Garden City, Nassau County Lawyer
Jeffrey D. Present joined the firm in 1987, and has represented a variety of insurance companies in declaratory judgment actions (both as a plaintiff and defendant) at the New York Trial and Appellate levels, as well as in the United States District Court. Jeffrey has tried cases in almost every county in the First and Second Judicial Departments, primarily involving automobile accident and premises liability actions. He has also argued appeals in both the First and Second Judicial Departments.
In addition to presenting seminars to Insurance Company personnel and claims managers on the issues of arbitration, insurance coverage and defense of tort litigation, Jeffrey conducted a CLE program at Hofstra University School of Law entitled “Liability Issues in Automobile Cases.” He has also been on the faculty of three CLE programs administered by the New York State Bar Association on trial and deposition practice. Since 2009, he has served as a director of the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association.
1988, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of N.Y; 2005, Appointed Arbitrator to Long Island, New York Panel Arbitration Forum.
Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A., 1984); Pace University School of Law (J.D., 1987)
Areas of Practice:
- Insurance – Tort Law
- Trial and Appellate
- 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Associations and Memberships:
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Member, New York State Bar Association
- Director, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association (2009-present)
Honors and Awards:
GEICO Leadership Award, 1999; Young Lawyers Award, New York State Bar Association; Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, 2000.