Cazenovia Attorneys Mark D. Goris and Patrick J. O’Sullivan are pleased to announce their new partnership, Goris & O’Sullivan, LLC, located at 5 Mill St. in Cazenovia.
Stewart F. Hancock, Jr., Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals, retired, will be associated with the firm as Counsel.
The firm’s practice will focus on civil litigation, criminal defense and appellate advocacy.
The civil litigation practice will encompass personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical malpractice cases, as well as insurance, contract, commercial and property disputes. The firm will also offer arbitration and mediation services.
Goris and O’Sullivan are seasoned trial attorneys, bringing close to 40 years of litigation experience to the firm.
Both Goris and O’Sullivan have handled hundreds of litigation matters and successfully tried cases to verdict in State and Federal Courts throughout Upstate New York.
O’Sullivan was recently selected by his peers as one of the “Top Attorneys in Upstate New York,” as published in the Sept. 2011 edition of Hudson Valley Magazine. He is a member of the select Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having obtained verdicts in excess of $1 million. O’Sullivan currently serves as Justice for the Town of Nelson as well as Acting Justice for the Village of Cazenovia.
Stewart F. Hancock, Jr., since his retirement as a judge, has maintained an active practice as arbitrator, mediator and appellate lawyer.
Judge Hancock is a member of AAA’s International Arbitration Panel and Large Complex Case Panel, a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He teaches a seminar in problem analysis and appellate advocacy at the Syracuse University Law School, and provides pro-bono representation in appeals for Hiscock Legal Aid Society. He also serves as the Chief Appellate Judge for the Oneida Indian Nation Tribal Court.
Judge Hancock, Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Goris will work together in providing mediation services and handling civil and criminal appeals.