DeSena & Sweeney, LLP is a small to medium firm with fifteen (15) attorneys. Our firm was started in 2000 by Robert P. Sweeney, Esq. (formerly the Managing Attorney for State Farm's in-house counsel operation) and Louis J. DeSena, Esq. The firm has grown over the past few years to include cases from State Farm Insurance, State Farm Fire and Casualty, Esurance Insurance Company, First Mercury Insurance Company, Empire Insurance Company, NYS Liquidation Bureau and 21st Century Insurance as well as self-insured clients in the architectural, trucking (Yellow Road Trucking), elevator maintenance and the construction industries.
We handle all negligence defense matters and trials, coverage issues, opinions and litigation, premises matters involving home owners and commercial property and first party (No-fault and UM/SUM) matters. We have litigated cases involving Labor Law, bankruptcy cases involving core issues of copyright infringement and contract matters, property and title disputes as well as tort actions in Federal Court.
The firm is fully computerized and works from virtual paperless files utilizing advanced means of wireless communication, Internet and case management software. Our systems are state-of-the-art in case management and file security.
Our attorneys average over fifteen (15) years of experience in trial work in the five (5) boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, upstate New York and Federal Court. We provide a focused and tailored approach to threshold/serious injury motions and liability summary judgment motions. We have argued matters before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the Second Department. We provide coverage opinions and handle declaratory judgment actions as well.
We can tailor litigation programs to fit your needs, including reporting and billing requirements. Our fee schedules and rates are tailored to meet your needs of controlling litigation expenses without compromising the quality of the defense of the client while developing a long-standing relationship with our firm. We can work with you to develop litigation programs that meet your needs in a particular venue or entire region.