Richard Chesney is a senior and co-founding partner of Chesney & Nicholas, LLP.
His area of expertise includes all facets of New York State and Federal Civil litigation, including general casualty claims, products liability claims, auto and personal line claims, Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) actions, and recreational accident litigation. He is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm.
In addition to legal practice, Richard regularly develops and presents seminars to claims supervisors, adjusters and risk management personnel, covering a wide variety of legal matters.
Prior to founding Chesney & Murphy, LLP in 1985, Richard was a member of O’Hagan, Reilly & Chesney in Islip, NY where he was successfully trying both State and Federal Civil cases.
Before law school, he was a special education teacher and guidance counselor with the New York City Board of Education, working with behavioral program adolescents suspended from public schools.
While attending Fordham University School of Law, Richard completed his Master’s in Special Education. In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Richard’s immense expertise, business acumen and exceptional track record of success, have allowed him to become one of the most proficient and well-respected attorneys in his practice areas.