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Peter Mariano Cordovano, Esq. was born in Manhattan NY, raised in Queens NY, and now resides in Ulster County NY. In 1981, Mr. Cordovano received a Bachelor’s degree in pre-medical sciences from Manhattan College and in 1986 received his Juris Doctor of Law degree from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center. Mr. Cordovano’s initial legal experience was with the Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office in Poughkeepsie, NY; the New York State Attorney General’s Office also in Poughkeepsie NY; Finkelstein, Kaplan, Levine, Gittlesohn & Tetenbaum in Newburgh NY; and Anthony M. Barraco, P.C. in Highland NY.

Peter M. Cordovano P.C began in 1992 with offices in Marlboro, NY. In 2000, Peter M. Cordovano P.C moved to Highland, NY, which is centrally located to Newburgh NY (Orange County), Poughkeepsie NY (Dutchess County) and Kingston NY (Ulster County). Peter M. Cordovano P.C is conveniently located on US Route 9W, just North of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, and is close to the NYS Thruway Exit 18 in New Paltz NY.

Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. proudly founded his firm in 1992 specializing in Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability. Peter did so after having practiced Personal Injury Law for proximately 6 years with the Finkelstein Law Firm in Newburgh NY, and Anthony M. Barraco, P.C. in Highland NY. The firm’s founding objective was to maximize their client’s compensation benefits under New York Workers Compensation Law for all workplace accidental injuries and occupational diseases.

Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. has extensive and varied legal experience in many practice areas of the law. These include Criminal Law, No-Fault Law, Retirement System Law, Uninsured Employer Defense, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Wills, and Civil & Criminal Federal Court. The firm’s clients benefit not only from Mr. Cordovano’s breath of legal and other experience, but also from his negotiating skills and his willingness to litigate when necessary.

Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. maintains professional memberships in the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA); the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA); the New York State Injured Workers Bar Association (IWBA); the Colombian Lawyers of Rockland County; the Ulster County Bar Association (UCBA); the Dutchess County Bar Association (DCBA); and the National Association of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR). Peter has also been a Third Department Judicial District Delegate or Alternate Delegate for the State of New York since 2000.

Peter M. Cordovano maintains memberships in the Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce (SUCC) and the Alpha Phi Delta (APD) Alumni Association of Manhattan College. Mr. Cordovano also maintains an active role in several community endeavors and associations. He particularly enjoys and avidly supports little league baseball in New Paltz, NY.

Peter previously served as an Executive Board Member of the Ulster County Bar Association (2 terms) and the New York State Injured Workers Bar Association, having been its Hudson Valley Representative (2007-2011). Peter is a former member of the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Mr. Cordovano also served on the Village of New Paltz Ethics Board (1999-2002) and the Ulster County Ethics Board (2004 to 2008). Peter also served on the Board of Directors of the St. Cabrini Home in West Park NY (1993 through 1999).

In the early 1980’s, Mr. Cordovano was a motorcade driver in New York City for President Ronald Reagan.

For many years, Mr. Cordovano also served his state, country and town as a Delegate to the NYS Third District’s Judicial Committee; as a Board of Ethics member to the Ulster County Legislature, assisting in a substantial rewrite of that County’s Ethics Law in 2007 and 2008; and as a Board of Ethics member to the Village of New Paltz.

Peter M. Cordovano, Esq. lectures on attorney ethics, having been accredited for such presentation by NYS Injured Workers Bar Association. Attorney Cordovano is BV Peer-Review Rated” by Martindale Hubbell. This rating attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and has been part of the legal community since 1887. This rating is based on the confidential opinions of the bar and the judiciary, and is an evaluation of lawyers throughout the United States and Canada.

Mr. Cordovano is personable, easy to talk to and his clients enjoy his sense of humor. Mr. Cordovano conscientiously attempts to return all telephone calls and e-mails within 24 hours, often the very same day. Mr. Cordovano is known to telephone clients on weekends as well.

Poughkeepsie Workers Compensation Lawyer – We Get Results

If you have suffered a workplace injury, do not delay. We will help you get the benefits you deserve and take the confusion out of the workers’ comp claim process. It is the goal of an employer and the employer’s insurance company to pay as little as possible in workers’ compensation claims. It is our goal to see that injured workers are treated fairly and receive all benefits they are entitled to. Our firm will relieve you from having to deal with the New York State Workers Compensation Board and your employer’s insurance company. Our service also includes communicating with your doctors and handling all related claims, including personal injury claims & Social Security Disability (SSDI).

Call or e-mail us now for an appointment or if you just have questions.

Newburgh Workers Compensation Lawyer – We Get Results

New York Workers Compensation Law is complex and always changing. An injured employee can be confused and stressed by the process. Insurance companies and employers will take advantage of an injured worker by denying a legitimate claim for medical benefits, undervaluing a claim for income benefits, pressuring the worker to return to work prematurely (including light duty work) or to accept a low cash settlement for a permanent disability, discouraging a worker from seeing a new doctor, or refusing to accept responsibility for a repetitive stress injury. As attorneys it is our job to sort out the details and see that our clients recover the benefits they deserve.

Call or e-mail us now for an appointment or if you just have questions.

Kingston Workers Compensation Lawyer – We Get Results

If you find yourself in need of a lawyer that delivers personal attention to every case, you will be in good hands at our law firm. We are dedicated to providing you with the personal attention you need and deserve. Your case will be handled personally by Attorney Peter M. Cordovano who has been providing proven results since 1986. Additional support is provided by our enthusiastic and committed team of secretaries, paralegals, experts and investigators. A majority of our firm’s cases often result from clients referring their friends, family and co-workers to our law firm. We also receive referrals from other lawyers, who trust that we will take care of their client’s legal needs with dedication equal to theirs. These referrals are evidence of the positive reputation we have established inside and outside of the legal community.

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When you choose Peter M. Cordovano P.C, a Law Firm experienced in both workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation, your workers compensation claim(s) will be examined for potential “third party” claims.

We are a full-service law firm, providing legal services tailored to people’s individual circumstances. We focus on a variety of practice areas, including:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Social Security Disability (SSDI)
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Car Accidents
  • Criminal Defense (Ulster County Only)
  • Uninsured Employer’s Defense
  • New York State Retirement System Hearings
  • Real Estate
  • Wills (For Firm Clients Only)In New York State Appellate Litigation, Mr. Cordovano has and “made law” in the following president setting cases:

Your insurance company is obligated to pay your lost wage benefits and your medical expenses. However, there are other hardships, financial and otherwise, caused by an auto accident. Claims are frequently delayed, underpaid, or wrongfully denied. Contact Peter M. Cordovano, P.C a car and auto accident, lawyer, at our Highland, NY office  if you have been seriously injured in any accident, or one involving an uninsured or underinsured driver. We provide accident victims from Manhattan to Albany, and the rest of New York, with skilled and attentive service. We will put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

Anthony M. Barraco, P.C. v. Rosendale, 162 A.D.2d 899; 558 N.Y.S.2d 240 (Appellate Division Third Department 1990) (litigation issue).

David Miller v. City of Poughkeepsie, 185 A.D.2d 594; 586 N.Y.S.2d 396 (Appellate Division Third Department 1992) (workers compensation issue).

Boehm v. Estate of Mack by Pfaff-Adams, 255 A.D.2d 749; 680 N.Y.S.2d 73 (Appellate Division, Third Department 1998) (serious injury issue).

Bar Admissions:

New York State U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York U.S. District Court Southern District of New York U.S. District Court Northern District of New York


Listen to Attorney Cordovano speak about injury & Workers Compensation law:

“Workers compensation is not like any other law…”“Do you sometimes feel it would be easier to turn coal into a diamond…”“A good lawyer knows not only when to talk, but when to listen…”


MAKE Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. YOUR ADVOCATE.

We will relieve you from the burden of dealing with insurance companies, the New York State Workers Compensation Board, the Social Security Administration, and many other State and Federal administrative agencies. If you have questions, call Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. now at 845-691-4200 for answers. Your case will be handled confidentially, immediately, personally, and professionally.

This website is “Attorney Advertising” as defined by NYCRR Part 1200 Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule 7.1) and is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as a substitute for legal advice. An attorney should be consulted for any particular issue or problem.






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