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Paul G. Ferrara - Partner, Chief Operations Officer

Paul G. Ferrara

Partner, Chief Operations Officer

Paul G. Ferrara is a Partner at Costello, Cooney & Fearon. He started his career at the Firm in 1987.

Over the course of his career, PG has built the concentration of his practice on civil trial law, with a focus on professional liability, representing lawyers, medical professionals, insurance agents, accountants, and other high-level professional roles, in matters relating to malpractice, errors and omissions liability, professional discipline, and directors’ and officers’ liability. Additionally, he has extensive experience in products liability cases, high-exposure injury defense litigation cases and ERISA matters.

PG also serves on Costello, Cooney & Fearon’s Executive Committee in the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Education


Syracuse University College of Law
National Finalist, Association of American Trial Lawyers' Trial Advocacy
1987
Northeastern University
cum laude
1984

Admissions


New York
Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Speaking Engagements & Publications


New York State Bar Association
Variety of Topics, including:
Risk Management for Lawyers
How To Handle A Grievance
How To Handle A Legal Malpractice Claim
Legal Malpractice, Annual Update
State of Massachussetts
Variety of Topics
CNA and Insureds through New York State
Loss Prevention Seminars

Professional Organizations & Community Involvement


American Board of Trial Advocates
Elected Board Member
2008
International Association of Defense Counsel
Selected Member
2007
Defense Research Institute
Committee Member, Committee of Professional Liability

Memberships


New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association

Awards


Best Lawyers
2022
Super Lawyers®
Professional Liability Defense, Insurance Defense, ERISA
2012
Best Lawyers
"Lawyer of the Year"
National Law Journal
Top Personal Injury Lawyer