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Larry J. McCord

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Founder and Managing Partner

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Larry McCord & Associates LLC was established by Larry J. McCord in West Babylon, New York. Attorney McCord graduated from Touro Law School, and he formerly had the honor of being president of the Board of Education. He is highly respected among his peers for his great accomplishments, and he is well-known in the State of New York for his vast experience in handling all aspects of divorce law proceedings. Throughout his years of experience, he has been Chief of Staff for numerous Suffolk County departments, where he was entrusted to oversee $100 million dollar departmental budget.

Background, Concentrations, and Experience
Attorney McCord has an extensive amount of experience in juvenile delinquency, divorce, education law, and family law matters. He has a deep rooted background in education law, where he has dealt with cases involving student rights, special education, suspension hearings, and other educational matters. At the present time, his main concentration is on divorce and family law cases. He is highly familiarized in dealing with legalities surrounding divorce, property divisions, child and spousal support, custody, parenting time, guardianships, orders of protection, and neglect petitions. Larry J. McCord has a lot of compassion for his clients, and he gives each and every case the personalized attention that it deserves. Mr. McCord is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He fought to protect your freedom and rights as a citizen, so let him fight for your legal rights to achieve success with your case.

Educational Background and Court Admissions
• He Earned his J.D. from the School of Law at Touro College
• He Earned his M.S. from Audrey Cohen College
• He Received his BBA from Hofstra University
• Attorney McCord is Admitted by the Bar of the State of New York
• He Has Been Admitted to the Federal Eastern District of New York

Mary Elizabeth Abbate

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Attorney

Mary Elizabeth Abbate is one of our prestigious lawyers at Larry McCord & Associates. She has been licensed to practice law in the State of New York since 1974. Attorney Abbate has an extensive amount of experience in handling all types of legal matters and cases that concern juveniles. During her time in working at the District Attorney’s Office in the Bronx, she was appointed as Deputy Chief of the Juvenile Defense Bureau. She also served as Assistant D.A. during her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office in the Bronx with the Homicide Bureau, the Narcotics Bureau, and the Criminal Court Bureau.

Experience and Achievements
When she was Deputy Chief, she was assigned to handle the trials of all homicide cases that involved juveniles. Her most notable case during this time period was when she handled the first case in the State of New York where a juvenile was tried as an adult. Mary Elizabeth Abbate has a phenomenal reputation in the State of New York for her superb trial court experience. Her abilities are so incredible, that she has even earned an elite AV rating from Martindale Hubble. When Mary meets with her clients, she is extremely detail oriented, and she spends time with each client to give them the personalized legal representation that they deserve.

Educational Background and Court Admissions
• Cum Laude, B.A., Adelphi University
• J.D. Fordham University
• Admitted by the Bar Association of the State of New York

Emmanuela Joffre

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Paralegal/Office Assistant Manager

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Emmanuela graduated from LaGuardia Community College with an A.S.S. degree in Paralegal Studies; then Transferred to New York City College of Technology to finish her B.S. in Law & Paralegal. She is very motivated, intelligent and plays a big role at Larry McCord & Associates, LLC. Her favorite quote is from Confucius: “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. “Furthermore, her mantra is Bible verse Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Since she was a little girl she dreamed of becoming a lawyer. She worked tirelessly to put herself through college to fulfill her dream by turning her passion into a career. She is loved by all of her clients. She has the gift of making people feel at ease when they are stressed. She worked her way from a paralegal to office manager; and in the years to come she is planning on obtaining her Juris Doctorate and becoming a junior partner at the Firm.

Background
Emmanuela is the Office Manager of Larry McCord & Associates, LLC. She has extensive knowledge in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law, and in Trust & Estates Law and actively assists clients with their legal matters from beginning to end. She is valuable to our firm as she is fluent in English, French and Haitian Creole. She has been able to effectively communicate with many of our non-English speaking clients, keeping them informed of new developments in their matters and insuring that they receive the same impeccable services offered to all of our clients despite any potential language barriers.

Educational Background
• B.S. Law & Paralegal
• A.S.S. Paralegal Studies

Ariana Garcia

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Legal Secretary

Ariana graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and obtained a minor in Political Science.

At a young age, she became interested in the legal field and politics; and yearns to become an attorney one day. She worked effortlessly during her college years, having to juggle multiple jobs to accomplish her goal of graduation.

She is very ambitious, hard-working and astute. Her present role with the firm is not only being a legal assistant/secretary, but also as a Spanish Translator. She is truly defining the diversification of the firm’s ability to handle multilingual clients. We are privileged to have her on our team.

Background
Ariana is the Legal Secretary of Larry McCord & Associates, LLC. She has knowledge in Billing, Filling, Immigration Law, and Criminal Law. She is valuable to our firm as she is fluent in Spanish and English. She has been able to effectively communicate with many of our Spanish speaking clients; keeping them informed of new developments in their matters and insuring that they receive the same impeccable services offered to all of our clients despite any potential language barriers.

Educational Background
• B.A. Criminal Justice
• Notary

 

Do I need an attorney?

Whether you need a New York divorce lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, a school suspension lawyer, a child criminal lawyer, or a compassionate child custody attorney, the divorce attorneys at Larry McCord and Associates are on your side. We understand just how frustrating the legal process can be, and we will lend our expertise and knowledge to guide you throughout the entire process. Having a lawyer is vital if you want the best chance of success at winning your case. If you try to represent yourself without any assistance, then you could run into costly mistakes that could be avoided with competent legal counsel on your side.

Contact Larry McCord and Associates today for a consultation.

1291 Straight Path
West Babylon, NY 11704

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