Vaughan Baio & Partners’ expansion into upstate New York was featured in the August 24 edition of the Syracuse Post-Standard, the city’s daily newspaper. The article highlighted Partners Claire T. Brookins, Cory A. DeCresenza, Kelly C. O’Connor and Tracey A. McLean, who leads the Syracuse team. They join colleagues who will practice from the firm’s new office in Albany, N.Y.
The article featured background details on each attorney’s experience and area of expertise:
Claire T. Brookins has more than 15 years of experience in defending clients in a range of worker’s compensation issues. She represents insurance carriers, third-party administrators and employers before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board;
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;
Tracey A. McLean brings her nearly three decades of experience defending employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation claims across New York State. Representing clients across the entire eastern and middle United States, McLean has handled matters involving virtually every type of injury or occupational disease claim and in various types of work settings;
Kelly C. O’Connor has significant experience defending employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation litigation. She frequently represents her clients before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and has guided them through trials, depositions of medical experts and appeals.
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