Shane Farrell began working for MDASR, LLP in 2008 and has been with the firm for the past 12 years.
He attended Eckerd College where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Comparative Literature. Upon finishing his undergraduate program, he became a Claims Representative assisting injured workers in their claims for Workers’ Compensation benefits. It was this early exposure to assisting disabled workers that inspired him to attend Touro Law School’ Evening Program in the hopes of becoming a lawyer.
He was active in various student programs which cumulated in serving as the Student Bar Association Evening Vice President during the third year of his law school tenure. He also had the privilege of serving many other organizations including the Disability Law Society and Phi Alpha Delta Law.
While enrolled he also received several academic awards including: The Cali Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Practice, The American Bar Association//Bloomberg BNA: Excellence in Health Law, & The Touro Law Center Recognition: Contribution to Student Life.
Upon becoming an attorney in 2017 he has had the opportunity to advocate for claimants before the Workers Compensation Board, and assist in the firm’s litigation before the New York State & Local Retirement System.
I attended Touro Law Center’s Evening Juris Doctorate Program while working as a Claim Representative for the firm.
I first wanted to become an attorney when I began working for McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, & Riordan eleven years ago. This firm has dedicated itself to making a difference in the lives of injured and disabled workers. I’m proud to carry on that tradition as an attorney, advocating for those who cannot do it themselves.
I take pride in being able to represent disabled workers as I myself have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy for nearly 30 years. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate daily life with a disability. I’m happy to use the tools provided by this practice to help injured workers obtain the benefits that they are entitled to under the law.
I try and approach this relationship with the understanding that many of these clients have been able-bodied workers for most of their lives. It can be an incredibly harrowing, sometimes life-changing, experience to suddenly become disabled due to an accident. These clients may be experiencing the most vulnerable moment in their lives and I try to be sensitive to that.
I would gravitate toward an attorney who treated me with empathy, and that is something that is encouraged here at McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, & Riordan.
I’ve always felt that the work we do here is worthwhile, and I think we are all committed toward providing the best service that we can. I’ve always been treated with respect here and I’m incredibly lucky to have started my career here.
I had the privilege to be a part of many organizations during my law school tenure including; the Student Bar Association, Disability Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta Law, and others. I’m currently a proud member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
I reside in Suffolk and I am an avid cinema lover.