. Samantha earned her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2014 and is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey.”

 

Meredith Wallen

Meredith Wallen currently works in the Worker’s Compensation division of the firm.

 

Ms. Wallen graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2021. Additionally, Ms. Wallen received a Master of Arts in Television, Radio and Film from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

 

During her time at Syracuse, Ms. Wallen served as Student Attorney for Bankruptcy Clinic and Tax Clinic. Additionally, she served as an Instructional Associate in the Communications Law Department at Newhouse.

 

Ms. Wallen is pending admission to practice law in the State of New York and State of New Jersey.

 

Alan Katkin

Alan S. Katkin is senior counsel to the law firm of Sobel Pevzner in New York City. Mr. Katkin is a highly experienced litigator and has practiced in the area of New York State Workers’ Compensation Law for over 35 years. He has handled thousands of trials over the course of his career as well as hearings, conferences, depositions and appeals.

 

 

Alan S. Katkin graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then attended graduate school courses in human anatomy and physiology and graduated from Brooklyn Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1982.

He has practiced as a solo practitioner and as a partner in several firms and most recently as senior partner and creator and developer of the New York Workers’ Compensation practice group for a large, multistate law firm.

 

 

Mr. Katkin is well known for his expertise in all aspects of the Workers’ Compensation Law. He formerly served as president of the New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and currently sits on its board of directors.

 

 

Over the years Mr. Katkin has lectured and written extensively on the Workers’ Compensation Law including presenting CLE programs for other attorneys through the Practicing Law Institute, Lorman Education Services and other providers. He has also spoken on workers’ compensation issues to carriers, self–insured employers and unions.

 

 

Mr. Katkin is often consulted for and has handled the most complex types of workers’ compensation cases including occupational disease cases, such as asbestosis claims, coverage issues, World Trade Center related claims, uninsured employer claims and Covid claims.

He is admitted to practice in the state of New York, the federal District Courts for the Eastern and Southern districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court.

 

 

He has appeared in multiple venues all over the state of New York and has numbered among his clients major insurance companies, national hotel chains, hospitals, clothing and furniture retailers, restaurant chains, aviation companies and others.

Mr. Katkin has provided pro bono services including working as an arbitrator in the small claims part of the Civil Court of the City of New York. He also serves as a panel member of the New York State Surrogate Decision Making Committee. Additionally, Mr. Katkin serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island.

 

 

Mr. Katkin has always been and remains a dedicated advocate for his clients.

John Underhill

John Underhill currently practices in the areas of general liability, premises liability, automobile liability, and general negligence for insurance carriers.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Underhill worked as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City, New Jersey.  In addition, Mr. Underhill was a law clerk for the Honorable Vito Sciancalepore, J.S.C. (Ret.).

Mr. Underhill received his Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2019, and an undergraduate degree from Saint Michael’s College in 2016.

Mr. Underhill is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey.

junderhill@sobelpevzner.com

Michael Wynn

Associate

Nicole
Licata-McCord

Associate

Michael Heffernan

Associate

Michelle Katzman

Associate

Marissa Hercules

Associate

Judy Meisel

Associate

Samantha Sannazzaro

Associate

Meredith Wallen

Associate

Alan Katkin

Associate

John Underhill

Associate