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DAVID J. TETLAK, ESQ.

Mr. Tetlak is the founder of the Law Offices of David J. Tetlak, P.C. and serves as the Managing Partner and Director. In addition to managing firm operations, attorneys and staff, Mr. Tetlak is intimately involved in providing legal services in the areas of litigation, coverage opinions, corporate transactions and appellate services. As a hands-on Managing Partner and Director, he regularly appears in the various Courts throughout the Metropolitan New York area.

Prior to forming the Firm, Mr. Tetlak served as the Vice President and Corporate Counsel for a major insurance company where he developed the company’s legal operations from inception and was responsible for all legal operations, including corporate transactions and staff counsel operations. He previously served as the Managing Attorney and Attorney of Record for several affiliated Insurance Companies in New York State. Mr. Tetlak began his legal career as a Trial Attorney where he developed a track record for effectively, and efficiently, litigating cases to conclusion. His career in the insurance industry began as a property and casualty insurance adjuster, field adjuster and claims supervisor.

Mr. Tetlak has conducted seminars on various topics including New York No-Fault Law and Litigation, Good Faith Claim Handling, The Life of a Lawsuit in New York State and has provided training and workshops on various litigation and transactional topics to numerous corporate clients and departments. Mr. Tetlak has served as a member of the New York Automobile Insurance Plan Appeals Subcommittee.

Mr. Tetlak graduated with a Juris Doctor from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and holds a Bachelor of Arts from S.U.N.Y. College at Oneonta. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association.

ALBERT JAMES GALATAN, ESQ.

Mr. Galatan is a senior member of the Law Offices of David J. Tetlak, P.C. and oversees the Insurance Coverage and Litigation Practice Area. Mr. Galatan provides legal services in the areas of automobile litigation, including UM/SUM litigation and arbitration, coverage analysis and legal opinions, corporate and business transactions and appellate services. Mr. Galatan enjoys a prominent reputation as a skilled litigator within the various Courts and arbitration forums throughout the Metropolitan New York area.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Galatan was employed by several insurers and was responsible for automobile, including UM/SUM, coverage analysis and litigation. Mr. Galatan began his career in the insurance industry nearly 20 years ago as a trial attorney, handling civil litigation including premises liability, lead paint, slip and fall, subrogation and automobile litigation matters. He has handled numerous appeals and has argued before the Appellate Court on numerous occasions. Mr. Galatan began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York, where he developed a track record for effectively and efficiently litigating cases to conclusion.

Mr. Galatan has provided seminars and workshops to attorneys, claims adjusters and SIU personnel on various topics including Arbitration in New York, Disclaiming Coverage and Non-Cooperation with Insurance Policy Provisions.

Mr. Galatan graduated with a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from S.U.N.Y. University at Buffalo. He is admitted to the Bar of the States of New York and Massachusetts, and the U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern District of New York. He is also a member of the New York City Small Claims Arbitrators Association and Lawyers for Children With Special Needs.

GREGG M. McGRATH, ESQ.

Mr. McGrath is a Senior Trial Attorney in the Law Offices of David J. Tetlak, P.C. Mr. McGrath has over 15 years of experience litigating matters involving Construction Site Accidents, Premises Liability, Professional Liability defense, Products Liability, Automobile Negligence and No-Fault Litigation. As a practicing attorney, Mr. McGrath routinely appears in all courts throughout the Metropolitan New York area.

Prior to joining The Law Offices of David J. Tetlak, P.C., Mr. McGrath served as a Trial Attorney and as the Managing Attorney and Attorney of Record for a major insurance company. Mr. McGrath began his legal career as a Trial Attorney with Deegan & Deegan, LLP. where he developed his skill as a trial attorney handling matters in all venues on Long Island and in The City of New York.

Mr. McGrath graduated with a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

JAMES G. PRESTON, ESQ., Of Counsel

Mr. Preston is the principal of the Preston Law Firm. He has 15 years of experience in real estate, development, transactional work and related litigation for individual and institutional clients. Mr. Preston is experienced in property acquisition, development, zoning (variances, special permits, etc.) and related environmental due diligence. He has demonstrated a proven ability to protect real property rights and obtain significant variance and related relief to permit aggressive, but responsible, development of real property.

Mr. Preston graduated in 1992 with a Juris Doctor from New York Law and holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from The George Washington University. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

RICHARD A. KLASS, ESQ., Of Counsel

Mr. Klass is the principal of the Law Office of Richard A. Klass, located in downtown Brooklyn, New York. He has over 16 year of experience handling a variety of civil, legal issues including bankruptcy, debt collection, matrimonial, foreclosures, medical and professional malpractice, mortgage/loan modifications and civil litigation.
Mr. Klass graduate in 1992 with a Juris Doctor from New York Law School and holds a Bachelors Degree from Hofstra University. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York and New Jersey, U.S. District Courts: Eastern and Southern districts of New York and the district of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
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