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Chesney & Nicholas, LLP, formerly Chesney & Murphy, LLP, is a Long Island based, full-service law firm with a 27 year history in New York State and Federal Courts. Our clients include: insurance companies, self-insured companies, international and domestic corporations, municipalities, medical professionals and private individuals. Our firm provides comprehensive litigation services, ongoing personal attention and prompt reporting to our clients. We prioritize client requirements and develop a litigation strategy for each individual case, specifically detailed to our clients' needs.

Our lawyers are seasoned trial attorneys, with distinguished reputations amongst courts and colleagues. Former partners of our firm have moved on to public service positions including, Commissioner of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and most recently, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Our firm was founded on the fundamental concept that our trial attorneys have a dedication to a comprehensive understanding of the law. Our attorneys average in excess of 17 years experience.

We have successfully handled thousands of cases, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to complex medical malpractice litigation. Our fields of practice include premises liability, medical and dental malpractice, chiropractic malpractice, elevator and escalator liability, municipal law, motor vehicle, construction litigation/labor law, insurance law, coverage opinions, contracts, commercial litigation, collections, products liability, estates, real estate, defense of New York State Disciplinary Proceedings against healthcare professionals (OPD and OPMC) and professional malpractice.

While our attorneys are proficient in handling diverse legal matters, our firm is organized into teams by practice area that have allowed our attorneys to develop expertise in the legal issues facing our clients.

At Chesney & Nicholas, we recognize that legal costs are just as important as the quality of the legal work provided and therefore our rate structure is both fair and competitive. Geographically, we are located in an excellent position to service our clients. Our office is in Southwestern Nassau County, which is in close proximity to New York City, resulting in lower overhead expenses, a saving measure we gladly pass on to our clients.

Our firm has been consistently awarded an AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell. We have been positively reviewed over the years by insurers and clients, with a major insurer determining that our firm was the "best bang for the buck" in the entire Northeast.

We serve our clients in the five boroughs of New York City: Kings County, Queens County, New York County, Richmond County and Bronx County, in addition to Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Duchess, Ulster, Delaware, and Greene Counties.