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Wilson Elser names new Partners

January 7, 2010

Wilson Elser has elevated four partners effective January 1, 2010.  The partners are located in four Wilson Elser offices across the nation.  They all bring strength and experience to the firm, continuing to build our reputation as an elite litigation firm.

The new partners include Debra A. Adler (Partner-White Plains), Gregory J. Dell (Partner-New York), and William M. Wingertzhan (Partner-White Plains).

Debra A. Adler (Partner-White Plains) focuses her practice on coverage and preparing motions and appellate briefs.  Debra primarily handles lawsuits concerning construction matters.  She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.

Gregory J. Dell (Partner-New York) has extensive experience in state and federal courts.  He represents clients in matters including premises, automobile and product liability, labor law and environmental issues.  He has won numerous appeals before the appellate courts of New York State.  Greg graduated from Hofstra University and received his J.D. cum laude from New York Law School.

George M. Melo (Partner-White Plains) is experienced in the defense of product liability suits and personal injury claims, both in state and federal courts all around the country.  A significant part of George’s practice also includes the prosecution and defense of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration and mediation panels.  He is also a member of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group and the Latin American Practice Group, both of which add an international component to his practice.  He is fluent in Portuguese and is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Connecticut.  George is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta and received his J.D. from Pace Law School.

William M. Wingertzahn (Partner-White Plains) defends clients, in both the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut, in matters involving lead paint, construction, subrogation, property damage, product and premises liability issues and general negligence.  He assists in overseeing the litigation of lead paint cases throughout New York State for an insurance carrier.  Bill graduated from Fordham University and received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law.

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