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O’Connell and Aronowitz Names New Partners

O’Connell and Aronowitz, one of the Capital District’s largest, locally owned, full-service law firms, announces the promotion of attorneys Chad A. Jerome and Graig Zappia to Shareholders.

Chad A. Jerome works in the Litigation Department and has been representing people injured as a result of the negligence or medical malpractice of others since joining the firm in 2017. Additionally, Chad continues to handle some Family and Matrimonial matters as part of his practice areas.

Chad has over 26 years of legal experience, which includes being involved in and handling dozens of trials. Through his hard work and dedication, Chad has consistently obtained very successful results and recoveries for his clients. In addition to his zealous representation of clients, Chad has also presented and written on numerous topics relevant to personal injury and civil practice.

Chad is an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honor society for Trial Lawyers that a member is nominated to and consists of less than one-half of one percent of trial lawyers in America. Chad has also been named to the Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars for the years 2013-2017 (the last year he was eligible for this designation), a designation that acknowledges emerging attorneys admitted to the bar within the past ten years.

Graig Zappia joined O’Connell and Aronowitz in 2018, practicing within the firm’s Business Law and Commercial Litigation departments. Representing small businesses in asset acquisitions and sales, entity formations and advising clients in commercial litigation matters, Graig also regularly provides advice and consultation to employers concerning ongoing issues in the workplace. Graig also represents private real estate clients, developers, and institutional lenders in their real estate transactions.

Graig is a graduate of Albany Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Siena College, majoring in Political Science. He is an Executive Board Member of the Capital District’s Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and an active member of the Siena College Pre-Law Mentoring program.

O’Connell and Aronowitz was named a 2021 “Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers and US News & World Report. With more than 30 attorneys and offices in Albany, and Saratoga Springs, the Firm provides a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the State.

Unique to the area, O’Connell and Aronowitz offers clients the resources of a large, big-city firm, with the comfort and familiarity of a neighborhood lawyer. O’Connell and Aronowitz is proud to announce the promotion of Chad A. Jerome and Graig Zappia to Shareholders and look forward to the future.

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