Defense Association of New York

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DANY brings together by association, communication, and organization
attorneys and qualified non attorneys in the state of New York who
devote substantial professional time to the handling of litigated cases
primarily for the defense.

DANY is committed to improving the services of the legal profession,
elevating the standard of trial practice, supporting and working for
the improvement of the adversarial system of jurisprudence in our
, and facilitating and expediting trial of disputed claims.


DANY'S Ethics CLE - Understanding Attorney Professional Conduct and Misconduct.   Justice George J. Silver of the Supreme Court, New York County headlined the latest DANY Ethics CLE on April 8, 2014 at the Downtown Association.  The turnout was excellent and the program was very well received by the audience.  Pictured below from left to right are Kaylin Whittingham, Esq., Staff Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee; DANY President Brian Rayhill; Honorable Justice George J. Silver; and Lawton W. Squires of Herzfeld & Rubin and former Grievance Committee Senior Trial Attorney. 



DANY 2013 Golf Outing                                                                               

Thank you to The Village Club at Sands Point, its Head Pro, Karl Obermeyer and the staff for hosting our 2013 Golf Outing.

The winners of the scramble format event were:

3rd Place – Paul Letteri, Jim Moran, Nick Kelly and Nadine Hom with a score of 65;

2nd Place – Brian McTiernan, Dave Cahill, Gary Dipalo and Brendan Monahan – 64; and

1st Place – Glenn Kaminska, Mike Rabus, Dan Mogehule and Ed McCrory with a winning score of 62. 


The Men’s Long Drive Winner was Paul Letteri

The Women’s Long Drive Winner was Kristen Reed.


Women’s Closest to the Pin Winner was Caryn Lilling.

The Men’s Closest to the pin ended in a putting playoff won by Adrian Bisceclia over Mike Cordrey both of whom had shots finish 6’ 7” from the hole.


The Raffle Prizes were donated by Steve Weiss of our sponsor, C.I.A. Adjusters & Investigators, Inc., d/b/a Compass Adjusters.


The winners were:

Mark Hoorwitz

Colin Morrissey

Greg Decker and

Greg Zajac



DANY's Annual Charles C. Pinckney Awards Dinner - The Honorable Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice Appellate Division Second Department with the Charles C. Pinckney Award, The Honorable George Silver, Supreme Court, New York County with DANY's Distinguished Jurist Award and John J. McDonough, Partner in the firm of Cozen O'Connor and Vice Chair of Commerical Litigation received the James S. Conway Achievement Award.                                          

Pinckney Awards Dinner 2013
Pinckney Awards Dinner 2013

The Defense Association of New York Scholarship (“DANY Scholarship”) has been established and funded for the purpose of awarding scholarships to law students and/or legal education programs selected by DANY Board of Directors to award law students who and legal education programs that share DANY’S objective of a well educated bar possessing the finest qualities and character. Applications are currently being accepted.  Click here for eligibility requirements and conditions


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