Paul Ferrara: Attorney, Partner
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Paul G. Ferrara


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Mr. Ferrara joined Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC in 1987 and has been a partner with the firm since 1995. He concentrates in the area of civil trial law with an emphasis on insurance defenses, professional liability, products liability and construction law. In addition to acting in the defense of insureds, he also counsels and represents insurers in various insurance coverage disputes and declaratory judgment actions. He is Chief Operation Officer for the firm and a member of the firm’s 3 person Executive Committee.

Mr. Ferrara has lectured and has written extensively on various issues involving insurance defense. Among the copyrighted articles he has published are Defense of Labor Law Actions, Use of Vocational Rehabilitationalists, Cross-Examination of Economists, Toxic Substances in Premises, Deposition Strategies, Defense of Insurance Bad Faith Claims and Basic Civil Practice. He is also the author of Legal Malpractice in New York - an outline for practitioners and claims professionals. His lectures have included presentations before various organizations across New York State and Massachusetts, including the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Ferrara is a Select National Counsel for the CNA Lawyers Liability Group. In this capacity, he frequently conducts loss prevention seminars for CNA and its insureds throughout New York State.

Mr. Ferrara graduated cum laude from Northeastern University in 1984 and received his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1987. While in law school, he was a National Finalist in the Association of American Trial Lawyers' Trial Advocacy Competition.

Mr. Ferrara is admitted to practice before all New York and Massachusetts Courts, as well as the Federal Court for Massachusetts and Connecticut and the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York. He is also admitted to the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2008, he was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2007, he was selected to be a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Ferrara was voted by his peers for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America”. He has been named to America’s Top 100 Attorney’s in New York State. He has been named to the New York Super Lawyers since 2008 in the areas of insurance defense, professional liability defense and ERISA. Mr. Ferrara possesses an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Ferrara is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Malpractice and the Defense Research Institute Committee on Professional Liability. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline.

Practice Areas

Education

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1987

Northeastern University, Cum Laude, B.S. 1984

Admissions

New York

Massachusetts

U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Speaking / Publications / Awards

Super Lawyer

AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

American Board of Trial Advocates

International Association of Defense Counsel

National Law Journal-Top Personal Injury Lawyer

Select National Counsel for CNA Lawyer Liability Corporation

Memberships

American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Malpractice

American Board of Trial Advocates

DRI Committee on Professional Liability

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline, former member

International Association of Defense Counsel

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