Who We Are

    Edward McIntyre

    Edward McIntyre

    Senior Partner

    Edward McIntyre joined the original firm Sherman Federman Donovan and Sambur in 1997, becoming an equity partner in 2001.  In 2015 that firm subsequently became McIntyre Donohue Accardi Salmonson and Riordan.  Ed has practiced in issues relating to employment law since 1994 and has been a practicing Workers’ Compensation attorney for over 26 years.  He has a diverse background with a variety of experience related to representing both injured workers and those with employment related issues.

    Ed worked as a New York City Police Officer from 1985 to 1989, assigned to patrol duties and the Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit and became a Suffolk County Police Officer in February of 1989.  In May 1988 he graduated from John Jay College.  While working for the SCPD, he received his Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York Law School in May of 1994. His work experience with the SCPD included assignments as a precinct patrol officer, two years in the office of the Suffolk County Police Commissioner as legal counsel, Highway Patrol Bureau, the Community Response Unit, and 10 years as a PBA union delegate. He retired from the Suffolk County Police Department as a Patrol Sergeant in October of 2004.

    Mr. McIntyre has been a member of the Suffolk County PBA since 1989. He is a member in good standing of the Suffolk County Superior Officers Association, the Suffolk County Police Conference, and the Suffolk County Police Association. He also maintains membership with the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Bar Association.  In addition, Mr. McIntyre is disability counsel to the Suffolk County Police Conference. The Police Conference is an organization of professional Law Enforcement Officers from the State, County, Town and Village Police departments operating in Suffolk County, New York.  He has spoken before numerous police organizations as well as public and private sector unions on issues related to Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Municipal Pensions.

    He resides in Suffolk County with his wife Janice.  They have three grown children, and two grandchildren.

    The City University of New York.  New York City Police Officer, Suffolk County Police Officer, SCPD SGT. PBA Delegate, Attorney in the Office of the Suffolk County Police Commissioner.

    No.  I became a Police officer when I was 20 years old and took the NYC Police test while I was still in High School.  That is what I thought I was going to do for the rest of my life back in 1985.

    The ability to help people who are quite often suddenly thrust into financial difficulty after suffering an injury.  It is very satisfying to be able to help people who are quite often very desperate for help.

    Very personal.  I really strive to treat every one of them the way I would like a member of my family treated.

    I truly believe that we do the best possible job for our clients.  We have the skill and ability to take cases that could not be handled by other firms.  A substantial number of our cases come from satisfied clients.

    I like to travel. I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends at the beach, especially my children and grandchildren.

    SCPBA, SOA, SC Police Conference, Suffolk County Police Association.

      Richard Donohue

      Richard Donohue

      Managing Partner

      Richard Donohue is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Hofstra University and received his Law degree from the Hofstra University School of Law. He has practiced in estate planning, administration, and litigation, including corporate planning and commercial litigation. Richard has also practiced real estate law before the District, Supreme, Surrogate, and Family Courts of New York in criminal, custodial, and estate matters.

      Since early 1997, he has devoted his efforts to representing injured workers before the Workers’ Compensation Board as a highly respected New York Workers’ Compensation attorney.

      He joined the Firm in 1999, becoming a Partner in 2004, and has continued to advocate for claimants before the Board at both the trial and appeal levels. Richard states: “After joining our Firm in 1999, I never looked back because, although we were a much smaller firm than the one I came from, I was able to cultivate strong interpersonal relationships with our valued clients in a way that was not possible before. As we grew larger over the years, I was able to effectuate these types of relationships on a greater and greater scale. I have found the perfect balance of providing personal advocacy on a large scale for our valued clients.”

      He has spoken on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security issues before several union and professional organizations.

      Richard became Managing Partner of the law firm in 2014. He resides in Suffolk County with his wife, who is a Registered Nurse, and their handsome twin boys.

      I attended Hofstra University School of Law. My prior legal experience includes estate planning, administration and litigation including corporate planning, commercial litigation and real estate law. I have practiced before the District, Supreme, Surrogate, and Family Courts of New York, in criminal, custodial and estate matters.

      I love practicing WC because it allows me to advocate in a real, personal way for injured workers while standing right beside them.   Coming from a family with a construction Union background , I learned firsthand the dangers faced by workers in construction settings as well as many, many other work environments.   I learned that injuries can and will occur on the job in countless scenarios.   I also learned that workers are almost powerless against an insurance carrier without a strong and effective advocate,  as the carrier always has attorneys at their disposal.

      After joining our firm in 1999 I never looked back because, although we were a much smaller firm than the one I came from, I was able to cultivate strong interpersonal relationships with our valued clients in a way that was not possible before. As we grew larger over the years,  I was able to effectuate these types of relationships on a greater and greater scale. I truly believe have found the perfect balance of providing personal advocacy on a large scale for our valued clients.

      I enjoy Scuba Diving and Skiing with my wife and twin boys.

      I am an active member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association.

        James Accardi

        James Accardi


        James Accardi graduated from Hofstra University and earned his law degree from Ohio Northern University. As a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and the Suffolk County Bar Association, he began his legal career with a general practice focusing on trusts & estates, family law, and criminal law.

        He transitioned to Workers’ Compensation law, representing both claimants and carriers for six years before joining our firm in 2000. In 2004, he became a partner.

        With his diverse experience, Mr. Accardi manages all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims, from initial client interviews to Appellate Division presentations. He is known for negotiating numerous resolutions with optimal results.

        Mr. Accardi resides in Suffolk County with his wife and two children and is an avid supporter of his children’s sporting events.

        I received my undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and my law degree from Ohio Northern University. My prior experience includes 5 years working on the carrier’s side of workers’ compensation.

        Very straight forward, no BS. I want to get the client the best compensation possible.

        I enjoy hunting and golfing on my time off.

          Scott Salmonson

          Scott Salmonson


          With over 20 years of experience representing injured workers, Scott Salmonson has been named a Partner in our firm since 2011. Scott represents numerous clients before the Workers’ Compensation Board in all five boroughs and on Long Island. He litigates all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims and handles cases from inception through trial, permanency, and settlement. He is a tireless advocate, working diligently to advance and protect the rights of injured workers. He is a strong adversary who vigorously represents his clients and is well respected in the field.

          Scott counsels many clients and union members, including New York State, New York City, and Suffolk County Corrections officers, Nassau and Suffolk Police Officers, EMS members, Transport Workers’ Unions, teachers, and social workers. Scott advises many members of D.C.37 and Airline workers based out of New York State.

          He works closely with injured workers, their unions, and their doctors to optimize benefits for his clients. Scott also represents first responders in all injury claims, including their September 11, 2001 cases. He laid the groundwork for a case making the front page of the New York Law Journal in June 2014. The case opened the door for an entire class of World Trade Center volunteers who could not receive Workers’ Compensation benefits and allowed them to pursue their cases.

          Frequently speaking with various organizations and their members concerning the rights of injured workers and legislators to improve the law in this field; Scott perpetually educates, informs, and protects the rights of injured workers. He is actively involved with several charitable organizations seeking to improve the community.

          He continuously strives to be a resource for the public and the profession. Scott has often said that one of the aspects of his practice that he enjoys the most is that he can help a very deserving client through a difficult chapter in their lives and help them plan their recovery while striving to maximize the benefits to which they are entitled. He believes workers suffering the misfortune of an injury have the fundamental right to expedient medical care and financial benefits to support their families while being treated with dignity and respect.

          Scott is a Cum Laude graduate of Lehigh University and obtained his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He was the Notes and Comments Editor of the St. John’s Law Review and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Nassau County with their two children. He was chosen as one of Schnep Media’s 2020 Labor Law recipients for his prominent role in the labor field.

          I attended St. John’s University School of Law.  Upon graduation I worked with Price Waterhouse as a tax advisor before entering the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning.  I entered the field of Workers’ Compensation in 1998.

          No. I entered college with the thought that I would be a doctor or enter the field of business.  I decided I had more of an interest in business so I studied accounting so I could understand the financial information and health of businesses.  During my education as an accountant I took a business law course and enjoyed the thought process and advocating for clients.  I intended to combine the use of the accounting degree and the law degree in the field of business.

          In 1998, I had an opportunity to represent injured workers in the field of workers’ compensation.  I realized that if I did my job right, I could help a lot of people through a very difficult chapter in their lives.  I have been in the field ever since.

          I think I have a very good relationship with my clients because I care about them as people, I listen to their needs and I strive to obtain the best possible results while treating them with dignity and respect.

          I really like working with MDASR because we have a talented team of attorneys and staff that care for our clients and treat our clients like we would our family members.

          I like to spend time with my family, travel, explore, work out, and work with community based organizations

          I have worked with FREE, Bronx Clergy Task Force, Sunrise Day Camp, to name a few.

            Sean Riordan

            Sean Riordan


            Sean Riordan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Molloy College in 2000 and received his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 2004, where he was a member of the Journal of Legal Commentary. Upon admission to the practice of law, Mr. Riordan began representing claimants before the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication & Review and the various New York State/City Retirement Boards. Sean joined the firm in 2009 and became a partner in 2012.

            Sean has been named disability counsel to a variety of NY unions and has lectured extensively to Correction Officers, Police Officers, Detectives, Teachers, Laborers, and other workers regarding their disability rights. Mr. Riordan was named counsel to the New York State Fraternal Order of Police in 2023. Sean has represented petitioners before the New York State Court of Appeals, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, 3rd Department and the New York State Supreme Court on Article 78 Appeals and his victories have changed the disability pension landscape for Police, Correction Officers, and all Municipal Workers.

            Sean is an outspoken advocate for First Responders, having joined with advocacy groups and Congressional leaders to help pass legislation that affords greater health care and benefits to men and women that respond to emergency situations. Sean has been interviewed by Court TV and Eyewitness News, as well as various other media outlets, regarding his work in this area. Mr. Riordan is also very involved in the Irish-American community.

            As Past-President of the Nassau County Brehon Law Society, Board Member of the NYC Brehon Law Society, and a member of The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Long Island, Sean has been an advocate for human and civil rights in Northern Ireland and a proponent of the continued peace process. From 2008-2011 Mr. Riordan was named one of the Top 100 Irish-American attorneys in the United States by Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice. In 2012 Sean was named to the 40 under 40 by the Irish Echo and in 2014 was named to the Top 50 Law and Order Leaders in America. Sean was selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 2019 Workers’ Compensation “10 Best Attorneys” for New York in Client Satisfaction. Mr. Riordan was honored by the NYC DOC Emerald Society as Honorary Member of the Year in 2019 for his work on behalf of New York City Correction Officers. Sean has held the award for the 10 Best Attorneys from 2019-2024, Lawyer of Distinction for Workers’ Compensation and Pension Law from 2020-2014, and named a “Knight of St. Patrick” by the Knights of St. Patrick in 2024.

            He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association. An avid sports fan, Sean can frequently be found rooting for his beloved Yankees, Knicks, Rangers, and Giants. He lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.

            St. John’s University School of Law – As an undergrad I worked for the NYS Attorney General as a Paralegal in the Consumer Protection Division; worked for Nassau County Legislature as Aide to Legis. Joseph Scannell (final year of undergrad into law school);  In law school worked as Law Clerk for DiRaimondo and Masi, LLP in the field of immigration law; then worked for the Queens County District Attorney as Law Clerk in the Intake Division; then began working for Pasternack, Tilker, Heller, Ruben & Rieff and remained there after graduating law school and until I took at job at Sherman, Federman.

            Yes and No. I wanted to play professional basketball first and foremost. Knowing that that was a long shot, I also have wanted to be a lawyer since I was little. I figured I would be a District Attorney for life, although it didn’t go that way getting to work with law enforcement personnel on a daily basis is quite similar.

            Delivering what is sorely needed to those that need it most. The large majority of the time attorneys in the disability field are what separates family from economic destitution and survival. If we fail to do our jobs properly entire families can suffer. Tremendous pressure at times, but amazing feeling when you deliver.

            It’s a great question, and a complex answer as the relationship with any client evolves from first meeting to last. At first meeting, my role is to be the expert in my field and evaluate the facts and circumstances of the particular matter so that I may give a frank and unbiased opinion to the client. It is also my opportunity to both show the client my personality and attempt to evaluate the client’s. Once I am the attorney of record it is my responsibility to vigorously advocate for the client, but also to listen to and aide the clients during their difficult times. This period forms strong bonds of friendship during the case that remain even after the case is complete. Except in court, my client’s always know that I am a different person in court! Friendship stops at the court house steps, inside the court room my job requires me to have my client prepared and to fight for their rights. Once court is over, we are back to friendship!

            Personality. If you don’t like your lawyer’s personality, you will rarely believe that they are providing a quality representation on your behalf. Don’t ever go by personality alone, but don’t ever exclude it from your analysis of an attorney either.

            I enjoy fighting for the rights of injured workers and ensuring that they and their families receive the compensation they deserve.

            Hang with the family, watch my Knicks and Yankees and movies. I am an avid runner.

            I am involved in many organizations. General Counsel for the FealGood Foundation – President of the Nassau County Brehon Law Association, VP of NYC Brehon Law Association, Member of ACLU, National Association of Trial Lawyers, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Workers’ Compensation Bar Association, National Association of Social Security Representatives, Honorary Member of the New York City Department of Corrections Emerald Society and attorney to Various PBA’s and COBA’s throughout NYS.

              James Seganti

              James Seganti


              James Seganti is a graduate of the University of Miami and earned his law degree from Touro Law School. He joined our firm in 2012 and has successfully represented thousands of clients in Workers’ Compensation matters before the Workers’ Compensation Board. In 2018, he was made a partner.

              James oversees the 9/11 World Trade Center Department, working closely with injured workers and their families to ensure their rights are protected. In 2020, he was recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an honor awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in the state. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Bar Association. James has also lectured on disability rights at various union organizations and continues to be a dedicated advocate for injured workers.

              He and his wife reside in NYC.

              I attended Touro Law School and have worked for MDASR after graduating handling workers’ compensation claims assisting injured workers obtaining the benefits they deserve.

              I did not always want to be an attorney. I majored in finance at the University of Miami, however after taking a few business law classes I decided to attend law school.

              I like that the workers’ compensation field provides the opportunity to help people who are in need.

              Most clients are relying on me to help provide them with a means to live in addition to medical treatment to sustain a normal level of daily living, so the relationship is very important to me and I want to make sure I do everything I can to help them in any way possible.

              I would want an attorney who is relatable, who listens, and who will work with me to achieve a common goal.

              Skiing, Travelling and anything on the water.

              I am involved with Habitat for Humanity. I am also an active member of the Nassau Country Bar Association and New York State Workers’ Compensation Bar Association.

                Lisa Salmonson

                Lisa Salmonson

                Senior Associate

                Lisa Salmonson has over 25 years of experience in New York State Workers’ Compensation law. Mrs. Salmonson is a dedicated advocate for the rights of injured workers. She represents numerous clients before the Workers’ Compensation Board and is skilled in handling all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims, including litigation and negotiations.

                Mrs. Salmonson provides counsel to many clients and union members, tirelessly working to protect the rights of injured workers and achieve the most favorable outcomes.

                She graduated from Muhlenberg College and earned her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. Mrs. Salmonson resides in Nassau County with her husband, Scott, and their two children.

                I received my undergraduate degree from Mulhenberg College and went to law school at St. John’s University School of Law. While there, I was Editor of the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary.

                No, prior to becoming an attorney, I was certified to teach Spanish in middle and high school.

                Just knowing that I’ve helped someone is the most rewarding thing that life has to offer. Whatever I can give, I will and I’ll always remain true to that.

                I feel like that are part of my own family and I’ll fight for them just as I would my own. I have been advocating for the rights of injured workers’ for over 25 years. I am dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation benefits and optimal access for medical care for my clients.

                If I were a client, I would want to be treated like they were representing a family member.

                I am privileged to work at MDASR because we are a family and we treat our clients as part of our family.

                I enjoy spending time with friends and family and traveling. I speak Spanish have always loved to learn languages.

                I live in Nassau County with my husband and two children.

                  Mitchell Schuman

                  Mitchell Schuman

                  Workers Compensation Licensed Hearing Representative

                  Mitchell Schuman graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1985 and was licensed by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board as a Carrier’s Representative in 1986. In 1990, he became a Licensed Claimant Representative, handling all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims, including litigation and settlement conferences. Over his thirty-year career, he has represented thousands of claimants before the Workers’ Compensation Board.

                  Mr. Schuman has also lectured on Workers’ Compensation topics to various chiropractic and union groups. Outside of work, he enjoys going to the gym and spending time with his wife, four children, and their two dogs.

                  I was always interested in the law. My background includes a full semester of work at Nassau legal aide. society.

                  I like practicing before the Workers’ Compensation Board for over 30 years. The satisfaction of helping injured workers obtain economic relief and necessary treatment due to our efforts is rewarding.

                  My relationship with clients has been very favorable over the years. To me, our clients feel like part of our extended family.

                  The people at the firm are helpful and hard working.

                  I enjoy going to the gym, biking, sports, playing cards, travelling, and spending time with my family.

                  Home Owners Association participant, president of poker club, former coach of flag football and softball teams.

                    Allison Curley

                    Allison Curley


                    Allison Curley graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2009. With experience in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, she transitioned to Workers’ Compensation Law in 2011. Allison joined our firm in March 2014 and is dedicated to fiercely protecting the rights of injured workers. She lives in Suffolk County with her husband and two sons.

                    I am a proud graduate of Hofstra, Class of 2009. I studied medical malpractice and personal injury law post-graduation. While in law school, I was involved in trial advocacy and was a Nassau County ADA intern.

                    Yes, I wanted to work for the District Attorney as an ADA, ridding the world of criminals; but with the economic decline in 2008, that wasn’t possible. Luckily, I found my home in workers’ compensation.

                    I’ve been practicing workers’ compensation for 8 years now and I thrive on knowing that what we do actually matters for our clients.  In personal injury, for example, it can take years to get your client some financial recovery but in workers’ compensation, what we do every day has a more immediate, positive impact on our clients, their families, and their lives.

                    Very personal. Knowing that I am responsible for their future in some capacity, I make sure to do everything in my power to ensure that they are taken care of in an exceptional manner.

                    Our firm is comprised of really hardworking and caring people. Having worked in other places, I can really appreciate the environment at MDASR.

                    I am a mother of two wonderful boys, 10 and 6, so my family is my priority outside of the office.  I enjoy spending time with my boys at the beach or park.

                      David Donohue

                      David Donohue

                      Senior Associate

                      David Donohue is a Senior Attorney at the firm, leading the Disability Pension Department. He graduated from Binghamton University with a double major in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, and General Philosophy. During his undergraduate studies, he interned at McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, and Riordan in the Workers’ Compensation Department. David earned his law degree from New York Law School in June 2012 and joined the firm full-time in May 2013, initially working in the Social Security Disability Department.

                      Upon admission to the New York State Bar Association, David began representing injured workers before the Social Security Administration, achieving numerous successful outcomes. He then expanded his practice to include representing New York State workers seeking disability benefits from the New York State and Local Retirement System. David has handled countless New York State disability pension cases and played a key role in several Article 78 appeals, including the notable DeMaio v. DiNapoli case, which enhanced protections for correction officers in the New York State and Local Retirement System.

                      David also represents City of New York workers before the New York City Employees’ Retirement System. He currently resides in Suffolk County

                      I attended New York Law School.  I interned at McIntyre, Donohue while I attended high school and again during college. I began working with them shortly after graduating from law school.

                      Yes, I have known since about high school that I wanted to practice some type of law.

                      What I like most about practicing Disability Pension cases is the significance of each case because in each case we are fighting for a lifetime benefit for a person that is no longer capable of performing their occupation.

                      Good as I think this is the most important aspect of an attorney’s job.

                      Other than experience and skill the most important aspect of an attorney-client relationship is trust.  A lot of times in litigation you will be faced with a multitude of decisions that will lead to uncertain outcomes.  Because of this, you will be leaning on your attorney to explain the possible ramifications of those decisions and provide a guide to you through the litigation process. If you do not trust your attorney or your attorney’s advice, it will undoubtedly lead to avoidable issues in your claim.

                      The people,  McIntyre, Donohue has a great staff and a team-friendly work environment.

                      Outside of the office, I am usually attending some sort of ice hockey-related event whether it is playing in a men’s league or attending islanders games.

                      Through the job I work with various COBA organizations, Suffolk County PBA, SSEU, Local 371, FDNY as well as many others.

                        Nancy Pavlovic

                        Nancy Pavlovic


                        Nancy Pavlovic graduated from Washington and Lee University and earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She has extensive experience in personal injury, malpractice, real estate, social security, and litigation, including civil and corporate cases at both trial and appellate levels.

                        Nancy has appeared before all trial courts in New York State, the New York State Appellate Division, the New York State Court of Appeals, and the United States Federal District Courts. As a skilled advocate for injured individuals, she now focuses exclusively on Workers’ Compensation cases.

                        Outside of her legal work, Nancy is an active supporter of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (Washington DC chapter) and resides in Nassau County.

                        I attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland Ohio. Prior to working at MDASR, I practiced personal injury, malpractice, real estate, social security and litigation including civil and corporate litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

                        There were only two things that I ever wanted to be when I grew up and fortunately, I’ve gotten to do both of them. I was always the one trying to change the system to make it equal for everyone. As my family says, they always knew that I’d be a lawyer—I was always advocating for someone.

                        Most days, you can make an immediate impact in getting for the claimant exactly what they need—be it money, treatment or both. When I did personal injury work, it often took years to bring true help or relief to people who were hurt. With compensation, you can make a real difference at every hearing to try and make the time they are out of work one where they can concentrate on getting better and know they are getting paid appropriately. Bringing that “instant” relief to people is very gratifying.

                        I view my role as the patient explainer trying to demystify a complicated and often frustrating system. Explaining how cases may play out, being honest without sugarcoating the situation, helps to put claimants at ease.

                        Someone who is patient and can provide clear information allowing the claimant to understand where things stand, where their case is heading and what can be done to get them what they need and are entitled to.

                        I truly enjoy and appreciate the people that I work with–both coworkers and other attorneys that I see on a regular basis. There is a true spirit of collegiality that flows throughout the office and makes it easy to know that we are all in this together putting the client first.

                        I go to a lot of concerts. Music informs my life and I’ve been known to travel for a good band. Good friends, family and of course my dog also take up my free time.

                        Angelman’s Syndrome Foundation–Dc Chapter has been a focus for the last decade since my goddaughter was diagnosed with this rare condition. Every spring will find me in DC helping to raise funds to support not only research to find a cure or additional treatment for this condition but raising funds for families whose children are affected.

                          Joseph Abrahams

                          Joseph Abrahams

                          Senior Associate
                          Joseph Abrahams is a senior associate at our firm and leads the Social Security Disability Department. He earned his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and interned with McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, and Riordan while attending Touro Law School. After graduating from Touro in 2014, Joseph joined the firm full-time, focusing on Social Security Disability and Municipal Pension cases.

                          Joseph has successfully helped numerous injured workers obtain disability retirement benefits from the New York City Employees’ Retirement System. He has also argued several Article 78 appeals before the Kings County Supreme Court. Additionally, he has assisted many individuals in securing disability retirement benefits from the New York State and Local Retirement System. Joseph is dedicated to vigorously fighting for Social Security Disability claimants to ensure they receive the benefits they deserve.

                          He currently resides in Suffolk County.

                          I attended Touro Law School.  Prior to that, I was a paralegal with MDASR.

                          I did not always want to be an attorney. It wasn’t until I worked here as a paralegal that I realized that I wanted to do more for our clients. That’s when I went to law school.

                          I like practicing Social Security Disability because it allows me to help disabled individuals get the benefits they need and deserve.

                          I greatly value my relationship with my clients and always strive to provide the best legal representation possible. I believe it is very important to have a good relationship with my clients so they feel comfortable discussing all their issues and impairments with me during what in many cases is a very difficult time in their lives.

                          If I were a client, I would look for sincerity and compassion in my attorney.

                          What I most like about working at MDASR is the sense of team work in endeavoring to do the utmost for our clients.

                          When outside of the office I like to spend time with my family, travel and go to the beach.

                          I am a member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association.

                            Zachary Dworken

                            Zachary Dworken

                            Zachary Dworken graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics. He earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2015 and joined our firm in September of that same year, specializing in Workers’ Compensation Law.

                            Zachary is passionate about his work, handling each case with dedication and commitment. He focuses on advocating for the rights of injured workers, striving to push the boundaries of Workers’ Compensation Law in their favor. He takes his responsibility to protect those in need very seriously, always prioritizing his clients’ needs.

                            Outside of work, Zachary values family and personal growth. He is also actively involved with St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City.

                            I attended Brooklyn Law School.  I have worked in Workers’ Compensation ever since graduating Law School.

                            Being able to help people has always been a goal and passion of mine.  Becoming an attorney has provided me with a way to achieve that goal.

                            My favorite part of practicing Workers’ Compensation is getting the opportunity to defend injured workers against insurance companies.

                            The relationship between myself and a client is a primary focus of mine.  A good relationship tends to facilitate good results.

                            I appreciate compassion.  I want my attorney to care as much about the case as I do because of the importance it has on my life and family.

                            My favorite part of working at MDASR is being able to work alongside brilliant minds and hard-working individuals.  Being a part of this team is a special honor.

                            I like to focus on family and personal growth outside of the office.

                            I am involved with St. Bartholomew’s Church regularly.

                              Timothy Finnegan

                              Timothy Finnegan


                              Timothy Finnegan specializes in defending Workers’ Compensation claims and has extensive experience representing clients in various workers’ compensation cases before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.

                              Tim graduated from Stony Brook University in 2010 with a major in U.S. History and earned his Law Degree from Touro Law Center in 2014. While at Touro, he was actively involved in student programs and served as the Student Bar Association President in his final year.

                              After law school, Tim gained valuable legal experience working for several law firms specializing in different areas of law. In the summer of 2015, he began focusing on workers’ compensation defense. He joined our firm in June 2016, bringing a passion for representing the working public in workers’ compensation matters.

                              Tim is an active member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association and serves on the IWBA Board of Directors. Outside of his legal practice, he enjoys sailing in the summer, playing guitar, and watching sports.

                              I attended Touro Law Center and have primarily focused my post graduate practice to Real Estate and Workers’ Compensation.

                              At a very young age, I was interested in the idea of becoming an attorney and representing people in need.

                              Workers’ Compensation claims are difficult to navigate. I appreciate the opportunity to help those in need maximize their benefits by getting the best care possible as quickly as possible as well as help those out of work get properly compensated for their ongoing loss of earnings.

                              I view my relationship with clients very seriously. I strive to give my clients the most information possible about their claim and the possible outcomes going forward. Additionally, I strive to help my clients come up with future plans regarding their claim.

                              As a client, I would expect that my counsel would be knowledgeable about my situation and honest about their opinion of the claim going forward.

                              Here at MDASR, I believe we share a common thread of zealous advocacy for our clients. Our Firm takes pride in the representation of injured workers and strives to provide the best result for each and every client.

                              I enjoy sailing in the summer, playing guitar, and watching sports.

                              I am a member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association and am currently serving as one of the IWBA Board of Directors.

                                Shane Farrell

                                Shane Farrell


                                Shane Farrell has been a dedicated team member at MDASR, LLP since 2008.

                                He graduated Cum Laude from Eckerd College with a degree in Comparative Literature. After completing his undergraduate studies, he worked as a Claims Representative, assisting injured workers with their Workers’ Compensation benefits claims. This role inspired him to pursue a legal career, leading him to attend Touro Law School’s Evening Program.

                                During his time at Touro Law School, Shane was actively involved in student organizations. He served as the Student Bar Association Evening Vice President in his third year and was a member of the Disability Law Society and Phi Alpha Delta Law. His academic achievements include receiving the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Practice, the American Bar Association/Bloomberg BNA Excellence in Health Law award, and the Touro Law Center Recognition for Contribution to Student Life.

                                Since becoming an attorney in 2017, Shane has successfully advocated for claimants before the Workers’ Compensation Board and assisted with 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.

                                  Dionisios Georgatos

                                  Dionisios Georgatos

                                  Dionisios Georgatos earned his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Law from Hofstra University, followed by his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. After graduating, he joined a prominent Manhattan law firm, where he represented clients injured by toxic materials following the 9/11 attacks. This experience provided him with valuable insights into Workers’ Compensation and personal injury law.

                                  After successfully settling the 9/11 mass tort cases, Mr. Georgatos dedicated his practice exclusively to representing injured workers. He has represented thousands of union workers, city employees, municipal employees, home health aides, corrections officers, drivers, and many others. Additionally, Mr. Georgatos frequently speaks at union events and municipal employee meetings, educating workers on their rights.

                                  I received my undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Law from Hofstra University and my Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.

                                  I’ve wanted to be an attorney for as long as I could remember. My undergraduate degree in Business Law solidified that desire.

                                  Advocating for injured workers’ in their time of need is extremely fulfilling. While there are sometimes bad days, it always feels good to know you’re helping someone else.

                                  My relationship with my clients is always a personal one. I view them as friends who rely on me to make sure their rights are protected. This allows me to put 110% into my work.

                                  Communication and honesty are the two keys to a successful attorney-client relationship. I will always, and honestly, keep you apprised of what is going on and what to expect.

                                  MDSAR is a highly organized and experienced firm. The firm works together to ensure the best possible outcome for every case. Client communication is emphasized so that every Client is up to date on what’s happening in their case.

                                  During my free time, I try and stay as physically active as I can. My wife and I are avid fitness enthusiasts and enjoy hiking and backpacking. Of course, I also enjoy a lazy beach day with a cold refreshment and a good book.

                                  I often speak at union meetings regarding Workers’ Compensation law and practice. I enjoy keeping people as informed as possible about their rights. I am also a member of the Injured Workers Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

                                    Ronald Schnepf

                                    Ronald Schnepf


                                    Ronald Schnepf began working for MDASR as a part-time scanning assistant in 2012. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked at the firm as a paralegal, handling tasks such as negotiating workers’ compensation settlements, reviewing and organizing medical records for 9/11-related illness cases, and accompanying clients to medical board appointments at the New York City Retirement System.

                                    Mr. Schnepf earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Hofstra University in 2012 and graduated from Touro Law School in 2019. At Touro, he was a member of the Honors Program and received the Fall 2015 CALI Award for Legal Excellence in Legal Process I.

                                    He was also actively involved in pro-bono work through the “Breaking Barriers” program, helping clients with criminal histories pursue professional licenses. Additionally, he contributed to the school’s Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic.

                                    Mr. Schnepf is particularly skilled in legal writing and has written appeals on workers’ compensation issues for the New York State Appellate Division.

                                    I attended Touro Law School and graduated in 2019.  Throughout my law school years and for a few years prior to that, I worked full time at MDASR in a few different capacities, primarily in the worker’s compensation settlement department.

                                    I am the first in my family to become an attorney, but I knew from an early age that I wanted to pursue such a career.  My interest really took off after taking several law classes in high school.

                                    I enjoy representing a highly diverse clientele of injured workers from a wide range of trades and professions and being able to make a positive difference, whether big or small, in the unpleasant experience of suffering any workplace injury or illness.

                                    As an attorney, my foremost responsibility is to effectively represent my clients and protect their legal rights.  Still, I also believe that getting to know my clients on a more personal level is very important, as welcoming and friendly relationships lead directly to effective representation.

                                    If I were an injured worker, I would want my attorney to understand my particular problems and to not take a “one size fits all” approach to my case.  I would want my attorney to guide me in the right direction while remaining respectful of my needs as an individual.

                                    I enjoy the fact that MDASR is capable of accommodating clients from Long Island, New York City and beyond, and that I have many opportunities to meet with and represent clients in a variety of settings.

                                    I am a history buff and a dedicated baseball fan.  I love traveling and exploring new places with my friends.

                                    I have served as President of the Long Island Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society since 2016 and am active with several other organizations in the area of historic railroad preservation.

                                    The MDASR Family