Testimonios

¡Gracias!

Gracias por todo lo que ha hecho por nosotros y por haber puesto siempre los intereses de nuestra familia en primer lugar. Que Dios le bendiga a usted y a su familia hoy y siempre.

Con un gran aprecio.

Diciembre del 2011 desde Haverstraw, Nueva York

 

¡Gracias!

Querido Billy Martin,

Sólo queríamos expresar nuestro agradecimiento por su tiempo y sus sabias palabras. No pensábamos que fuera posible conocer a un abogado honesto, pero usted lo es. Gracias de nuevo por su generosidad.

8 de Diciembre del 2011, desde Stony Point, condado de Rockland, Nueva York

 

¡Los abogados de Martin & Colin han sido de GRAN ayuda!

Queridos Lisa y Hill,

Quiero dales las gracias por encargarse del caso de mi hermano. Se que puede ser una persona difícil, pero tengo que decir que no lo había visto así de sano en muchos años. Tengo fe en que esto seguirá siendo así. En otra nota, me gustaría veros a los dos. Seguimos en contacto.

10 de Agosto del 2011 desde Fairfield, Connecticut

 

Grandes abogados, gran servicio, ¡ganaron mi caso!

Los abogados de Martin & Colin, tanto Lisa como Hill, han trabajado en dos casos diferentes y han GANADO ambos, los dos son abogados inteligentes y trabajadores abogados que se preocupan por sus clientes, lo que no es fácil de encontrar. Los recomendaría a cualquier persona que busque un abogado. ¡Son los mejores!

25 de Enero del 2011 desde Port Chester, Nueva York

 

Feliz de haber encontrado a Martin & Colin

Espero que sepa cuánto significa para nosotros, y lo mucho que lo apreciamos.

2 Corintios 9:10-11 (Nuevo testamento)

10 Y (Dios) nos provee de la semilla del el pan que comemos, y también proveerá y multiplicará vuestras [resources for] siembras e incrementará los frutos de tu rectitud [que se manifiesta en bondad, amabilidad y caridad activa]. 11Así te enriquecerás de todas las cosas y de todas las formas, para que así seas generoso, y administradas por nosotros traerán fuerza a la gracia de Dios.

2010, desde Sleepy Hollow, Nueva York

 

Sr. Martin:

No podemos expresar con palabras nuestra gratitud. Gracias una y otra vez por el favor, su paciencia y su esfuerzo, por no mencionar su gran labor. Por favor, acepte esto como una pequeña muestra de nuestro agradecimiento y nuestras plegarias.

28 de Agosto desde Sleepy Hollow, NY

The injury lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C., headquartered in White Plains, New York, handle accident claims, negligence and personal injury cases.  If you have been hurt in an accident due to the negligence of another person, our attorneys may be able to help.

Please call (914) 771 7711 or email using the ‘Contact Us’ form on this page.

Victory at Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board

Martin + Colin, P.C. has obtained a reversal of a prior ruling and reinstatement of unemployment benefits for our client. – November 2012

Our law firm does NOT usually handle matters involving unemployment benefits. However, we are experienced courtroom attorneys, and when an established client has a legal problem, we help them whenever we can.

In this case, our client is a member of a family for whom we have rendered legal services on several different occasions. She required hospitalization for a brief illness and, during her hospitalization, her physician-employer replaced her with a new employee. Without a job, our client applied for, and received, unemployment benefits.

However, our client’s employer contested her right to collect unemployment benefits, and after a hearing, the New York State Department of Labor determined that our client was ineligible for unemployment benefits.

Our law firm was asked to enter the case and assist the client, and we did so. We sought to reopen the hearing; and at a hearing before an administrative law judge, we convinced the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board that:

  • Our client had good cause to reopen the case;
  • Our client was eligible to receive unemployment benefits because she did not quit her job; and
  • Our client did not make willful misrepresentations to obtain unemployment benefits.

At the conclusion, the Administrative Law Judge overruled the initial determinations of the Department of Labor and restored our client’s eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Although we do not usually get involved in unemployment benefits cases, in this case we were able to obtain for our client the benefits she was entitled to and had earned.

Call us now at (914) 771 7711 and let us apply our expertise to your case.

Appeals Courts Frequently Cite Our Cases – Aug 2012

Not one, but TWO of our past victories were just cited by an Appeals Court – August 2012

Our accident and personal injury cases, which make up a large part of our practice, are usually resolved by reaching a settlement with a corporation or insurance company. The settlement normally includes the payment of a sum of money to the injured party, as well as an agreement that both sides will cease and desist from any further litigation. (For an example of the rare car accident case that gets appealed by our office, please click on the link here:

http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12589218313710296173&q=esther+thomas&hl=en&as_sdt=2,33)

However, unlike the accident and negligence cases, the other cases handled by our law firm often get appealed, and sometimes result in the clarification or expansion of existing law. When this happens, our court cases are often cited by other attorneys in their legal briefs to court. Those other attorneys and law firms bring our cases to the attention of the judges in their cases in the hope that citing our cases will help them win their cases.

Of course, lawyers who utilize this process do not cite just the cases won by this law firm only. They also cite cases won by other law firms. In fact, it is one of the most common methods all lawyers throughout the country use to strengthen their cases.

However, what is unusual is just how often our cases are cited by appeals courts. We are, after all, only a small law firm. But it seems we are a small law firm making a very big impact. Here’s a few examples.

Discrimination / Sexual Harassment: Hayut v. State University of New York has been cited by courts throughout the country thousands of times. You can confirm this assertion by going to Google Scholar, typing these three words in quotation marks as follows: ”Hayut and Univ.” You will note that the case is cited over 300 times. If you type the same words into a legal research database, which is a much larger library of court decisions, you will note that our Hayut case has been cited by courts and judges over a thousand times.

False Arrest / Civil Rights: Torres v. Village of Sleepy Hollow has been cited by courts throughout New York State many times. Again, check Google Scholar and type in these four words in quotation marks as follows: ”Torres and Sleepy Hollow”. The case has been cited several times and, if you type the same words into a legal research database, which has a more extensive collection of court cases, you will note that our Torres case has been cited by other judges on numerous occasions.

And now we have even bigger news. Just last month, in July 2012, even though there were thousands and thousands of cases to choose from, we had the good fortune of having TWO of our cases cited by an appellate court in ONE decision. That’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Just last month, the Appellate Division, Second Department, issued a decision in this matrimonial and family law case:

Matter of Giannoulakis v. Kounalis, 2012 NY Slip Op 5637 – NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept., 2012

The issue in the Giannoulakis case involves child custody and visitation. And our law firm has no involvement whatsoever with the Giannoulakis case. But if you read the decision, you will note that the Appellate Division cites not one previous Martin & Colin victory, but two. The case of Cervera v. Bressler is cited by the appeals court. Bressler was one of our clients. In that case, we successfully obtained a change of custody of the child to her mother. The case of Thompson v. Yu-Thompson is also cited by the very same appeals court. Yu-Thompson was one of our clients. In that case, we successfully obtained an order requiring that both the father and the child undergo therapy as part of the father’s visitation process, at the father’s expense.

Thus, we bring the Giannoulakis case to your attention because it was decided just last month, i.e., August 2012, and in that decision the appeals court cites not one, but two, separate Martin & Colin, P.C. wins.

A total of five cases are cited. Two are ours. That’s a large accomplishment for a small law office.

 

Victory at Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board – Nov 2012

Martin + Colin, P.C. has obtained a reversal of a prior ruling and reinstatement of unemployment benefits for our client. – November 2012

Our law firm does NOT usually handle matters involving unemployment benefits. However, we are experienced courtroom attorneys, and when an established client has a legal problem, we help them whenever we can.

In this case, our client is a member of a family for whom we have rendered legal services on several different occasions. She required hospitalization for a brief illness and, during her hospitalization, her physician-employer replaced her with a new employee. Without a job, our client applied for, and received, unemployment benefits.

However, our client’s employer contested her right to collect unemployment benefits, and after a hearing, the New York State Department of Labor determined that our client was ineligible for unemployment benefits.

Our law firm was asked to enter the case and assist the client, and we did so. We sought to reopen the hearing; and at a hearing before an administrative law judge, we convinced the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board that:

  • Our client had good cause to reopen the case;
  • Our client was eligible to receive unemployment benefits because she did not quit her job; and
  • Our client did not make willful misrepresentations to obtain unemployment benefits.

At the conclusion, the Administrative Law Judge overruled the initial determinations of the Department of Labor and restored our client’s eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Although we do not usually get involved in unemployment benefits cases, in this case we were able to obtain for our client the benefits she was entitled to and had earned.

The dedicated attorneys at Martin + Colin, P.C., headquartered in White Plains, have extensive litigation experience. If you have a legal problem, Martin + Colin, P.C. may be able to help.  Please call (914) 771 7711 or email using the ‘Contact Us’ form on this webpage.

Call us now at (914) 771 7711 and let us apply our expertise to your case.

  

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Quiénes Somos

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Martin + Colin, P.C. es un despacho de abogados de éxito del Condado de Westchester, en el Estado de Nueva York, que representa a clientes tanto en las cortes federales como del estado a lo largo de toda el área metropolitana de Nueva York. Defendemos una extensa variedad de litigios entre los que se incluyen: casos de demandas por lesiones y negligencias médicas; defensa criminal; derechos civiles y… [Leer más…]

Daños personales

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Defensa criminal

Si ha sido acusado de cualquier delito, Martin + Colin puede proveerle de representación legal experimentada y defenderle de su acusación criminal. Nuestros abogados tienen más de cuatro décadas de experiencia combinada en la defensa de clientes que han sido acusados en casos penales. ¿Sabía que…? A pesar de que la ley permita que un oficial de policía… [Leer más…]

Negligencias médicas

Si ha resultado herido como resultado de una negligencia médica, nuestros experimentados abogados en Martin + Colin, P.C. pueden ayudarle a conseguir la compensación que usted merece. Nos asisten profesionales médicos altamente cualificados que revisan nuestros informes y testifican si es necesario – en caso de que sea necesario llevar su caso a juicio. En los casos de mala praxis médica… [Leer más…]

Derecho mercantil y asuntos laborales

Martin + Colin puede ayudarle con cualquier asunto relacionado con el derecho mercantil y su empresa. Representamos a dueños de negocios y emprendedores en asuntos que van desde la apertura de un negocio como a su venta y todo lo relacionado con él. Litigación comercial, ley de contratos, disputas de contratos y transacciones comerciales son sólo algunas de… [Leer más…]

Ley de familia y matrimonio

Martin + Colin, S.P. lleva relaciones domésticas y asuntos de la ley de familia, entre los que se incluyen: divorcios contenciosos; casos de custodias y manutención de los hijos; adopciones; acuerdos pre-nupciales (y post-nupciales); divorcios cooperativos; divorcios de mutuo acuerdo; acuerdos de separación y estipulaciones… [Leer más…]

Transacciones en propiedades inmobiliarias

Martin + Colin, P.C. posee experiencia en todas las formas de transacciones relacionadas con las propiedades inmobiliarias y por ello podemos ayudarle con sus necesidades específicas en cuanto a propiedades comerciales o residenciales. Desde la adquisición de su primera vivienda a la venta de un condominio de inversión, Martin + Colin puede ayudarle a través de todo el proceso. Martin + Colin conoce a la comunidad porque también vive y trabaja en ella. Poseemos un profundo conocimiento de las leyes estatales y federales y de sus aplicaciones… [Leer más…]