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Meet the Team

Michael E. Catalinotto

Senior Partner

Mike Catalinotto, our senior partner, has been an integral member of the firm for 48 years. He is an intelligent, intense litigator, earning the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell ranking of AV from his fellow practitioners, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

contact: saugerties@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (845) 246-3666

Staff Associate:

Kelly Marino: Paralegal – marino@maynardoconnorlaw.com

 

Thomas G. Daley

Partner

Since joining the firm in 1981 and becoming a partner in 1986, Tom has become one of our top litigators. His experience in defense litigation includes cases involving catastrophic injury, product liability, municipal law, and property damage. Tom also handles estate litigation, professional liability law, and business/commercial litigation.

contact: daley@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Melissa DeSanto: Paralegal – desanto@maynardoconnorlaw.com

James R. Schultz

Managing Partner

Jim has spent his entire professional career at Maynard, O'Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, where he is managing partner. He leads the firm's real property practice handling matters relating to acquisition and sale, residential and commercial lending, land use planning, real estate litigation, and title insurance claims. He also manages the firm's commercial, business, and trusts and estates areas of practice, overseeing a team of qualified attorneys and paralegals who provide our clients with a full range of legal services.

contact: schultz@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associates:

Michele Kopach: Paralegal – kopach@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Karen Dobert: RE Closing Coordinator – dobert@maynardoconnorlaw.com

 

Bruce A. Bell

Partner

Bruce has served as a trial attorney with the firm for more than 30 years, successfully defending hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice claims and representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination matters and personal injury cases. His practice areas also include employment and municipal law, products liability, and general litigation, with extensive working knowledge of the various levels of state and federal laws that govern employment claims, particularly those involving discrimination and sexual harassment.

contact: bell@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Kimberly Goodfriend: Secretary – goodfriend@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Concetta R. Lomanto

Partner

Concetta handles complex personal injury litigation representing individuals and families who have been injured as a result of an accident, including car and construction site accidents; unsafe premises; defective products; dog bites; and wrongful death matters. She has been with the firm since 1986 and became a partner in 1993. Based primarily in our Albany office, Concetta also maintains an office in Johnstown.

contact: lomanto@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Nicole McClaine: Paralegal – mcclaine@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Edwin J. Tobin

Partner

A practicing attorney for more than 20 years, Ed has successfully tried several multi-million-dollar cases for doctors and hospitals, defending claims of medical malpractice . He also represents municipalities and school districts on civil rights and zoning claims and claims of general municipal negligence.

contact: tobin@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Catherine Slusarz: Paralegal – slusarz@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Michael E. Catalinotto Jr.

Partner

An indefatigable litigator, Michael has been with the firm since 1992 and became a partner in 2001. Although he works out of our Saugerties office, he serves clients throughout much of the State of New York, primarily north of New York City. In addition to his 23 years of litigation experience handling the defense of medical malpractice and personal injury actions, Michael has extensive trial experience in the areas of municipal law, civil rights law, products liability, commercial law, general liability in both state and federal courts and litigation involving Native American tribes and sovereignty recognition.

contact: catalinottojr@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (845) 246-3666

Staff Associate:

Michelle Altieri: Paralegal – altieri@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Robert Rausch

Partner

Rob joined Maynard, O'Connor, Smith, & Catalinotto in 1997 and was named a partner in 2004. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Law Clerk to Hon. Irad S. Ingraham, New York State Supreme Court Justice for Chenango and Otsego Counties. Through that experience, he gained extensive exposure to trial practice and the intricacies of New York State civil practice rules and regulations.

contact: rausch@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Catherine Slusarz: Paralegal – slusarz@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Alexander L. Stabinski

Partner

Since joining the firm in 2007, Alexander has concentrated his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, general liability defense, and tort litigation. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

contact: stabinski@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Renè Lee: Paralegal – lee@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Adam T. Mandell

Partner

Since joining Maynard, O'Connor, Smith & Catalinotto in 2008, Adam has concentrated his practice in the areas of civil litigation, including medical malpractice, tort liability, commercial, municipal, education, civil rights, first amendment issues and litigation involving Native American tribes and sovereignty recognition. He also works on trust and estate administration and commercial and residential real estate matters.

contact: mandell@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (845) 246-3668

Staff Associate:

Michelle Altieri: Paralegal – altieri@maynardoconnorlaw.com

 

Justin W. Gray

Partner

Justin concentrates his practice in the areas of business law and transactions, litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, commercial lending and health care. He is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

contact: gray@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Michele Kopach: Paralegal – kopach@maynardoconnorlaw.com

 

Anne-Jo Pennock McTague

Of Counsel

Anne-Jo joined Maynard, O'Connor, Smith & Catalinotto in 2001 as an associate and became a partner in 2009. She concentrates her practice in the areas of employment, discrimination, personal injury, state administrative defense, professional licensure defense and medical malpractice defense. Anne-Jo is certified for guardianships and is a certified Court Evaluator for Mental Health Law sec. 81.

contact: mctague@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Staff Associate:

Renè  Lee: Paralegal –lee@maynardoconnorlaw.com 

Lia B. Mitchell

Associate

Lia joined Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto in 2016. She concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, professional liability, personal injury, and general litigation. Lia is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and California (presently inactive). She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, and Capital District Women’s Bar Association.

contact: mitchell@maynardoconnorlaw.com | 518-465-3553

Andrea P. Demers

Associate

Andrea joined the firm in 2016. She concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, general litigation, premises liability, products liability, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and landlord/tenant matters. She often represents physicians, hospitals, school districts and transportation companies. Andrea also has experience with civil rights actions, representing municipal entities.

contact: demers@maynardoconnorlaw.com | (518) 465-3553

Bridget M. Schultz

Associate Attorney

Bridget joined the firm in 2016. She concentrates her practice in the areas of general litigation, medical malpractice defense, real estate litigation, and trusts and estates. She is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, and is currently a candidate for admission to the New York State Bar.

contact: bschultz@maynardoconnorlaw.com | 518-465-3553

In Memoriam

Christopher K.H. Dressler

Partner

Christopher Dressler passed away in the Spring of 2010 but his heart and spirit remains a big part of our firm. Christopher worked with us for more than 25 years, with particular emphasis in the defense of medical malpractice actions.