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FRANK J. Phillips, ESQ.

FRANK J. Phillips, ESQ.

Admitted: 1991, New York State Bar; 1992, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Experience: Frank J. Phillips is a founding member of Phillips & Millman, LLP. As a former assistant district attorney and town attorney, Frank uses his 20 years of trial experience to litigate personal injury and criminal cases. Frank is currently a town justice for Town of Stony Point. He is also experienced in real estate and municipal law, including commercial/residential closings, landlord/tenant proceedings, and planning and zoning matters. Frank is the only Stony Point town attorney ever to argue and win a landmark case in New York’s highest court and has written more than 80 local laws and a town code. Frank uses his experience to offer caring and professional legal services to his clients.

Education: Pace University School of Law, 1990 (Cum Laude, Law Review); SUNY at Albany, B.S. 1987 (Dean’s List)

Founder of Phillips Tee-Off for Tots Foundation to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses; North Rockland Rotary Club; Stony Point Lions Club; 2002 Forty Under Forty Rockland County Businesspersons; 1997 Leadership Rockland graduate.

JEFFREY T. MILLMAN, ESQ.

JEFFREY T. MILLMAN, ESQ.

Admitted: 1992, New York State Bar; 1992, Connecticut State Bar; 1993, New Jersey State Bar; 1995, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Experience: As a founding member of Phillips & Millman, LLP, Jeffrey Millman has a strong background in litigation and trial advocacy. Working as an assistant district attorney in Rockland County, NY Jeffrey has prosecuted homicide cases, narcotic sale cases and many other criminal matters. After leaving the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office in 1995, he continued his area of practice in major criminal defense matters as well as helping those who have been injured in accidents to seek compensation for their pain and suffering.

Education: S.U.N.Y. at Albany (B.A., 1989); University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1992)

JEANNE M. HURLEY, ESQ

JEANNE M. HURLEY, ESQ

Jeanne M. Hurley is an associate in our law firm, admitted to the New York State Bar in 1986. She began her career in 1986 with the law firm of Hurley & Fox, Esqs., and joined Phillips & Millman, LLP in 2012.

Experience: Her legal career has been dedicated to representing clients in serious personal injury actions, including motor vehicle, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability and construction site accidents.

Her work at Phillips & Millman, LLP includes all aspects of pleadings, discovery and motion practice, as well as consulting with the firm’s trial counsel.

Jeanne is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Rockland County Bar Association.

Education: She received her BBA degree from St. Bonaventure University and her Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University.

ELLEN D. LAZARUS, ESQ.

ELLEN D. LAZARUS, ESQ.

Experience: Ellen Lazarus has worked in the field of litigation, specializing in personal injury, for the past 16 years. A graduate of Pace University, she concentrates on all aspects of negligence, such as automobile accidents, slip-and-fall and other premises cases, including labor law. She has studied abroad in Israel and is fluent in Hebrew.

FRANK J. LAPERCH, ESQ.

FRANK J. LAPERCH, ESQ.

Admitted: New York State Bar; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

Experience: Frank J. LaPerch graduated from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1998. During law school, he interned for the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office. Upon admission, Frank focused his private practice in the following areas: Bankruptcy, Family Law, Real Estate and Criminal Law.

Frank is an active member of the Family and Criminal Law Assigned Counsel Program of the Rockland County Bar Association. He has also taught several paralegal courses for the Washington Online Legal Institute (WOLI). Frank is also a former Acting Justice for the Village of Suffern in Rockland County, New York. In his judicial capacity, he has presided over misdemeanor criminal matters, vehicle and traffic cases, felony arraignments, small claims and civil cases.

Education: Quinnipiac School of Law, J.D. 1998; Marist College, B.A. 1995.

HON. CHARLES APOTHEKER

HON. CHARLES APOTHEKER

We are very pleased to announce that Hon. Charles Apotheker has joined the Phillips and Millman, LLP as Counsel.

Judge Apotheker has been an attorney or over 40 years during which time he was an elected Haverstraw Town Justice for 27 years and County Judge and Acting Supreme Court Judge for 10 years.

Not only was Judge Apotheker the Presiding Judge of the Rockland Felony Drug Court, he has a national reputation as a Drug Court practitioner. Judge Apotheker is a member of the faculty of the National Drug Court Institute where he has mentored Drug Court teams throughout the United States in best practices, and lectured at National Association conferences.

Our clients who face criminal charges, caused by their addiction to drugs and alcohol, will have the benefit of Judge Apotheker's vast experience in this field.

Acting Supreme Court Judge 2007-2016; Presiding Judge RC Felony Drug Court 2007-2016; Presiding Judge RC Felony DWI Part 2010-2016; Presiding Judge Rockland County Superior Court Information Part 2008-2016; Presiding Judge Misdemeanor Drug Court 2000-2002; Haverstraw Town Justice 1980-2006; Assistant County Attorney 1974-2003
; Faculty, National Drug Court Institute; Approved Peer Reviewer, Dep’t of Justice

WARREN P. KOSSIN, ESQ.

WARREN P. KOSSIN, ESQ.

We are very pleased to announce that Warren P. Kossin has joined the law firm of Phillips & Millman, LLP as counsel.

Warren Kossin has been a practicing attorney for forty five years and has had an office in Rockland County for thirty nine years. The majority emphasis of his practice is Real Estate and the Representation of Condominium Boards of Managers.

He has represented Condominiums since 1978. He has represented many condominiums since they were turned over to the Unit Owners by the sponsors.

He is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar Association and the Rockland Bar Association.

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