Awards, Recognition & Affiliations

Putnam County Historical Society Award, 2001

Yorktown Theater “Amber Award,” 1999

Putnam Valley Residents Comm., 1998, “Distinguished Service”

Putnam Valley Residents Comm., 2002, “Best Town Attorney Ever”

NYS Federation of Lakes, 2009, highest achievement award

Mohegan Lake District, 2009, highest achievement award

Federal Communications Commission, Extra Class radio operator’s license (2017)

Federal Emergency Management Agency, emergency communications certificate (2015)

Yorktown Historical Society trustee

Westchester Land Trust

Consumers Energy Fuel Co-op, various years, President (1999 – 2000)

Association of the Bar, City of New York

Westchester County Bar Assn.

New York State Bar Association (current)

Putnam County Bar Assn.

NYS Federation of Lakes, director and general counsel (1996 – Present)

Habitat for Humanity – Putnam County (co-founder)

Rotary Club, Putnam Valley (2000 – 2003)

Mohegan Lake Association (1989 – 2008)

Publisher, Yorktown Observer (1995-1999)

North American Lake Management Society (speaker 2009)
author, Lake Law (various editions through 2016)
author, Westchester Lawyer (2015)

Other Achievements

Wells v. S & S Securities, American Stock Exchange Arbitration (1995) – After two years of arbitration before “blue ribbon” industry panel, I secured a $428,000 award for former trader against firm that allegedly stole $250,000 from him; I litigated against one of the world’s largest law firms.

Campagna et al v. State, slip op (Ct. Claims 2003) (I won complex liability trial against NY State D.O.T., the only one in NY history for D.O.T. salt contamination of hundreds of acres of groundwater in Dutchess County)

Assisted US Attorney’s Organized Crime Strike Force and Kroll Associates to dissolve Local 100 Hotel Employee and Restaurant Employees International Union, due to racketeering, circa 1992. Appearances on local and national television news.

Won some 13 separate litigations (including one trial and two appeals to Second Circuit), administrative proceedings and lobbying of NYS Senate, to obtain dissolution of Town of Putnam Valley Police Department, and obtained $10,000 sanctions against a town board member (1998).