Tanya Hobson-Williams Receives Hofstra Law Outstanding Women in Law Award

Tanya Hobson-Williams (right), Principal, Hobson-Williams, P.C., accepts her Outstanding Women in Law award from Judge Gail Prudenti (left), Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, Hofstra Law School, during the law school’s award ceremony on June 23. (Photo Courtesy of the Hofstra Law School Communications Department)

On June 23, Tanya Hobson-Williams, Principal, Hobson-Williams, P.C., received the Hofstra Law Outstanding Women in Law Award during a special ceremony that took place at the university’s Roosevelt Quad Hall. This award recognizes women in law who have made a meaningful and inspiring contribution to the legal community.

Recipients of this award have also demonstrated a commitment to excellence to the practice of law, been inspiring and accomplished leaders in the profession, served as a mentor for other women, and contributed significant time and effort to pro bono work and volunteerism.

Ms. Hobson-Williams is an accomplished attorney who has dedicated her career to practicing elder law and guardianship matters. This also includes litigating real estate and landlord-tenant cases on behalf of senior citizens. She has also dedicated her time to pro bono legal services through her work as a Guardian ad Litem with the Housing Courts in New York City. She also assists young people in the LGBTQ+ community by providing them with pro bono legal work.

As a faculty member for Lawline, Ms. Hobson-Williams provides learning opportunities for other attorneys through Continuing Legal Education presentations on Medicaid and guardianship issues.

Most recently, Ms. Hobson-Williams has won two cases on appeal to the New York State Appellate Division. The first case reversed a Supreme Court decision that found a couple was not permitted to use their own driveway due to an easement. The other case reversed a decision by the lower court that voided the marriage of an interracial couple sua sponte without due process and the opportunity to be heard.

Ms. Hobson-Williams is the recipient of many accolades from many major publications, including Long Island Business News, New York Law Journal and Crain’s New York Business, and from governmental and civic organizations such as the Nassau County Executive’s Office, the Hempstead Branch of the NAACP and the Calvary Tabernacle. In 2008, she was named the first African-American female to serve as Village Justice in the Village of Hempstead, and served in that position for five years.

“I am honored to be chosen to receive this prestigious award,” says Ms. Hobson-Williams, “It is truly wonderful to be recognized alongside some of the top women lawyers on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area.”

For more information, call 1 (866) 825-1529 or visit www.thobsonwilliamslaw.com.

Ira Slavit Says Better Roads Need to Be Built in Communities of Color to Reduce Number of Black Driver Deaths

Ira SlavitDuring the pandemic, fewer people were on the roads, yet the number of traffic deaths went up. For Black drivers, the death rate was much higher, citing the configuration of unsafe roads that can be found in communities of color. Ira Slavit, Partner, Levine & Slavit PLLC, says local, state and federal governments must work together to improve these roadways to reduce the number of fatalities among Black drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), of the 38,680 people who were killed in crashes last year, 7,494 were Black. Even though total overall deaths were up 7% last year, the number of traffic deaths among Blacks increased 23%. In addition, recent study from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that, from 2015 to 2019, Black drivers were twice as likely as White drivers to be killed in crashes.

A research article from BMC Public Health showed that more dangerous roads can be found in or around neighborhoods whose residents are predominantly people of color. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has proposed $20 billion to the nation’s infrastructure plan to reduce crashes and traffic deaths, especially those among Black drivers.

“These statistics show the need to improve our roadways, especially in communities of color,” Mr. Slavit says. “Even during the pandemic, a disproportionate number of Black drivers were killed on our highways, and we need to fix this. All levels of government should come together to make the necessary infrastructural improvements to reduce the number of traffic deaths among Black drivers. If your loved one has been killed in a car crash as a result of unsafe roads, please contact a personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights.”

For more information on Levine & Slavit, visit www.newyorkinjuries.com.

Steven Mitchell Sack Says New Law Will Prevent NYC Fast Food Employees From Being Fired Without Just Cause

NEW YORK, NEW YORK —Effective July 5, 2021, fast food employees working in the five boroughs of New York City will no longer have to worry about being terminated without reason. This means employers must show “just cause” as to why a worker should be fired. Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” says this new law will help protect workers in low-paying jobs from being unfairly fired, especially if this job is their single source of income.

Under the new law, an employer will be required to show proof that a worker failed to perform their necessary duties or engaged in misconduct prior to terminating their employment. To ensure that they will not be dismissed on the spot, employees will be given a series of warnings and appropriate disciplinary actions prior to being fired. In addition, companies will be required to offer employment to former employees before hiring new employees.

Mr. Sack says this bill is a big step in the right direction because it further protects worker’s rights, especially in at-will states such as New York, where employers maintain the right to fire employees at any time for any reason, except on the basis of age, race, gender identification, religion, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, sexual preference, or military status.

“This new just cause bill will provide much-needed job security for fast food workers in New York City,” says Mr. Sack. “These workers are paid very low wages and, for many of them, this is their only source of income. By putting this bill into law, fast food workers’ livelihoods are no longer at the mercy of their employers, who once enjoyed the ability to fire whomever they wanted for whatever reason and at any time. Now, these employers must justify their actions before terminating an employee.”

Mr. Sack has been an employment attorney for more than 40 years. He is known for successfully representing a group of waiters in Samiento v. World Yacht Inc. The landmark New York Court of Appeals decision made it more difficult for restaurants and caterers to keep gratuities intended for their wait staff. He is the author of The Employee Rights Handbook, which has been called a “first-aid kit” for current and prospective employees, giving them the information they need to understand their job rights and protect and assert themselves to collect what is due; telling his readers and clients that “every firing is negotiable.” He served as plaintiffs’ counsel on behalf of three women who were wrongfully terminated when their employer discovered they were pregnant. A Bronx Supreme Court jury awarded the plaintiffs $6.2 million.

For more information, call (917) 371-8000 or visit www.theemployeeslawyer.com.

Duffy & Duffy, PLLC Elevates Dorothy Renz to Partner

Attorney Received Her Start with Long Island Medical Malpractice Law Firm as an Intern

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Duffy & Duffy, PLLC would like to announce that Dorothy Renz has been elevated to Partner. Prior to being promoted, she was an Associate with the firm.

Dorothy Renz (Photo by Ammad Sheikh)

Ms. Renz practices personal injury law with a concentration in medical malpractice. She got her start at Duffy & Duffy as an intern while attending St. John’s University School of Law. Her duties included filing, answering phone calls and, later, working in the firm’s intake department. “During that time, I learned that medical malpractice is far more complex than it seems and that our clients’ lives can be immensely improved through our work,” she said.

She decided to become an attorney because of her strong sense of advocacy and her willingness to help others. While she found the practice of medical malpractice to be challenging, she was also drawn to it. “I was attracted to medical malpractice, not just because the elements of medicine and science are extremely interesting and allow you to learn more each day, but also because of the human element and close client interactions and relationships which are formed,” she said.

Ms. Renz is admitted to practice in the state of New York. She sits on the Associate Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

In 2006, she graduated from Boston College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She also earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 2010. While attending law school, she earned the Silver Pro Bono Service Award for dedicating more than 50 hours of pro bono work throughout her law school career. Her service included assisting victims of domestic violence in obtaining temporary orders of protection against their abusers.

Ms. Renz lives in North Bellmore with her husband and two children.

“It is truly an honor to be named Partner at one of the most successful and prestigious medical malpractice firms in the state,” Ms. Renz said. “At Duffy & Duffy, we treat our clients with the utmost respect and compassion. We tirelessly work to help the ease the pain that they have endured due to medical negligence. I look forward to continuing this rewarding work in my new role.”

“We congratulate Dorothy on her new position,” said Michael Duffy, Managing Partner, Duffy & Duffy, PLLC. “When she joined the firm as an intern, she was willing to learn every aspect of how the firm operates and what goes into handling a medical malpractice case. Her greatest attribute is providing the legal assistance that our clients need, but doing so in a compassionate manner.”

For more information, call (516) 394-4200 or visit www.duffyduffylaw.com.

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 About Duffy & Duffy Law

Based in Uniondale, New York, Duffy & Duffy Law offers solid legal counsel and representation to people who have suffered from negligence and medical malpractice. The firm advocates for patients of negligent physicians and nurses throughout New York, sheds light on uninsurable doctors who continued practicing and held insurance companies accountable for dictating patients’ course of treatment, leading to tragic outcomes. Duffy & Duffy Law serves injured individuals throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Kings Counties, as well as the Bronx, Queens and other areas of New York. For more information, call (516) 394-4200 or visit www.duffyduffylaw.com.

Asset Recovery Law Firm Helps Multinational Conglomerate Find $1.5 Million Check That Went Unclaimed after M&A Transaction

Largest Single, Unclaimed Asset Recovered for One Client

COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK — Robert Poulson, Partner, Poulson Law Offices, announced that his firm recently recovered a $1.5 million check for a corporate client, a multinational conglomerate that owns several hundred subsidiaries. Mr. Poulson said the unclaimed property — which is the largest single item ever recovered for one client — got lost as the result of a record keeping error when the payee of a government-issued check was merged into a new company.

Mr. Poulson said the check had been missing from the company’s coffers for more than 30 years. “We have recovered millions of dollars for other clients,” he said. “But recovering a $1.5 million lost check for a client is very unusual. A single lost check can cost a company a lot of money. Without their asset recovery lawyers, this money was likely lost forever.”

In or around 1999, the state’s financial agency issued a warrant for payment to a subsidiary of the client. The warrant went astray, probably because the subsidiary was merged out. In time, the client’s record of the receivable fell through the cracks. In 2020, when Poulson Law first began reviewing the forensics of the client’s predecessor, the only record of the failed payment was that of the state’s unclaimed property agency showing its receipt of the funds and a record that they were owed to the client’s predecessor.

“We discovered the item after a lengthy review of our client’s corporate structure and history,” Mr. Poulson said. “The actual payee of the check was dissolved in 2004. Prior to that, it had gone through two mergers and a name change.”

In order to recover the check and determine where it came from and who it went to, Mr. Poulson and his client’s in-house counsel had to request access to all records going back before the business transactions and name changes took place. The records were stored in what is known as Iron Mountain, one of the largest repositories of corporate and government documents in the world.

“Fortunately, we were able to find the records of the dissolution and a resolution transferring all assets of the dissolved company to its parent corporation — that is, our client,” Mr. Poulson said. “Without those records, it’s unlikely we would have been able to recover the money.”

Mr. Poulson said that, many times, as a result of the disruption in corporate housekeeping caused by mergers and corporate restructuring, receivables get lost in the shuffle and are often subsequently written off when the old company’s records and employees are dispersed. Mr. Poulson said, “It may not seem unreasonable to write off tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of unknown receivables as a cost of a merger of billion-dollar companies. Without an active asset recovery effort, these receivables are lost forever, as was almost the case with our client’s $1.5 million receivable. I am surprised by the number of big-ticket receivables that get left behind in M&A transactions. I suspect that the acquiring companies fully intend to go back and clean up those assets left behind. But on the ground, accounting records do not always transfer cleanly, paper records are often misplaced or destroyed, and employees of the acquired business often leave, sometimes in a huff.”

For more information, call (607) 547-1195 or visit www.poulsonlaw.com.

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About Poulson Law Offices

With offices in Cooperstown and New York, New York, Poulson Law Offices concentrates its practice in liquidations and collection work. The firm is led by Robert Poulson, who has spent most of his career as a commercial litigator in the financial services sector, and Jill Ann Poulson, a transactional lawyer with heavy experience in mergers and acquisitions for major domestic and international corporations. Poulson Law Offices has recovered millions of dollars in unintentionally abandoned assets for corporate clients. For more information, call (607) 547-1195 or visit www.poulsonlaw.com.

 

Steven Mitchell Sack Speaks to UpJourney for an Article on What Happens if You are Fired for No Reason

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” was interviewed by UpJourney for an article titled “What to Do When You Get Fired Unfairly.” Mr. Sack said that, in the event you believe you were unfairly terminated, you should make sure you weren’t fired for your age, race, gender identification, religion, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, sexual preference, or military status.

“Of all these, age discrimination is the most prevalent,” Mr. Sack said. “Companies attempt to fire older workers because they believe they are paid more, and companies are looking to reduce payroll costs. They may also seek to fire an older worker because they believe their age — and physical condition — may have affected their ability to perform the job properly. Instead of firing them, the company may try to force them to retire early, only to reduce the older worker’s retirement benefits.”

There are other reasons you cannot be let go from your job, according to Mr. Sack. “You also cannot be fired if you refused to follow a company’s orders that resulted in illegal activity, reported corporate misconduct to the authorities and/or sexual or racial harassment and discrimination to your superiors or took extended leaves of absence due to pregnancy, hospitalization, jury duty or military service,” he said.

Mr. Sack also offered the following tips:

  • Know your rights.
  • Be sure to document everything that was promised to you during the job interview.
  • Don’t leave empty-handed (in other words, make sure you receive what you are entitled to — unpaid commissions, salary, bonuses, reimbursements, health benefits, etc.)
  • Always remember: Every firing is negotiable.

Mr. Sack said the last tip is the most important. “A firing doesn’t have to end with you clearing out your desk and walking out with your possessions in a box,” he said. “See if you can work out a deal to stay on with the company and if you can still be on its health plan for a few more weeks until you can find another job.”

Mr. Sack has been an employment attorney for more than 40 years. He is known for successfully representing a group of waiters in Samiento v. World Yacht Inc. The landmark New York Court of Appeals decision made it more difficult for restaurants and caterers to keep gratuities intended for their wait staff. He is the author of The Employee Rights Handbook, which has been called a “first-aid kit” for current and prospective employees, giving them the information they need to understand their job rights and protect and assert themselves to collect what is due; telling his readers and clients that “every firing is negotiable.” He served as plaintiffs’ counsel on behalf of three women who were wrongfully terminated when their employer discovered they were pregnant. A Bronx Supreme Court jury awarded the plaintiffs $6.2 million.

For more information, call (917) 371-8000 or visit www.theemployeeslawyer.com.

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About Steven Mitchell Sack

Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer®,” has been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for more than 40 years. He is a practicing attorney concentrating in employment law, as well as an author of 19 books, a lecturer and syndicated radio talk show host. Together with attorney Scott A. Lucas, they obtained a $6.2 million jury verdict in 2015 on behalf of three pregnant employees, as well as a favorable Court of Appeals decision for a group of waiters who were denied their fair share of tips that were held back by a caterer. For more information, visit www.theemployeeslawyer.com.

Twomey Latham Represents Bloc Collective Limited in Launch of $1.5 Million Seed Funding Round

Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP (“Twomey Latham”) represented Bloc Collective Limited (“Bloc”) in connection with the launch of its $1.5 million seed funding round.

Bloc Collective Limited is a ready-to-drink canned cocktail company founded by Rob Dickens, who has a background in global advertising and marketing strategy, and Sebastian Tollius of the three Michelin Starred restaurant Eleven Madison Park. Bloc is launching in what Forbes called the fastest-growing alcohol sector and has created a unique emotion and community-based marketing approach.

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Rob Dickens (Photo by Clara Suh)

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing forward not only a delicious, sessionable canned cocktail, but also a brand idea that helps support the cultural revival going on in big cities post-COVID,” Mr. Dickens said. “Twomey Latham is an essential partner for us, and their thorough approach has helped us create a fantastic foundation for growth.”

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Sebastian Tollius (Photo by Stephanie Quick)

“It’s an absolute privilege to partner with such a bright, young company just getting off the ground in a unique and exciting space,” said Scott Handwerker, who joined Twomey Latham as Of Counsel in October 2020 to help the firm grow its venture capital and emerging growth company practices.

For more information on Twomey Latham, call (631) 727-2180 or visit www.suffolklaw.com.

For more information on Bloc, write hi@bloc-collective.com or visit www.bloc-collective.com.

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About Twomey Latham

Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP is a full-service law firm with a 65-person staff with over 30 attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants in five offices across Long Island. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Corporate Law, Labor and Employment, Insurance, Banking, Commercial Litigation, Taxation, Trademark and Copyright, Environmental Law, Real Estate Development and Transactions, Construction, Land Use and Zoning, Municipal Law, Personal Injury, Immigration, Arts and Entertainment, Wills Trusts and Estates, Estate Litigation, Elder Law, Family and Matrimonial Law, and Not-For-Profit Law.

Tanya Hobson-Williams Says Federal Court’s Decision to Vacate CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Will Mean More Lawsuits

Decision Takes Place the Same Day Governor Cuomo Signs New York State’s Eviction Moratorium Extension into Law

JAMAICA ESTATES, NEW YORK — Tanya Hobson-Williams, attorney at law at Hobson-Williams, P.C., says a federal court’s decision to vacate a moratorium on tenant evictions should be a wake-up call for renters to seek legal protections as landlords and property owners rush to take legal action against them.

On May 5, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich vacated the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium that was implemented under the agency’s Public Health Service Act. The judge ruled that the CDC does not have the authority to prevent landlords and property owners from removing tenants from their residences due to nonpayment of rent.

“Because of the judge’s decision, courts will be flooded with lawsuits filed by landlords and property owners looking to recoup their losses during the pandemic and collect from tenants who might not have the money to pay back rent,” Ms. Hobson-Williams says. “Whether it’s fair or unfair, landlords now hold the power.”

The decision came down the same day New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that extends the state’s moratorium on residential evictions until August 31. (It was initially set to expire on May 1.) The extended hold on evictions applies to those who have already submitted a hardship declaration form. As a result, tenants who no longer have to face displacement can apply for financial assistance from the state’s $2.4 billion rent relief program, which is scheduled to begin next month.

“This New York State law will give tenants another chance to stay home and not have to be forced to live somewhere else,” Ms. Hobson-Williams says.

The Department of Justice has announced that it plans to appeal the federal court’s order. Ms. Hobson-Williams says that, even if the decision is reversed, it may come too late. “This decision comes before renters were seeking to obtain federal rent relief,” she says. “If the appeal gets tied up in court for a long time, the tenants might be removed before ever seeing a penny from the federal government. If you are in danger of being evicted, please contact a landlord-tenant attorney immediately.”

For more information, call 1 (866) 825-1529 or visit www.thobsonwilliamslaw.com.

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About Hobson-Williams, P.C.

With offices located in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, the law firm of Hobson-Williams P.C. is comprised of a highly knowledgeable and diligent staff. With over 20 years of experience, the skilled attorneys at Hobson-Williams, P.C. are dedicated to protecting and serving their clients’ needs and legal interests, and are committed providing unparalleled client service. Her practice areas include elder law, business law, real estate closings, landlord-tenant disputes, Medicaid fraud defense, guardianships, reverse mortgage foreclosure defense and debt collections. Tanya Hobson-Williams has an active elder law practice assisting senior citizens in obtaining Medicaid for Home Care and Nursing Home Care. She routinely lectures at senior citizen centers, assisted living facilities, law schools and counsels families on a variety of topics of concern to families caring for the elderly. She is also contracted by the State of New York Employee Assistance Program to provide training to state employees on legal issues that affect state employees. For more information, call 1 (866) 825-1529 or visit www.thobsonwilliamslaw.com.

Lauren P. Raysor Files Lawsuit over Controversial Policy of “No Knock” Warrants

Officers Executed “No-Knock” Warrant upon Entering Residence

On April 20, 2021, Attorney Lauren P. Raysor announced that she is filing a lawsuit against the New York Police Department (NYPD) on behalf of her client, Andre Brown. Ms. Raysor claimed officers executed a “no-knock” warrant upon entering the premises and unlawfully arresting Mr. Brown.

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor (standing behind podium) held a press conference on April 20 to announce she is filing a lawsuit against the New York Police Department on behalf of her client, Andre Brown. Ms. Raysor claims in the lawsuit that NYPD officers executed a “no-knock” warrant when they entered Mr. Brown’s residence and unlawfully arrested and detained him. Ms. Raysor is joined by members of Mr. Brown’s family. (Photo by Jacene Thomas)

On the morning of March 5, 2021, Mr. Brown, who was living in the basement apartment of his family’s house in Jamaica, Queens with his girlfriend, Deidre Covington, saw a group of NYPD officers — their faces and badges covered with dark cloth — pointing their guns at him. The officers broke down the front door and trashed the basement apartment. They made him and his girlfriend get dressed, cuffed Mr. Brown and pulled them into a police van without explanation. Meanwhile, another group of officers told Mr. Brown’s family, who were upstairs, not to move. None of the officers produced a warrant before entering the residence.

Mr. Brown spent 25 minutes in the van. A short while later, Ms. Covington was released. Mr. Brown was taken to the precinct, where he was ticketed for possession of marijuana. He spent 90 minutes in a jail cell after being fingerprinted and photographed. Five days later, the District Attorney’s Office determined the NYPD did not have a case against Mr. Brown and dropped the charge.

“I can’t understand, in light of Breonna Taylor’s murder, that the police are allowed to execute ‘no-knock’ warrants,” Ms. Raysor said. “Suspending our constitutional rights under the guise of fighting crime is morally wrong. What is worse is that a majority of these ‘no-knock’ warrants are executed in communities of color. We can’t wait until someone is killed to change the law. We have a chance to make changes now.”

For more information, call (914) 733-8080 or visit www.laurenpraysor.com.

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About Lauren P. Raysor

Lauren P. Raysor is an attorney concentrating in personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy, matrimonial and family law. She has litigated numerous cases over the years, taking more than 35 cases to verdict and has argued before the Appellate Division in the case of Makeda Barnes Joseph v. Universal Music Group. She served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon, where she was in charge of the city’s Law Department. Ms. Raysor is currently outside counsel for the New York State Dormitory Authority, and served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Upper Manhattan Region, outside counsel to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and counsel at a Wall Street law firm.

Lauren P. Raysor Comments on Jury Conviction of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s Death

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor said that the guilty verdict handed to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is long overdue, since too many communities of color have been victimized by questionable and, at times, unlawful tactics used by police in making an arrest.

On May 25, 2020, Mr. Chauvin, who was on the force at the time, tried to handcuff George Floyd by placing his knee on the back of Mr. Floyd’s neck for nine-and-a-half minutes. Although Mr. Floyd told him he couldn’t breathe, Mr. Chauvin continued to press his knee behind Mr. Floyd’s neck. Mr. Floyd was later transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The next day, Mr. Chauvin was fired from the force. On May 29, 2020, he was arrested in the death of Mr. Floyd and charged with murder and manslaughter. On April 20, 2021, a jury found Mr. Chauvin guilty on three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The charges carry a combined maximum sentence of 75 years.

“I am relieved that some semblance of justice can be found in this verdict,” Ms. Raysor said. “Every time a police officer is on trial for the death of an African-American citizen, they are usually found not guilty for one reason or the other. Now that this verdict has been rendered, I hope that the police departments across the U.S. will clean house and reform their practices so that they can no longer demonstrate any forms of hostility on persons of color.”

Ms. Raysor concentrates her practice in civil rights, representing those who are arrested during a traffic stop for no reason or as a result of racial profiling, experience negligence while in jail or prison, or use of excessive force. She also founded the Mount Vernon Coalition for Police Reform, which is comprised of former police officers, civil rights attorneys, former city officials and other concerned individuals seeking ways to improve the practices of the Mount Vernon Police Department.

For more information, call (914) 733-8080 or visit www.laurenpraysor.com.

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About Lauren P. Raysor

Lauren P. Raysor is an attorney concentrating in personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy, matrimonial and family law. She has litigated numerous cases over the years, taking more than 35 cases to verdict and has argued before the Appellate Division in the case of Makeda Barnes Joseph v. Universal Music Group. She served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon, where she was in charge of the city’s Law Department. Ms. Raysor is currently outside counsel for the New York State Dormitory Authority, and served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Upper Manhattan Region, outside counsel to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and counsel at a Wall Street law firm.