Welcome to the Southern New York State Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Our Mission

The general purposes of this Association shall be to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.

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Southern New York State Chapter Leadership

Steven Balson-Cohen


Jennine A. Gerrard

Executive Vice President

Carolyn Cacasse, Esq.

Vice President for Long Island

Steven H. Cohen, Esq.

Vice President for Hudson Valley

Joseph J. Gulino


Ian B. Lane


Alecia Walters-Hinds

National Board Representative

Christopher J. Donadio

Membership Chair