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Richard Greenblatt

Richard Greenblatt

A law practice concentrating in appropriate dispute resolution.
  • Personal Injury, Appeals & Appellate, Divorce
  • New York
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Summary

Richard Greenblatt is a highly experienced litigator and trial attorney. He was admitted to the Bar in February 1979 and he has practiced before the trial and appellate courts of the State of New York for over 34 years. He attended Bucknell University, obtaining a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology in 1972. After clerking for his father, Seymour Greenblatt, a well-respected trial attorney in his own right, he graduated from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1978. Soon after, he joined his father’s firm where he became chief trial counsel and managing attorney of a 5 attorney litigation practice. In 1997, Mr. Greenblatt joined with several other experienced litigation attorneys to create a diversion program for couples seeking divorce who were willing to explore resolution of their disputes through mediation. All of the attorneys in the program completed basic mediation training and then offered hundreds of hours of free mediations. The program resolved many divorces but met with strong resistance by the matrimonial bar, many of whom believed that a fair settlement can not be reached unless each side is represented by their own counsel. Seeking a solution to this objection, Mr. Greenblatt was among the first attorneys in New York State to train in collaborative negotiations, a mediation model in which each party has separate counsel but both counsel are committed to resolution of the dispute without litigation. In 2001, he organized a Collaborative Divorce training program for 50 lawyers from 5 New York State counties. He became the chair of the Orange County Collaborative Divorce group, organizing monthly meetings to discuss cases that were, sadly, few and far between. In 2003, with few collaborative cases resolved, Mr. Greenblatt became senior trial counsel to Rutberg and Associates, a firm concentrating in personal injury., During his 10 years with the firm he proved his mastery of the courtroom, obtaining many excellent results for hi

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I offer free consultations for up to 45 minutes explaining the mediation process and answering general questions. I offer unlimited time for consultations about personal injury matters.
  • Contingent Fees
    personal injury matters only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    My fees depend upon the nature of the work to be performed and the ability of the client to pay. I will discuss a matter briefly over the phone at no charge to determine the nature of the case and the cost of a consultation. Some consultations are at no charge, depending upon the client's resources.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
2nd Circuit
Languages
  • French: Spoken
Professional Experience
of Counsel
Zeccola & Selinger
- Current
resolution of personal injury claims through negotiation, litigation and trials.
Senior Counsel
Rutberg Personal Injury Law
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Senior trial counsel at high profile personal injury firm.
Trial attorney and managing attorney
Greenblatt and Axelrod
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Litigation and trials of personal injury, medical malpractice and family law disputes.
Education
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. / Evidence, Civil Rights
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Honors: Graduated cum laude 1978 Evidence Award 1977 Honors seminar Evidence 1978
Activities: Law Review NLG
Bucknell University
B.A. / Sociology/Anthropology
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Activities: Quaker meeting discussion group Prison visit for families of war resisters, Allenwood Prison
Awards
Distinguished Member of the Year 2011
Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties
Pro Bono Services Award
Orange County Bar Association
The award is given to a member of the association who has devoted a significant amount of time to pro bono matters.
Professional Associations
NYSBA
member
- Current
Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties
chair, Judicial Screening Committee
- Current
Activities: committee review of judicial qualifications of candidates for the Supreme Court and the NY Court of Appeals
Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties
chair, Judicial Screening Committee
- Current
Activities: review qualifications of Judicial candidates
Grievance Committee for the 9th Judicial District
member
- Current
Activities: the committee reviews and rules upon complaints against lawyers in the 5 counties comprising the 9th Judicial District
Orange County Bar Association
board member, committee chair
- Current
Activities: ethics committee chair, 2006 to date past president, member of the board and every other office of the Association chair, CLE committee, 1980 - 1990
Dutchess County Bar Association
Secretary/Treasurer/Director
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Orange County Bar Asociation
President
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Certifications
Mediation (Advanced)
Center for Understanding
Collaborative Negotiations
IACP
Mediation (Basic)
Dispute Resolution Center of Orange and Sullivan Counties
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
New Windsor Office
655 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
USA
Cell: (914) 805-1081
Fax: (845) 562-9126
Goshen Office
Zeccola & Selinger
45 Webster Avenue
Goshen, NY 10924
USA
Telephone: (845) 294-2544