Cory A. DeCresenza concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation litigation, drawing from his significant experience in general and appellate litigation. He has experience handling trials at the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, including lay witness testimony and medical testimony on the issues of accident, notice, and causal relationship; period and extent of disability; entitlement to medical benefits under the board’s Medical Treatment Guidelines; and fraud. He has advised clients on all aspects of workers’ compensation claims handling and litigation, from inception of a claim (whether controverted or accepted by the carrier) to recommending resolution through settlement or alternative resolution. Cory has also drafted numerous appeals to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Panel.
Another significant portion of Cory’s practice involves drafting appeals and rebuttals to the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and Third Department appealing decisions over and above the Workers’ Compensation Board level.
Prior to entering private practice, Cory was a clerk for the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department. He has extensive experience analyzing and writing about the latest rulings, developments, and trends impacting the defense of workers’ compensation claims.
Cory has been recognized by the Upstate New York Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2014-2020.
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Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 2009
Dickinson College, summa cum laude, B.A., 2006