Attorneys Profiles

Matthew M. Cordrey

Position: Associate

Address: Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.
125 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004

Phone: (212) 471-8461

Fax: (212) 344-3333



“Mike” Cordrey is a litigator experienced in trials, mediation, arbitrations and appeals.  He occasionally acts as a mediator or arbitrator.  His practice focuses primarily on the defense of premises liability, product liability, fire damage disputes, construction accidents and professional liability including architect and engineering malpractice and errors and omissions litigation.  He handles insurance coverage disputes and occasionally commercial, real estate, trusts and estate, and title insurance suits.  Finally, he works on a limited number of select plaintiff’s cases.

Mike began his career as a trial attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he worked his way up to the Homicide Division.  He has practiced as a civil trial lawyer for over 20 years.  He has tried over 45 cases to verdict, been involved in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations and has argued appeals before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, the New York Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division as well.

He has been appointed by the Surrogates Courts in New York City as a Guardian ad Litem in multiple cases.

Some of his representative significant cases and trial verdicts reported in the Appellate Courts and New York Jury Verdict Reports include Koster v. Cifran Corp. (2013); LaMorte v. City of New York, 107 A.D.3d 439; 967 N.Y.S.2d 331 (1st Dept., 2013); Caballero v. Amore Realty (2011); Figueroa v. W. 170 Realty Inc. (2009); Buckley v. Columbia Grammar School, 44 A.D.2d  263 (1st Dept., 2007); Tworek v. Mutual Housing Assoc., 1 A.D.3d 588 (2nd Dept., 2000); Olsen v. James Miller Marine Serv., et al, 16 A.D.3d 169 (1st Dept., 2005); Felice v. Block 2829 Realty Corp. and Community Preservation Corp.; Giordano v. 462-464 Broome Street; Thomas v. Hotel Roosevelt; Maffei-Pikul v. Staten Island Zoological Society, Inc.; D’Alessio v. D&E Architects and Vagiopolos v. Southside Hotel, et al, and Santa and his Elves.

Mike is admitted to the bar in the State of New York, the Southern, Eastern and New Jersey Federal District Courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York State Bar Association and has formal training as a mediator and arbitrator.  He is a member of the Defense Association of New York and the Defense Research Institute (arbitration and products liability committees) and has written several articles on premises liability, civil procedure and products liability.

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