Attorneys

Partners

Joseph A. French

Joseph A. French, the founding partner of French & Casey, LLP, is an experienced litigation and trial attorney with over twenty-five years of experience. Read Full Biography >

Moira E. Casey

Moira E. Casey is a partner at French & Casey, LLP. Ms. Casey concentrates her practice on trusts & estates and real estate. Ms. Casey is experienced in all aspects of estate planning and administration as well as estate litigation. Read Full Biography >

Susan A. Romano

Susan A. Romano is a partner with French & Casey, LLP having joined the practice as an associate in 2001.  Prior to her association with the firm, she worked in-house defending claims for a major New York City privately held corporation. Read Full Biography >

Douglas R. Rosenzweig

Douglas R. Rosenzweig is a partner of French & Casey, LLP who handles cases in the following areas: construction accidents, property damage, premises liability, transportation law and product liability defense. Read Full Biography >

Lance E. Benowitz

Lance E. Benowitz joined the firm in 2008. His practice is focused on labor and construction law, as well as insurance coverage and litigation. Read Full Biography >

Beth Rex

Beth Rex is a partner with French & Casey, and a skilled litigation trial attorney with over 30 years of experience. She began her practice in a firm that was in-house counsel to a well-known boutique insurance company, where she spent nearly 17 years, rising from a beginning associate to managing attorney and partner.  Read Full Biography >

Counsel

Barry Meade

Barry Meade is of counsel with French & Casey, LLP.  He represents clients in a wide range of commercial and insurance defense litigation, with particular emphasis on construction related issues. Read Full Biography >

Andre A. Brochetelli

Andre A. Brochetelli is an attorney at French & Casey, LLP in New York City. His practice is devoted to commercial and general liability matters including premises liability, labor law, insurance coverage, subrogation, contract review, property damage and professional and products liability. Read Full Biography >

Senior Associate

Associates

Ruth A. Kavanagh

Ruth A. Kavanagh is an Associate at French & Casey LLP.  Ms. Kavanagh is responsible and has experience in managing all phases of defense litigation on behalf of national insurance carriers in complex construction defect matters, construction accidents involving personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, as well as premises liability, product liability, employment discrimination and wrongful death matters. Read Full Biography >

Devika P. Kapoor

Devika P. Kapoor is an attorney at French & Casey, LLP.  Prior to joining French & Casey, LLP, Ms. Kapoor handled all phases of complex litigation in state and federal courts, including cases involving business and corporate law, contracts, maritime, insurance subrogation and defense, personal injury defense, premises liability, products liability, and employment law matters.  Read Full Biography >

Scott J. Laird

Scott J. Laird, Esq. is an attorney at French & Casey, LLP. He joined the firm in 2018, coming from a well-respected Queens litigation firm. Mr. Laird has impressive experience litigating a variety of complex matters in the following practice areas: construction accidents and defects, property damage claims, premises liability actions, business disputes and other related commercial litigation matters.  Read Full Biography >

Margaret N. McGannon

Margaret N. McGannon is an attorney with French & Casey, LLP. Prior to joining French & Casey, LLP, Ms. McGannon clerked for the Honorable J. Douglas McCullough of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Read Full Biography >

Sarah A. Trepel

Sarah A. Trepel is an Associate Attorney at French & Casey, LLP. Ms. Trepel joined the firm in January 2018. Prior to working at French & Casey, LLP she represented defendants in criminal proceedings throughout New York City. Ms. Trepel has experience in courtroom advocacy, motion practice, and trial preparation. She has defended clients in state and complex federal matters. Ms. Trepel is detail oriented and dedicated to providing effective and competent representation to each of her clients. Read Full Biography >

Grant D. Zacharias

Grant D. Zacharias is an attorney at French & Casey, LLP.  Mr. Zacharias has over nine years of experience as a civil litigator, focusing primarily upon legal controversies pertaining to residential and commercial properties, including property damage, personal injury and insurance claims, construction defects, liability claims, foreclosure proceedings, and landlord/tenant disputes. Read Full Biography >