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